The year was 1949.
1949 - Class Sponsors.
1949 - Valedictorian and Salutatorian.
1949 - Principal.
1949 - Mr. Cubbon discussing business with Miss Custer.
1949 - Class Vice-President and President.
1949 - The teachers.
1949 - Senior Executive Committee.
1949 - Seniors.
1949 - Hi-Y Club.
1949 - Be Square Club.
1949 - Princesses
1948 - Football Squad taken from a 1949 yearbook.
1949 - Basketball team.
1949 - Basketball players.
The year was 1950.
1950 - Teachers honored.
1950 - Valedictorian and Salutatorian.
1950 - Class Vice-president and Class President.
1950 - Memoirs Staff.
1950 - Athena.
1950 - Seniors.
1950 - Be Square.
1950 - The Washington Irving High School Band.
1950 - Band Support.
The Washington Irving High School Marching Band in the 1950’s.
Band director Henry “Hank” Mayer (1940 – 1961) leading the Washington Irving marching band down Main Street.
1949 - Track team taken from a 1950 yearbook.
1950 - WI coaches.
1949 - Football squad taken from a 1950 yearbook.
1950’s – These are WI students boarding buses to an out of town football game.
Mr. Rene Andre’ is standing next to the bus terminal building and perhaps was the chaperone.
1950 - This is a view of WI’s auditorium. Freshmen had to use the balcony. The center seats on the bottom were reserved for seniors only. Juniors and sophomores were seated on each side.
1950 - Commencement program.
1950 - What else happened this year? Remember the big snow that year?
1950 - The worst snow storm in 57 years.
Photos furnished by Diana Shablack.
The year was 1951.
1951 - Class Sponsors.
1951 - Teachers.
1951 - Seniors.
1951 - Class Vice President Nancy Carskadon and Class President Ross Allen White.
1951 - Valedictorian and Salutatorian.
1951 - Mr. Cubbon and Pearl Custer taking care of business.
1951 - Memoirs Staff.
1951 - Chess Club.
1951 - Coaches Earl Orme and Clay Hite.
1950 - WI Football Squad taken from a 1951 yearbook.
1950 - Track Team taken from a 1951 yearbook.
1951 - WI Varsity Basketball Team with Coach Clay B. Hite.
1951 - WI Basketball Reserves with Coach Orme.
1951 - WI Marching Band.
1951 - Band Support.
1951 - 1952 Senior Calendar.
1951 – Other news this year?
1951 – Clay B. Hite retired from all Washington Irving sports this year and became Dean of Boys.
1951 – Tony Albert Folio came back to Washington Irving High School as head coach. He also coached here from 1933 to 1946.
The year was 1952.
1952 - Class Sponsors.
1952 - Principal.
1952 - Teachers.
1952 - Valedictorian and Salutatorian.
1952 - Seniors.
1952 - Class Vice-President and Class President.
1952 - Be Square Club.
1952 - Hi-Y Club.
1952 - Art Appreciation Club.
1951 - Track team taken from a 1952 yearbook.
1952 - Drum Major.
1952 - Band Support.
1951 – Washington Irving Football Squad from a 1952 yearbook.
1952 - WI Varsity Basketball Team.
1952 - Basketball Players.
1952 - Head Cheerleader.
1952 - Remember entering to Carmichael Auditorium for a WI home basketball game?
1953 - This was the year Stonewall Jackson's monument was unveiled in Clarksburg.
The Memoirs Staff.
1954 - Yearbook Dedication.
1954 - Principal.
1954 - Teachers.
1954 Class Vice-President Mary Carder and Class President Ron Talkington.
1954 - Two Valedictorians share the title for the first time ever in WIHS history.
1954 Senior Class.
1954 - Clubs.
1954-53 WI Band.
The 1953 Football Team as pictured in a 1954 yearbook.
1954 – Maud Yoak pictured with Ronald Talkington at the 1954 WI Prom.
1955 - Principal Kenneth E. Cubbon.
1955 - Senior Sponsors.
1955- Valedictorian and Salutatorians.
1955 - Class Vice President and President.
A drawing by Furbee.
1955 - Miss Albright with the Senior Executive Committee.
1955 - Kenneth Cubbon, Pearl Custer and Clay B. Hite.
1955 - Teachers.
1955 - Seniors.
1955 - 25 Top Seniors.
1955 - HI-Y Club.
1955 - Be Square Club.
1955 - Chess Club.
1955 - Senior Princesses.
1955 - 1954 Football Players taken from 1955 yearbook. Number 11 on the end of the first row is Roleta's brother.
1955 - 1954 Football Players taken from 1955 yearbook.
1954 football game taken from a 1955 yearbook.
1955 - 1954 Track Team. Picture taken from a 1955 yearbook.
1955 - Varsity Basketball Squad.
1955 - Basketball players.
1955 - WI Championship Basketball Team. They were undefeated with 18 wins in the regular season.
WI produced three major college players from this team, Bob Clousson and Jim Warren at WVU and Bob Hart at Marshall.
1956 - Principal.
1956 - Senior Class Sponsors.
1956 -Valedictorian and Salutatorian.
1956 - Class Vice President and President.
1956 - Seniors.
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1956 - Senior princesses.
1955 - Football Squad taken from 1956 a yearbook.
1956 - Basketball Team.
1955 - Track Team taken from a 1956 Yearbook.
1955 -1956 Head Cheerleader.
1957 – Orie McConkey died on February 10th at the age of 84. His main goal in life was to see that every student, passing through the doors of Washington Irving High School, got the best education they could receive.
Mr. McConkey was a principal of Clarksburg and Washington Irving High Schools a total of 50 years. He graduated 5,634 students.
1957 - In memory of Miss Lena Stutler.
1957 - Teachers.
1957 - Seniors.
1957- In October of this year, the Arcade Building between West Main Street and Lee Avenue was destroyed by fire.
Not a beautiful sight to look at....
However, beauty could be found in these 1957 Senior Princesses.
1957-1956 National Honor Society.
1957 - 1956 Outstanding students.
1957 - Clubs.
1957 -1956 Mimes dramatic club.
1957-1956 Chemistry Class and Science Club.
1957 - 1956 Sports.
1956 - WI football squad.
This high scoring Hilltopper squad chalked up a fifteen-win and four-loss seasonal record for the city championship and a second place berth in the Big Ten Conference.
1957– WI Basketball Reserves.
1956 WI Track Team with Coach William Moore.
1957 - Washington Irving High School.
1958 - Memoirs
1958 - Seniors.
1958- Valedictorian and Salutatorian.
1958 - 1957 Class president and the Senior Executive Committee.
1958 - Be Square Club.
1958 - Senior Princesses
1958 - Washington Irving basketball squad.
1958 – Thanks to funds obtained through a school levy, that was approved by the citizens of Harrison County, the WI swimming pool was re-opened in 1958.
In addition to students using the pool during gym classes, the pool was made available to the Harrison County Red Cross for teaching water safety classes to the citizens of the community.
1958 - Clay Bramer Hite died unexpectedly on Easter morning at the age of 62.
1958 – Tony Folio left Washington Irving High School for another out of state coaching job.
He coached at WI from 1933 to 1946 and from 1951 to 1958.
1958 – Coach William A. Moore took over as Athletic Director at Washington Irving. His assistant was Al Castellana.
One year later, they produced a City, County and Big Ten championship team. This Washington Irving team was ranked 4th in the state.
Coach Moore and Coach Castellana received recognition as County Coach and Assistant Coach of the Year.
1958 - W. D. Judy retired after 32 years of teaching at Washington Irving High School.
1958 – Mr. Lewis Traugh’s Chemistry Class.