of the Richwood Tiger
Princeton University, Richwood High School's mascot was the tiger
and our colors were orange and black. So we borrowed our alma
mater from that Ivy League school.
Yale has always favored
violets dark blue,
the gentle sons of Harvard
the crimson rose are true,
will own the lily slender!
honor shall we lack
the Tiger stands defender
the Orange and the Black.
page 60 (colorized)
RHS, the varsity players and cheerleaders were generally members of
the junior and senior classes, while the sophomores were "reserves."
gym didnt have room on the sidelines for many cheerleaders, so
there were only four who cheered for the reserve games (in white
sweaters) and four for the varsity games (in black sweaters:
Sheila Ward bottom, Pat Hoffman center, Janet Sampson and Pat Ransome
top). During timeouts, they ran onto the floor for
choreographed shouting. I don't recall that this ever involved
forming the letter R. Presumably the girls above are in
formation for the photographer's benefit.
a pep rally my freshman year, we all received the mimeographed words
and clapping instructions so that we could join the cheerleaders in a
real hep chant. It was also reproduced on page 49
of the 1962 yearbook.
you heard about the burg
all whispering about
got a mess of kids
they all like to shout
got a real hep coach
a really neat team.
you want to win tonight,
youve got to do is scream
for bratty kids
I myself was a sophomore, the reserve football cheerleaders were
obliged to wear generic black and white. Above are Pat
Livensparger, Connie Cameron, and Jo Ann Prichard.
my senior year, the reserve basketball cheerleaders had proper
outfits, including sweaters with the orange R and their name in
stitching. At left, from top: Deb Hoffman, Pam DeGood,
Rita Hamilton, Nancy Kyle.