smashing of the atom heralded the
coming of the 'space age.' Colonel John
Glenn's orbital flight ushered in that age for
American youth. This historic flight not only
captured their imagination but focused their
attention on the arduous training required of
an astronaut for a successful flight.
The 1962 GARRIGOLD depicts the story
of the training program for Garrigan
students in preparation for their orbital flight
to their Maker."
(quote from the 1962 GARRIGOLD)
mixed chorus presented their third annual operetta,
Chonita, about the life of a young girl that has to choose between the
life of a gypsy princess and a wealthy noble family that would take
Pictured here are the Garrigan football cheerleaders. They
kept busy cheering the Bears on to victory. They worked to
boost school spirit by putting posters up in the halls before
games and lending their enthusiasm to the student body.
All-School Play this year was the French comedy "The
Miser" by Moliere. All agreed that it was one of the most
entertaining shows yet. Miss Kathleen Griffin was the director.
year's homecoming royal court is pictured to
the right. King Jerry Krieps and Queen Mary Carol
Gengler started off the homecoming dance right
after the game.
popular "Christmas Carol" was presented at the
Christmas concert this year along with the choirs and
Father Donald Ries helped start Garrigan's formal
guidance program this year. The goal was to make
sure each student was living up to their potential
and becoming responsible adults. Fr. Ries took the
title of guidance director along with his many other
track became more popular this year as a record forty-seven
members ran for the Bears at their eight major meets. They did quite
an outstanding job, especially since the track facilities were not yet
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