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HHS Class of 1933

Front row - left to right: 
Doris Gearing Gough, Mary Ryan, Cora Nichols, Helen Scherer Hardick, Albert Berndt

Second row - left to right: 
Georgia Kime Canonie, Verna Shafer Westdorp, Helen Hughes, Adelaide Fisk, Clarence Dyer, Raymond Floate

Third row - left to right:
Helen Combes Willmeng, Mildred Conklin Lightner, Florence Hradecky Sieber, Robert Galbreath, Robert Hoffman, Howard Harris, Dorothy Garner Pomeroy, Martha Myers Shindeldecker

Fourth row - left to right: 

Jack Hamann, Gerald Kabel, Gordon Turner, LaVerne Spaulding, Robert Wilkinson, Oliver Furlan

Not pictured:  Helen Bailey - completed exams after graduation and was considered a member of the Class of 1933.

Married names of ladies are noted when known.

 Notes by Ray Floate:
- The Class of 1933 was the first at Hartford High to wear caps and gowns.
- Nine rural class members received blank diplomas at the time of graduation.  President Roosevelt had declared the famous Bank Holiday, freezing all bank accounts.  Rural school tuition funds were frozen and the Village School Board opted to deny diplomas without tuition.  Somewhat later, diplomas were issued and the bank funds released.

26 students

Photo submitted on 4-18-2004 by Lois Kussmann Latus, HHS Class of 1947.

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