On September 5, 1950, we began our
years in Junior High, in 6th grade, with the changing of
classes and more than one teacher. Our teachers included:
Mrs. Serena Chappell, Mrs. Margaret Guthals, Mr. L. L.
Lancaster and Mr. Charles Neal. There were no new students
Our 7th grade started on September 4,
1951, with quite a few new students added to the list. They
were: Jerry Baker, Darrell Fedde, Leonard Harmon, Norman
Heifner, Beverly Bowen, Melverta Fellhauer, Sonya Henrie,
Mary Manchego, Marla Kaye Odom, Josie Olguin and Marjorie
Walker. Our host of teachers included: Mr. Jack Meakins, Mr.
L. L. Lancaster, Mr. Bob Morgan, Mrs. Margaret Guthals and
Mrs. Serena Chappell.
James Hoover, Gordon Smith, James Markham, Bobby
Pfieff, Richard Baker, Sydney Stamps, John
Woods, Paul Weiland.
Third row: Mary Ellen Manchago, Barbara
Gilstrap, Betty Tade, Beverly Corbin, Donna Kay
Speek, Sonja Henrie, Alice Mae Bouldin,
Alice Dameron, Mary Jane Waddle.
Second row: Donna Mae Larrew, Joyce Eddy,
Yolanda Edens, Lois Kindell, Jacquie Boss,
Melverta Fellhauer, Jo Ann Weiland, Maxine
McCuistion, Linda Barnard, Connie Dameron.
Front row: James Shaeffer, Alvin Baker,
Donald Dennis, Jerry Baker, Darrell Fedde, Gary
Dexter, Leonard Harmon.
Our last year in Junior High began in
September of 1952 and was spent in the basement of the High
School due to crowded conditions. Our Teachers were as
follows: Mr. Bob Morgan, Mr. L. L. Lancaster, Mrs. Jack
Meakins, Mrs. Howard Zollner, Mr. Howard Zollner and Mr.
Richard Talley. The new students in our class were Bobby
Pfeiff, Gordon Smith, Jacqueline Boss, Lillian Flores,
Barbara Summey, Barbara Gilstrap, Betty Tade, Beverly
Corbin, Alice Dameron and Yolanda Edens.
On our 8th grade trip we went to Pueblo
to the Roller Skating Rink where a good time was had by all.
On May 27, 1953 we received our 8th
grade diplomas, which ended our grade school and junior high
days, and entitled us to start our High School years.
In September of 1953, 34 green and
excited boys and girls entered the hall of Fowler High
School as Freshmen. Our Class Officers were: President, Jim
Hoover; Vice President, Leonard Harmon; Secretary-Treasurer,
Donald Dennis. Student Council Representatives were Jo Ann
Weiland and Darrell Fedde. Our sponsor for the year was Mr.
Those who were new to our class were:
Marjorie Bonds, Gloria Martinez, Bill Aragon, Bill Hatfield,
Gerald Lanier, Larry James, Carl Lewis and Jimmy Shay.
Our Homecoming Float, "Snow 'em Under
Grizzlies" won 3rd prize.
We journeyed to Pueblo to see a show
entitled "Brigadoon". Also, the Spanish Club had a supper at
Jo Ann Weiland's home, with a hayride following.
To raise funds for our class we had a
In September of 1954 we became
upper-lower classmen, as we gained the rank of Sophomores.
Our Class Officers were: President, Darrell Fedde; Vice
President, Sonya Henrie; Secretary-Treasurer, Maxine
McCuistion. Student Council Representatives were Melverta
Fellhauer and Jim Hoover. Mrs. Althea King was our sponsor.
We won 1st with our Homecoming Float,
"Tune up to Victory", with Yolanda Edens reigning as
Maxine McCuistion was elected
The Sophomore Class gave a one-act play
entitled "Boner's Schoolroom" under the direction of Mr.
Those joining our class were: Bill
Tatman, John Ashurst, Donald Minor and Marion Pennington.
In September of 1955 we became Juniors
and were lower-upper classmen. Our Class Officers were:
President, Sonya Henrie; Vice President, Gary Dexter;
Secretary, Jo Ann Weiland; Treasurer, Betty Hart. Student
Council Officers were: Vice President, Jim Hoover;
Secretary-Treasurer, Maxine McCuistion. Representatives
were: Mary Jane Waddle, Jerry Baker and Darrell Fedde. Mr.
Richard Talley was our sponsor.
Betty Hart and Bob Vaughn were the only
new members to join our class during our Junior year.
On our Homecoming Float we goofed just
a little bit and consequently came out with only 4th place.
Maxine McCuistion and Mary Jane Waddle
were elected cheerleaders.
Jim Hoover was crowned "Twirp King" and
Jo Ann Weiland was crowned "Miss Merry Christmas".
Linda Barnard was a Majorette in the
band this year.
The following were initiated into
National Honor Society: Sonya Henrie, Jo Ann Weiland, Maxine
McCuistion, Linda Barnard and Leonard Harmon.
Paul Weiland was High Point Boy for
We gave our Junior Class Play "Hats off
to Grandma" under the direction of Mr. Richard Talley. It as
proclaimed a huge success.
Melverta Fellhauer was chosen as a
candidate to Girl's State and Donald Dennis was chosen as a
delegate to Boy's State.
On May 4, 1956, we gave the annual
Junior-Senior Banquet and Prom in honor of the 1956 class of
Seniors. The theme was "Deep Coral Mist".
In September of 1956 we finally reached
the top. We, at last, had the distinguished title of SENIORS
of 1957. Our Class Officers were: President, Sonya Henrie;
Vice President, Bob Vaughn; Secretary, Leonard Harmon;
Treasurer, Mary Jane Waddle. Representatives to Student
Council were: Donna Kay Speek, Paul Weiland and Darrell
Fedde. Student Council Officers were: President, Jim Hoover;
Secretary-Treasurer, Mary Jane Waddle. Our sponsor for this
year was Mr. Edwin Battiste.
We didn't gain any new members in our
Our Homecoming Float received 3rd
price. "Victory is our Goal" was the theme.
Maxine McCuistion, Mary Jane Waddle and
Melverta Fellhauer were elected cheerleaders this year.
Bob Vaughn was elected to serve as
Captain of the Football Team.
Darrell Fedde was crowned "King of
Twirp" and Linda Barnard was crowned "Miss Merry Christmas".
Melverta Fellhauer was crowned "Letterman's Sweetheart" and
also was a Queen Candidate to the Arkansas Valley League
Tournament at La Junta.
Mary Jane Waddle was chosen as D.A.R.
Good Citizen and was also the Drum Majorette during her
Senior Year. Linda Barnard was again a Majorette.
Maxine McCuistion, Donna Kay Speek and
Mary Jane Waddle composed a Girls Trio, called the "Doodletts"
and sang with the dance band.
Our Senior Play "Our Girls", was given
under the direction of Mr. Richard Talley. It was a riot of
laughs and a great success.
During our Senior Year the following
two boys were initiated into National Honor Society: Gary
Dexter and Donald Dennis.
On April 28, 1957, we held our annual
Senior Dinner at the Fowlerado Cafe, with the profit going
to finance the Senior Trip.
Our Senior pictures were taken by
Marquise Studio, of Enid, Oklahoma.
May 3, 1957 was the date of the
Junior-Senior Banquet and Prom. The Seniors of 1957 were the
honored guests. Donna Mae Larrew and Donald Dennis were
crowned Queen and King at this event.
This brings us up to Senior Week, which
Baccalaureate, Kid Day, the
Senior Trip and Commencement.
In May of 1957, 25 graduated
with this Class of 1957. 105 others cycled in and out at
some point over the 12 years of schooling.