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From the seasons started, the Orioles commanded attention through their performance in intercamp games. The early undefeated record of our first team fostered group self-pride, and the fierce loyalty of the old Ranger campers in Bunk 13 spark our enthusiasm.
The talent of the division brought us a chance to participate in the invitational basketball tournaments at Anawana, and a track meet at Kutcher's Sports Academy. Marc Cooper and Harlan Sonderling took first place in the fifty yard dash and 100 yard dash respectively.
Midseason dissatisfaction with the passive "Oriole" name led the campers to call themselves the "Hawks." Bunk 13 again answered the call, all working behind David Cutler's artistic ability, to produce the only division plaque in the camp.
The staffs inventiveness kept the campers constantly busy. I think of the whiffleball game in the canteen, the roofball tournament, Brazilian ping-pong, and tennis balls hanging from the rafters for in-the-bunk tennis.
This year saw the start of softball leagues in the Hawks. Although we began very late in the season, we did get in twelve exciting games plus one deciding game, which produced a pennant winner. The winner of this year's Hawk Pennant was the Pirates. The Hawks' reaction assures that the league will be a perennial event.
I would like to thank the Hawk staff for their hard and sincere work, and praise their willingness to play with the campers; they have made this season a very pleasant one for the campers and me.
Special thanks to the head counselor Bob Stanger for his final leadership and guidance, and to Aunt Carol for the mother's care she has given every boy.

Glenn Sharfin