DHS.57 celebrates its 55th reunion
with a new page =

Excerpts from
The 1957 Panther

(The yearbook of Derby High School [ID])

A local-history Extension of KIMBALL FILES

Teachers = Baldwin Bennett Black Blackman Brown Bumpas Cheely Christensen Cobb Duff
Fowler Hamilton Homan Jensen King Lee Sanderson Robertson Rathmel Nixon Sargent Schweitter Shropshire Sooter Swink Thoma Whistler Yoder
Student Council | National Honors Society
The Panther's Tale Newspaper | Debate | FBLA & FHA
Shop | Band | Choruses | Sextettes
Football royalty | Basketball | Basketball ballet | Basketball royalty
Queen Lois O'Neal
| Cheerleaders
Seniors = Kimball Alley Eckhardt O'Neal Ackley Acree Alumbaugh Ashworth Ault Barton
Seniors = Bates Belden Bell Briskey Brown Burkhead Butler Campbell Carpetner Carver
Seniors = Chichester Cline Creed Cumley Curley Curry Dillard Dwyer Elwood Ewing
Seniors = Farney Forrestall Froman Gasaway Gilbertson Gill Glaze Goggin Gonzales Good
Seniors = Gordon Henzler Higbee Hoover Hott Huddleston Inks Ireland Ittner Ivy
Seniors = Johnston,R JohnstonC Kirk Kirkham Landon Larkin Levelle Logue McBride McClaughry
Seniors = McConnell Malcolm Mantz Mauck Maxwell,V Maxwell,L Means,Jack Means,Judy Moore Mote
Seniors = Mullen Nelson Newman Nida,E Nida,J Oneslager Orr Palmer Platt Pearce
Seniors = Peters Reed Reynolds Roe Roseberry Shaffer Shorey Smith,C Smith,G Mapes
Seniors = Stauffer Sulick Sumpter Swaney Tenbarge Townsley Tobias Trentman VanSandt Wade
Seniors = Walker Weaver West Winkler White Graves Wittner Moss Swingley
Yearbook Editorial Staff and dedication of electronic version
Some notes in re. the May 12, 2012, gathering of the Class of '57

Principal, then Vice Superintendent Ralph Bontrager


The Student Council

National Honors Society

School newspaper staff
[Full text of previous year's Panther's Tale]

Debate Squad

Future Business Leaders of America [FBLA] and Future Homemakers of America [FHA]

Shop class = John Dillard and Jim Swingley seem pretty much in charge






More basketball

Basketball royalty

Queen Lois O'Neal


The Class of 1957 = Seniors

Yearbook Editorial Staff

Alan Kimball, Editor of the original "hard copy" version of the 1957 Panther,
and creator of this electronic version,
dedicates this world-wide-webpage to Mrs. Frank P. (Alma) Sargent,
BA, Sterling College,
MA, University of Denver.

In the year 1956, she was the first person I ever heard use the word "cybernetics".
Never say "uh", never say "you know", and never begin with an apology
Here she stands with her debate squad
The great teacher in the film "Billy Elliot" could have been modeled on her
[first 45 seconds of this FILM clip suggest something of why].

Some materials in anticipation of the 55th reunion of the class of 1957,
May 12, 2012

Class of 57
The Statler Brothers

Tommy's selling used cars,
Nancy's fixing hair,
Harvey runs a grocery store and
Margaret doesn't care.
Jerry drives a truck for Sears and
Charlotte's on the make, And
Paul sells life insurance and part time real estate.
Helen is a hostess,
Frank works at the mill,
Janet teaches grade school and prob'ly always will.
Bob works for the city and
Jack's in lab research, And
Peggy plays organ at the Presbyterian Church.

And the class of '57 had it's dreams,
Oh, we all thought we'd change the world with our great works and deeds.
Or maybe we just thought the world would change to fit our needs,
The class of '57 had it's dreams.

Betty runs a trailer park,
Jan sells Tupperware,
Randy's on an insane ward,
Mary's on welfare.
Charlie took a job with Ford,
Joe took Freddie's wife,
Charlotte took a millionaire, and
Freddie took his life.
John is big in cattle,
Ray is deep in debt,
Where Mavis finally wound up is anybody's bet.
Linda married Sonny,
Brenda married me,
And the class of all of us is just a part of history.

And the class of '57 had it's dreams,
But living life day to day is never like it seems.
Things get complicated when you get past eighteen,
But the class of '57 had it's dreams.
Oh, the class of '57 had it's dreams.

[ Lyrics from: http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/t/the_statler_brothers/class_of_57.html ]