Colton High “Fact of the Day” – Jan. 14


Yell leaders Betty Homeyer, Philip Tilden, and Maxine Whitfield pose for the 1937 yearbook.

Colton High School opened in 1895. It is one of the oldest high schools in the Inland Empire. In this daily feature, we celebrate Colton High’s rich history.

Yells have long been a tradition at Colton High, during pep rallies and sporting events. While now it is common for our all-female cheer squad to lead the school in class yells and other chants, that wasn’t always the case.

In 1937, for the first time in Colton High history girls were finally allowed to lend a helping hand to the boys in leading yells. Sophomores Maxine Whitfield and Betty Homeyar were the first, aiding fellow sophomore Philip Tilden and senior Jesse King.