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Do You Remember? -  1970 Senior Class History
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1970 Class History
Gene Zoglin, President 
Michelle Wilde, Vice President 
Lorraine Grade, Secretary 
Joe Jeu, Treasurer

Spirit of 70….turn on, tuned in, Beatles, Motown, SOUL…groove-on-the-scene. Do not bend, spindle, or mutilate. Mini…midi…maxi…Grass, pot, speed, LSD…mind expanding. Stamp out reality…Black Power-White Supremecy. Don’t trust anyone over thirty. The solution is revolution, …assassination, confrontation. One small step for man…WE’RE NUMBER ONE! 

The seven-hour day, six if you’ve been good. Crowded corridors during classes…bookswapping at the locker.Five minutes…new surroundings and another hour.Lectures in a subzero degree auditorium…forty winks during French, six laps in P.E. A futile attempt to hand in a paper on time…interrupted study in an over-crowded library. Trying to concentrate during the final hours. 3:35 p.m.- the welcome sound of the bell…calling it “quits” for another day. 

A new feeling at Hammond…success and triumph.Confidence reassured by a winning season. Number 1 in football…a bronze medal at Philly, welcome additions to the trophy case. Cheerleaders backing the team with Admiral Power…Homecoming…a Number One team and a first place Senior float. Involvement and accomplishment. 

Admiral Power…a state of mind. “The Dirty Thirty” Number One at last! The electric excitement of the afternoon pep rally…we’ve got the fever…we’re hot…we cannot be stopped. Crowded bleachers at the game…the thrill of success…the agony of defeat. A successful Homecoming…a winning season. Northern Virginia Champs…Potomac District. 

The 1970 Anchor…two years of hard work, both as Juniors…and as Seniors. Work not only to please the Editors…but for acceptance by YOU, our reader…We have reached our end, the product is yours. Our accomplishment is complete by YOUR satisfaction. 

SENIOR CLASS HISTORY 

Five years for some, including 8th grade in the JAMS Wing…something like 2 years as a freshman…sophomores…delight, enthusiasm…canned food drive and sock-hop; setting a theme of success…juniors’ rings and class cards; overconfidence and much sarcasm…team-teaching, mastering the critical analysis, digging for symbolism in Steinbeck and finding infinite fascination in the anatomy of a beer can…building a prom in three days…a ferocious volcano, tropical garden, waterfall and scraggly huts, all glowing under blue lights…coming to terms with responsibility and self…preparing for September, 1969…privileges and pressures…happy that 4 years make sense, or realizing futility…but continually expectant, hopeful and usually laughing…a future planned or waiting to be planned…a life just beginning…graduated June 4, the Class of 1970. 

SENIOR DAY 

A no-beginning and a never-end…where to, when, and what in between? Capping a decade…the Beatles, computer dating, the Pill and rock festivals…psychedelia and soul, technology and astrology. Weeklong rehearsal threatened only once by snow. Ending with Senior Day…a non-attended Sock-Hop and rush to finish Christmas shopping…1960 to 1970. The end is all that matters. 

SENIOR BOARD AND OFFICERS 

Discussing bands and sites for the Prom…estimating costs and planning money raising efforts…working together selling class cards, on the float the talent show, cookie sales and bake sales, weekly paper drives and occasional car washes…informing English classes regularly…Mrs. Powers…silently smiling and offering advice…Gene Zoglin, president…authoritatively organizing activities. A creative body…fresh ideas emerging constantly…imaginative plans for a fruitful year…The senior board…determining the direction of he Class of ‘7…up and out. 
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