Worthington High School 1962

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Worthington High School 1962 is a videorecording. It is 54 minutes and 58 seconds long.

It was created in 2003.

Optasia Productions LLC is the Production company. Dan Riddle and Jeff Gardner are the Producers. Dave McCoy is the Narrator.

This video was created to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Thomas Worthington High School (TWHS) Class of 1962. It opens with an onscreen greeting from David McCoy, member of the Class of 1962, who also provides off-screen narration and personal anecdotes throughout the video.

The first 20 minutes of the video are a year-by-year montage of the students' experiences throughout high school. Major events, such as the school's production of 'Oklahoma!' going on despite a power outage caused by an ice storm, and everyday activities, like lunchtime walks to an Old Worthington soda fountain, are mentioned. Archival television footage, audio, and photographs documenting the popular culture of the late 50s/early 60s are featured alongside photographs and motion picture footage filmed at TWHS during that time.

An In-Memoriam segment beginning at approximately 23 minutes, 30 seconds is introduced by the 1962 Senior Class President, Mike Minister, who recites a portion of his commencement address in dedication to his departed classmates and teachers. Individuals are identified by name and photograph.

An extended (approximately 10-minute) oral history interview with former TWHS teacher Charles G. Rousculp begins at 28 minutes, 30 seconds, during which Rousculp shares his memories of, and congratulations for, the Class of 1962 and recalls his memories of two 1962 graduates, Byron Tennant and John Hrinko, who were killed in action while serving in the Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. Rousculp also references his memoir, 'Chalk Dust on My Shoulder' which was published in 1969.

The final portion of the video consists of videotaped messages from former teacher June Porter Hall, one other unidentified teacher, and three unidentified former classmates of the Class of 1962. A roster of the Class of 1962 scrolls up the screen to conclude the video.

You can find the original at Old Worthington Library.

This file was reformatted digital in the format video/mpeg.

The Worthington Memory identification code is wpl0300.

This metadata record was human prepared by Worthington Libraries on July 25, 2019. It was last updated August 7, 2019.