KHS Trivia of 1967

UPDATED December 6, 2009

KHS 1967 TRIVIA CONTENTS:  (Scroll down to view)

  • SCHOOL MASCOT:  History of the Bearcat
  • SCHOOL SONGS:  "Spirit of KHS" and "Loyalty"
  • KHS STUDENT ADVISORY BOARD: 1966-1967 CAT-a-logue
  • KHS CLASS OF 1967 QUIZ:  Do You Remember???

SCHOOL MASCOT

In 1923, KHS students were asked to submit names for a School Mascot.  About 35 names were suggested, then the Student Advisory Board narrowed the choices to four.  The final vote by all students was:  Bearcats, 206; Buffaloes, 138; Wolverines, 92, and Kubs, 51.  So Kearney High became the "Home of the Bearcats".

In 1937, Elizabeth Cummings, a former KHS Choral Director, wrote the words to a school song with the help of two senior students, Pauline (Freeman) Goodwin and Janet (Coussins) Coleman.  Music for the song was composed by senior Harold Keiss.  "Spirit of KHS" was adopted as the official school song in 1937. 

You have to remember the tune, but here are the lyrics:


SCHOOL SONG:  "SPIRIT OF KHS"

Oh, Kearney High, to you we'll always be true,
You are the best school in the land.
Our colors waving high, bright golden and blue,
For your ideals we'll always stand.
And as we onward go to fame and renown,
Our loyalty will never die.
To you we sing
Our homage bring
Oh, hail to you, oh Kearney High.

(YELL:)
With a K, with an E, with an A-R-N-E-Y,
With an H, with an I, with an H-I-G-H, High.

(REPEAT SONG)


SCHOOL SONG:  "LOYALTY"

We're loyal to you, Kearney High,
We're golden and blue, Kearney High,
We'll back you to stand,
You're the best school in the land,
For we know you will win, Kearney High.
Rah, rah, rah,
Strike out the ball, Kearney High,
We're backing you all, Kearney High,
Our team is our famed protector,
On boys, for we expect a victory from you, Kearney High.

 

KHS STUDENT ADVISORY BOARD:  CAT-A-LOGUE

In 1966-1967, the Student Advisory Board published a "CAT-a-logue" for all students to "better acquaint you with the school traditions, classes, clubs, graduation, and other schools affairs."  

KHS 1966-1967 SAB CAT-a-logue
userfiles/File/KHS1967_CAT-a-logue.pdf


KHS CLASS OF 1967 QUIZ

1.  How many students graduated in the KHS Class of 1967?

2.  Guess how many 1967 graduates still lived in Kearney -- as of 2007?

3.  According to our "KHS Spirit" school song (can you sing it?), what are our official school colors?

4.  What is the Kearney High School mascot?  What is the Kearney Junior High mascot?

5.  All students were required to buy a "Student Activity Ticket" that allowed you to attend 5 football games, 8 basketball games, 5 wrestling meets, 2 plays, 1 Musicala, 2 band concerts, 2 vocal concerts, and 1 combined concert.  How much did a "Student Activity Ticket" cost in 1967?

6.  How much did it cost to buy lunch in the KHS Cafeteria in 1967?

7.  What time did school start (1st period) and end (7th period) in 1967?

8.  In the center of the KHS building (across from the library) was a glass-enclosed terrarium.  What was this space officially called?

9.  Who was the Principal of Kearney High School in 1967?

10.  If a student parked in the faculty parking lot, how much could he or she be fined?

BONUS QUESTION:

Name the eight KHS students who were employees in 1967 at the "Kearney Blue Bell Creamery" owned by Bill Richardson.  Hint: Five were KHS 1967 students; one was a KHS 1968 student; two were KHS 1965 students.

SCROLL DOWN TO SEE THE CORRECT ANSWERS.

 

 

1.  How many students graduated in the KHS Class of 1967?  
(Answer: 222 students graduated on May 28, 1967.)

2.  Guess how many 1967 graduates still lived in Kearney -- as of 2007?
(Answer: 54)

3.  According to our "KHS Spirit" school song (can you sing it?), what are our official school colors?
(Answer: "Bright golden and blue")

4.  What is the Kearney High School mascot?  What is the Kearney Junior High mascot?
(Answers: Bearcat; Bearcub)

5.  Students were required to buy a "Student Activity Ticket" that allows you to attend 5 football games, 8 basketball games, 5 wrestling meets, 2 plays, 1 Musicala, 2 band concerts, 2 vocal concerts, and 1 combined concert.  How much did a "Student Activity Ticket" cost in 1967?
(Answer: $4.00)

6.  How much did it cost to buy lunch in the KHS Cafeteria in 1967?
(Answer: $0.35)

7.  What time did school start (1st period) and end (7th period) in 1967?
(Answers: 1st period started at 8:45am and 7th period ended at 3:25pm)

8.  In the center of the KHS building (across from the library) was a glass-enclosed terrarium.  What was this space officially called?
(Answer: Life-Science Court)

9.  Who was the Principal of Kearney High School in 1967?
(Answer: Gerald Brummer)

10.  If a student parked in the faculty parking lot, how much could he or she be fined?
(Answer: 50 cents)

BONUS QUESTION:

Name the eight KHS students who were employees in 1967 at the "Kearney Blue Bell Creamery" owned by Bill Richardson.  Hint: Five were KHS 1967 students; one was a KHS 1968 student; two were KHS 1965 students.

(Answer: KHS 1967 students were Franny Hauver, Cindy Hiner, La Donna Meadows, Trudy Martin, and Dave Richardson.  KHS 1968 student was Mike Shada.  KHS 1965 students were Chris Richardson and Marsha Shada.  Their adult supervisor was Mitzi Yanney.)  

SCORING:

All 11 Correct:  Awesome, dude!  You're now ready for the Senior Edition of "Trivial Pursuit".

8-10 Correct:   Terrific!  It's not too late to join the National Honor Society... or is it?

5-7 Correct:     Pretty good.  Sing "KHS Spirit", read your Log, and your memory will improve!

2-4 Correct:     Not bad for someone who can't remember where your own car keys are.

0-1 Correct:     Yep, Miss Ogle would have kept you after school to study harder.