PN-G Indians 101

Quiz for students and alumni of PNG High Shool. The Port Neches-Groves Independent School District is located in the southeastern part of Jefferson County on the west bank of the Neches River midway between Beaumont and Port Arthur, Texas, and serves both Port Neches and Groves' residents. During the 1930s, Mr. Ernest Volpe, who had built band programs at Nederland and Silsbee, developed the band program in Port Neches High School from a squad of 20 original members to about 175. Volpe's stepson, Frank Gioviale, came to Port Neches High in 1946, started a band program with 27 students, according to Ford's book, and stayed several years developing many of the traditions associated with PN-GHS. Gioviale approached Irene Ford, high school teacher and mother to the future auther of Down Trails of Victory, about forming a group of girls later to be known as the Indianettes. Their first appearance was in 1951 with eight participants. Cherokee, the fight song became part of PNHS performances a few years later. Lynne Jeffrey, a drum major and valedictorian of the senior class of 1960, wrote lyrics to the fight song. By 1975 Port Neches-Groves ISD had established itself as a quality school system with programs that were copied by some and envied by many. It had grown from a ragtag lot of mostly poor kids known as "River Rats" in the early years, to a school system that received statewide recognition for its academics as well as its athletics. Its community support and school traditions have become legend. For complete history of PNG-ISD see: www.pngisd.org

Certain facts about Port Neches Groves High School. The Port Neches-Groves Independent School District is located in the southeastern part of Jefferson County on the west bank of the Neches River midway between Beaumont and Port Arthur, Texas, and serves both Port Neches and Groves' residents. During the 1930s, Mr. Ernest Volpe, who had built band programs at Nederland and Silsbee, developed the band program in Port Neches High School from a squad of 20 original members to about 175. Volpe's stepson, Frank Gioviale, came to Port Neches High in 1946, started a band program with 27 students, according to Ford's book, and stayed several years developing many of the traditions associated with PN-GHS. Gioviale approached Irene Ford, high school teacher and mother to the future auther of Down Trails of Victory, about forming a group of girls later to be known as the Indianettes. Their first appearance was in 1951 with eight participants. Cherokee, the fight song became part of PNHS performances a few years later. Lynne Jeffrey, a drum major and valedictorian of the senior class of 1960, wrote lyrics to the fight song. By 1975 Port Neches-Groves ISD had established itself as a quality school system with programs that were copied by some and envied by many. It had grown from a ragtag lot of mostly poor kids known as "River Rats" in the early years, to a school system that received statewide recognition for its academics as well as its athletics. Its community support and school traditions have become legend. For complete history of PNG-ISD see: www.pngisd.org

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  1. PNG received the official seal of the Cherokee Nation in what year?
  2. Mr. Rowland taught
  3. There is a staff lounge located
  4. The roadies of PNG are called
  5. The school newspaper is called
  6. The 1999 4A State Championship game drew a crowd of
  7. The quaterback for that football season was
  8. What are the necklaces that the P.T.A sells called
  9. During the remodeling of the high school the lunchroom was relocated, what was it called?
  10. During spirit week thursday is always
  11. There is a Christmas Dinner Production in traditional Shakespearean style, what is it called?
  12. Which is the name of the role reversing football game held every year?
  13. The game against our rivals, the Nederland Bulldogs is dubbed what by the area?

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