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Real Tiger
Written May 25, 2006

 

Richwood High School fans arriving for a basketball game received printed programs that listed the players by name, number, grade, and height.  Ours were mimeographed on single sheets of orange paper, folded in half.

For the February 12, 1965, game against the Marion Catholic Irish, the cover artwork showed a winking tiger wearing a crown while chewing a shamrock.  Unfortunately for the Tigers, we didn't actually chew up the Irish that night; we lost.  But fortunately for me, I got to broadcast the third quarter on WMRN-FM, which led to my present career.

The back cover of the program had a feature on one of the members of the team.  For this game, I was the subject.  At the risk of immodesty, I reproduce here what was written on that page, including typos.  Click on various accomplishments to go to related articles.

(I point out, at even further risk of boasting, that I went on to finish all eight semesters with a 4.0 average to become the valedictorian of my class.  And I placed first in the state in physics in the 1965 Ohio Scholarship Tests.)

 

MEET THE TIGERS:

             TOM THOMAS

             As school years come and go, so do students and athletes.  One long to be remembered for his tremendous efforts will be Varisty Basketball Manager Tom Thomas.  This outstanding senior has been a great help to the entire athletic program and will be missed greatly after his graduation in May.  Tom's interest are well rounded and listed below are just a few of his accomplishments:

(1)

Straight 4.0 average through first seven semesters.

(2)

Semifinalist, National Merit Scholarship program (NMSQT).

(3)

Ohio Scholarship Tests:

District

 Rank

State

 Rank

Date

Test

Div.II

All Div.

Div. II

All Div.

1962

Algebra I

1

1

4

-

1963

Plane Geometry

1

1

3

11

1964

Algebra II

1

2

4

-

(4)

State rating of II in Ohio Music Education Association music contest (piano solo).

(5)

President of National Honor Society chapter.

(6)

Chairman of committee to draft Latin Club constitution; vice-president of Latin Club.

(7)

Winner of D.A.R. Excellence in History award (for highest average in American history).

(8)

Male lead, junior class play.

(9)

Chairman of decorations committee, 1964 Junior-Senior.

(10)

Letterman manager in football and basketball.

             The Tiger Coaching staff and Athletes salute Manager Tom Thomas for four years of dedicated service and place him in the elite class of being a REAL TIGER.

           Due to the small size of our gym please do not use aritifical noise makers.

 

 

TBT

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