1961: Worthington Band Director One Of The Top Ten In The Nation

Gerald Niemeyer was named one of the top 10 band directors in the nation in 1961.

1960: WHS Kids Go To All State Band

1939: Trojan Staff Ready For Work

Jean Watson, Don Rickers, Edwin Roberts and Blanche Shaw were on the staff of the Trojan in 1939, and they were getting ready to work. For my out-of-town readers: The Trojan was the Worthington High School newspaper for a very long time. The school stopped producing it at some point–I’m not sure when that was,…
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1985: WHS Homecoming King And Queen

1960: First Female Commencement Speaker For WHS

Worthington High School’s first female commencement speaker was Mrs. Frank F. Barker, a "housewife," who spoke in 1960. She was also the county recorder for Polk County, and had a catering service and owned and operated a tea room. Yet "housewife" made the headline and "businesswoman" or "entrepreneur" didn’t. And she still didn’t get her own first name…
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