Names Make 'The News'



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Names Make 'The News'

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Names Make 'The News'


Sanford (Fla.)
High schools--Florida
High schools--Alumni and alumnae
High schools--Buildings
High schools--History--20th century
Glee clubs


Newspaper article about Glee Club presentation of Arthur Sullivan's and William Schwenck Gilbert's H.M.S. Pinafore on at Seminole High School on March 31, 1944. Actors and roles included: Neil Powell as Sir Joseph Porter, Dick Aiken as Captain Corcoran, Bob Crumley as Ralph Rackstraw, Bob Callahan as Dick Deadeye, M. L. "Sonny" Raborn as Bill Bobstay, Wayde Rucker as Bob Beckett, Lucy Ward as Josephine, Bobbynette Beard as Cousin Hebe, and Mildred "Bouffie" Robson as Mrs. "Little Buttercup" Cripps. The opera was directed by Ruther Jackson, with Catherine Clark as accompanist and Carey Meekins as dance advisor.

Located at 301 West Seventh Street in Sanford, Florida, Seminole High School was originally established as Sanford High School in 1902. The building was designed by W. G. Talley in the Romanesque revival style. Due to an increasing student population, a new school building was constructed on Sanford Avenue in 1911. The original building on Seventh Street served as Westside Grammar Elementary School, which was later renamed Sanford Grammar School. In 1984, the building was placed on the National Registry of Historic Places and converted into the Student Museum. The building reopened as the University of Central Florida's Public History Center in 2012. In 1927, a high school campus was designed by Elton J. Moughton in the Mediterranean revival style and constructed at 1700 French Avenue. The school reopened on January 10 and was renamed Seminole High School. In 1960, the high school moved to a new campus at 2701 Ridgewood Avenue and the former building on French Avenue was converted to Sanford Junior High School, which was later renamed Sanford Middle School. The old building was demolished in the summer of 1991 and replaced by a $5.77 million school complex. As of 2013, Seminole High School offers various Advanced Placement courses, the Academy for Health Careers, and the International Baccalaureate Programme for students.


Stenstrom, Julian


Original newspaper article by Julian Stenstrom: "Names Make 'The News.'" The Sanford Herald, June 2, 1991, pages 1A and 5A: Private Collection of Walter Smith.


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ca. 1991-06-02

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Smith, Walter

Has Format

Original newspaper article by Julian Stenstrom: "Names Make 'The News.'" The Sanford Herald, June 2, 1991, pages 1A and 5A.

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Digital reproduction of original newspaper article by Julian Stenstrom: "Names Make 'The News.'" The Sanford Herald, June 2, 1991, pages 1A and 5A.

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The Sanford Herald, June 2, 1991, pages 1A and 5A.
Seminole County Public Schools Collection, Student Museum and UCF Public History Center Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Is Referenced By

Smith, Walter. Interviewed by John Settle. UCF Public History Center, HAR 1063392P. March 2, 2013. Video record available. UCF Public History Center.




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Seminole High School, Sanford, Florida

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History Teacher


Originally created by Julian Stenstrom and published by The Sanford Herald.

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Copyright to this resource is held by The Sanford Herald and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

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UCF Public History Center History Harvest, Spring 2013


Steele, Kris

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External Reference

"Seminole High School." Seminole High School, Seminole County Public Schools.
Sanford Historical Society (Fla.). Sanford. Charleston, SC: Arcadia, 2003.
Sullivan, Arthur, Bryceson Treharne, and W. S. Gilbert. H.M.S. Pinafore: Or, The Lass That Loved a Sailor. New York: G. Schirmer, 1860.

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