Thursday, May 19, 2022

Timeline: 1943

  • January 12, 1943 Activities/Clubs

    Science Academy

    J.H.S. Science Academy presents the first entertainment of the year. Harry Wren, with the aid of John Morley, demonstrates general principles of airplane control. The evening also included the film "Parachute for Safety."

  • February 13, 1943 Sports

    First Trophy

    Basketball team in tournament sponsored by Forney High School. “Awarded a trophy for second place in the Consolation Round. A trifle inglorious, but still the first trophy won by the school.”

    Principal's Diary

  • April 2, 1943 Anecdotes

    Army-Navy Qualifying Test

    Under government sponsorship the school, in conjunction with about 28,000 other school centers throughout the country, administers the Army-Navy qualifying test for students interested in the Army-Navy college training programs. Fourteen seniors took the test which was supervised by Fr. Mulhern and Mr. Kammer.

  • April 5, 1943 Sports

    Opening Baseball Game

    The baseball team was formed in response to requests by boys wanting to play. The opening baseball game vs Forest Avenue was played at Fair Park. In a six inning game Jesuit lost 11-0.

    Principal's Diary

  • April 9, 1943 Anecdotes

    General’s Assistant Visits

    Rev. Zachaeus Maher, S.J., asst. to the general of the Jesuits, visits Jesuit as part of an informal tour of Jesuit high schools and universities

  • May 1943 Anecdotes

    School Flag Donated

    A school flag - blue background with school seal in gold and white in the center - was donated by Mr. and Mrs. John N. Desco

    The Roundup 5/26/43

  • May 1943

    First Bishop Lynch Award Winner

    First Bishop Lynch Award winner, Shorty Wall '45, also became the first to win twice. He earned the award again in 1945. The award was initially given to any student and became a senior award later.

  • September 13, 1943 Anecdotes

    Second Academic Year Begins

    Registration: 185 students, a decrease from last year’s opening number, but an increase over the closing number of last year which was approximately 165.

    Principal's Diary

  • December 7, 1943 Activities/Clubs

    “The Will for Right”

    “The Will for Right,” a 15 minute play written by Jesuit H.S. students tied for first place in the Dallas Kiwanis Club contest. The theme: Keep America American

    Principal's Diary