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

 - Class of 1955

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BETTY BosTtAN llistoriztn 'lille clock hands on the. basketball scoreboard were moving raptdlv toward the end ol gameltitne. It was the last game olkthe season. lhe team work dtsplaved bv the plavers, the abtlitv of the coaches in their guidance, and the four quarters ol hat'd work, companionship, and sincere efforts brought the team of l95 seniors to the chatnpionship game of the year. The buzzer sounded. The gatne was over. Our teatn, though smaller than previous squads, was victorious. Our trophv was a much desired diploma. After receiving the award tttv teammates and I settled back to eniov a re- view of the gatne highlights. FIRST QUARTER -The game began in the fall of l95l at J. NV. Cannon lliglt with Miss Mvrtle Farrell as head coach. Aiding her were our council metnbers,' Pat Dobv and Jcrrv Ridenhour. The captains included Ctlberttne Maulden, president, James White, vice- prestdentg Kellv Mabrv, secretarv, and Sandra jones, treasurer. VVe weren't verv experienced and often the going was rough, but soon we learned to know and become friends with the other 357 members of the squad. Near 'the end of the quarter, we had reallv learned the knack of the gatne, and we celebrated with a square dance and picnic in the gvm. Further proof of our advancements was the electton of lxetth Lemlv and ,lerrv Ridenhour to the cheer- leading squad. SECOND QUARTER The going became rougher and for this reason our team was soon reduced to 299. Our new coach was Edwin L. Van- Boole. Pushing the team up the steep cliff of learning were our president, Max Barrett, vice-president, Bobbv VVallerg secretarv, Richard jackson, and treasurer, Doug Russell. Serv- ing as co-captains were David Bullock and Marv Margaret Crtbhle, our council mentbers. Gilbertine Maulden received the highest honor of the quarter, as she served as treasurer of the student bodv. Other honors went to ilflarv Margaret Gribble, Svlvia Mc- Cotnmons, Gilbertine Maulden, Bettv Poole, and Kav Ihomason when thev were tapped into the National llonor Soctetv on hprohatton. David Bullock was merited for his abtlttv and lotned the ranks of Kev Club International. Much' cheering was 'needed to lead our club to victorv, so jantce Solomon, Don 'I hompson, Pat Dobv, and Carolvn Phil- lips were elected to help lead the vells for the next quarter. TIIIRD QUARTER VVL' were reallv a greatiball club now, 2-ll strong. VVith the passing of time our friendships had grown deeper, our knowledge had grown greater, and our abilities had improved with experience. I Mrs. Margie Riddle was head coach. and Kellv Mabrv and jtmtnv Chatttbers were our co-captain council members. Aiding us tn our advancement were our officers, David Bullock, pres- tdentg Doug Russell, vice-presidentg Janice Solomon, secretarv: Ctlbertme Maulden, treasurer, and Carolvn Phillips and Bettv Bosttan, social chairmen. I YVe proudlv watched Marv Margaret Cribble and Bettv Poole installed as secretarv and treasurer of the student bodv. This quarter we plaved such good ball, that ottr superiors honored us at the Senior-junior. It was like a big "Mardi Gras," and we knew we were coming along the road of suc- cess. The group worked together bv selling magazines and reallv demonstrated teamwork in the preparation of the ,Iunior-Senior. SENIOR CLASS HISTURY Carolvn Phillips and Bettv Bostian lead the class in tltc ar- rangements for the semi-formal banquet and dance, which followed the theme "Ebbtide." Yes, moonlight at ebbtide, starfish, and sprav, all carrv us back in a pleasurable wav, to a ne'er to be forgotten first dav of Mav. Dozens of the class took part in the iunior plav. "Cheaper BV The Dozen," directed bv George Spence. Because of the outstanding advancements of the team dur- ing this quarter, we were all awarded a class ring, which we wore with pride. Not long afterwards catne our unforgettable trip to VVashington, D. C. Receiving further honors for their abilities were Sandra jones, David Bullock, Carolvn Phillips, Peggv Craven, Sarah Ann Price, Patricia Elliott, and Bettv Bostian, who were tapped into the Ilonor Societv. Jimmv Chambers and Robert Lowder became tnetnbers of the Kev Club, and the Quill and Scroll tapping accredited David Bullock, Gilbertine Maulden, Peggv jo Overcash, Carolvn Phillips, Sarah Ann Price, Bettv Poole, and Bettv Bostian. The newlv-organized Troupe l376 of the National Thespian Societv credited Carolvn Phillips, Sandra Iones, Tonv Sherrill, Carole Holland, David Bullock, Sarah Ann Price, jimmv Chambers, and Bettv Bostian with out- standing work in the dramatic field. The highest honors of the entire game went to David Bullock and Cilbertine Maulden, as thev were, respectivelv, elected president and vice-president of the student bodv. Betty Poole and Bettv Bostian were chosen co-editors of the ALBROKAN and Brown Iligltlights, and further honors went to Don Thompson, as he was elected chief cheerleader. janice Solomon and Carolvn Phillips were elected to help him int- prove school spirit. Gilbertine Maulden was chief commencement marshal, as thc quarter drew to a close. jerrv Council, Bettv Poole, Bettv Bostian, Carol Crepps, Sandra Jones, Svlvia McCotntnons. Peggv I0 Overcash, Bill Dunn, Iimmv Rogers, VVanda llearne. and Marv Margaret Cribble were also cited for their scholastic abilitv and served as commencement marshals. ,Ionnie Canttp served as sttbstitute marshal. FOURTH QUARTILR The whistle blew. The big, experienced seniors took the floor to plav the final quarter of the game. The quat'ter's activi- tv included the election of officers, the selection of superla- tives, the making of pictures in black ruffles and tuxedos. the choice of ottr mascots, poem, flower, and motto, the measure- ment for our caps and gowns, the ordering of invitations, calling cards, and diplomas, and a whirlwind of exciting events. Our new coach was Miss Loraine Grav, our co captains, the council members, Sandra Iones and Bill Dunn, and our leaders were president, Robert Lowderg vice-president, Doug Russell: secretarv, Marv Margaret Cribbleg treasurer. Peugv Craver, and social chairmen, Ionnie Canup and Carolvn Phillips. Cilbertine Maulden's poem "Here Iindeth, Here Beginncth" was selected as the best one submitted. The gardenia was the chosen class flower and pink and white, the colors. Vicki Ludwig and Robert Mitchell were natned tnascots. "IIcre ettdcth, here beginneth" was acknowledged as the motto of the class. Bobbv VValler and Buck Little served as co-captains of the football team. with Buck Little receiving the coveted Lug Lcazer Award. Honors to the fairer sex were granted to Deatt Brigntan, "Miss Brown High." She competed for the titles of "Miss Merrv Christmas" and the queen of the Charlotte Carrousel. Janice Solomon was selec'ed bv the football team to reign as Home- coming Queen and Sandra Jones represented Brown Iligh as Miss Ili Miss. This award is based on scholarship, character, and bcautv. Bill Dunn, jerrv Sweatt, Frederick Stirewalt, Cene Beam. jerrv Chisholm, and Michael johnson were awarded member ship in the Kev Club, David Bullock serving as Lieutenant Governor of this division. The Senior-Iunior, a real "Dream," at which we honored the rising squad of seniors, still lingered in our rttinds, as we attended the banquet and dance, the Junior-Senior, which brought unforgettable memories. Near the end of the quarter things reallv picked up. New tnembers were inducted into the Kev Club and Thespian Societv, tappittgs for Quill and Scroll and llonor Societv were held, and the senior plat brought in profits for our gift to the school. Finallv our annuals arrived, and thev tneant more to us than ever before. In the closing seconds, we had to reallv assutne the dignitv of seniors, as we practiced for the Baccalaureate Sermon, Class Dav, and, best of all, Graduation. Then the buzzer sottnded. It was all over. VV4: had iust lived four of the tnost wonderful quarters of our lives. Victorv was ours! The social lives we had learned to live, the mental knowl- edge we had gained, our heart-breaking and heart-wartning experiences, and our manv efforts had been advancements to prepare us for the game we were now to plav, the Game of Life. Let us notthink ol' this ball game with a heavv heart, but as .t preparation for a bigger and better game to be plaved in the future, BETTY BOSTIAN, Historian

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