Thanks are due again to Bill Seaton for this fine view of the right half of Mary Hawkes' General Science classroom at Hood River High School, 1956. Do you recognize anyone? This is easy as some HHR readers are present. Bill or I will add annotations later today.
The textbook is called, "Science For Better Living."
Looking forward to the comments.
It does bring memories of, "Don't sit on the radiator".
L.E. on 8th January 2018 @ 8:46am
Back row: Barbara Loomis, Judy Hart, Loretta Irwin, Pat Meyers
Second Row: Norma Jubitz, unknown, Jack Daugherty
Front Row: JoAnn Edstrom, Barbara Bible, Lee Shirley, Terry Isenberg
Standing: Joy Vernon, David Feinauer, Buzz Willis, Dick Jones
This was probably Mrs. Hawkes science class. She was chosen Oregon teacher of the year that year.
Norma on 8th January 2018 @ 8:53am
good work Norma......your unknown is also unknown to me.....love Lee's socks, Terry's slouch and Dick's "smile". Mary was a great teacher. it is amazing how many of these folk have passed.....we might just be getting old.......NICE picture Bill.....Arlen
Arlen Sheldrake on 8th January 2018 @ 9:34am
Mrs. Hawkes was an excellent teacher. Looking back, the teachers I remember best were generally the strictest.
Buzz on 8th January 2018 @ 9:54am
one additional note......the biggest pile of books is appropriate as my memory of Barbara Bible is that she was probably the most serious student in our class of 1959...well maybe except for Walter Busse but he isn't in this picture.......interesting comment Buzz...had not thought of that perspective but I agree....the ones that let us get away with "stuff" were on the not so good roster....
Arlen Sheldrake on 8th January 2018 @ 10:16am
I too have memories of Mrs Hawkes; freshman year 60/61. I also mowed her lawn for at least one summer.
Roger Sheldrake on 8th January 2018 @ 10:31am
Norma, Bill's ID's match yours perfectly. Interesting that none of you can recall the student in the middle.
You'll see the other half of the class tomorrow.
Arthur on 8th January 2018 @ 11:45am
Think the one we can't identify had first name of Lloyd. Does this ring a bell with anyone?
Norma on 8th January 2018 @ 12:43pm
Also, what was a sophomore (Dick Jones) was doing in a freshman class!
Norma on 8th January 2018 @ 12:45pm
Norma, are you sure that was our freshman year?
Buzz on 8th January 2018 @ 2:40pm
Because he had come from California and apparently whatever the science class was , was a requirement for graduation in the state of Oregon. Just wish he was here so we could ask. I remember him talking on various occasions about Mrs. Hawkes.
Did she not have something to do with photography?
Charlott on 8th January 2018 @ 2:44pm
Buzz, I am pretty sure that Norma is right. I only took 1 class from Ms. Hawkes and it was General Science.
Bill Seaton on 8th January 2018 @ 2:46pm
Checked my annual for that year and the unknown boy is not in the class photos.
Barbara Bible Lee on 8th January 2018 @ 2:46pm
Why don't some of you look in your year book and you could probably figure out who the unknown guy is. If you can't figure it out, let me know, as I have all 4 Hood River year books and might be able to help.
Barbara Loomis graduated from Wy'east. Her father must have paid tuition for her to go there. Also a gal by the name of Wendy MacEwan or something like that who lived in town but went to Wy"east to graduate.
Charlott on 8th January 2018 @ 2:48pm
Barbara's parents who had lived on Oak St. built a home out on Westcliff Drive, which was in the WyEast district, hence why she changed schools. I took chemistry in my freshman year from Mrs. Hawkes and photography my sophmore year.
Mary Bartmess Kramer on 8th January 2018 @ 3:42pm
Barbara Loomis transferred to WyEast because her family moved from Oak Street to West Cliff Road.
Wendy also went to school with us. Assume her family also moved.
I am with Bill. I only had one class with Mrs. Hawkes and it was freshman year.
Barbara. I checked my freshman annual to see if I could identify that one student. Didn't see any picture of him. Also checked 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th grade pictures and don't see anyone that looks like him.
Norma on 8th January 2018 @ 3:44pm
The boy sitting Next to normal looks so familiar. I’m going to have to think about this for a bit.... if I come up with anything I’ll let you know 😇
Sad to have read the obituaries for Roy and Loretta Irwin in the Hood River news 😩 Roy Passed away November 27, 2017 & Loretta November 29, 2017. Brother and Sister.
Loretta attended our 50th class reunion upon my urging her 😊. She graduated from WyEast high school… And also attended their 50th.class.reunion
Patti Myers on 8th January 2018 @ 5:43pm
If you had Mrs. Hawkes for chemistry, did you do any experiments with radioactive materials?
Maybe that is what happened to the mystery boy. One too many experiments.
In the July 31, 1958 Corvallis Gazette, Oregon Teacher of the Year is science teacher, Mrs. Mary Hawkes from Hood River.
She was a graduate of Colorado State College. She attended institutes of nuclear studies and chemistry and is credited with expanding the HR curriculum to include experiments with radioactive materials. As a side project she conducts a spray residue testing program for fruit growers.
L.E. on 8th January 2018 @ 10:18pm
Would Fred Markham know the Mystery Boy?
Judy on 8th January 2018 @ 10:57pm