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- w Ann A r b o r Pioneer and Huron High Schools graduated a total of 1,013 students last night in commencement exercises at the University's Events Building. True to the schools' doubleshift arrangement this year, 384 Huron High s e n i o r s were graduated, starting at 6:15 p.m., while 629 Pioneer High seniors received their diplomas, starting at 8:15 p.m. Ralph Thompson, president of the Huron High Class of 1969, presented the class memorial to Ann Arbor School Board President Joseph R. Julin. The memorial consisted of a group of trees which will be transplanted to the new Huron High grounds. The trees will be designated by a stone marker saying 'Class of 1969.' Also part of the memorial is a $300 scholarship for a member of the class of 1970. The president of the Pioneer High Class of 1969, Ted Kennedy, also presented his class' gift to Julin - a new scoreboard for the school's gymnasium and a $300 scholarship for a member of the Class of 1970. School Supt. W. Scott Westerman Jr. made the presentation of diplomas. Pioneer Principal Theodore R. Rodkicki and Huron Principal Paul Meyers presented scholarship and citizenship honors. Six Huron seniors and four Pioneer seniors earned "all-A" records during their high-school careers. They are James Henle, Michael Mortell, Alan Kortesoja, Janet Polasky, Phyllis Pollack and James Telfer from Huron, and Thomas Adamson, Robert Early, Linda Muehlig and William van der Schalie from Pioneer. Nan Hutchings, class secretary in the lOth, llth and 12th grades and a member of the Pioneer High Homecoming Court last f all, earned the unusual honor of receiving two special awards last night. She received the Alice Porter Medal given to the "outstanding girl citizen of the graduating class," plus the Mary Ellen Lewis Humanitarian Service Award for her "altruistic attitude toward her classmates, high moral character, outstanding dependability and service above self." Miss Hutchings, who has been on the honor roll throughout her high-school career, was a member of the Hostess Club, the Youth Group of the First Methodist Church in A n n Arbor, and was co-chairman of the senior prom committee. She has been active in athletics and was a junior varsity cheerleader. Miss Hutchings plans to attend the University of Michigan next year, where she will prepare for a medical career. The Pioneer High Martin Luther King Jr. Award for "outstanding contributions in the field of human rights" was presented to Marcia Watson, treasurer of the 1968-69 Pioneer Student Council, and Larry Hunter, a member of the NAACP Youth Council and president of FAIR (Future Adults Interested in Inter-group Relations). Miss Watson was chairman of the Civil Rights Assembly Committee of 10 black and 10 white students who planned the weeklong "Human Relations Happening" at Pioneer this spring. She was a member of the Black Students' Union this year. During her junior year, she was on the ''Optimist'' staff , the Future Nurses Club, Inter-Club Council and was Youth Chairman for the 1968 March of Miss Watson plans to attend Kastern Michigan University. Hunter was chairman of the Pioneer Student Council i mittee concerned with civil rights, and was a 12th grade representative to the Black Students' Union this year. He was a member of the Civil Rights Forum during his junior year. He was 'a member of the I leading Committee, and was on I the wrestling team during his I sophomore and .junior vears. I Top Students At Hurón, Pioneer


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