OHS Extracurricular Activities In 1975

Extracurricular activities offered students at Osawatomie High School an education about cultural activities and taught students the value of community service during the winter of 1975. The 1975 Osawatomie High School Year Book, The Trojan commented on the role that the Kays and

Kayettes played in extracurricular activities at OHS, “As the crisp, cool days of autumn became the cold days of winter, the OHS organizations helped keep the students out of total hibernation. The Kays started off the winter season by going to the Big Eight Tourney. They could also be seen this winter selling popcorn at home basketball games. Then as the holiday season rolled around they helped out the Kayettes by sacking candy for their Christmas Program. Aside from their Christmas program, the

Kayettes were busy planning the Mom, Dad, Daughter Banquet. The members treated their parents to a meal and entertained them with a short program.”

The Trojan also commented on the activities of the Student Council and stated “StuCo brightened the winter months with movie nights. They also sponsored Winter Homecoming on February 21. The Homecoming dance was delayed because of bad weather until March 1”.

The Trojan recalled the activities of the Honors Society and wrote “Honors Society started off the season by selling cakes at a basketball game. This money went towards their trip to Kansas City to see Hal Holbrook. Next they traveled to Topeka to see the trial about the Hillsdale Dam”.

The Trojan also recounted the performances of sports-related activities, including the drill team and the pep club and, and stated “Drill team finished out their season with a bang. They gave two performances at the Osawatomie-Paola game, one to ‘Rappin’ on’ and one to ‘Dancing Machine.’ Their final performance was to ‘Hawaii Five-0.  The Trojan observed that the Pep Club was active also, and stated “Pep Club helped raise spirit for the basketball and wrestling season. They also had a breakfast for the basketball girls.”

The Osawatomie High School Future Homemakers of America Club was active also, and The Trojan reported “FHA celebrated FHA week, February 9-15, with a party for their members. They also reminded other people about FHA week by putting a display on the Cable T.V. office uptown.

Extracurricular activities were an important part of an education for the students in Osawatomie’s schools in 1975, and they are today.

Extracurricular activities work to teach students about the value of working to help others in the community, and the value of building up the cultural life in the community following their graduation from Osawatomie High School. The current administration and teachers of Osawatomie’s schools face a great challenge this year because of budget cuts, and the community’s support for the Osawatomie schools extracurricular activities is vital this school year. Osawatomie’s school administrators, teachers and students require the support of the community to preserve the long and valuable tradition of extracurricular activities at Osawatomie High School this school year.


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