Class of 1963

The World in 1963

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"Golden Sands of Time . . . " Another graduating class of JHS

What was happening when these classmates graduated:

What happened in 1963 Major News Stories include Start of Beatlemania, Zip codes implemented, Martin Luther King, Jr. delivers his "I have a dream" speech, Members of Ku Klux Klan dynamite Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, Sabin oral Polio Vaccine which is taken with a lump of sugar is given nationwide in US and UK, The Profumo Crisis in the UK, President John F Kennedy assassinated


JHS Teachers during 1963 school year:

JHS Administration:

  • Joseph Blackstead
  • Robert Lundgren
  • William Kilty 
  • Donald Ellis
  • Alice Murray

Language, Library, Social Studies:

  • Eugene Roberts
  • Larry Jorgenson
  • John Weber
  • Jane Hicks
  • Gail Brinker
  • Richard Hearn
  • Gary Dietzen
  • Robert Rupar
  • John Denier
  • Joe Helfert
  • Helen Nakano

Math & Science:

  • Henry Matsomoto
  • Francis Weeks
  • Ronald Malooley
  • Bill Burgess
  • Peggy Hedstrom

The Arts: Music, Commercial Home:

  • Orlando Haugland
  • Vernon Steffer
  • Maurice Bursett
  • James Handorf
  • Dorothy St. Denis
  • Robert LaBlanc
  • Childress McQueen

Physical Education:

  • Dwight Hawkes
  • Mary Ellen Swan


1963 Class Officers

  • Karl Sorenson, President
  • Cathy Rickman, Vice President
  • Cathy Duncan, Secretary-Treasurer

Varsity Basketball




Varsity Football


JHS Cheerleaders


JHS Activities


Links to Photos from the Class of 1963

Photos of Senior Class

270 pix contributed by  Chuck Coffman [email]