Mesick High (MHS) Class of 1952 Alumni List

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1952 Class List

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Entertainment

The Greatest Show on Earth was the top movie in theaters in 1952, with a lifetime gross of over $36,000,000. Among TV shows in 1952, Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts was the most popular of the year.

Class Memories From 1952

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With the passage of time, I realize more and more just how fortunate we were to have attended MHS. When I graduated there were only about 250 students in the entire high school. But, despite our school's small size, we had some of the finest teachers anywhere. In terms of the sciences, we were the envy of much larger schools because of our well equipped laboratory. Most of this was the work of our Supt. of schools, W.E. Baker and Mr. William Cregar. Mr. Baker was a true visionary and probably did more for education in northern MI than anyone else. Mr. Cregar came to Mesick at the start of the 1948-49 school year and stayed until (I think) 1953. It was he who was responsible for our science labs. He had a PHD in Chemistry and was a great teacher. During my Senior year I was fortunate to be able to occasionally assist him in his teaching of 8th grade General Science. He was one of my favorite teachers. But, then, I liked them all. Paul Ingwell was another favorite of mine. He taught mathematics. I had him for Trig, Geometry and 2nd year Algebra as well as 9th grade Shop. He'd once been a circus wrestler and, after his military servce in WWII, had stayed in England long enough to study advanced mathematics at Oxford.

I've often wondered how it was that a tiny school like Mesick was able to attract such a high caliber of people. It certainly wasn't the money. Whatever it was that came together, we the students were the beneficiaries. To a person, all the teachers were hard-working and dedicated professionals.

But times were different; there were no drugs in the area, and I only recall one pregnant girl in my entire 4 years there. I suppose we'd all be called "goody-two-shoes". That's ok; I miss those times.
Other Posted: 03/14/2009

Reunions and Mesick High School News

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All-school reunion is always held on the last Saturday in June.
Except this year, when it's on the 23rd.
I couldn't make it to this, my 60th, but I'd like all my classmates to know I'm there in spirit. We were truly a unique class. More like family than classmates. I miss them very much and I love them, one and all!
Posted: 03/14/2009

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