Abbot Academy - Circle Yearbook (Andover, MA)

 - Class of 1941

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also for the British War Relief. We do- nated to needy charities the money which we saved on Wednesday night candlelight dinners. But aside from its weekly vesper service and the help it tries to give in many directions, there is something less tangible for which A.C.A. stands every day of every week. That something is a Friendly Spirit. The members of Executive Board are: Nancy Kelley, President; Betty Harris, Vice President; Harriet Means, Secretary; Dorothy Harvey, Treasurer. Athletic Association EVERY girl a member and every girl a rival — this is A. A. A. Gus, the Griffin, and Lister, the loyal Gargoyle, lend their humorous touches to our two rival clubs. Laden with books and balanc- ing their Tiffin, the A. A. A. Council are seen scurrying down to the corrective room where they nominate new heads of major and minor sports and hope the weather- man will favor them with suitable weather for our seasonal field days. Our Council this year consisted of Miss Carpenter, the Director of Physical Edu- cation, and Miss Rhodes, her assistant; Julie Nelson, President; Mary Purcell, serving double duty as Vice-President and Captain of the Griffins; Mimi Calder, Secre- tary; Eleanor Knox, Treasurer; and Addie Waterhouse, Captain of the Gargoyles. The heads of major and minor sports were: Lyn Menschik, hockey; Nancy Eccles, tennis; Dorothy Harvey, basketball; Eleanor Cole, ice; Helen Craig, snow; Jane Parrot, riding; Betty Gorsuch, golf; Edna Nutton, baseball; Jane Philbin, hiking; Bonney Wilson, badminton; Margaret McFarlin, croquet; Sue Bates, ping-pong; Jessie Mc- Creery, archery; Ruth Snider, deck tennis. Waterhouse, Nelson, Purcell, Calder, Parrot, Craig, Knox, Gorsuch, Nutton, Menschik, Eccles, Harvey ff ' A ' Society ALL work and no play makes Jack a dull boy " is true at Abbot as any- where else. The " A " Society is an honor- ary society encouraging its members to excel in sports and to inject real spirit into the school athletics. As we flaunt our cherished blue A ' s, we joyfully realize that we are now more than halfway to the blazer — four hundred and fifty points. We had our annual picnic at Ipswich [45]

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Student Government Christian Association THE main purpose of Student Govern- ment is to create real interest and spir- it at Abbot. Through this kind of govern- ment the Principal, faculty and students work hand in hand, and in this way we cover wider viewpoints and wishes. The chapel and corridor proctors are appointed by us, and we take care of all elections during the year. The Student Council is made up of the presidents of all the classes, the president and vice-president of the Senior Class, Athletic Association and Christian Association, the Head of Day Scholars and the officers of the Student Government. The four officers of the Stu- dent Government, the president of the Senior Class and the A. A. A. and A.C.A. presidents comprise the Executive Board. With these representatives on the Council it is possible for each class and organiza- tion, through these girls, to contribute to the welfare of Abbot. Emily Mills, President; Betsy Fowler, Secretary; Addie Waterhouse, Vice Presi- dent; Nancy Eccles, Head of Day Scholars. THE notice " A.C.A. tonight " and the sound of the gong remind us every Sunday of the big part A.C.A. plays in our lives at Abbot. For A.C.A., we wrote to New Girls and the Seniors dressed dolls for the children at Hindman. Our pains- taking efforts were well rewarded by the appreciative letter from our Abbot alumna working there. The children ' s party at Christmas was thoroughly enjoyed by the board members as well as by the children who squealed with delight as they re- ceived their presents from Santa Claus (alias Dottie Harvey). Our Sunday night vespers, led by the Seniors, were inspiring to us all, and we will never forget the first talk we gave which caused our knees to shake and our hearts to thump in double time. A.C.A. organized this year three Red Cross groups — beginners and advanced knitters and a sewing group. At Christmas time we proudly presented our finished work to the local chapter. After Christmas we worked not only for the Red Cross but Back Row: Ware, Campbell, M. Hamilton, Shields, Fiske Second Row: Bates, Gorsuch, Rathbone Front Row: Harris, Means, Kelley, Harvey [44]



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Back Row: Menschik, Eccles, Knox Front Row: Harvey, Nelson, Long, W aterhouse tographer, and Miss Rath. The great de- cision regarding the theme of our book came next, and before we fully realized it each of us was responsible for a particular section. Then came the oft -repeated re- frain " The deadline for these write-ups is Friday. " But in spite of the hectic hours, the exhilarating feeling w hich followed a completed section far outweighed the stress and strain involved in its compila- tion. The proudest moment of all arrived simultaneously with the finished product — our 1941 Yearbook! Our staff was as follows: Dorothy Har- vey, Editor-in-Chief; Polly Packard, Busi- ness Manager; Christine Hill, Assistant Business Manager; Jane Parrot, Art Editor; Sue Long, Photography; Dorothy Fiske, Peggy Little, Lu Sommer, Nancy Whittier, Literary Board; Dorie Jones, Ex Officio. Beach where great baseball competition raged between the Gargoyles and the Griffins, with Miss Hearsey and Miss Carpenter " pitching " into the spirit of things. That night we stumbled wearily out of the bus, shaking sand from our rumpled heads but lingering over memo- ries of sand, sea and sky. Our members are: Suzanne Long, Presi- dent; Eleanor Knox, Secretary-Treasurer; Nancy Eccles, Dorothy Harvey, Marilyn Menschik, Julie Nelson, Adeline Water- house. Yearbook Board PERHAPS we on the Yearbook Board might describe as " the thrill that comes once in a lifetime " the feeling that came over us on that memorable morning in chapel when we were announced as the producers of the Circle. At first we were too excited and awed to believe that we were on the Board, but soon the excite- ment gave way to meetings in the Parlor with the engraver, the printer, the pho- Back Row: Hill, Parrot Second Row: Packard, Sommer, Harvey, Long, Whittier Front Row : Little, Jones, Fiske Fidelio AFTER frightened tryouts during our first week back in September, the Fidelio list was posted. From that time on throughout the year, forty or so of our lusty voices have rung out from Abbot [46]

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