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100 Years Of Glendale High School

May 18, 2001

Claudia Peschiutta

1952-53 -- SKULL BOARD FORMED

The Skull Board was formed to coordinate the school band and the

Nitroettes.

1952-53 --- SCIENCE CLUB FORMED

The Science Club was formed for students interested in all fields of

science.

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1957 -- NIXON SPEAKS TO STUDENTS

Then-Vice President Richard Nixon made an appearance at Glendale High.

1959 -- BASKETBALL TEAM SETS RECORD

The 1959 GHS basketball team scored 2,111 points, setting a school

record. The team won 32 of 33 games and brought home the CIF title.

Darrell Sutherland, No. 11, was the team's star player. He would later

become a major league baseball pitcher.

1961-62 -- LETTERMEN COME TO CAMPUS

The Lettermen, the popular trio made up by Tony Butala, Bob Engemann

and Jim Pike, visited the campus, where they performed their 1961 hit,

"When I Fall In Love."

1964 -- FIRE DAMAGES SCHOOL

A fire allegedly set by an arsonist caused major damage to the school.

Some classes were moved to temporary quarters while the facility was

rebuilt.

1964-65 -- 'NEW' SCIENCE PROGRAMS INITIATED.

The biology and chemistry programs were replaced by Biological

Sciences Curriculum Study and Chemical Educational Material Study

programs.

Biology began to be "treated from the ecological approach."

The approach to chemistry changed dramatically. "The program is based

on understanding and reasoning, rather than memorization," said the 1965

Stylus.

1965 -- DYNO-TUTORING PROGRAM STARTS

The program was formed for students to provide free tutoring to

struggling students in different academic subjects.

1966 -- RECONSTRUCTION BEGINS

Work began on a major overhaul of the school, opened in 1924. Summer

saw the demolition of the auditorium and boys' gym. In August,

construction started on new buildings. The project would allow the school

to take in 2,200 students.

-- NAVOLANIC AWARD ESTABLISHED

Alumnus Pat Navolonic, a stellar student who served as ASB president

and established the school's honor code and Key Club, died while

volunteering at an orphanage in 1965 in France. In his honor, the Pat

Navolonic Memorial Award was established the following year. The award is

given to one Glendale High senior every year and recognizes excellence in

academics, athletics, character, leadership and community service.

1966-67 -- GHS ENTERS THE COMPUTER AGE

The IBM program expanded. Computers were used to set the school

schedule. Progress reports and report cards were generated by computer.

Teachers and counselors used computers to keep records.

1967 -- FACULTY SENATE FORMED

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