Abbot Academy - Circle Yearbook (Andover, MA)

 - Class of 1943

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fore the delegates to Northfield are a great help to the work of the Associa- tion during the school year. There are informal Northfield meetings in the rooms of different students on occa- sional Sundays at which all students are welcome. At the suggestion of Miss Tuttle and Themy, this year a room was designated as a place where anyone might go at any time for quiet and meditation. Another phase of our school life is presided over by the Abbot Ath- letic Association, with Honora as its leader. This year especially the A.A. A. has had a big job, for it has cooperated closely with the Department of Physi- cal Education in a greater physical fitness program brought about by the needs of the country in its war effort. The acceleration program, with its call for increased activity in the form of more strenuous walks, longer hours out-of-doors, and conditioning exer- cises, was greeted at first with groans and misgivings, but in good time everyone began to feel the benefits. An offspring of the A. A. A. is the " A " Society, composed of girls who MM " A " SOCIETY Sweeney, Pettengill, Howard, Damon, Hamilton Absent: Haynes, Hubbard, Lehmann have won two hundred and fifty athletic points and are entitled to wear the blue " A " . Slightly Struggling Societies, with some still sailing! Yes, societies had to give way before the demands of defense, and, as Miss Hearsey ex- pressed it, they were " frozen for the duration. " But the Abbot Dramatic Society and Courant would not die. A.A.A. COUNCIL Hamilton, Richards, Norris, Rouiey, C. McMurray Absent: Haynes, Lehmann, Lovely, Honnen, McLain Junior Commandos [51]

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STUDENT GOVERNMENT COUNCIL Rutherford, Beckman, Bennett, Lindsay, Pearson, McLain, Jean Craig, Hogan, Hitchcock, Welles, Hour, Pettengill Absent: Hay ties, Hubbard, Kurth, Lchmann having to do with the betterment of the school, and results were reported at regular school meetings held in the chapel. Stu-G also appointed corridor and cottage proctors, assisted with citizenship ratings, took care of chapel absences and supervised morning study hall. Through the Council student thought and opinion could be reported officially to the faculty, and in this way the standards of our A.C.A. OFFICERS Hansen, Bennett, Peterson, Humphrey school life were kept high and under constant examination. The Christian Association consti- tutes another important part of our Abbot life. Through it are many worthy causes given financial assist- ance, such as the Hindman School in Kentucky, the American Red Cross, the Boston Community Chest, the Greater Lawrence Community Chest, the Lawrence Clinic, and the Golden Rule Foundation. Some of the high spots of the Christmas season are the frantic dressing of dolls, buying a " useful gift and a toy, " packing boxes and wrapping presents for Hindman and also for the Christmas Party for Andover children. There is a repre- sentative from each corridor on the A.C.A. Board, so that the Associa- tion ' s spirit of service is brought to everyone. There is also a group of girls who have attended the Northfield Confer- ence held during June each year at Northfield Seminary. The ideals of the Conference tie in very definitely with those of the A.C.A., and there- [50]

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In order to continue A.D.S., the members offered to give up callers on Friday nights. The only visible indi- cation of the survival of the group was the production of " Artichokes for Dinner " and an occasional " A.D. S. tonight at 8:15 in Mrs. Gray ' s Studio " written on the black-board. Because of program pressure the meetings were infrequent and the annual A.D.S. chapel presentation was omitted. But in spite of this seem- ing lethargy, A.D.S. will long be re- membered by every member as a living organization. Couranters all know the lump-in- throat feeling when they are waiting for the fatal moment when Miss Sweeney says " Shall we vote on it? " and the thumbs up or down vote is fearfully cast. We remember the wonderful discussions we wandered into, the frantic two weeks before the deadline, and at last those lovely days in February and May when our product finally appeared in the mail- boxes. Nearing Neurotic Numbness, the Yearbook Board now commits its child with a sigh of relief to your tender care. On a war budget we have tried to give you a better book than was ever before published at Abbot. It has been lots of fun and lots of hard work from that unforgettable day in the fall when we learned that we were on the Board. We hope you like the result of our efforts ! A.D.S. Bennett, Rutherford, Emerson, Richards, P. Stevens, Mclvor, Pettengill, Lovghridge, Monett COURANT Travis, Peterson, Paradise, McLain, Cooley, Shaughnessy, M. Bentley YEARBOOK BOARD Burdine, Swenning, Hansen, Hoyt, Beckman, Miss Rath, Osborne, Richards, Pearson, Barss [52]

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