Newark High School Class of 1959 Memories
Newark, Ohio

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A Wonderfully Restored Minerva, is now back in place, at Newark High School.

In 2015, the Class of 1953 sponsored the restoration of the statue with Tom Leidy and Dan Stricker, co-chairmen.
In 2016, the Class of 1959 sponsored this display panel with Tom Heisey and Jack Shumaker, co-chairmen.
This panel was designed by A & D Advertising Design of Granville, Ohio.

Newark High School Newark, Ohio Class of 1959
55th Reunion 2014

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Carry me back and
make me feel at home,
Let me cling to those memories
that won't let me alone.
Statler Brothers
"Carry Me Back"

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band room
Why did they call it the "Band Room"? It wasn't a room, it was the noisest place on earth. Where you waited forever on your babe to finally be released from the grip of Myron Pearce. Art classes were upstairs, Mr. Martin reading Mad Magazine.

Majorette Sandy Scaffide, 1959

My 2017 Resolution
Great Grandson Rylen councils me, on how to slow down.

My guess is it would be classified as a psychological disorder, but I have a tough time throwing things away. There are notes passed to me in the third grade, at Roosevelt Junior High School, stuck away in boxes in my attic.

In Reynoldsburg, Ohio, where i live, my community dedication was to the Historical Society where another large website was created. This details events back to the eighteen hundreds.

The website you have reached here, is my way of reliving all those wonderful years of growing up in Newark, Ohio. Long live the Fifties!

After my sixtieth year, people started referring to me as a "Historian."

In all my treasures of the past however, one has eluded me. That is a photo of the Fairfield Shoppe, formerly located at the corner of Fairfield Avenue and Mt. Vernon Road in Newark, Ohio. If anyone out there has any type of photograph of this hallowed site, please do not hesitate to send it to me.

     Finally !!!
fairfield shop
A miracle has happened, sent to me on Christmas Eve 2011, by classmate Julie Ketner. A 1957 partial photo of the Fairfield Shoppe, the dark building to the right of the pick-up truck. Julie's brother, Bob, looks for buried treasure.

Any photos from your youth are welcomed on this site. This includes photos of buildings and places where all of us hung out. Send them to my email address, drop them off or mail copies of them to:

Philip Vaughn
1175 Rosehill Road
Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068
Home Office: 614-864-7870
Cell: 614-519-9770

A new Facebook page has been created for Newark High School classmates from 1940 to 1959. Click on the Facebook logo above, to view the site.

Check Out the Official NHS Class of '59 Website

Other Class Internet Links to Newark High School, Newark, Ohio.
Newark CIty Schools Alumni Search       Licking County Genealogical Society

Class of 1974     Class of 1968     Class of 1964     Class of 1963     Class of 1961     Class of 1960     Class of 1954     Class of 1953    

Pride of Newark Marching Bands

Marilyn Boyling '59 Class Secretary and Wildcat Cheerleader, Photographed August 2005.