Class of 1962 Belleville, NJ

Belleville NJ,Belleville High School,Class of 1962

                                   Our Twirlers !

Left to right, top to bottom; Majorette Barbara Bailey, Co-Captain Phyllis Clemente, Co-Captain Elaine Lanfrank, Carol Colehamer, Gay Anderton, Mary Jane Richter, Barbara Underwood, Grace Hucko, Judy Van Demark, Barbara Kraly.

                         Twirling Squad Varsity Jacket

 

                                   Banquet Photo

                                       On the Field

                                    On the Stage

                             "Fancy Steppers" Article

                                     Group Photo

                Never seen twirling up close ??  Watch these.

 

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                                 System of Demerits

 The Twirlers, even with all their beauty and skill, were governed in the military tradition.  Below is the system of demerits by which their conduct was ruled.

 A SYSTEM  OF DEMERITS FOR THE BELLEVILLE HIGH SCHOOL TWIRLING SQUAD

             Organizations of a military nature, with long-standing traditions and pride in their reputations as character builders, invariably operate under a code of honor and a demerit system.  The military academies at West Point and Annapolis are examples of this technique brought to its highest fulfillment.

             Though it is not the intention of the committee which has formulated this initial system of demerits to over emphasize discipline in the daily work and weekly performances of the Twirling Squad, it is nevertheless the committee's firm conviction that the deterrent influence of  a carefully planned and executed system of demerits has its place in the continuing success of the Twirling Squad.

 

INFRACTION

DEMERITS

1.   Soiled shoes or spats

1

2.   Uniform not brushed or pressed

1

3.   Soiled or torn gloves

1

4.   Lack of personal neatness

1

5.   Unnecessary talking in ranks

1

6.   Unexcused lateness

2

7.   Unexcused absence

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8.   Failure to respond quickly to orders from majorette, captains, or squad leaders

 

5

 TWO UNEXCUSED ABSENCES DURING ONE WEEK WILL RESULT IN DISMISSAL FOR ONE PERFORMANCE.

ANY LEADER OR MEMBER OF THE ORGANIZATION WHO ACCUMULATES FIFTEEN DEMERIT POINTS IN ONE SEASON WILL BE DISMISSED FROM THE SQUAD.

DEMERIT POINTS WILL ALSO BE CONSIDERED IN SELECTING A SQUAD FOR THE FOLLOWING SEASON.

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A special "thank you" is in order to Carol Colehamer Wallasky.  Many of the items here are from her personal collection of memorabilia which she has generously   shared with us for this presentation.