Below is Mr. Marra's 1939 WI graduation picture.
1972 - Virginia Nutter retired from teaching at Washington Irving. Her teaching career started there in 1935.
1972 - Teachers.
1972 - Seniors.
No, Joe had nothing to do with what happened to Washington Irving's bust. You'll find out later in this segment.
1972 - Be Square Club.
1972 Tri-Hi-Y Co-sponsors.
1972 - Pep Club.
1971-72 Homecoming Queen Donette Cunningham.
1972 - Mr. and Miss Washington Irving.
Jeff Thompson and Carol Stealey.
1971 - Football Team. Picture taken from a 1972 yearbook.
1972 - Basketball.
1972 - Girls in sports.
1972 - WI Wrestling Team.
1972 - Ten year reunion for the Class of 1962.
1973 - Memoirs
No, Marcia wasn't responsible for what happened to the bust.
1977 - Memoirs Staff.
1977 - Teachers.
1977 - Seniors.
1977 - National Honor Society.
1977 - Those honored.
1977 - Student Council.
1977 - Be Square Club.
1977 - Several other
1976-77 Homecoming Queen and Court.
The Tennis Team.
The Golf Team.
The Girls' Varsity Basketball Team.
The 1977 Prom Queen and her Court.
1977 - Students Honored.
The 1976-1977 Washington Irving Marching Band.
1979 and 1980 yearbooks will be posted soon.
1981 - Memoirs
1981 - Principal and Vice-principal.
1981 - Seniors.
1980 - 1981 WIHS Sports.
1980 - Varsity Football Squad. Picture taken from a 1981 yearbook.
1980 - Junior Varsity Football Squad. Picture taken from a 1981 yearbook.
1981 - Homecoming Queen and her Court.
1981 - Girls Basketball Team.
1981 - Girls Volleyball Team.
1981 - Wrestling Team.
The Washington Irving Baseball Team. Picture taken from a 1981 yearbook.
1981 - Varsity Basketball Team.
1981 - JV Basketball Team.
1980 - Track Team. Picture taken from a 1981 Yearbook.
Girls Track Team from the same year.
The 1980-1981 Varsity Cheerleaders.
1981 - Clubs.
1981 - Top 25 Seniors.
1981 - Something is up.
1982 - Memoirs.
1982 - Memoirs Staff.
A look at Clarksburg in 1982.
1982 - Principal.
1982 - Teachers.
1981- Homecoming Queen and Court.
Now for the story on Washington Irving's bust.....
Then one day one of the doors was swung open to far and hit the pedestal, which supported Washington Irving’s bust. The bust fell to the floor and shattered to pieces.
1985 - What else took place this year? Remember the big flood in Clarksburg?
Photo was furnished by Dick Duez.
Note how much the pine trees had grown, in the following photo.
The trees were 40 years old in this photo.
The pine trees were removed in 1985 when new windows were installed.
Yearbooks 1983 through 1989 will be posted soon.
1987 - Coach Al Castallana retires.
1989 - Mr. Tony Marchio became the new principal at Washington Irving High School.
Tony graduated from WIHS in 1965 and many years had passed since I last spoke with him. I was always curious how he felt about returning to his Alma Mater as principal in 1989. Several months ago, I got in touch with Tony. I was seeking help on the final years of Washington Irving High School and had questions like, "was Orie McConkey' s fern still there?" What better person to ask. Tony was kind enough to offer his assistance and to answer all my questions.
1990 - Principal Mr. Tony Marchio presents Susan Dennison with her diploma.
The following pictures were taken from the 1991 WI Memoirs yearbook.
1992 - Memoirs.
1992 - WI High School Faculty.
1992 - Teachers.
1992 - Seniors.
1992 - Clubs, Choirs and Committees.
Homecoming and Prom Queen.
1992 -1991 Sports and Support groups.
1992 - Washington Irving Baseball Team. They were Sectional Champions, Big Ten Conference Champions and Harrison County Champions.
Also in 1992 - The Class of 1962 held its 30 year reunion.
1994 - Memoirs.
1994 - Memories Yearbook Staff
1994 - Teachers.
1994 - Seniors.
Homecoming Queen and her Court.
1994 - Prom Queens.
1994 - 1993 Sports.
The WI Wrestling Team.
1995 - The final year at Washington Irving High School.
1995 - Teachers.
1995 - Seniors.
1995 - Student Council.
1995 - Clubs.
1995 - Sports.
Homecoming Queen and Court 1994.
1995 - WI Marching Band.
1995 - Prom Queen and Court.
The Class of 1995.
1996 - The final volume of Memoirs
The 1996 Yearbook Staff.
1996 - Principal and Assistant Principals.
1996 - Teachers.
1996 - Seniors.
1996 - Clubs.
1996-95 Sports and support.
This WIHS History project will be continually added to for several more months.
I would like to express my appreciation to the following people for their support in helping me put together this history on Washington Irving High School.
This project would not have been possible without their help.
Words could never express my true feelings and gratitude for their support.
Gladys Williams for use of her 1968, 69, 70 and 71 yearbooks.
Judy Daugherty Kimler for use of her father's 1929 yearbook and for the hours of work she spent helping with this project.
Timothy Paul Elliott for use of his 1978 and 1979 Yearbooks.
David Kuhl for helping gather information and yearbooks, plus helping with the editing.
Jim Brown for use of his 1954, 55 and 56 yearbooks.
Connie Coffindaffer Ferrell for the 1928, 1929, 1930 and 1931 yearbooks.
Tony Marchio for his help on explaining WI's final years and for sharing so much more information on WI.
Thomas Spelsberg for his book "The Myth of Race" and the support he has given me.
Joy Gregorie DeFazio for her support and her help in locating yearbooks and much more.
Harriett Stout Noel for information on the WI class ring and seal.
Roleta Smith Meredith for posting these segments in the WI Newsletter each month and for the use of her yearbooks. Plus so much more.
Diana Shablack for the 1950 pictures of the big snow and all the emailing she did to find yearbooks for me.
Bill Wilson for the wonderful scanned pics from 1975.
Jim Alvaro for his support and help.
William L. Seckman III for use of his dad's 1933 yearbook and his 1961 yearbook.
Jean Wells Himmel for offering the 1927 thru 1930 yearbooks.
William Fields for the 1943, 44, 45 and 46 yearbooks.
Nancy Van Horn Stunger for use of the 1953 yearbook.
Jerry Franklin Mick for use of the 1967 yearbook.
Cheryl Miller Barry for scanning the 1936, 37, 38 and 72 yearbooks for me.
Cindy Miller Murphy for scanning the 1936, 37, 38 and 72 yearbooks and sharing so much more.
David McMunn for allowing me use of the 1916, 17, 18 and 20 yearbooks which belonged to Stewart McReynolds.
Donna Stanley Meredith and her husband John for use of a 1966 yearbook.
Sharon Posey Underwood for offering a 1974 yearbook.
Sandi Fox Smith for offering a 1966 yearbook.
Randall Martin for use of his 1973 and 1974 yearbooks.
Carol Ann Shinn Schweiker for use of a 1925 yearbook.
Gloria Hunter Kennedy for the pictures she sent.
Shannon Beam Jackson for her yearbooks 1994, 1995, and 1996.
Jody Buffington for her help in locating yearbooks.
Penny Shanaman Donnelly for coping the 1919 yearbook and sending it to me.
Janet White Davis and Bob Davis for use of a 1935 yearbook.
Aretta Radcliffe Jaranko for use of a 1940 yearbook and other related articles.
Janell Jaranko for the scanned articles she sent me.
Lucy Wallace Ropp Hornor for her help in obtaining yearbooks.
Renee and Will Hornor for use of a 1981 and 1982 yearbook.
Trey Hornor for use of a 1977 yearbook.
Rebecca Hornor Messe for use of her 1991 & 1992 yearbooks.
Nancy Gibson Barr for all the very special help she provided to me.
Levina Chapman Gibson for spending time with me on the phone. At the age of 106 and a WI Graduate, she had so many wonderful stories to share.
Arrena Jo Kirkpatrick Gaston for use of her 1947 yearbook and for the opportunity to meet one sweet lady.
Sam Scolapio, Jr. for used of the 1970, 1971, 1974 and 1984 yearbooks.
Also to the many people who gave me support through their kind words as I worked on this project.
To my father Wilbur Ellsworth Cork Jr. who graduated from WIHS in 1927. He was my inspiration and motivation in putting this history together.
And especially to my wife Judy Holden Cork for her help and patience while I worked on this project for well over 3000 hours.
My sincere thanks and deepest appreciation to each of you.