Abbeville High School - Mnemosyne Yearbook (Abbeville, GA)

 - Class of 1950

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Class History A streak of sllver IS outlined against the sky A plane clrcllng A l-I S s alrport IS at temptlng to land Its nearness reveals the Wfltlllg on thls glant shlp The Splrlt of Edu CdtlOh and printed just below in bold faced type IS The Hlgher We Cllmb The Broad er The Vlew We have watched the course of this plane for eleven successlve years and have walted eagerly lts bon voyage Now It is our prlvllege as class hlstorlans to re late some of the highlights of thls momentous journey Eleven years ago fifty eager passengers clutching tightly lunch palls and tablets en tered this plane The Spirit of Education youngsters not old enough to see the dan ger of belng oppressed for llfe by lgnorance yet old enough at heart to want to become part of this school of learning Our enemies this flrst year were nurnerous Egotlsm was our greatest foe We had to learn the lesson of discipllne the lesson of glve and take Our pilot MISS Odessa Wootten was very patlent with us shy and insecure youngsters She dld a remarkable job in helplng us over the flrst air pocket of our journey The second part of our journey involved the major task of learnlng to form study hlblts Campbell Thls part of our journey merits a highlight slnce we moved into the new build lng On thls stop of the plane new faces were added to our llst of passengers and some farnlllar faces were dropped from the list Our pllot for the fourth fifth and sixth journeys were Miss Mary Evelyn Warren Mrs Marlon Tucker, and Mrs Louis Vickers Each cbntrlbuted her share towards dlrectlng our course ln the path of our beacon light the standards and ldeals of A H S Mrs Renfroe was our pilot for the seventh lap of our journey Thls marked another highlight of our trip for we received certificates for seven years of strenuous flylng We had many pre test flights to make Honors were glven to joyce Danlels and joe Ann Dlx The eighth part of our journey found us on a new course our High School Career Our pllots were Mr and Mrs Bell Mrs Burkett Mrs Murray Mrs McKle, Mr DIX Mrs Carswell and Mr and Mrs Smith During our four years of high school flying many hazards which befall a plane trlp came our way One tremendous alr pocket almost caused a crash landlng a chemlstry exam However not all of the sailing was rough and hazardous for some very happy hours can be recalled We engaged in various school events school banquets, picnics hikes etc Our part in the athletic program was outstanding Our class was represented ln the DIS trict Meet in home economics, typing quartet trio essay and one act play and I might add that we took honors in several of the above mentioned events We engaged ln several money making projects ice cream business, selling candy etc Our tenth year held three outstanding highlights We started our school paper fa paper that has grown and now merits recognition with other leading school papers, We recelved our class rings and the junior Senior Banquet A Nlght at the Royal Palm was the outstanding social event The eleventh and last lap of our journey was our SENIOR YEAR The D A R citizen ship award went to joe Ann Dlx This year also marked an end to eleventh grade gradu ations In the Control Tower flashing signals that kept us on our true course of noble char acter and worthy deeds, sat our loyal and faithful friend, Mr james C Bell Only four of the original pioneers completed the trip The other twelve have joined ue at various other ports. On the last lap of our journey a sudden change came over ue. We began to realize l- most too late that one must work diligently if he is to attain a desired goal. We began to understand more clearly the meaning of the bold faced type The Higher We Climb The Broader The View". God grant thpt we may ever alm high and accept willingly our share of responsibility In making this "A Greater America." "In the fell clutch of circumstance I have not winced nor cried aloud. Under the bludgeonlnga of chance My head le bloody but unbowed." William Ernest Henley Class Historians - Mary Newman joe Ann Dix 13 , - . . ,, . . ' - . . . ' . . ., ,, . . . . - . . . ' ' a Our able pilot this year was Miss Frances Cannon, and our third pilot was Miss Lonease I I I D I I ' - . - 5 . p . 5 . ' - , 1 . , . . . ' i I D . I ' 1 I 1 9 ' l I - , . ll e I! - le YI' - - a ll I

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