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Contributed by Linda Evans Graham. Transcribed for IAGenWeb by Janelle Martin, May 2009

Kamrar High School

“The Sand Burr” Yearbook 1923


E.F. Snow, County Superintendent of Schools

Arminta B. Nere, Superintendent of Schools

Marilyn B. McMunn, Principal of High School

Lester C. Peyton, Assistant Principal of High School


1923 Seniors

Class Flower: Lily of the Valley

Class Motto: “Vincit, qui serprum vincet.”

Class Color: Brown and Gold

Class Officers:

Pearl Hemmen, President

Clarice Hassebrock, Vice-President

Mildred Seamands, Secretary & Treasurer

Gladys Nelson, Carolyn Gerber, Committee


Pearl HemmenPearl has had the honor of being President of the class in its Senior year. A leader by nature, broad-minded and fearless in her stand for what she considers right, she has surely been a joy in the class.


Clarice Hassebrock- A student in every possible way. Such a pleasure to have her with us for four years. She has proved herself worthy of the positions of trust and honor bestowed upon her. She has been chosen as Salutatorian of her class.


Gladys Nelson- Has received all her education in the Kamrar Schools, having started here in the first grade. Upon her has been conferred the honor of representing her class as Valedictorian- her average for the four year’s course being the highest in class.


Carolyn Gerber- Both willing and efficient. She has served her class well in many ways during her four years with them. Respected by all, she has won an especially warm place in the hearts of the ones who know her best, through her unfailing fidelity to her friends and to her school.


Mildred Seamands- Mildred has held the office of class poet throughout her school course and is always in readiness to contribute a rhyme whenever needed. She is noted for her gentle, sympathetic disposition and her unfailing loyalty to her friends.


1923 Juniors


John Walterman

Louise Fonken

Nellie Arnold

Harry Carson

William Jaycox

Marvin Havinga

Orman Van Langen

Alice Carson

Johanna Gerdes

Melbourne Nelson

Lena Olthoff

Kenneth Kennedy

Andrew Van Langen

Jennie Welp

Edith Fonken


1923 Sophomores


Elizabeth Neff

Ella Christensen

Warren Kennedy


1923 Freshmen


Fred Klaver

George Fonken

John Mamminga

Verne Van Langen

Sandy Walterman

Bertha Havinga

Mervin Van Langen

Donald Carson

Lynn Berryhill

Emma Havinga

Anson Smith

Emma Greenfield

Stella Van Langen

Florence Cordes

Juanita Hemmen

Luella Havinga

Amy Ann Olthoff

Lillian Olthoff