Zephyrhills High School – 1920


Highlights of 1920

5th grade, about 1920

School Notes, Zephyrhills Colonist, November 11, 1920

The school is practicing for the Armistice sing.

The days do not seem right now that the opening hour has been moved from 8:30 to 9:00 o’clock. It seems a long time till noon.

Misses Lue Genia and Alice Culbreath are back again after a week spent in recuperating at home in Bushnell. Inverness will test the metal of our basket ball boys today. Were it not so far, our ZHS girls would play also. Two of the rooms are over-crowded. There are 57 in the second-third grade room and 52 in the sixth-seventh grade room. Such should not be the case.

Photo above is courtesy the Pioneeer Museum in Dade City and has the written message, “Zephyrhills Hi 9th grade—1920.

A Long Time Ago—Members of the Junior High at Zephyrhills Public School 47 years ago (the 1919-1920 term) include several persons who are still around the community today. According to Mrs. Leonard Daniel of Dade City who provided the photo, identified are:

First row, left to right—Emory Stebbins, Julius Piller, Kenneth Moore, George Neukom, John Stephenson, Fred Roush and Tommy Adams.

Second row, kneeling—Leone Chaudoin, Eunice Smith (now Mrs. George Neukom), Cecil Lee Smith (now county tax collector), John Helms, Leslie Gillett, Oliver Eikeland, Peter Eileland and Bascome Roberts.

Standing left to right—G.B. Dewees, teacher; Exa Filmod, Augusta Parker, Betty Morgan, Lucille Parker, Inez Lindstrom, Marie Lee, Mozelle Richardson, Bonnie Bell Smith (now Mrs. Willie Wells), Lucille Ryals, Willie Kersey, Margaret Pippin (now Mrs. Carl Tait of Dade City), and Bessie Kate Pennington (now Mrs. W. Byron Hill).

In the rear, standing—Henry Bailey, Grady Wallace, Jim Adams, Alice Cripe (now Mrs. Daniel), and Frankie Daniel (now Mrs. John Sellars of Tampa).

Photo and caption from the Zephyrhills News, March 2, 1967.

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