"Years Ago" – The Kennedy School for the Gifted

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Here is a photo gallery to go along with the "Years Ago" photo published in The Vindicator on Sunday April 8, 2018. April 8, 1987: Standing outside The Kennedy School for the Gifted is its class of 1987. They are, from left, Alice Chung, Josh Graycar, Mary Beth Dragelevich, and Ramu Perni. The private school was located in a stately home on Broadway Avenue across from Wick Park on Youngstown's North Side. The school, which opened in the city in 1952, was founded by former Warren teacher Isabelle Turner. It enrolled 60 students each year at all grade levels. The photos in the album are from 1964, 1968, and 1987.

Kennedy School - 1964 Graduates

246 Broadway - Youngstown, Ohio 44505.

Front row, left to right: Barbara Bishop, Richard McCrane, Diane Braff, Peter Calvin

Back row, left to right: Randall Dicks, Henrietta Gayton, Ward Flad, Charles Mills, Richard Aron, David Gilliam

Photo taken June 2, 1964.

Kennedy School - 1964 Graduates 246 Broadway - Youngstown, Ohio 44505. Front row, left to right: Barbara Bishop, Richard McCrane, Diane Braff, Peter Calvin Back row, left to right: Randall Dicks, Henrietta Gayton, Ward Flad, Charles Mills, Richard Aron, David Gilliam Photo taken June 2, 1964.


TOUGH SUBJECT: Heidi Duff, a middle school student at The Kennedy School for the Gifted on Broadway Avenue in Youngstown, ponders math problems.

Photo taken April 8, 1987.

Photo by Robert DeMay - The Vindicator

TOUGH SUBJECT: Heidi Duff, a middle school student at The Kennedy School for the Gifted on Broadway Avenue in Youngstown, ponders math problems. Photo taken April 8, 1987. Photo by Robert DeMay - The Vindicator


Dr. and Mrs. Damon Turner Operated Kennedy School for Gifted Children.

Story by Esther Hamilton.

Published Sunday, April 21, 1968.

Dr. and Mrs. Damon Turner Operated Kennedy School for Gifted Children. Story by Esther Hamilton. Published Sunday, April 21, 1968.


NEW WORDS, NEW WORLDS: Eight-year-old Josh Micholojko improves his dictionary skills.  Kennedy students range in age from four to 14.

Photo taken April 8, 1987.

Photos by Robert DeMay - The Vindicator.

NEW WORDS, NEW WORLDS: Eight-year-old Josh Micholojko improves his dictionary skills. Kennedy students range in age from four to 14. Photo taken April 8, 1987. Photos by Robert DeMay - The Vindicator.


Gifted Youths Learn to Excel - Varied Student Body is a Goal at Kennedy.

Story by Ellen Sullivan.

Story published April 1987.

Gifted Youths Learn to Excel - Varied Student Body is a Goal at Kennedy. Story by Ellen Sullivan. Story published April 1987.


LEARNING TOGETHER: Standing outside The Kennedy School for the Gifted is its class of 1987.  They are, from left, Alice Chung, Josh Graycar, Mary Beth Dragelevich, and Ramu Perni.  Kennedy seeks a diversified student body.  Enrollment is limited to 60.

Photo taken April 8, 1987.

Photo by Robert DeMay - The Vindicator

LEARNING TOGETHER: Standing outside The Kennedy School for the Gifted is its class of 1987. They are, from left, Alice Chung, Josh Graycar, Mary Beth Dragelevich, and Ramu Perni. Kennedy seeks a diversified student body. Enrollment is limited to 60. Photo taken April 8, 1987. Photo by Robert DeMay - ...