Class of 1923

First EHS Annual – The Orange Moon 1922-23


“This being the first annual published by the Ephrata High School, the establishment of a number of potential school traditions was one of the duties of the staff. Among these was the choosing of a suitable name, a name not only suitable for the first annual but for the annuals the Ephrata High School will publish in the future. The name must be significant of two things, the school and the location.

Deeming this too important a decision to leave in the hands of a few, the staff decided to invite every student in the school to contribute a name and offered an annual as a prize to the author of the winning name. The names were submitted and a committee consisting of two teachers and a member of the staff chose the three most suitable and gave to the school the privilege of deciding by ballot the name it wanted its annual to possess. The name selected, and its author is “The Orange Moon”……. Bernice Ohneck, Class of 1925. The first annual portrayed on the cover the school colors; in the minds of the students the picturesque harvest moons which rise over the hills facing the school.”


“To show in some measure our appreciation of the kindly interest you take in us; of the ready sympathy you have for our plans and undertakings; of the loyalty and co-operation with which you support our every activity; people of Ephrata, to you we dedicate this annual.”

Annual Staff

Top: Editor-in-Chief Betty Cross, Business Manager Everett Gibbons. Middle: Assistant Business Manager Dale McMillen. Bottom: Athletic Editor Arthur Short and Joke Editor Helen McGrath.

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