The Argos

Abbot Pennings High School Yearbook

I don't know why our yearbook was named after a Greek shipbuilder, but it lended an air of class and import to the Pennings' yearbook.  As mentioned elsewhere, I was the Photo Editor of the 1985 edition, which meshed well with my enjoyment of photography and historical documentation (as does this website.)  "What about scanning yearbooks and creating pdfs for each year?", asked an '81 grad who found this site.  Good idea, I thought, but it seems like an awful lot of work.  But then I heard from an '82 grad who never got a yearbook.  What the heck.  I have an '82 Argos.  Work has a color copier that scans.  Let's give it a try. 

My first scan, the 1982, went well, but I will have to break them up as the files are very large.  I did the '84 Argos next out of guilt.  I'm pretty sure most of us never got that, which is partly my fault.  When the '85 Argos staff took on the job, we stipulated that we would not spend the first semester finishing the previous years, and committed to getting the '85 edition out before everyone left for college.  I was proud that we accomplished this, breaking a cycle that went back a decade or so, but it was at the expense of the 1984 book.  As it turns out, a teacher (Jacqueline Collins I believe) took it upon herself to finish it.  I found it at the auction during the final picnic in 1990, but I suspect most of the '84 grads were not so lucky.  If not, I'm glad I can put it out here.

If you check these out, be ready for a little wait on the download.  They are typically between 5 and 10 megabytes.  If you feel like spending some time digitizing your Argos, let me know and we'll figure out how to get it up here.  (I used 200dpi, grayscale on a Toshiba copier.)  I will eventually get the ones I have, '82, '83, '84 and '85, up here.  My brothers should have '86 through '90.  In the meantime, enjoy the '82 edition, the '84 and some selected info from the late1960s.

Argos 1966 - 1969
Sports, Musical and Prom Details

Argos 1982 - When Will We Soar?
Cover, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, Ads, In Memory

Argos 1983 - Don't Stop Thinking about Tomorrow
Cover, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Argos 1984 - Rise Above the Ordinary
Cover, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, Ads, In Memory

Argos 1985 - As Time Goes By
(25th Anniversary of APHS)
Cover, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 (incl Ads), Notes


Thanks to my employer, CG Schmidt, Inc. for the use of the scanner.

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