Friday, January 13, 2012

PHS Future Homemakers of America

The museum recently received a donation from Princeville High School of Future Homemakers of America memorabilia including scrapbooks, certificates, photos, banners and much more. As most of you know, FHA is now FCCLA (Family, Community and Career Leaders of America). The name change occurred in 1999. Princeville High School has a long history of FHA and FCCLA. We appreciate PHS for sharing these memories with us. If you would like to view any of these items, please come visit. For any questions, please email

Pictured above is a group photo of the FHA members in the 1946-1947 school year. Looks like a presentation on grooming? This would have been in the old PHS building on East Main Street. The members that year were (not in order of how they appear in photo): Janet Martin, Eileen Heinz, Louise Gould, Joan Ryan, Virginia Burdick, Jeanette Camp, Dorothy Baurer, Betty Guth, Phyllis Gruner, Wintress Webster, Mae Callery, Joan Berry, Joan Kelly, Doris Oppelz, Donna Fry, Kathleen Dubois, Marjorie Peterson, Anna Mae Noland, Wilma Wieland, Ruth Ryan, Frances Adams, Jean Doubet, Edith Williams, Beverly Nuss, Ethel Burns, Cleta Stewart, Patricia Laisure, Cecelia Dallinger, Marjorie Morris, Betty Sniff, Patricia Allan, Rita Ryan, Mary Wys, Eleanor Asal, Betty Guth, Patsy Sniff, Barbara Colgan, Joan Murnan, Marie Foster, Mary Ann Smith, Doris Miller, Donna Boyer, Dorothy Camp, Iola Doubet, Joyce White, Ruth Gruner, Bernice Wagenbach, Dorothy Callery, JoAnne Purcell, Particia Carr, Betty Lawrence, Betty Lindsey, Amy DeBord, Marjorie Emory, Marilyn Ingle, Leona Smith, Judy Friedman, Patricia Calhoun, Emily Menold, Ruth Guth, Della Streitmatter, Evelyn Gruner, Martha Peterson, Marilyn Noonen, Helen Adolphson, Martha Jean Baughman, Mary Ellen Beall, Audrey Buskirk, Betty McDonnell, Marcella Whitaker, Barbara Delbridge, Rosemary Schelkopf, Shirley Biederbeck, Jeanne Coats, Phyllis Kirtley, Maxine Kelly, Velma Stewart, Barbara Cheesman, Donna Allen, Ruth Ann Oakes, Miriam Hemmer.

The above photo is from December 18th, 1957 for the annual Christmas Tea. Look at the ladies' hats, aren't they exquisite? The description in the yearbook is: Wednesday afternoon, December 18th, from 2 to 4 the F.H.A. had its annual Christmas Tea in the Home Economics Room. This tea is for all the mothers of the high school students. The freshman Home Ec. girls decorated the room and made the delicious cookies, open faced sandwiches and punch. Mrs. Dorothy Caldwell poured the punch and Christmas carols were played during the tea. The ladies in photos are not identified. From the description, we assume the lady at the punch bowl is Dorothy Caldwell. If you know any of the ladies in the pictures, please let us know.

This last photo is from the 1959-1960 yearbook. The members who wore costumes are Judy Graves, Colette Godsil, Mary Ann Kelly, Emma Sue Gilkeson, Joyce Rumbold, Mary Gilles, Marilyn Emery, Sharon Pullen, Sharon Kuhn. Do any of you remember this pizza party? Any comments on how you made your costume?