’64-65 Guidance Counselors

This is the official photograph of the guidance counselors that ran in the 1965 Girardot. It was hardly comforting that the most prominent poster on display was explaining “Military Service and You.”

The yearbook photo caption said “Especially with the increasing number of students in each of Central’s classes, it is necessary to have a Guidance Department to aid in the counseling, testing, scheduling and orientation. The counselors advise students on which college to attend, which occupations to follow, and which classes should be taken in high school.”

Norman Schwab, left, was the Senior Counselor; Grace Miller, center, guided the sophomores, and Thomas Cushman worked with the juniors. Click on the photos to make them larger.

Counselors encouraged student ambitions

After shooting their formal portrait, I took opportunity to share with them my career plans. I told them I had picked Bill Hopkins to manage my run for Student Body President. With that experience on my resume, I planned to go to law school, then get involved in some local political races until I was positioned to run for President of the United States in 1984, the first year I would be constitutionally qualified to serve.

You can tell that they were confident that I could accomplish all my goals.

4 Replies to “’64-65 Guidance Counselors”

  1. Norman Schwab sold me my first Life Insurance policy a week after Marylyn and I got married. I still have it and it is worth 10 times what I payed for it.

  2. Norman Schwab was my sociology teacher my senior year. I remember him telling us a WW II story about soldiers’ performance under combat conditions. I joined the Marine Corps on my 18 birthday, 3 days after graduation from CHS in 1960.

  3. Wow! I was amazed to see my mother, Grace Miller, in the picture with Norman Schwab and Tom Cushman. I can tell you from personal experience that she was a great mother and in-house councelor. She later moved to Lincoln Univ. in Jefferson City after getting her PHD at Tulsa University.
    Thanks for sharing this with me.

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