Russ in his LMHS varsity jacket in 1962. That's his first car, a 1953 Oldsmobile Dyna Drive.
Our previous blog post by Ken Taylor was headlined "Why I wish that I had attended Division Avenue High instead of that other school". Ken graduated from Levittown Memorial High School in 1959.
Russ Mulroy did his freshman year at Division, was a starter on the varsity basketball team, and then transferred to Memorial from which he graduated in 1961. He was an all-county level basketball player at Memorial. In his senior year, Russ scored 46 points in a playoff game against previously unbeaten Lawrence.
Here is his reply to Ken's story:
Sorry Ken Taylor feels the way he does about his years at Memorial. I felt the opposite attending Division my freshman year in 1957-58 and couldn’t wait to transfer to LMHS the next year. Better sports teams was the main reason but the students and teachers there made it special. I never felt a hint of snobbery in all my time there, so Ken’s experience puzzles me.