THE MANKATOAN, Jewell County, Kansas


Submitted by Janet Tyler

N.G. Sheffer – Superintendent

School Board
D.K. Balch
M.W. Hale
O.H. Wagner

Miss Virginia Winkler
Mrs. Charles Schultz
Miss Wilma Jean Darst
Miss Rachel Foltz
Miss Mabel Vandeventer
Miss Mary Jo Schnell
Mr. Phil Gould
Mr. Dennis McKee
Mr. Harley Doak
Mr. Jack Hardin
Mr. Quentin Groves

Senior Class of 1941
James Adams
Elmo Aldredge
Carlos Beardmore
Daisy Bell
Verlin Bell
Nola Blaylock
Ilene Freeby
Neva Gates
Thelma Green
Bob Hale
Annabelle Hamilton
Warren Hooker
Jerry Jacobs
Dorin Johnson
Evelyn Knowlton
Mabel McMullen
Dorothy June McNabb
Dallas Miller
LaVere Munyon
Georgene Murphy
Dallas Nelson
Dill Norliin
Rosalie Rogers
Pauline Rose
Marion Smith
Warren L. Vance
Dean Walker
Lorena Walker
Max Walker
Betty Weaverling
John Williams
Maxine Wyatt

Class Officers:
James Adams – President
Marion Smith – Vice-Pres.
Dallas Nelson – Sec. – Treas.
Pauline Rose – Student Council
Max Walker – Student Council

Class Colors
Blue & Silver

Class Flower

Class Sponsors
Mary Jo Schnell
N.G. Sheffer

Having completed twelve years of formal education, this, the class of 1941, writes its finis in Mankato High School history.

The class’s portion of M.H.S. history has followed traditional lines with its parties and picnics, classes and exams, initiations and practical jokes, dates and trips, sports and activities, clubs and dramatics, pep and school spirit. As these students have given part of the years of their lives to M.H.S., so shall they always remain a part of M.H.S.

Out of this group of thirty-three students, fifteen have gone through the twelve years together. Eighteen students became part of the class roll during the twelve years; some in high school, some in grade school.

This final year in high school – 1941 – holds various meanings. Beginning the year with a class party and presenting the Senior Play "The Clay’s the Thing," the class climaxed it with a memorable Commencement May 21st.

The second semester included the formal Jr. – Sr. Banquet and Prom, all-exhausting Sneak Day, and the inspiring dignity and simplicity of Baccalaureate. The theme of the Banquet and Prom, given by the juniors, was not revealed until the night of the banquet. Nor did the class forget to throw a Sneak Day in true senior style.

Rising from the previous year are memories of "Hobgoblin House," junior play given by the class of ’41, and the "Dutch Gardens" which formed the background for that year’s Junior Prom.

The first two years of high school, forming a foundation for further education, have become vague in the consciousness of the class. Those years featured initiation into classes, into social life, into activities, into being a part of M.H.S.

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