subscribe: Posts | Comments


Class Motto: “Yesterday has passed; tomorrow is just a possibility; today is now.”

Class Flower: Gold Mum

Class Colors: Yellow and White

Class Ring:
1963 Senior Ring WRHS TulsaWill Rogers High School Class of 1963 Senior Ring






Commencement Program 1963

Will Rogers HS Class of 1963 Commencement

Click to Enlarge

Commencement was held at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 25, 1963, in the Fairgrounds Pavilion. The event was moved from Skelly Stadium because of rain. This is just one of the many things that makes our memories unique.

The Program:

Processional: Coronation March, Jim Green, Student Director, Will Rogers Band, Carl Barnett, Director
Invocation: Rev. Wade C. Freeman, Calvary Baptist Church
America the Beautiful, Ernest Botkin, Student Director
Introduction: Rev. Finis A. Crutchfield, Boston Avenue Methodist Church
Commencement Address: Dr. Willis M. Tate, president, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas
Will Rogers Alma Mater, Senior Class Band, Ernest Botkin, Student Director
Presentation of Class: Dr. Raymond W. Knight, Principal
Authorization of Graduation: William L. Butler, member, Board of Education
Presentation of Diplomas: Mrs. J. Littleton Daniel, member, Board of Education
Benedication, Rev. George Dodson, Eleventh Street Baptist Church
Recessional: Pomp and Circumstance, Will Rogers Band

The names of 584 seniors were listed in the 24th annual Will Rogers High School Commencement Program.

Will Rogers High School Images

1963 Class Officers:

Mickey Robison, President
Linda Green, Vice-President
Mary Ann Goforth, Secretary
Marti Homan, Treasurer
Pat Riggs, Social Chairman
Ellen Wisby, Student Council Representative
Frank Duncan, Member at Large





Will Rogers Lariat 1963

1963 Lariat Cover

1963 Lariat Staff:

Donna Wolf, Editor
Bill Cochrane, Photographer
Gene Bedingfield
Deanna Betz
Jacci Camp
Carol Davenport
Ken Davidson
Marilyn Echols
Mary Ann Goforth
Lois Gore
Bob Hardy
Pam Holland
Marty Homan
Gerry Hyatt
Gail Richert
Pam Scott
Drenda Stout
Jill Wycoff