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1931 - Reminiscences.
1931 - What was taking place around Clarksburg this year?
The winter was cold.
.... but Maud Yoak kept some bottoms warm.
1931- Mr. McConkey was principal.
1931 - Teachers.
1931 - Senior Sponsors.
1931 - Seniors.
1931 - Washington Irving Football Squad.
1931 - Washington Irving football players.
1931 - Clay B. Hite.
1931 Track team.
1931 - WI cheerleaders.
1931 - Girls in Sports.
1932 - Reminiscences.
1932 – Washington Irving High School had its first marching band. The band was under the leadership of Professor A. W. Shaw until 1940.
1932 - This same year the new Harrison County Court House opened at the corner of Main and South 3d Streets.
Old court house opened in 1888 The new court house opened in 1932
1932- A look around Clarksburg this year.
1932 - Pike Street looking west down the 300 block.
1932 - The new post office.
1932 - The new City Hall building.
Also in 1932, Harry Powers "The Bluebeard of Quiet Dell" was executed by hanging.
His trial was held at the Moore Opera House on 4th Street.
At Washington Irving High School...
1932 - Class Sponsors.
1932 - Teachers.
1932 - Class Officers
1932 - Meet Virginia McNemar and her son.
1932 - Class Seniors.
1933 - Teachers.
1933 - Class Sponsors.
1933 - Seniors.
1932 - 1933 WIHS Band.
1932 - Football Squad. Picture from a 1933 yearbook.
Coach Hite and his players.
1933 - Basketball Team.
The basketball players.
1932 - Track Team. Picture was taken from a 1933 yearbook.
1932 - 1933 – Tony Albert Folio starts a coaching career at Washington Irving High School.
Tony graduated from WI in 1929 and attended Duquesne University where he was a football star.
1934 - The WI Class of 1934 produced the first yearbook “Memoirs”. (1934 to 1996) 1996 was WIHS and Robert C. Byrd.
1934 - The song "Hail! Washington Irving" was written.
1934 - Class Sponsors.
1934 - Seniors.
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1934 National Honor Society.
1934 - HI-Y Club.
1934 - Be Square Club.
1934 – Rene A. Andre began teaching French and Social Studies at Washington Irving.
1934 - Senior Commercial Club.
1934 - Boys Glee and Cadman Club Members,
1933 - Track Team. Picture taken from a 1934 yearbook.
1933 - WI Football Players taken from a 1934 yearbook.
1934 - WI Basketball team.
Back Row: John Marra manager, James Drummond, Joe Condry, Paul Poulicous, Dave Carper, Anthony Castello,
James Call and George Hughes.
Front Row: Coach Clay B. Hite, Pete Goodwin, Alex Cava, Paul Brown, Tom Gillooly, Bill McGahan, Grady Cain, manager.
1934 - Girls Athletics.
1935 - Memoirs.
1935 - Miss Mildred A. F. "Anna" Dunn retires after 20 years of teaching at WIHS.
1935 - Teachers.
1935 - Seniors.
1935 - Clubs.
1935 - 1934 Sports.
1935 - Virginia Nutter was hired as an English teacher at Washington Irving. (1935 to 1972)
Class of 1935 hold a reunion. Miss Pearl Custer is on the right holding the poster. She graduated from WIHS in 1923 and became a secretary at WIHS in 1930. I'm not sure what year this reunion was held.
Class of 1935 hold their 55 year reunion on 8-20-90.
1936 - Yearbook dedication.
1936 - Class Sponsors.
1936 - Teachers.
1936 - A tribute to Elizabeth Warner Martin.
1936 - National Honorary Society.
1936 - Hilltop Staff.
1936 - Senior Class.
1936 - Hi-Y Club.
1936 - Be Square Club.
1936 - WI Band.
1936 - Football Squad of 1935. Picture taken from a 1936 yearbook.
1936 - Track Team of 1935. Picture taken from a 1936 yearbook.
1936 - Wi Basketball Team.
1937 - Teachers.
1937 - Senior Class.
1937 - 1936 Sports Teams taken from 1937 yearbook.
1937 - Harold E. Limpert started teaching Mathematics at Washington Irving High School.
1938 - Memoirs.
1938 - Dedication to Mr. William Bates.
1938 - Remembering Mrs. Elizabeth Warner Martin.
1938 - Teachers.
1938 - Senior Class Sponsors.
1938 - Senior Class.
1937 - Football Team taken from 1938 yearbook.
1938 – Was the first year bobby socks appeared in school and saddle oxfords followed soon after.
1939 - Teachers.
1939 - Seniors.
1939 - Honor students.
1939- WI Marching Band.
1938 - Football Team taken form a 1939 yearbook.
1939 Basketball Team.
1939 - Girls in Sports.
1938 Track Team taken from a 1939 yearbook.
1939 –Washington Irving Class Ring.
1940 - Memoirs.
1940 - Memoirs Staff.
1940 - Principal Orie McConkey.
1940 - Class Sponsors.
1940 - Memoirs dedicated to Miss Yvonne Tinnebrunne.
1940 - Teachers.
1940 - Seniors.
1940 - Senior Play.
1940 - Band support.
1940 - Band Director Professor A. W. Shaw.
1940 – Washington Irving Marching Band.
1940 - Boys' Glee Club.
1940- The A Cappella Choir.
1940 - Cadman Coral Club.
1940 - Be Square Club.
1940 - National Honor Society.
1940 - National Thespians.
Coaches Hite and Folio.
1939 Football Team. Picture taken from a 1940 yearbook.
1940 - Basketball Team.
1939 - Track Team. Picture from a 1940 yearbook.
1940 - Girls in Sports.
Several new teachers would join the faculty of Washington Irving High School throughout the 1940’s.
Maynard Duckworth, Kenneth Cubbon, Henry A. Mayer, Hallie May, Edwin Frederick, Thelma Howard, Josephine Swiger and Virginia Robinson would have long and important associations with the school.
1941 - The United States is drawn into war.
The year was 1942
1942 - Principal Mr. Orie McConkey.
1942 - Sponsors.
1942 - Look close at these teachers and see how many you can recall.
1942 - WI Senior Class.
As I look at each of the following faces, I can't help but wonder how many lost their lives serving their country in WWII.
1942 - Class History.
1942 - Other news that took place this year.
1942 - WI Band and Support.
1942 - WIHS Gym.
1943 - Teachers.
1943 - Seniors.
1943 - National Honor Society.
1943 - Clubs.
1943 - WIHS Marching Band.
1943 - 1942 Sports.
1944 - Memoirs.
1944 - Principal Mr. Orie McConkey.
1944 - Teachers.
1945 - Memoirs.
1945 - Senior Class Sponsors.
1945 - Principal Orie McConkey.
1945 - WI Teachers.
1945 - A few rare photos taken of WI teachers in early 1940's.
1945 - Seniors.
1945 Washington Irving Spirit.
1945 - Senior Executive Committee.
1945 - Junior Executive Committee.
1944 - Football Squad taken from a 1945 yearbook.
1944 - 1945 Coaches Clay B. Hite and Tony Folio.
1944 - Track Team taken from a 1945 yearbook.
1945 - Varsity Basketball Team.
1945 - Band Sponsors and Drum Majorettes.
1945 - Floor plans of WI in 1945.
1945 - In honor of those WI students who gave their lives in WW II.
Principal Mr. Orie McConkey.
1946 - Principal Orie McConkey in his office.
1946 - Class Sponsors.
1946 - Senior counselor Miss Grace Albright.
1946 - Sponsor of the Hilltop and Memoirs - Miss Glyde Bailey.
1946 - Memoirs Staff.
1946 - Teachers.
1946 - Senior Class.
1946 - National Honor Society.
1945 - Hilltoppers Program.
1946 - Basketball Team.
1945 - Track Team. Photo taken from a 1946 yearbook.
1946 – Mr. Orie McConkey retired at the age of seventy-four, after thirty two years as principal at Washington Irving High School.
In the spring of 1946, Mr. McConkey left the school by the west door. His days as an educator and principal were over. He felt he had done all he could do.
He was truly a firm man, yet he was a fair man. He expected students to be all they could be. He also expected professionalism and hard work from his teachers.
1946 - Kenneth Cubbon took over as principal at Washington Irving High School when Mr. McConkey retired.
1946 - Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis stage their first show as a comedy team on July 25th, at Club 500 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
1946 – Kenneth Cubbon became principal of Washington Irving High School.
Mr. Cubbon started his teaching career in 1928 as the principal of the Monticello School, which later was renamed Chestnut Hill School.
In 1934, Mr. Cubbon was transferred to be principal of the Norwood Grade School.In 1938, he became the principal of Norwood Junior High School.
In 1943, the school board upped his position to be the new principal of Shinnston High School.
1948 - Senior Class Sponsors.
1948 - Washington Irving High School principal.
1948 - Mr. Cubbon and other faculty members.
1948 - In the principal's office.
1948 - Teachers.
1948 - Senior Executive Committee.
1948 - Ballet Club.
1948 - WI band support.
1948 - WI Marching Band.
1947 – Washington Irving Football Squad taken from a 1948 yearbook.
1947 - Football players taken from a 1948 yearbook.
1948 - WI Varsity Basketball Team with Coach Clay B. Hite.
1948 - WI Varsity Basketball players.
1948 - WI trophy case.