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Decades of EJ King School
1962

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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 Swirl".

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

Class Officers

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Fall Officers

President: Bud Mertz
Vice President: Perk Schelling
Treasurer: Jody Brown
Secretary: Marilyn Mitchell

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Spring Officers

President: Jeam Howard
Vice President: Sandra Raines
Treasurer: Marilyn Mitchell
Secretary: Jody Brown

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
Joanne Brown
Champ H. Crawford
Micheal Douglas Haggin
Andra Jean Howard
Carol Ann Kondas
Lowell B. Mertz
Marilyn Anne Mitchell
Sandra Sharon Raines
Kathleen Margaret Wortley
Rosalie May Wortley
Patricia Anne Schelling

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HOLLY HOP

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

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.

Special guests attending the dance were Miss Donnelly, Mr. Sorensen, Miss Piedmont and Mr. and Mrs. Marse.

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Class of 1963

Class Officers

Fall Officers

President: Susan Beyer
Vice President: Lester Amick
Secretary/Tresurer: Sharon McBride

Spring Officers

President: Dale Johnson
Vice President: Lester Amick
Secretary: Sharon McBride
Treasurer: Susan Beyer

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.

Lester Amick
Susan Leigh Beyer
Kevin Ruth Gorman
Dale CLayton Johnson
Sharon Elizabeth Francis McBride
Clifford E. Smith II

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Class of 1964

Class Officers

Fall Officers

President: Glen Alexander
Vice President: Thomas Bardtman
Secretary: Ronnie Hohman
Treasurer: Teresa Barbieri

Spring Officers

President: Bob Sabin
Vice President: Scott Albertson
Secretary: Ford Legarreta
Treasurer: Chuck Bull

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
Arthur Hammarlund
Verona Kay Hochman
Ford CHester Legarreta
Robert C. Sabin
Barbara Patricia Salmon
Betty Lois Tucker

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Class of 1965

Class Officers

Fall Officers

President: Linda Hodges
Vice President: Norma Crawford
Secretary: Larry Christner
Treasurer: Ken Mitchell

Spring Officers

President: Norma Crawford
Vice President: Craig Smith
Secretary: Larry Christner
Treasurer: Larry Kondas

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.

Joyce Baker
Linda Barbieri
Jill Ann Brown
Carolyn Sue Buford
Charis Jo Bull
Ray Lawrence Christner
Welsey Kenneth Collette
Norma Ruth Crawford
Elaine Kay Fisher
Linda Eileen Hodges
John Jacobs
Jacqueline Carole Jenkins
Nancy Kilgore
Larry Kondas
Dawn Katherine Kyle
Marilyn Irene Langschwager
Susan MacQuarrie
Debbie Jane Markham
David Michael Mason
Kenneth Robert Mitchell
Ilona Lee Posey
Patty Proteau
Patricia Lee Christian
William Daniel Straight
David Walker
Terry Martin Wilson
Bill Ward

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Our Lady of the Cherryblossom
Kindergarten
Graduates 1962

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

Maria Avalos
Junko Bristle
Jody Brown
John Clark
Carol Corsepius
Ronald Davenport
Elizabeth Hinkle
Shinji Isaacs
Stacey Johnson
Margaret Lanning
Anne McFadden
Frances McFarland

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Faculty

Mrs. Marilyn Corsepius: 1st grade
Miss Lee David: 2nd grade
Miss Martha Donnelly: American and World History, American Governmanet, Civics and Senior English
Mr. Harry Eller: Math and Red Streaks coach
Mr. Barney Fleishman: Science, Physics, and school psychometrist
Mrs. Anne Frazer: Substitute teacher
Mr. Harold Jokela: 7th grade Science, Geography, 8th grade Math. Gym teacher and Basketball coach
Miss Mildred Lantz: HS English, Librarian
Mr. John D. Ludwick: 6th grade
Mrs. Eileen Markham: Substitute teacher
Miss Katherine Piedmont: 4th grade teacher
Mr. Adolphe V. Portaria: Secretary
Mr. Forrest J. Sarver
Mrs. Nancy Seibert: art
Mr. Roy Sorenson: Spanish, 7th, 9th and 11th grade English
Mrs. Alice Swartz Ludwick: 2nd grade
Mr. Shigeru Tominaga: Japanese
Mrs. Ann Upshaw: 1st grade
Mrs. Burke: 3rd grade

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Mr. Tominaga

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The King School Cheerleaders welcomed Danny Kaye toSasebo at the heliport in Nimitz Park. Later on Mr. Kaye put on a wonderful show for all.

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Howdy, Howdy, how do you do?
Sasebo says hello to you!
With an H and an E and an L-L-O!
Howdy, DANNY KAYE; Hello!

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Robert McFarland
Kim Miller
Ralph Miller
Donald Mills
Gloria Peekson
Michael Peterson
Wayne Roberts
Righard Rossell
Robert Wheat
Toby Woodard
Barbara Zugates

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These photos are of members of the faculty that were still at EJ King in 1975. Some are still there this year.

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Mr. Portaria

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Ms. Lantz

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My heartfelt thanks to Ami Zugates-Daniel(class of 1970)for trusting me with her 1962 yearbook, so that I could give you this page in this site.

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Here is one of our sibling sets in 1962. Georgia, Christi and Tim Huggins in the 6th, 4th and 5th grades respectively.

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