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Cape Central High Photos

Ken Steinhoff, Cape Girardeau Central High School Class of 1965, was a photographer for The Tiger and The Girardot, and was on the staff of The Capaha Arrow and The Sagamore at Southeast Missouri State University. He worked as a photographer / reporter (among other things) at The Jackson Pioneer and The Southeast Missourian.

Come here to see photos and read stories (mostly true) about coming of age in Southeast Missouri in the 1960s.

Please comment on the articles when you see I have left out a bit of history, forgotten a name or when your memory of a circumstance conflicts with mine. (My mother says her stories have improved now that more and more of the folks who could contradict her have died off.) Your information helps to make this a wonderful archive and may end up in book form.

High School Clubs and Activities

Central High School had activities to appeal to just about every interest. The Chess Club, for example, didn’t have cheerleaders, but the 1965 Girardot yearbook pictured 16 members.

Knitting Club

The Knitting Club had 17 members in the yearbook.

Co-Operative Education

C.O.E, as it was better known, gave students a chance to work with local businesses. About 75 students participated in the program. Paul Reitzel, left, and Vicki Berry, right, received the J. Doyle Summers Award for outstanding achievements in Co-Operative Education in 1965. I don’t know who the man in the middle is.

Art projects

I don’t know if these objects were the product of the Art Club (24 members) or Art classes.

5 comments to High School Clubs and Activities

  • vicky Berry DeReign

    The man in the middle was the COE teacher. I wish I could remember his name. DUH. Names are the first to go.


    I believe the teacher in the picture was Mr Lang. He taught

  • Rich Neal

    The three guys in the foreground in the Chess Club photo I believe are Ray Vogel(?), Ed McDaniel, and Larry Graden.

  • van riehl

    Not Ray Vogel…..David Watson

  • Barbara Nunnelly Adler

    I think the girl in the art photo is Martha Blattner. Great to see these old photos and remember all those clubs. I LOVED Silver Spear and Red Dagger drama clubs. BTW does any know what ever happened to Mr. Dan Moore who taught Spanish and also sponsored Spanish Club. I would love to be in touch with him to let him know what a big influence Spanish has been in my life. . . now with a son working and living in Spain!

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