WVHS Class of 1961 Marking 50th AnniversaryHere’s a look back at the WVHS Class of 1961, the first class to complete all six grades (7-12) at what at the time was the new Wyalusing Valley Junior-Senior High School. The class is pictured in front of the Capitol Building on their trip to Washington, DC. Their graduation was seen as such a milestone that it drew comments in the school yearbook from Supervising Principal Max Gannon and Principal, Kenneth Williams (see below). Next month another milestone will take place in local education when the first students begin attending classes at the new consolidated elementary school, a half century after this photo of the class of 1961 was snapped.Members of the class include: Front row, left to right: Gene Otten, Ken Edsell, Allen Bendinsky, Ernest Clapper, Walter Schulze, Wallace Wells, John Smith, Walter Sarnosky, William Hillis, Wayne Felter, David Sturdevant, Joe Jones, Larry Kipp and Mac Keeney. Second row: Mary Ann Champluvier McDonough, Karen Adams Gates, Jane Reinhart Glenn, Veronica Blow Sollick, Maureen Wildrick Fenton, Doris Tokach Storey, Beverly Benninger Smith, Anne Underhill Burge, Audrey Chamberlin Snyder, Sally O’Conner Miller, Marsha Baker Eaton, Kay Way Mohney, Leila Canfield Steele, Shirley Owen Klug, Joyce Sick Roland, Melanie Potter Adams, Darlene Bailey Shoemaker, Gloria Manning Rogers, Marianne Mullican Oakes, Sandra Slocum Manahan, Shirley Woodruff Hawley, Coleen Heath Calaman, Joan Rockefeller and Barbara Campbell Cook. Third row: ??, bus driver, Harry Shoemaker, Stanley Colegrove, Donald Bates, Angelo Valentini, Raymond Bartlow, Dawn Brown Karpauitz, Lansdale Dodge Shaffmaster, Mr. Casarin, Mrs. Abrams, Mr. Abrams, Kay Blemle Edsell, Magnolia Hester, Alva Wood, John Whipple, Lloyd Kaufman, Dennis Clapper, Richard Harvey and bus driver, ??. classof1961711.jpg

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