Colton High “Fact of the Day” – Feb. 23


The CHS Pom-Pom Girls unveiled new uniforms in Jan. 1952. Featured are, from left, kneeling: Kit Fesmire, Bonita Park; back row: Jeanette Musick, Shirley Evans, and Pauline Stembridge.

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.

On February 1, 1952, the Yellowjacket Pom Pom girls unveiled new colorful uniforms.

The unveiling event took place at the pep rally before a basketball game against San Bernardino High. The theme for the rally was “Box Berdoo.”

The band played the school song, “Tho Berdoo,” as the girls made their initial appearance in their new outfit. The colors were the usual combination of gold corduroy with crimson trim.