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BLAST FROM THE PAST - Norwalk High Latin students serve, enjoy feast

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 28, 2015 at 3:50 PM

MARCH 15, 1968

The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 39 years ago:

Last days of Rome

Thursday was a night for giggling, gorging and gaining weight for 78 Norwalk High School Latin students. Forty-nine noblemen (Latin II and II students) were served a bountiful three-course meal at the junior high school by 29 slaves (Latin 1 students). Three photos appearing on the front page included: Emperor Randy Love and Empress Ouida Young enjoying pheasant, roast pig, duck and sausage; Slaves Jim Lawrence and Mike Ran pulling Randy Geoghan, who was brandishing a whip, in a chariot race; and singer Tammy Smith, accompanied at the lyre by Ann Gerken.

Hillman wins GM grant

Dick Hillman, a senior at St. Paul's High School, has accepted a grant to continue his education at the General Motors Institute in Flint, Mich.

GHI is the only accredited undergraduate college maintained by an industrial corporation.

Dick, a four-sport performer for St. Paul, turned down football scholarships from Miami, Youngstown, Kent State and Wake Forest to attend GMI.

Dick, son of Mr. and Mrs. T.H. Hillman of Chatham Street, is president of the student council and treasurer of the senior class and this year was selected on both the AP and UPI All Ohio Football team.

Peeking at the Paulites

Recently the mathematics classes took a preliminary test sponsored by the Greater Council of Mathematics Teachers. The top fifth of each class will go to Bowling Green this Saturday for another competitive test. Top students include seniors Richard Adelman, Mary Celeste Amato, Maureen Hogan, David Rogers and Donald Skimm; juniors Kathlee Bick, Kathleen Fisher and Andrew Heydinger; sophomores Margaret Meyers, Fred Skinn, Susan Theisen, Michael Wasiniak and Timothy Wiedemann; freshmen Martha Hay, Michael Hay, Patricia Hogan, Dennis Meyers, Christopher Mushett, Carol Orth, Joyce Reichert, Patrick Ruskin, Larry Skinn and Susan Zeller.

City 4-H adviser earns scholarship

Mrs. Vera Myers, advisor of the Norwalk City Needlers 4-H Club, has been selected to receive a scholarship from the Ohio 4-H Club Foundation to participate in the 1968 Buckeye Recreation Workshop.

Besides being a 4-H advisor, Mrs. Myers is also program activities director at Norwalk Senior Citizens Center.

Flyer track team begins workout

Eight lettermen, including three-year monogram winner Mike Vogus, reported for the initial workouts of the Norwalk St. Paul track team this week.

Head Coach Bob Herb and assistant Tom McClain now have the 32-man squad inside but will get the much-needed outside work started as soon as the weather breaks.

The Saints squad is also graced by a pair of two-year letter winners: They are Dick Hillman, who will work from the shot put circle and run the mile relay, and Micke Schlachter, in a 440 and mile entry.

The only senior with one letter is Tom Haeutle. He will be entered in both hurdle events as well as the mile relay and long jump.

Juniors with letters are dashman Steve Missler, Dave Heyman, who will run the low hurdles and 880 relay, Tom Weisnberger, an entry in the dash events as well as the long jump, and pole vaulter Dave Wasiniak.

Compiled by Andy Prutsok

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