A L Brown High School - Albrokan Yearbook (Kannapolis, NC)

 - Class of 1951

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A L Brown High School - Albrokan Yearbook (Kannapolis, NC) online yearbook collection, 1951 Edition, Page 15
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CL Our class of 1951 will leave the sacred halls of VV. Cannon High i School as students when our gradua- tion exercises are completed. But our hearts will always remain with our Alma Mater. The pleasant memories of our school days, far from the worldly problems of adulthood, will not be forgotten. Among our fondest memories is the day in September of 1947, when we entered Cannon High to drop our first pebble into the ocean of broader edu- cation. The first ripple made by the pebble W T revealed much pleasure as wc became accustomed to the ways and means of the school that was to be our home for the next four years. Our class adviser, Miss Willie Mae Cowan, and the following officers: Freddy Martin, President, Guy Linker, Vice-President, Floyd Echerd, Secretary, Ray McKinney, Treasurer, and Barbara Rogers and Charles Castor, Representatives to Student Council, helped us get established in this institution for a successful year. Our first class party was in the form of a dance in the school gymnasium. lt was a huge success and was enjoyed by all who attended. At the close of the year our principal, Mr. R. hlelton, resigned in order to study for his doctor's degree. The second ripple grew larger as we entered our sophomore year. We shed our title of "Green Fresh- men," and took our new one of "Sophisticated Sopho- omores." Sophomores-music to our ears. We figured that we knew just about all there was to know about high school, but we were only beginning to learn. We had our first representative in the Student Government, who was Nancy Shelf, Treasurer of the organization. Our officers elected this year were: Charles Castor, President, Phyllis Freeland, Vice-President, Sara Carpenter, Secretary, Floyd Davis, Treasurer, Betty Collins and Danny Gray, Council Members. Our ad- viser was Miss Elizabeth Graham. Mr. Fred O. Drum- mond came from Mt. Holly to be our new principal. We were very proud when some of our classmates were tapped into the National Honor Society. Ir is quite an honor for a Sophomore to be chosen as a member of that organization. This year the school band went to the Lion's Club Convention in New York City. We had our annual class party in May. It was a picnic and swimming party at Mirror's Lake. The cool weather didn't keep us from enjoying swimming, play- ing golf, and eating. The third ripple expanded even more and we found ourselves in the junior Class. In October, at our class meeting, we chose to lead us: Betty Collins, President, Gene McCon1bs, Vice- President: Zeb Bradford, Secretary: Sara Carpen- EVELYN Gaamss Historian SS HISTUHY ter, Treasurer, Annie Lou Cook and Zeb Bradford, Council Representatives, and Betty Collins, Social Chairman. We had Miss Nadine Gragg as our ad- viser. ln the Student Government, Janice Wood represented us as Secre- tary of the Student Body. I Q This was to be an eventful year for us, as juniors. We had our first class play, "There Go The Grooms," which was directed by Miss Adeline Rogers. Everyone was excited over our first big prom. The Seniors entertained us at Christmas with a Senior-Junior Prom, carrying out the theme "Holiday Inn." The greatest event of this year was the trip made by the third year his- tory classes to Washington, D. C. We visited the historical buildings in the capital and also the Luray Caverns in Virginia on our return trip. We ordered our long-waited-for class rings and pins and proudly displayed them in April. Clirnaxing the year was the junior-Senior Prom, using the mysterious theme, "Arabian Nights." Palm trees, Arabian tents, and beautifully colored draperies made it a night of splendor long to be remembered. As the circle grew wider into spheres of greater in- fluence, we were at last "dignified" Seniors. Betty Collins, President, Gene McCombs, Vice-Presi- dent, Ramona Self, Secretary, Zeb Bradford, Treasurer, Betty Collins and Danny Gray, Councillors, and Char- lesana Logan, Social Chairman, led us through an exciting and busy year. At a meeting early in the year we elected Janie Kale, Prophet, Evelyn Garriss, His- torian, and Bill Fulcher, Lawyer. There were so many things to be done. Class colors, flowers, superlatives, and mascots were chosen. Our class poem, song, last wills, and activities were written. We had our pictures made and did all that exciting business of ordering calling cards, announcements, caps and gowns, and diplomas. It was our turn to have Senior Day. We chose maroon and white for our colors, the gardenia for our Hower, and Diane Slawson and junior Cranford for our mascots. To Mr. Lester McCarn, we dedicated our yearbook. During our twelve years of school, we had looked forward to the time when we could march down the aisle with solemn dignity to the Baccalaureate Sermon, the Class Day Exercises, and across the stage to receive our diplomas. But now that the time had finally arrived, there was a peculiar feeling deep inside us. lt hardly seemed true that, after these years of "toiling and struggling," we were leaving our Alma Mater. It was hard to realize that we would not be coming back here as students anymore, that we were parting from many of our friends, never to see them again. We had spent a most wonderful four years in high school. Though the last ripple of our high school career had passed, its joys will never fade from our memories.

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