Worthington Natatorium Open House


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Worthington Natatorium Open House is a picture, with genre photograph. Its dimensions are 3.5 in. x 5 in..

It was created on Sunday, February 18, 1973.

Activity Club of Thomas Worthington High School is the Contributor.

Pictured here are members of the Activity Club at the open house and dedication ceremony of the Worthington Natatorium. The indoor swimming pool, dedicated to the youth of Worthington in memory of David Burt and Charles Shupe opened in February 1973. David Burt and Charles Shupe were members of the Worthington High School swim team who lost their lives in a traffic accident 1966. The open house and dedication ceremony were sponsored by Swiminc, the Cardinal Boosters, and Worthington Swim Boosters. The event featured the Worthington High School swim team, scuba diving demonstrations, and high diving exhibitions. The Activity Club provided refreshments for the event.

The Activity Club was founded in 1937 as the Personality Club by Mrs. Miriam Mackay, who saw a great need to form and organization dedicated to assisting youth with their social and personal problems. The club was originally formed with sponsorship by the Worthington P.T.A. Among the first activities of the group was the remodeling of formals for girls who were in need of them. Guidance concerning proper dress, manners and hostess etiquette were in demand. Although the club's focus was initially on girls, boys soon became interested and were also included in the programs. Over the years interests broadened, and the group was reorganized as the Activity Club. Social dancing classes for students from grade 4 to 12 became a major activity of the club during the 1940s and 1950s. Interest in dancing declined during the 1960s. Following a brief renewal of interest in dancing in the late 1970s, the emphasis on dance programs was discontinued.

During the 1980s the purpose of the Activity Club broadened to fulfill changing needs. New projects were initiated, such as workshops on leadership skills, College Previews, College Fairs, and coordination of the Baccalaureate Service for graduating seniors. The Activity Club began sponsoring the Junior-Senior Prom "Afterhours" in 1986, and a "Cards Camp," a middle school drug, alcohol and tobacco prevention program in 1988. Following the opening of Worthington Kilbourne High School, the club split into two separate Activity Clubs, one for each school.

It covers the topics swimming and clubs.

It covers the city Worthington.

You can find the original at Activity Club of Thomas Worthington High School.

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The Worthington Memory identification code is twa0053_002.

This metadata record was human prepared by Worthington Libraries on January 10, 2006. It was last updated October 20, 2017.