Abbot Academy - Circle Yearbook (Andover, MA)

 - Class of 1940

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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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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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Back Row: Knox, Bolten, Cross, Webster, Campbell, Ellis, Winslow, G. Wind, S. Cole Middle Row: Rabling, P. Williams, Colley, Davey, Sawyer, Nelson, Wick, S. Hamilton Front Row: Eccles, Hall, J. Wilson, Chase Abbot Athletic Association A. A. A. Council is made up of heads of major and minor sports, club captains, and the Director of Physical Education and her Assistant; namely, Miss Carpenter and Miss Rhodes. Margi Hall is the President, Mollie Chase the Vice President, Jane Wilson Treasurer, and Nancy Eccles Sec- retary. Other members of Council are: Julie Nelson, hockey; Marcia Colley, basketball; Doris Sawyer, tennis; Priscilla Williams, riding; Marge Wick, baseball; Peggy Rabling, golf; Shirley Hamilton, snow; Gisela Bolten, ice; Jane Davey, the dance; and heads of minor sports — hiking, Connie Cross; badminton, Beverley Win- slow; croquet, Eleanor Knox; ping pong, Betty Ellis; archery, Phyllis Campbell; deck tennis, Joan Webster; and Sally Cole and Gitty Wind, of course. At our meetings, usually held during " Tiffin, " we organize our sports seasons. Sometimes the weather man forgets to watch our schedule — witness our third blizzard on April 22! And quite the other J. Wilson, Eccles, Hall, Chase way, our long-anticipated ice carnival simply never came off for lack of ice! However, Fall Field Day leaves rich memories, likewise the Snow Carnival, each of which came off under perfect aus- pices in its proper season. Luncheon rides, nose-bag walks, skating parties or snow sculpture helped to round out a great out- door sports year. [52]

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