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Be True to Your School

Author
Peg Porter
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Ypsilanti Historical Society
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Test your knowledge about Ypsilanti schools, their histories, and why this was known as "the town where education and commerce meet." 1. What was the name of the first school built on the west side? 2. What local schools were used for student teaching in the 1940s through the 1960s? 3. What ground-breaking social/educational program originated in Ypsilanti? 4. Who was the Michigan Band director who got his start in the Ypsilanti Public Schools? 5. Which elementary schools changed names? 6. Who were the Rough Riders? 7. What was the name of the first high school established in Ypsilanti? 8. When were the first junior high schools opened? 9. Other than gender, how did females entering the Normal in its early years differ from the males? 10. What was the name of the April fool's special issue published by Roosevelt High School? 11. What positions did Norris Wiltse and Leonard Menzi hold? 12. Which school marching band wore kilts? 13. How did Ypsi High students refer to Roosevelt High School? 14. Who were the Sinkopaters? 15. What object was regularly "stolen" by Roosevelt High students? 16. Patrick Cleary established a school in Ypsilanti to offer instruction in what skill? 17. Which institution of higher education accepted women first, the University of Michigan or Michigan State Normal College? 18. Who was Mark Jefferson and why is there a building named for him at EMU? 19. What year did St. John's High School close? 20. When and where was the first kindergarten opened in Ypsilanti? (Answers can be found here) (Peg Porter is the Assistant Editor of the GLEANINGS and a regular contributor of articles published in the newsletter.)