Gordon Jenkins

Gordon Hill Jenkins was an American arranger and pianist, influential in popular music in the 1940s and 1950s. Jenkins worked with The Andrews Sisters, Johnny Cash, The Weavers, Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong, Judy Garland, Nat King Cole, Billie Holiday, Harry Nilsson, Peggy Lee and Ella Fitzgerald. Gordon Jenkins was born in Missouri, he began his career writing arrangements for a radio Station in St. Louis, he was hired by Isham Jones, the director of a dance band known for its ensemble playing, which gave Jenkins the opportunity to develop his skills in melodic scoring. He conducted The Show Is On on Broadway. After the Jones band broke up in 1936, Jenkins worked as a freelance arranger and songwriter, contributing to sessions by Isham Jones, Paul Whiteman, Benny Goodman, Andre Kostelanetz, Lennie Hayton, others. In 1938, Jenkins moved to Hollywood and worked for Paramount Pictures and NBC, became Dick Haymes' arranger for four years. In 1944, Jenkins had a hit song with "San Fernando Valley".

In the 1940s, he was music director for the radio version of the program Mayor of the Town, his orchestra provided the music for Ransom Sherman's program on CBS. In 1945, Jenkins joined Decca Records. In 1947, he had his first million-seller with "Maybe You'll Be There" featuring vocalist Charles LaVere and, in 1949, had a hit with Victor Young's film theme "My Foolish Heart", a success for Billy Eckstine. At the same time, he arranged for and conducted the orchestra for various Decca artists, including Dick Haymes, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Patty Andrews of the Andrews Sisters and Louis Armstrong; the liner notes to Verve Records' 2001 reissue of one of Jenkins' albums with Armstrong, Satchmo In Style, quote Decca's A& RDirector Milt Gabler, saying that Jenkins "stood up on his little podium so that all the performers could see him conduct. But before he gave a downbeat, Gordon made a speech about how much he loved Louis and how this was the greatest moment in his life, and he cried."

During this time, Jenkins began recording and performing under his own name. One of his enduring works while at Decca was a pair of Broadway-style musical vignettes, Manhattan Tower and "California" which saw release several times in the 1940s and 1950s; the two were paired on a early Decca LP in 1949, Jenkins was given the Key to New York City by its mayor when Jenkins's orchestra performed the 16-minute suite on The Ed Sullivan Show in the early 1950s. Manhattan Tower was a Patti Page LP album, issued by Mercury Records as catalog number MG-20226 in 1956, it is her version of Gordon Jenkins' popular 1948/1956 Manhattan Tower suite and the album charted at #18 on the Billboard charts. The album was reissued, combined with the 1956 Patti Page album You Go to My Head, in compact disc format, by Sepia Records on September 4, 2007. Jenkins made a rare excursion into film work in 1952 when he scored the action film Bwana Devil, the first 3-D movie shot in color, his Seven Dreams released in 1953 included "Crescent City Blues", the source for Johnny Cash's popular recording, "Folsom Prison Blues".

In 1956, he expanded Manhattan Tower to three times its length, released it, performed it on an hour-long television show. His final long-form work was The Future, which made up the entire third disk of Frank Sinatra's 1980 Grammy-nominated Trilogy album. Although the piece was savaged by critics, Sinatra loved the semi-biographical work and felt that Jenkins was treated unfairly by the media. Jenkins headlined New York's Capitol Theater between 1949 and 1951 and the Paramount Theater in 1952, he appeared in Las Vegas in 1953 and many times thereafter. He worked for NBC as a TV producer from 1955 to 1957, performed at the Hollywood Bowl in 1964. By 1949, Jenkins was musical director at Decca, he signed – despite resistance from Decca's management – the Weavers, a Greenwich Village folk ensemble that included Pete Seeger among its members; the combination of the Weavers' folk music with Jenkins' orchestral arrangements became popular. Their most notable collaboration was a version of Lead Belly's "Goodnight Irene" backed by Jenkins' adaptation of the Israeli folk song, "Tzena, Tzena".

Other notable songs they recorded together are "The Roving Kind", "On Top of Old Smoky", "Wimoweh". While at Decca Records Jenkins arranged and conducted several songs for Peggy Lee including her 1952 major hit recording of Rodgers and Hart's "Lover," which she performed in the Warner Bros. remake of The Jazz Singer. Lee had chart successes with the Jenkins-arranged "Be Anything" and "Just One of Those Things." After a brief stint with RCA's "X" Records Jenkins was hired by Capitol, where he worked with Frank Sinatra, notably on the albums Where Are You? and No One Cares, Nat King Cole, with whom he had his greatest successes. Jenkins wrote the music and lyrics for Judy Garland's 1959 album The Le

Allentown High School

For the high school in Allentown, Pennsylvania known as Allentown High School from 1858-1960, see William Allen High School. Allentown High School is a public high school that serves students in ninth through twelfth grades from three communities in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States, operating as part of the Upper Freehold Regional School District; the school serves students from Upper Freehold Township. Millstone Township sends students to the High School as part of a sending/receiving relationship; the school has been accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Secondary Schools since 1959. As of the 2017-18 school year, the school had an enrollment of 1,245 students and 92.8 classroom teachers, for a student–teacher ratio of 13.4:1. There were 43 eligible for reduced-cost lunch; the district participates in the Interdistrict Public School Choice Program at Allentown High School, having been approved on November 2, 1999, as one of the first ten districts statewide to participate in the program.

Seats in the program for non-resident students are specified by the district and are allocated by lottery, with tuition paid for participating students by the New Jersey Department of Education. Students from Plumsted Township had attended the high school as part of a sending/receiving relationship with the Plumsted Township School District prior to the passage of a referendum under which New Egypt High School was opened in September 2001 with an initial class of 100 students in ninth grade; the school was the 125th-ranked public high school in New Jersey out of 339 schools statewide in New Jersey Monthly magazine's September 2014 cover story on the state's "Top Public High Schools", using a new ranking methodology. The school had been ranked 135th in the state of 328 schools in 2012, after being ranked 82nd in 2010 out of 322 schools listed; the magazine ranked the school 90th in 2008 out of 316 schools. The school was ranked 103rd in the magazine's September 2006 issue, which surveyed 316 schools across the state. ranked the school tied for 175th out of 381 public high schools statewide in its 2011 rankings which were based on the combined percentage of students classified as proficient or above proficient on the mathematics and language arts literacy components of the High School Proficiency Assessment. In its listing of "America's Best High Schools 2016", the school was ranked 226th out of 500 best high schools in the country. In its 2013 report on "America's Best High Schools", The Daily Beast ranked the school 675th in the nation among participating public high schools and 52nd among schools in New Jersey; the Allentown High School Redbirds compete in the Colonial Valley Conference, which consists of public and private high schools located in Mercer County, Monmouth County and Middlesex County, operating under the supervision of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. With 958 students in grades 10-12, the school was classified by the NJSIAA for the 2015-16 school year as South Jersey, Group III for most athletic competition purposes, which included schools with an enrollment of 822 to 1,068 students in that grade range.

The football team competes in the Patriot Division of the 95-team West Jersey Football League superconference and was classified by the NJSIAA as Central Jersey Group IV for football for 2017-18. The school participates in joint ice hockey and boys' / girls' swimming programs in partnership with Robbinsville High School as the host school / lead agency, under an agreement that expires at the end of the 2018-19 school year; the girls' field hockey team won the Central Jersey Group II state sectional championship in 1997, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2013. The team was Group II co-champion in 1997 with West Essex High School; the 2003 field hockey won the Central, Group II sectional championship, edging Shore Regional High School 3-2 in the tournament final. The 2004 team repeated the championship, defeating Cinnaminson High School 2-0. In 2006, the girls' softball won the Central, Group II sectional championship over John F. Kennedy Memorial High School, by a 3-0 final score; the team moved on to win the NJSIAA Group II state championship, topping Pascack Valley High School 11-1.

The 2003 girls' tennis team won the Central, Group II title with a 3-2 win over Shore Regional High School. In 2008, the baseball team won the Group II state championship, defeating Mahwah High School in the tournament final; the 2010 football team won their first division title, their record was 6-4. Their biggest win in school history at the time, which happened in this season, came from defeating Trenton Central High School, the final score was 74-44. In 2015, the football team broke the school record for points in a game, defeating West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North by 81-56, in a game in which quarterback Jordan Winston had 354 rushing yards on 24 carries, went 4 for 6 for 93 yards. In 2016 the team won the program's first championship, winning the Central Jersey Group IV state sectional title with a 41-6 win against Brick Township High School in the tournament final. In 2017, the girls' soccer team went 22-1, winning the Central, Group III title over Toms River High School East by a score of 2-1.

They went on to win the Group III state title over Middletown High School South with a score of 2-1. These state titles are the first and only in the girls' soccer program at the high school; the team was named Area Team of the Year by Nine players were honored with All-CVC awards, four with All-Are

William Crowninshield Endicott

William Crowninshield Endicott was an American politician and Secretary of War in the first administration of President Grover Cleveland. Endicott was born in Salem, Massachusetts on November 19, 1826, he was a son of William Putnam Mary Endicott. He was a direct descendant of the Massachusetts governor, John Endecott, a first cousin three times removed of another Massachusetts governor, Endicott Peabody, he graduated from Harvard University in 1847 and attended Harvard Law School in 1849–1850. He studied law with Nathaniel J. Lord prior to his admission to the Massachusetts bar in 1850. In 1852, he was elected a member of the Salem Common Council and, five years became City Solicitor, he was elected a member of the American Antiquarian Society in 1862. In 1853, he entered into a law partnership with J. W. Perry under the name Perry & Endicott, dissolved in 1873 upon his appointment to the bench. From 1857 to 1873 served as president of the Salem Bank. In 1873, although a Democrat, was appointed by Republican governor William B. Washburn to the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, where he served until 1882.

In 1879, he unsuccessfully ran for Congress, followed by an unsuccessful gubernatorial race in 1884. Grover Cleveland appointed Endicott Secretary of War and he served in that capacity in the administration between 1885 and 1889. Endicott oversaw many important changes in the organization of the United States Army, including the establishment of a system of examinations to determine the promotion of officers. Endicott convened and chaired the Board of Fortifications in 1885, which would provide detailed recommendations and designs for the generation of American coastal defense fortifications constructed in the era of the Spanish–American War. Most of these Endicott Period fortifications served through early World War II. On December 13, 1859, Endicott was married to Ellen Peabody in Salem. Ellen was the daughter of philanthropist George Clarissa Peabody of Salem, her grandfather was the distinguished Salem ship owner, Joseph Peabody, who made a fortune importing pepper from Sumatra and was one of the wealthiest men in the United States at the time of his death in 1900.

Together and Ellen had two children: William Crowninshield Endicott Jr. a lawyer who married Marie Louise Thoron, daughter of Joseph Thoron and Anna Barker Thoron, in 1889. Mary Crowninshield Endicott, who married the British statesman, Joseph Chamberlain, in 1888. After his death, she married the Anglican clergyman, William Hartley Carnegie, in 1916. Endicott died of acute pneumonia in Boston, Massachusetts on May 6, 1900, his wife lived another twenty-seven years, until her death in Boston on August 20, 1927, after which she was buried with William in the Endicott Lot at Harmony Grove Cemetery in Salem. William Crowninshield Endicott at Find a Grave Biography in Secretaries of War and Secretaries of the Army a publication of the United States Army Center of Military History