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Cherokees at Chilocco

Someone wanted to know who were the Cherokees of my class of '55. My old yearbook has been bled dry from "friends" snitching pieces from it.  I can't even find some of my own pictures in it.  Off the top of my head I can remember:  Mose July, Leonard Ross, Galedia Adair, Monty Lee Rogers, Sandy..........

Here is what I have so far but I will keep searching. Really someone like Ken Ellis, Trent Tilly or one of the alumni would be better for this. James Edwards, past president could be more informative.
Donna Jones Flood, Class of '55

I have:

1. Richard Downing, '54, Cherokee, son of Mrs. Mary (Downing) Silversmith of Picher.
He was salutatorian and Annual King.  Printing trade, Editor in chief, Journal, Vice President, Type Tusslers club, Group Leader, Baseball, Basketball; Lettermen's Club, Journalism Club, National Guard ' 52-3-4.

2. Gayle Joann Foster
, Miss Chilocco 1953. Associate editor, Journal, Student Council, Honor Society, vice-president, sub-deb club, member of the choir

3. Heawatha Collier is a Cherokee from Tulsa. Elected Chilocco Princess 1954-55.
Arts and Crafts club, the Honor Society, Choir and Girls Double Quartet

Class of '54

Juanita Bean, Cherokee, Long Beach, Ca. Home Ec. Editor in Chief, Chiloccoan Cheerleader, Student Council '51-'53,  Class secretary, vice pres. Pep Club Secretary F.H.A. Club, Honor Society,  Band; Dance Band, Script writer, Home Ec. Play, Honorary Student Council; Reparter '51-2-3-4.

Betty Creekkiller, Cherokee-Spavinaw, Cafe Management, Program Chairman, Sub Deb Club; Museum and Guides Club

Jeff Creekkiller, Cherokee-Spavinaw, Painting, Group Leader,  2 years Trades Club Firemen's Club, Band; Dance Band.

From the annual of 1956  I have that is completely intact:

Shawn Bradley, Cherokee
-Duncan. Printing, Choir; Boy's Chorus; Track, Wrestling, National Guard, Co. "C"

Rosie Marie Bullock. Cherokee-Arkansas City, Kansas, Cafe management, Sub-Deb, Vice president-, Jr. Red Cross

Jennie Collier, Cherokee,  Claremore, pre-nursing. Game leader, 4-H club, Band

Tommy Hathcoat, Cherokee- Chilocco. Printing Track, 1 1/2 Senior year.

Maxine Little,  Cherokee, Borger, Tx. General Home Ec. Student Council, Choir, Sextet, Double Quartet; Honor Society: Secretary, Sunday School: Journalism club; picture committee, and Navajo committee chairman, Chiloccoan; future Homemakers of America; Associate editor, Indian School Journal; Prom Queen, National Guard Sweetheart attendant.

Leah Matheson-Ute-Cherokee-Ft. Duchesne, Utah. Cosmetology, Animal Husbandry, Aggie club

Ida McElhaney, Cherokee-Porum, General home economics, Choir; Merry Homemakers' club;  Jr. Red Cross; Reporter, Indian School Journal;  Journalism club; typing committee chairman, 1956 Chiloccoan, Honor Society

David H. Sixkiller, Cherokee-Watts Printing, Choir: Boys Chorus, Manager,  Wrestling, Type Tussler's club; Associate editor, 1056 Chiloccoan, Honor Society, President Baptist Training  Union; Ass't supt., Sunday School

Harold L. tyner, Cherokee-Tulsa, Carpentry, National guard, Co "C" Explorer Scouts; Trades club; Vice president Carpentry club, Honor Society

Dru Ella Welch, Cherokee-Tulsa. Cafe management, Band 4 years, Jr. Red Cross; 4-H club, 4 years Honor Society.
Robert Whitekiller, Cherokee, Tulsa, Ok. Dry cleaning and pressing, Football, Basketvall, Baskietball Letterman's club; Vice president Senior class; President Student Council, Honor Society, Boys club editor, Indian School Journal; National Guard, Co. "C"

Leon England Cherokee
-Chilocco.. Enlisted in Navy

Donna Jones, Ponca, Shawnee, Cherokee,'55, Choir, Sextet, Octet, Soloist, Merry Homemakers, Home Ec. Student Council, Journalism Club, Art Editor, Journal Editor, Prom Queen attendant

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