One of the features of the senior section of the 1956 Warren High School Dragon yearbook is the graduate's ambition, i.e., what they want to do in their adult lives.
Top choices among girls:
- 23 - nurse
- 20 - secretary
- 18 - teacher
- 4 - housewife
- 3 - airline hostess, beautician
Mentioned twice: College, office clerk, telephone operator.
Mentioned once: Actress, bookkeeper, chemist, concert pianist, fashion designer, interior decorator, lab technician, missionary, physical therapist, policewoman, retailing, social worker, swimming coach, TV singer, typist.
Weisenheimers: cattle rancher (or not), get rich.
17 girls had no ambition.
Top choices among boys:
- 19 - engineer
- 14 - military
- 7 - machinist/mechanic
- 6 - accountant/bookkeeper
- 5 - pilot
- 5 - teacher
- 4 - college
- 3 - farmer
Mentioned twice: chemist, laborer, minister,
Mentioned once: bricklayer, carpenter, commercial artist, dentist, designer, doctor, draftsman, florist, garbage man, lawyer, metallurgist, professional boxer, physicist, policeman, salesman, senator, sign painter, sportsman, truck driver.
Weisenheimers (or so it seems): first baseman for the Dodgers, first man on the moon, motorcycle road tester, richest man in the world, white player on Globetrotters, world traveler.
24 boys had no ambition.