The Clarion Wayback Machine: 40 years ago

Published in the Kennedy Clarion, November 7, 1975

Band-Aids planned (actual headline)

Kennedy student government approved two fundraising events for the Kennedy Marching Band and Color Guard.

Besides performing

before school and sections of the band performing during the day on the Quad where they sold buttons, patches and hats; the band also held a one-time event called

“Carna-Gram Day” where students sent carnations with messages to one another.   (edited)

Speech visits S.C.

(actual headline)

Kennedy’s Speech Team participated in a tournament in Santa Cruz where they brought home three trophies and placed seventh out of 35 teams.   Eight students and their teacher Mrs. Jurgens stayed in the Coastal town overnight with all expenses paid by the Sac Unified School District and Kennedy High School budgets. (edited)

Sheriff removes former teacher (actual headline)

A County Sheriff in Trilla, Illinois led Daniel Hansen, former teacher at Kennedy High School off the church lawn while the choir was singing “What a Friend We Have in Jesus.”   (actual lead in 900-word narrative)   Hansen had been traveling across the U.S. on his bicycle from Sacramento to Raleigh, N.C. camping on front lawns of churches along the way with permission from pastors and neighbors, living on only $3 a day.   The young teach had been laid off by SCUSD in 1969. (edited)

Girls’ swim team devours McClatchy (actual headline)

Kennedy’s girls swim team set five new school records in a 64-31 rout of McClatchy Lions on Oct 30.   Kennedy swimmers captured nine of the 11 events en route to their win. (actual text)

Third Metro Cougars fall to Sacramento

Kennedy’s hopes for a Metro League title were dimmed Thursday night when the Cougars lost to the Sacramento Dragons 8-6 at Hughes Stadium in a game most will remember as a mud bowl.   (actual text)



CLARION Facts (1975)

The weekly newspaper was still printed by the Kenndy Print Shop where they operated a commercial printing press which had been purchased shortly after the school opened in 1967.

Editor – Carol Boothby

Principal – Ronald Morgan

Director of Student Activities – Byron Clemons

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