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Wildcat Echo

The First Yearbook Published in 1948-49


The first published annual was issued in the 1948-49 school year. A contest was held to produce a name for the yearbook. Charles Revel submitted the name “The Wildcat Echo.”

The objective of the annual staff was to create a permanent record of all the school events and activities, as well as providing a collection of memories to be cherished for years to come.

Among the pages of the annual are photographs of classes, faculty, sports events, clubs, and sponsors.

In addition, “The Wildcat Echo” also included the “Hall of Fame” for the Class of 1949. Seniors were selected by their classmates as

  • Best All Around
  • Best Dressed
  • Most Studious
  • Most Likely to Succeed
  • Cutest
  • Wittiest
  • Most Bashful
  • Best Looking
  • Most Courteous
  • Most Athletic
  • Biggest Flirts.

The Last Will & Testament, Class History, Class Prophecy, and Diary Dates are also found in the publication.

The Class History was written by the class historian, who gave a brief description of each year attended and the highlights.

The Last Will & Testament was written like a legal document containing Articles I-XI. The articles contained items to be bequeathed to the principal, faculty members, and underclassmen.

The Class Prophecy was a glimpse into the future and what class members see has taken place ten years later.

The Dairy Dates, found toward the end of the book, provides a listing of important dates of major events and additional comments.

of what it was like on that particular day.



1948-1949 Wildcat Echo Staff  






1950-1951  Wildcat Echo Staff  




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