April 18th, 2014
“Same Halls, Different Centuries”
Amador Valley High School. Probably one of the oldest and most cherished parts of historic Pleasanton. As we look back over the years, it is quite obvious that the school has changed in many, MANY ways. From looking through the 1964 yearbook of Amador, it was quite shocking for me how different things had actually been, but I did manage to find some similarities.
For example, as shown in this picture above, this is the same hallway in front of the main office that is still there today. This is the corridor that I use to get to my biology class every day! It really astonishes me of how 50 years ago, students just like me were walking through the very same halls, trying to find their biology classes. It’s just another way to show that we are the hometown originals.
Of course, not everything was the same. Let’s look at the cheerleaders. Currently, in the 2013-2014 Varsity cheerleading squad, there are at least 15-20 girls. On the Junior Varsity there are at least 14-18 girls. Now, these numbers are not exact but they are very close. In the 1963-1964 school year (photos below), there were five varsity cheerleaders, one of whom was male. There were three Junior Varsity cheerleaders. Also, there was an additional team called the Pom Pon Girls which consisted of 5 girls, all of whom cheered with pom-pons.
Now that’s what you call a change over 50 years.
-Sruti, Jr. Volunteer
4/18/2014 05:07:56 am
Sruti- thank you for your first blog! It will be so fun to hear from you about your perspectives on our town!
4/18/2014 06:38:53 am
Thank you for your blog. It is nice to see Tom Silva's cheerleading photo after all these years. His brother George had the same position before him. Brings back fond memories of Amador.
4/19/2014 03:08:22 am
Interesting to see the perspective of today's teenagers. Hopefully you'll get more kids interested in local history! Nice usage of historical (primary source) evidence, too.
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