The Westerner World (Lubbock, Tex.), Vol. 33, No. , Ed. 1 Friday, May 19, 1967 Page: 1 of 4
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Class Of ’67 Awaits Long-Envisioned Graduation
PREPARATIONS FOR GRADUATION — Jim
Furgeson (left pholo) practices his speech for
ihe commencement exercises. He will speak on
one of the different aspects of the theme, "One
Life To Live. Mr. E. C. Leslie, principal of
LHS, will congratulate each senior upon re-
ceiving his diploma. During a practice session
Mr. Leslie shakes hands with Cindy White, as
Thomas McGuffey waits in the line. (Photos by
Malcolm Bramleii and Marion Howard.)
Commencement Set ..
For Thursday Night
Lubbock High School’s fifty-eighth graduating class will assemble
in the Coliseum at 8 p.m. May 25 for commencement exercises.
. pPffkJS f°[ the occasion> Jim Furgeson, Andy Kerr, Claudia Hale
and Polly Kinmbrugh will contribute to different aspects of the theme,
One Life To Live”, from individual standpoints.
Directed by Mr. George Robinson, LHS orchestra instructor, the
orchestra will present a concert while guests are seating themselves
Following the seating of guests, seniors will enter in a processional
to Pomp and Circumstance” directed by Mr. Robinson.
Pepper Shelton, Senior Class president and Master of Ceremonies,
will begin the program for the evening. Gloria Smith, Senior Class
secretary, will lead the invocation.
Mr. Gene Medley, choir director, will then lead the Westernaires
m a selection.
Following the Westernaires’ selection, the commencement speakers
will be presented. Another selection by the Westernaires will follow
Mr. Nat Williams, superintendent of Lubbock Public Schools, will
then present the class.
Next, Mr. E. C. Leslie, principal of Lubbock High School, will make
the Presentation of Honors including Valedictorian, Salutatorian and
other high honors.
Assistant principal Mr. Knox Williams will then present the Class
Assisted by LHS vice-principal Mr. Olan Rice, a member of the
Board of Education will make the presentation of diplomas.
“Westerner Call To Loyalty” sung by the Senior Class of ’67 will
end the commencement ceremony.
Following graduation, seniors and dates are invited to attend the
graduation dance at the Koko Palace.
Students are to be in their places by 7:15 Thursday night.
Tuesday morning, seniors will meet in the LHS auditorium to get
their seating assignments and arrangements and to practice for the
commencement exercises. Another practice is scheduled for Thursday
morning at 8 in the Coliseum.
Honor graduates who wish to buy their honor stoles for $3 may
contact Mr. Jerrell Snodgrass between now and commencement exer-
Lubbock High School, Lubbock, Texas, May 19, 1967
Four High Schools
City Graduates Attend Baccalaureate
ADDING THE FINAL TOUCH —
Principal E. C. Leslie finishes
signing ihe diplomas for graduat-
ing seniors. Graduation exercises
will be conducted next Thursday
in the Municipal Coliseum. (Photo
by Malcolm Bramlett.)
Lubbock High seniors along
with Monterey, Coronado and
Dunbar seniors will participate in
the Baccalaureate Sermon, Sun-
day, May 21 at 2 p.m. in the Muni-
DR. PAUL Bumpers from the
First Methodist Church will give
the invocation. Rev. Mark Wil-
liams from St. John’s Methodist
Church will next deliver the grad-
Composed of orchestra members
from the four high schools, a com-
bined orchestra will play “The
March” from Siguard Jorsalfar by
Grieg as the processional. In a
combined choir, students from all
Dance At Koko
“Treasure Chest of Memories”
has been suggested as the theme
of the after-graduation dance hon-
oring 1967 graduating seniors
Thursday night at Koko Palace
from 10 p.m. until 2 p.m.
MUSIC WILL be provided by
the Sparkles and refreshments will
Earlier in the year parents of
the senior class members were
asked to make $7.50 contributions
necessary to help support the
ALL LUBBOCK High seniors
are welcome and they may bring
Dress includes suits and ties for
boys and after-five dresses for
girls. No corsages may be worn
to the dance.
SENIORS' PARENTS who at-
tended the first PTA meeting
elected a committee to handle
planning of the dance. Sponsor-
ship of the dance is handled com-
pletely by the parents.
Parents of seniors will chaper-
one the dance through the even-
high schools will present a musi-
SINGING "GLORIA" by Hay-
den and “These Things Shall be”
by Henderson, the choir will be
accompanied by the orchestra.
Rev. A. W. Wilson from Bethel
A.M.E. Church will give the ben-
Seniors will wear their tradi-
tional robes—LHS will wear gold;
Dunbar, maroon; Coronado, red;
and Monterey, blue. Seniors will
practice tomorrow morning at 9
in the coliseum for the service.
MR. HENRY Zorns, assistant
principal at MHS, is chairman of
the Graduation Sermon Commit-
Juniors, Seniors Schedule
For Next: Year’s Classes
Registration of next year’s sen-
iors and juniors will be conducted
in the cafeteria next Saturday
and Monday respectively.
SENIORS WILL register next
Saturday according to the point
value of their tentative schedules.
The juniors will register accord-
ing to the same procedure on the
World affairs and cosmetology
are two new courses that have
been added to next year’s curricu-
MR. E. C. LESLIE, principal, en-
courages every student to attend
registration so the students may
have a choice of teachers and
classes. Students who do not show
up for registration will be as-
signed teachers and periods by the
Students may not register be-
fore time or have other students
register for them.
REGISTRATION FORMS and
report cards will be picked up at
a student’s homeroom at the hour
designated by their point value.
Upon announcement students will
report to the cafeteria. Then they
will report to each department ta-
ble to get their program card
Before leaving students will go
through a final check table
make sure that everything is
NINE WEEKS' tests will be giv-
en Wednesday and Thursday for
juniors and sophomores. First
through third period tests will be
given Wednesday, and fourth
through seventh will be given
Westerners will be dismissed at
12:10 p.m. on both testing days.
Books will be checked in at each
class on the testing day.
THOSE STUDENTS who have
acquired eleven demerits will take
18 weeks examinations Friday.
Students having to take these tests
should consult each of their teach-
ers as to the time and place the
tests are scheduled. Teachers have
been given a list of students who
are required to take the exams.
S&eefiitty, *)k ?
Well, we would like it too;
that is, if we could sleep! A small
black, white and tan mongrel
must find biology interesting. Up-
on entering Mr. William McDon-
ald’s first period class Tuesday,
the dog refused to leave. He was
removed twice first period and
once second period.
Once again he returned for
fourth period. The classes gave up.
He was allowed to sleep in the
corner for the remainder of the
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The Westerner World (Lubbock, Tex.), Vol. 33, No. , Ed. 1 Friday, May 19, 1967, newspaper, May 19, 1967; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth544265/m1/1/: accessed January 19, 2020), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Lubbock High School.