July 28, 2011
Division Avenue High's 1962 cheerleaders were head turners
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Shown above are four different versions of the same photo. Depicted are the 1962 Division Avenue High School cheerleaders in a photo that appears in the 1962 yearbook.
The picture was provided by Marilyn Monsrud, class of 1963, who has the first four DAHS yearbooks. She has scanned numerous yearbook shots for our blog. Many yearbook photos have insufficient caption information and this was typical. Usually, Marilyn and I email back and forth in an attempt to figure out who is in group photos, and if stymied, I will send to it to people who we know for sure are in the picture.
This photo is different. It is unique in that the cheerleaders were lying on their backs. The problem, when names were accumulated, was how to list the cheerleaders, what order to use. There is no logical starting point.
In a stroke of creativity, it was decided to run four different versions of the same photo. At least you can see all the young faces without having to stand on your head.
In the picture, in no particular order are Melissa Shaffer, Susan Kilbride, Janet Trama, Cathy Burner, Linda Cacioli, Sue Propper, Pam De Gregorio, Linda Kaiser, Joan Kashman and Mary LaMar. Trama and Kaiser, by the way, have the gym floor's white line running through their heads.