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Welcome Class of 1961


"Golden Sands of Time . . . "


Year in Review


The cold war continued to worsen with the USSR exploding some very large bombs during testing and then masterminding the building of the Berlin Wall, which separated East from West Berlin; America sent a battle group to Germany; Americans and Russians glared at each other across the border. Due to this uncertainty, many Americans built backyard fallout shelters in preparation for nuclear war. To make matters worse the Americans financed anti-Castro Cubans for an invasion at the Bay of Pigs, which was an unmitigated disaster. The Soviets put the first man in space in April, Yuri Gagarin followed by the US in May with Alan Shepard. Popular music included Chubby Checker's “Pony Time” and “Will You Love Me Tomorrow” by the Shirelles. The top movies included "West Side Story" and "The Parent Trap.”




JHS Administration:
Joseph Blackstead, Gordon W. Berry

Sue Ledgerwood, Helen Miyuzuki, Miyoko Iwasawa

Counselors: Henry Foley

Language, Library, Social Studies:
Catherine Ewing, Richard Hearn, Norma Atkins, Elizabeth Louis Brown, Maurice Bursett, Florence Chamberlin, Dorothy Chang, Gary Dietzen, Robert Lungren, John Richard, Russell Shellhammer, Eleanor Vassey, Tara Kubota

Math & Science:
Audry Kopp, Monte Kruse, John Beers, Jean Senkin, Frances Weeks, Shizu Kaneko

The Arts: Music, Commercial Home:
Arthur Hedberg, James Hedberg, susan Dougherty, Yoko Hirohita

Richard Hasslen, Childress McQueen,

Physical Education:
Pat Fletcher, Arthur Hedberg, James Hedberg, Caroline Strong



Class Officers


Class Officers

  • Pat Claney, President
  • Bill Cherko, Vice President
  • Bev Paulsen, Secretary-Treasurer

Senior Class Sponsors:

  • Norma Atkins
  • Richard Hearn
  • Catherine Ewing





All the JHS yearbook pictures have been scanned into PICASA, a site that allows us to organize our pictures in a safe and convenient location.

Click the yearbook to the right to view your yearbook.



To see a class roster of your class, click the email icon to the right. This will display a list of student from your class.

If you need to update your email located here, please send an email with your information to Kay Weaver, class of 1963. She will update all your information and post it in your class roster.


Click here to view
Class of 1961 Roster


Varsity Football

Coach(s) Name

Game Stats 1-8

JHS 00 - ZAMA 13
JHS 08 - YAMATO 06
JHS 07 - YOHI 12

JHS 00 - ZAMA 07
JHS 13 - YAMATO 22
JHS 06 - YOHI 18

(Post Season Games)
JHS 25 - Bulldogs 6
JHS 26 - Nihon 14

[pix of team]

Team Members:


JHS Cheerleaders




Varsity Basketball

Coach Name

Team Members:


[team pix]

Game Stats 9-3

JHS 50 - YAMOTO 45
JHS 31 - ZAMA 34
JHS 48 - ASIJ 35
JHS 40 - CAJ 51
JHS 52 - YOHI 42

JHS 45 - YOHI 59
JHS 55 - ZAMA 38
JHS 69 - ASIJ 56
JHS 62 - CAJ 61
JHS 55 - YOHI 47


Baseball Team (Coach Hawkes)


Swimming Team (Coach Kilty)


Golf Team (Henry Matzumoto)


JHS Track Team (Coach Cawley)


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