|Number of Graduates:
|Song of the Year:
Best Picture of the Year:
||What Kind of Fool am I
Lawrence of Arabia
||Sugar Shackby Jimmy Gilmer & the Fireballs
Surfin' U.S.A. by the Beach Boys
Blue Velvetby Bobby Vinton
Rhythem of the Rain by the Cascades
He's So Fineby the Chiffons
- August 23, 1963: Martin Luther King, Jr. delivers "I have a Dream" speech.
- Nov. 22, 1963: President Kennedy was assassinated.
- 15,000 military advisers sent to South Vietnam.
- Ronald McDonald made his first TV appearance in 1963. The happy clown was portrayed by on other than Willard Scott.
The Class of 1963 started first grade at Central Elementary in the fall of 1952. Kindergarten was not part of the pubic school system at that time. During their second year of school, 1953-1954, the "new elementary" was opened. It was named North Elementary but is currently East Elementary. Students in grades 1-3 placed all their school materials in a paper bag and walked from Central Elementary to North Elementary. Mr. Leo Miller was the principal at that time. These students moved back to central elementary for grades 4-6 and then to the current Hacker Annex for grades 7 & 8. MHHS included grades 9-12.