Cheer squad may be from LH Junior High


Mary Wagner Lucas of Lock Haven saw this “Old Photo Album” photo in The Express on Sept. 30 and believes it shows the Lock Haven Junior High School ninth grade cheerleaders in 1948-49, and that she may be the one at upper left. The squad members wore dark navy and gold, and of course, saddle shoes, she said. She recalls that students who earned good grades could be exempt from taking final exams then. When she learned she was exempt from finals, she heard about every class she was taking except math, with teacher John Blake. To be on the safe side, she went to take the test, she said, and “Mr. Blake was surprised to see me. He said, ‘If you go home and clean your saddle shoes, you will be exempt from the test!'”