In 1962 Emil W. Marse was the principal of EJ King School. Captain W.R.Wilson was Commander of Fleet Activities. And the advisory
board was filled by Cdr. W.F. Harris, USN and Lt. F.D. Peterson, USN
Besides the Ryusan staff there were many other clubs and activities the students of this year participated in. The Kings Herald
Staff were the school newspaper, there was a Library Club and Junior Red Cross. Of course there is always the Student Council
and even a safety patrol. The Christmas Dance was the "Holly Hop" and the Valentines Dance was the "Sweetheart
Of course we can't omit the sports activites. The Kahoks had a varsity team and a JV team. The girls
even played as the Red Streaks, sponsored by the Teen Club. And of course, we can't forget the Cheerleaders, who even got
to welcome Danny Kaye when he arrived, landing at the heliport located in Nimitz Park.
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Class of 1962
President: Bud Mertz
Vice President: Perk Schelling
Treasurer: Jody Brown
President: Jeam Howard
Vice President: Sandra Raines
Treasurer: Marilyn Mitchell
Our senior year has come and gone. No more will the Seniors serenade the Spanish class with "Jingle Bells" or be
slaves to the lower classmen. With the close of the year, bake sales, basketball games, dances, and trips to see Japanese
parades will come to an end. Our sponsors and our parents stood behind us all the way. Yet all was not fun and frolic: we
struggled through college board exams, Macbeth, equations, spheres, history and three flights of stairs every morning.
This is the end of one period of life but the beginning of another. We see the world as an oyster, and we have just finished
prying a bit of it open. Who knows? Perhaps for some there will be a pearl.
Barbara Graham Anderson
Champ H. Crawford
Micheal Douglas Haggin
Andra Jean Howard
Lowell B. Mertz
Marilyn Anne Mitchell
Sandra Sharon Raines
Kathleen Margaret Wortley
Patricia Anne Schelling
The year's winter dance, the Holly Hop, was given by the Senior class in the school gymnasium. The Seniors provided cookies
and punch as refreshments, decorated the gym with Christmas trees and streamers of crepe paper which were suspended from the
ceiling. The couples, gay with Christmas spirit, danced away the 1961 holiday season to the tunes of new hits as well as old
favorites. Sponsors to the evening were Mr. and Mrs. Marse.
Sweetheart Swirl Valentines Dance
The highlight of the Valentine's Dance was the coronation of the 1962 Sweetheart Couple, Norma Crawford and Scott Albertson.
Norma, a Freshman, and Scott, a Sophmore, were elected by popular vote during the course of the evening. Dawn Kyle and Bob
Sabin were the runner-up couple.
Once again, the school gym was used as the site of the dance,and the Seniors did
their best to cover up the somewhat drab walls and floor. Large hearts with appropriate sayings were strewn around the room
and at the far end of the floor stood the throne for the King and Queen of the Sweetheart Swirl.
attending the dance were Miss Donnelly, Mr. Sorensen, Miss Piedmont and Mr. and Mrs. Marse.
Class of 1963
President: Susan Beyer
Vice President: Lester Amick
Secretary/Tresurer: Sharon McBride
President: Dale Johnson
Vice President: Lester Amick
Secretary: Sharon McBride
Our Junior Year has been crowded by many educational and yet exciting activities. The time Mr. Sorenson took us to see "Gone
With the Wind" and the dinner we enjoyed afterwards can only hint at the fun we have had these past nine months. We hope
that next year will be as fun-filled and interesting.
As this year draws to a close we are just getting used
to the taste of upperclass life. We have often thought of what is to come in our Senior Year. Then we will be at the top.
To the Juniors of next year we extend a bushel of good luck and pray that they do a better job of earning money
for the Junior-Senior Prom than we have.
Susan Leigh Beyer
Kevin Ruth Gorman
Dale CLayton Johnson
Sharon Elizabeth Francis McBride
E. Smith II
Class of 1964
President: Glen Alexander
Vice President: Thomas Bardtman
Secretary: Ronnie Hohman
President: Bob Sabin
Vice President: Scott Albertson
Secretary: Ford Legarreta
During the year the Sophmores have upset the pleasant school term more than once. With the initiation of the Freshmen going
strong, there was no peace to be found in either the classroom or on the school grounds for two days. Egg shampoos were a
commonplace thing. Lingering scents of exotic perfumes floated throught the halls and rooms. More that one candid camera recaptured
our hilarious antics.....as can be seen on the Freshman Initiation page!
A busy year for us, we have participated
in the Student Council, holding the offices of Vice President and Treasurer. When the basketball team returned from Zama we
held a homecoming dance.
To the incoming Sophmores we leave behind the wish that they will have as much fun as we
have had in this class!
Norman Scott Albertson
George GLen Alexander
Theresa Mae Barbieri
Thomas J. Bardtman
Charles H. Bull, Jr.
Charles Frederick Caldwell
Verona Kay Hochman
Ford CHester Legarreta
Robert C. Sabin
Barbara Patricia Salmon
Betty Lois Tucker
Class of 1965
President: Linda Hodges
Vice President: Norma Crawford
Secretary: Larry Christner
President: Norma Crawford
Vice President: Craig Smith
Secretary: Larry Christner
Most Freshmen now heave a sigh of relief as the long school year is coming to an end and the too-short summer vacation is
commencing. We laugh now as we remember ourselves at the beginning of the school year, shaking with fear as we faced the wrath
of the "mighty" Sophmores.
And now, after initiation, we eagerly eyed the eighth graders. Eventually, though,
through the numerous basketball games, dances, and other activities, we began to feel like an active part of Ernest J. King
High School. We might have held the lowest rank of all, but to have missed the Freshman year would have been a crime.
We are ready now to plunge into our Sophmore year; some will leave Sasebo to attend schools in the States and some will
return to E.J.K. We are all prepared, nevertheless, through the constant guidance and patient counseling of our teachers and
advisors. It is through them, and hundreds of other individuals like themselves that our education is being made possible.
Jill Ann Brown
Carolyn Sue Buford
Charis Jo Bull
Ray Lawrence Christner
Norma Ruth Crawford
Elaine Kay Fisher
Linda Eileen Hodges
Dawn Katherine Kyle
Marilyn Irene Langschwager
David Michael Mason
Kenneth Robert Mitchell
Ilona Lee Posey
Patricia Lee Christian
William Daniel Straight
Terry Martin Wilson
Our Lady of the Cherryblossom
On June 17, 1962 the future graduating class of 1974 graduated from kindergarten in a ceremony at 1:30 pm at Tawara Machi
in Sasebo, Japan.
Members of the graduating class