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In Memory of..........

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High School Crushes & Confessions

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The Lakeview Paladium

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Let's Talk About Hoover Skating Rink!

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foods we use to eat!

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Election 2010

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1st Dayton Little League!!!

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Celtics or Lakers?

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From 100 Responses:

What would you say you learned most from your experience as a student at Roth High?
1. English Composition 17%
2. Social / People Skills 23%
3. Music & Fine Arts 11%
4. Mathematics & Science 9%
5. How To Play Sports 4%
6. Trade & Technical Shop Skills 5%
7. Partying & Fun 11%
8. Health & Wellness 2%
9. College Preparation 10%
10. Job Preparation 8%

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Falcon Fun Facts

Roth's School Colors were Purple and White; and the Mascot or Symbol was the Falcon. Here's some trivia for all Falcon Alumni:

Purple is the color of good judgment. It is the color of people seeking spiritual fulfillment. It is said if you surround yourself with purple you will have peace of mind. Purple has been used to symbolize royalty. Purple is the color of purpose, royalty and spirituality: and is associated with nobility.

Here's some interesting facts and information about the symbolic, meaning of the color Purple
-Purple is always associated with Royalty
-Purple togas were worn by the all powerful Roman Emperors
-Purple also has a Christian / Biblical meaning and is the liturgical color for the seasons of Lent and Advent
-Only the most expensive dyes were used to produce the color purple, it therefore became symbolic with wealth and power
-People who were allowed to wear the color purple during the Elizabethan era, as decreed by the English Sumptuary Laws, were the Queen, Queen's mother, children, and sisters, and aunts. The King, King's mother, children, brethren, and uncles

Culture of White:
In most Western countries white is the color for brides. White is often associated with hospitals, especially doctors, nurses, and dentists. Some cultures viewed white as the color of royalty or of dieties. Angels are typically depicted as wearing white. In early Westerns the good guy wore white while the bad guy wore black.

Falcon Fun Facts
1. Falcons perform vertical dives called "stoops" in which they snatch their prey out of mid-air. During the stoop they can reach speeds or more than 175 mph (282 km/hr) making them the fastest bird in the world.
2. Peregrine falcons are monogamous. They also return to the same nesting site each year. Some sites have been used for centuries by multiple generations.
3. For more than a thousand years, the peregrine falcon has been one of the most prized birds in the sport of falconry.
5. The term falcon derives from the Latin falco meaning 'sickle'. This references the curved beak and talons of these birds.
6. The name peregrine derives from the Latin peregrinus meaning 'pilgrim', 'wanderer', or 'foreigner'.

The falcon or hawk signifies someone who is hot or eager in the pursuit of an object much desired. It is frequently found in the coats of arms of nobility from the time when the falcon played an important social role in the sport of kings and nobles. It is found as a heraldic bearing as early as the reign of King Edward II of England. The falcon is frequently found ‘belled,’ with bells on one or both of its legs. It may also be hooded, which is how falcons were carried on the wrist until flown. The falcon is indistinguishable, in heraldry, from the sparrow-hawk, goshawk, kite, or merlin, though they may be described that way in blazon. The falcon’s head is a common symbol on a crest; it can also be found, though, preying on something, which is termed trussing, rising or close.
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What is the symbolism of a falcon?
In Christianity a falcon mostly symbolizes cunning, brave, smart, pride, and intelligence. The falcon is one of the swiftest birds in the world. With lightning speed the falcon strikes animals often far bigger than itself, breaking the victim's back with the force of its dive.
The Falcon throughout history, culture and myth, Falcons symbolize superiority, spirit, light, freedom and aspiration. The Falcon is a an emblem for success, victory and rising above a situation.



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We are asking for any pictures of the Hoover Skate Arena. Please email to

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When it comes to the history of Black owned skating rinks, it appears there are no records to show just what rink can claim to be the first. In Ohio, however, the owners of Hoover Skate Arena are quite confident that their rink deserves that honored title.

Hoover opened in the post World War II era and in the same year that Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier to become the first Black to play Major League Baseball. That year, 1947, was when Estella and Mark Mayo opened a 7500 square foot facility, on McCall Street, in the city of Dayton.

The rink was an instant success because back then there were not many social outlets and once word of the rink spread, people would come from miles away to enjoy themselves at Hoover.

The rink has always served a predominantly Black clientele because of the large population in Dayton and surrounding cities like Cincinnati, Columbus, Indianapolis and because they are near two historically Black colleges.

That original rink remained open until 1964 when it was moved to a new location on Hoover Avenue. This move was also the transition of rink management to the Mayo’s daughter Juanita Barnett, her husband, George and nephew Harry Mayo Jr. Today the rink remains a family operation run by Juanita and Harry.


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Created by Ralph Stokes Jun 9, 2008 at 8:16pm. Last updated by Ralph Stokes Jan 1, 2012.

Falcon Notes

Welcome to Roth High School Website!!  I discovered that Nettie Lee Roth High School was completely unavailable on the internet.  I was shocked!! So, I believe that we can restore the history, memories, facts, and information so that we that were a part of Nettie Lee Roth High School can have something to point to that helps us or our children or grandchildren to know that our experience was real!!  If anyone has any Roth High School yearbooks, please share the…


Created by Ralph Stokes May 23, 2008 at 8:35pm. Last updated by Ralph Stokes May 5, 2012.

Roth High School History: Falcons Fly High

Falcons Fly High

Nettie Lee Roth High School was opened in 1959 and graduated its first Senior Class in 1961.  A legacy of achievement in sports began with Roth High winning its first Football City Championship in 1963, with an undefeated 10-0 season, and won again back-to-back Football City… Continue

Created by Frank Stokes Jul 9, 2008 at 3:55pm. Last updated by Frank Stokes Aug 2, 2008.

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