Grandview Heights girls practiced their archery skills in this mid-1940s photo.
The girls were part of a physical-education class taught by teacher Emily Peterson. Peterson, or "Pete," as she often was called, arrived at Grandview High School in 1925 as the PE teacher and girls athletic director.
She earned a bachelor's degree in physical education from the University of Wisconsin and a master's degree from Columbia University, and her first teaching job brought the Bucyrus High School girls' basketball team a championship in 1925.
At Grandview, her teams' winning records continued for four consecutive years, and she was recognized with a trophy for these consecutive wins.
During the 1930s, Peterson introduced field hockey and other new sports to Grandview, while also developing strong intramural programs.
She organized and started the Girls Athletic Association, was the supervisor of homecoming celebrations and taught health and managed the adult education program.
She is in the Hall of Fame of Grandview Heights High School.