Our Past | 1978: Mansfield High School students write about their school

Selected by Karen Larsen

The following selections come from student contributions regarding the classes and activities offered at Mansfield High School in the winter of 1978. They were published in the Dec. 14, 1978 edition of the Waterville Empire Press.


Mansfield School News

Club News

By Kelly MacIntyre

The students at Mansfield High School have the chance to join many clubs. There are our vocational clubs: Future Farmers of America and Future Homemakers of America; our athletic clubs: Kernel Club and Girls Athletic Association; and Honor Society and Fi Hi Gi. Most of them are working on projects.

FFA is planning to put up a welcome sign at the entrance of town, and the Kernel Club is selling T-shirts. The GAA is having the Harlem Clowns come and play on the 12th in Mansfield.

Individual Science

By Dena Schmidt

One of the more interesting classes at Mansfield High School is the individual science class. The individuals in the class chose their own science project to work on throughout the trimester.

At the end of the class, each person is to write a seven-page report on a science subject of their choice.

Bobbi Bayless is studying different aspects of the Indian culture in North and South America.

Calvin Asmussen is dissecting a rabbit and Dena Schmidt is dissecting a pig fetus.

Dean Hellie is working on botany.

Photography Class

The photography class is taught by Kary Roumeliotis. Several students are enrolled and all seem to enjoy it. Most of the students enrolled are beginners, so as of now they have been studying a photography book to learn how to develop pictures. They have just begun to mix the chemicals which later will be used to help develop the pictures. A few goals of the class are to learn how to shoot, develop and print pictures. Also they will be learning how to enlarge pictures and operate a camera.

Ping pong tournament

By Esther Fitzgerald

With the new snow, Mansfield High has centered its sports attention to indoors. That’s how the first annual ping-pong tournament began. Anyone from the seventh grade on up, including teachers, can enter. Opponents will be drawn out of a hat to make the competition fair. Two games will be played every noon hour. The rest of the lunch hour will be used for practice. There will be singles and doubles competitions.

Perhaps the most feared opponent is Superintendent David James.