FORT JENNINGS - Fort Jennings High school class of 1953 will celebrate its 55th class reunion July 19. A Mass will be celebrated at 5 p.m. in St. Joseph Catholic Church. A banquet will follow at The Outpost. The 1953 class members began their education under the guidance of the Tiffin Franciscans; first grade teacher, Sr. Mary Elwardine; second grade, Sr. Mary Barbara; third grade, Sr. Mary Paul and Sr. Mary Winifred; fourth grade, Sr. Mary Theophane; fifth grade, Sr. Mary Agnes; and sixth grade, Sr. Mary Celestine.

Of the 20 members of the class, nineteen survive. Ann Biedenharn Spencer died this past August.

The class flower was a carnation. "Climb though rocks be rugged," was the class motto. Rose and silver were class colors.

Members of the class include: top row: l-r, Mary Ann (Metzger) Mahoney; Jane (Dickman) Stark; Byron Moenter; Supt. Clarence W. Specht; Carl Wieging; Helen (German) Wehri; Jo Evelyn (Ricker) Schwaiger; second row: Mary Jane (Warnecke) Landwehr; Alice (Metzger) Kissell; third row: Robert Miehls; Roger Broecker; Betty (Siebeneck) Zuppardo; Sylvia (Wittler) Horstman; Kenneth Raabe; fourth row: Edna (Wiechart) Wurth; Delores (Horstman) Meeker; Beverly (Moore) Wyatt; Mary Ann (Biedenharn) Spencer; Ruth (Pothast) Hawk; Patricia (Recker) Youngpeter; and Carol (Metzger) O'Neil. Class president was Betty Siebeneck; vice president, Roger Broecker; and secretary-treasurer, Sylvia Wittler.