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This just about cleaned up our sophomore year, for the seniors were in the limelight with commencement in view. The novelty of being sophs was beginning to wear off and we looked forward to the privileges alloted the juniors Oh, but it was fun — every bit of it, and it's a sure bet some of us would like to revive a few of those events, humiliations, disappointments, in real- ity as well as memories, wouldn't we? —Nancy Leany JUNIOR YEAR One year behind us and one to go, we found ourselves in the "Middle Class.” We weren't, as the name im- plies, a mediocre type of persons, but @ determined group of high-spirited students. The high spirit was shown on the gridiron when the efforts of our football team resulted in numerous crutches, patches, and plaster casts. Despite this, the Varsity team came through in the usual Ridgewood fashion, supported by Mrs, Nelson's lively cheerleaders, who spurred on the big eleven, comprised of those outstanding Juniors: Frank Brad- tex. Dick Simpson Pete Brown, Bil foore, Don McCullough and Rocky Anton. Continuing in the athletic field, the soccer squad brought striped- shitted Mal Porter and Bill Westervelt into the limelight. Our class maintained its standards in its election of class leaders. Rex Gearon as president, Betty McKean as vice- president, Barbara Banks as secretary and Sandy Coombs as treasurer led the class with as much zest as that with which the class had elected them. “What a Life” was on the tongues of everyone. We didn't. know whether they meant school or the Junior class play. Let's assume they were referring to the Clifford, Goldsmith-Ogden rendi- tion, staring Bill Halliday and Joan Willyoung. It was received by the students with exceptional enthusiasm, With dribbling, pivoting, long shots and fouls, the Maroon turned to basket- ball, where Pete Brown, George Henry, and Harold Van Tassel sustained the Varsity team as only we Juniors could have done. Having displayed our athletic and histrionic ability, the literary aptitude shown by the “Spectator” must not be overlooked. We may recolect that our “Spectator” won all-American honors in the National Scholastic Press Asso- ciation and first place in the Columbia Scholastic Press Association. According to the social calendar, we were in! The Junior Prom, "Spring in the. Park" wal a oribae see Te ling success. Ta all our enterprises we made money. Perhaps it was our business ability, maybe the school spirit; more likely a combination of the two! We did have fun at the Cabaret, en- joying the theme they so ably worked out; “Dear Diary.” The many other "Y’ activities were appreciated by all who attended, We're proud to recall our baseball and track record. The Ridgewood colors flew in victory last year. The diamond and the cinder path, where many of our Juniors demonstrated their ability and loyalty, will. long be re- membered. George Henry, Don Mc- Cullough, Dick Simpson and Harold Van Tassel could wear the letter “R” as a result of their baseball skill and on the track team, our Juniors were a success! They never lost a meet or an event. Stan Frank, Gene Weiss, Walt Neske, jakley and Joe Mallory were the boys who favored us with honors. The A Cappella Choir and the Band gave their concert before a very pleased and interested audience. We had musical talent and it was well dis- played.