Abbot Academy - Circle Yearbook (Andover, MA)

 - Class of 1940

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Student Government We may seem like a group of so-called, queers, " stuges " etc. ., but we are not different from the rest, really. We help with the general order and smooth-running of the school, receive petitions, and make suggestions which we believe will strength- en weaknesses. We elect the corridor and chapel proctors, take care of elections throughout the year, and are represented on the Rating Committee. The Executive Board includes the four Student Government officers, the presi- dent of the Senior Class and the presidents of A.A.A. and A.C.A. The Student Coun- cil, a larger body, is made up of the Execu- tive Board, the vice president of the Senior Class, A.A.A. , A.C.A. and the presidents of the four lower classes. Almost every Wednesday the familiar notice of " Stu G Council Meeting 4:15 " is seen, and these are all very important occasions when we check up on ourselves and make nominations. The Rec Room Committee (membership on which takes real courage for ours is the task of turning Garry, Balcke, Howard, Spear off the Vic at the proper moment) and the Study Hall proctors are all a part of our organization. The 1939-40 officers were: Mary How- ard, President; Ellen Spear, Vice President; Eleanor Balcke, Secretary; Dorothy Garry, Head of Day Students. Back Row: Cowles, Hall, Wyatt Middle Row: Garry, Spear, Balcke, Proctor, Howard. Beach, Lytle, Davey Front Row: S. Hamilton, Travis, Mills, E. Fowler, Chase [50]

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Along with fish and callers, Friday night brings society meetings in great abundance. Seven-fifteen finds us in various rooms re- laxing on bed, floor or chair, pursuing our favorite extracurricular activity. The new method of having each upperclassman sign up for the society the program of which interests her most prevents the sorry situations which arose when a future Bernhardt was forced to dabble about with test tubes and Bunsen burners. Hav- ing expressed our preference we cling to the heirloom benches with death-like grip and hearts pounding when Miss Hearsey announces the new Society members — all in the hope that we will hear our name called for membership in our favorite group. Many meetings are spent in pre- paration for society chapels, and on those great days we throw together bed and room and sally forth at eight-five to be entertainingly instructed in science or one of the arts. Our figures, we fear, are sadly affected by the amount of food we consume at meetings. Many is the coke carton and chocolate cake that has been made away with, resulting in poundage and pleasure... ACTIVITIES Calling hour often comes in conflict with our meetings when one of our number is summoned to trip fantastically, if not lightly, below. However, despite inter- ruptions and distractions societies are hard-working groups that get a great deal accomplished. During the week the bulletin board also announces meetings of other organizations: iA.G.A. presenting an impressive chapel, A. A. A. making plans for a field day, or Stu G discussing proctors or the unfortu- nate behavior of Sally Snooks. In the begin- ning of the year desperate treasurers tear around begging blue checks in order that the organizations and societies may be sufficiently affluent to carry on their pro- jects. General confusion arises when one must report to three meetings all at i :50. Besides the societies and the major organ- izations, there are Fidelio and Choir sing- ing lustily, the Yearbook Board worrying constantly, and the " A " Society dashing off for a frolic, giving us a hectic but colorful school year. [49]

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Back Row: Schwiebert, Webster, Kelley, P. Williams, Nichols, Nelson, Bolten, Balcke Middle Row: E. White, Elliot, Proctor, S. Hamilton, Chandler, Ellis Front Row: Means, Boynton, D. Hamilton Abbot Christian Association It is hard to put into words what A.C.A. really is. It is something we feel is there, not only on Sunday evenings or at vesper services, but all the time. When we think of our past year definite pictures flash through our minds: ploughing through snowy roads to Lawrence to the Red and Gold Gift Shop, getting a bewildered salesgirl to follow us as we bought the store out for the Andover children ' s Christ- mas party, Room 64 piled high with pack- ages bearing such labels as " Frank Far- rette, Age 5, Mittens, " and then seeing Frank ' s glowing face when later at the party he received them; the dignified ad- visory board tearing around a la horse with wild children wahooing on their backs; Christmas tableaux, soft colored lights shining on the wise men, the babe in the manger, and the mother Mary; the purchasing and dressing of Senior dolls and their trip to Hindman to brighten many a heart on Christmas (we hope the uneven hems weren ' t noticed!); apprecia- P. Williams, S. Hamilton, Proctor, Webster tive letter from our Abbot friend at Hindman; teas with Miss Tuttle in Home- stead with the munching of caramels and much discussion of budget balancing; Golden Rule suppers by candlelight. Jacquy Proctor, President; Shirley Ham- ilton, Vice President; Joan Webster, Trea- surer; Priscilla Williams, Secretary. [5i]

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