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Downingtown area news 52 years ago
Activities at Downingtown High School dominated local newspapers’ coverage of the area in the early part of October 1962.
Due to Downingtown’s new curfew hour, students had 15 minutes to return to their homes after school dances at DHS ended at 11 PM.
Members of the jayvee cheerleading squad included Marty Menas, Donna Hilton, Linda Pyle, Margaret Harrison, Sally Galt, Janet Rigg, Linda McCombs, Ann Griffith, Sandy Barlow, Janet Tipton and Cathy Thomas.
Officers of the Future Teachers of America chapter were Xandra Koppenhaver, president; Susan Whittaker, vice president; Gwen Habecker, secretary; and Janine Davis, treasurer.
Officers of the DHS Student Council were Randy Reeves, president; vice president; Mary Ann Smedley, treasurer; Maryann DiMatteo, secretary; Donna McElroy, assistant secretary; Jeff Smith, tribunal clerk; and Harry Hilton, sergeant-at-arms.
Elected as officers of the National Junior Honor Society were Kathleen Martin, president; John Shafran, vice president; Linda Lammey, secretary; and William Inslee, treasurer.
The Whippet football team bounced back, after losing its first two Ches-Mont League contests, to Spring-Ford and Phoenixville, by upsetting West Chester 12-7. Grant Smith, a 6-1, 204-pound, senior tackle, starred for the Blue and Gold in Downingtown’s first league win. Also winning accolades from head coach Ray DiSerafino were backs Gordon Flowers (two TDs), and Beanie Williams (47 yards in 10 carries).
However, the DHS cross-country squad succumbed to West Chester 22-38. Downingtown’s Jeff Smith finished second, and Lloyd Asparagus came in fourth in the dual meet.