Clark County, Ohio

History and Genealogy

Springfield High School Class of 1951

Our Ten Outstanding Seniors

These you chose

David Bodenberg
David Bodenberg
Not yet a ladies' man, Dave prefers to devote his free time to playing chess. Valedictorian of the class, he had maintained the top average of 96.25 for three years.
Honors like City Commissioner on Student Government Day, Regent of Honor for the National Honor Society, president of the Senior Boys' Council, and Varsity "S" (wth tennis letters) are a few of his other achievements. A full-time tuition scholarship to Yale plus all expenses is his record for effort. Altogether an extremely versatile young man.
Another senior wonder man who tried to discover how to attend twenty meetings at the same time, keep up with school work, and even get home to supper once in a while.
An outstanding member of Varsity "S", he won letters in tennis and basketball — was a member of the 1950 State Championship team. He was president of the Senior Class (and a very capable one, too) and received the Josten Citizenship Award for boys.
Bill McKaig
Bill McKaig
Anne Wildman
Anne Wildman
Activities by the gross are fine, but when a girl can add National Honor Society, it really shows that she is something extra-special. In her junior year Anne rated first in the nation in a Naitonal French competition. Among her classmates at graduation she stood second with a general average for three years of 96.07 — that with an overloaded activity list that included Yearbook Staff, Vocal Ensemble, Choir, Latin Club, receiver of an Optimist award and a full tuition scholarship to Mr. Holyoke.
Pretty, dark-eyed, Lois was a popular figure in our halls. Many responsibilities fell her lot when she was elected to the vice-presidency of the student body. She rapped a gavel for Girls' Council in her senior year. A member of Yearbook Staff, she was active in Boosters' Club, French Club, Friendship, Executive Board, and on dance committees. Lois well deserves to be named one of the five outstanding girls of the Senior Class. Lois Getz
Lois Getz
Don Morris
Don Morris
This "six-footer" was voted the "handsomest boy in the class". Always busy with unfinished business he served as President of the Student Body and of the Executive Board. Add to his list of activities Auditor at Boys' State, president of Hi-Y, triple threat Varsity "S" man with letters in track, basketball and football, Homecoming captain, and Forum — there you have some idea of just how busy one boy can get. Don dreams of making a career in law.

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Early Clark County

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Clark-Shawnee Centennial

Education in Clark County

Ghost Towns

Indians in Clark County

Pioneers and Pioneer Days

Simon Kenton

Military History


The National Road


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Springfield in 1859

Springfield in 1863

Springfield in 1868

Springfield History

SHS 1951 Yearbook

State and County Government

Then & Now

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