Sunday, December 7, 2008

The Teen Years

Written by Kimberly Eden, Heath's Row: A History of Herman and Beula Heath

When Herman was in high school he took jobs working for the state highway, which paid more. One year he even moved to Price, Utah where he worked for the movie theaters transporting movies from Green River to Price to Cleveland. He attended Carbon High that year and lived with his boss, Ray Web. The other years of school, Herman worked hard with his education and received Excellent Achievement in Oration in April 1943 and a Certificate of Commendation of Public Safety. He also won awards for fourth place in 100-yard dash at 9.8 seconds in Regionals and held the record of first place in track at Green River High School in May 1943. He held the Emery County record in the 100 and 60-yard dash for 20 years. His other track records were in the 440 relay, one mile, and half mile. He won the county championship in the mile, running it under five minutes. He took fifth in the 100-yard dash at state.

1 comment:

Kaselehlia Heath said...

he was also on the basketball team, his senior yeaer he started ditching classes, so that he could work to earn enough money to buy his own class ring. Which he still has in his rock shop.