Abilene High School - Flashlight Yearbook (Abilene, TX)

 - Class of 1954

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"Champion School of Story nf the Zfmr X. Once upon a time there was a school - X l l X I a high school- X . 1 4 bursting at the seams N ,f ' with loyal Eagles. Its - gk N 'W name was Abilene S lm' m AW: High School- all the West!" School days of the wonder- ful year of 1953-1954 dawned on a bright sunny September fourth. There were 593 Sophomores who were running around like little lost kittens, 417 Juniors were upper-classmen now, and 350 Seniors were "oId hands at this stuff" by this time. This was to be the last year to use the old The Student Council Thanksgiving program was held again that year with all those decorated boxes of food being taken to the homes of the unfortunate after the assembly. And there was the Christmas assembly with the children of the faculty members on the program. The big decorated Christmas tree was once again placed in the foyer of the main floor. building which had seen so tered to Learn" and "Gone just a few have pleasant many who had "En- Forth to Serve." Not memories of eager teachers, carved-on desks, familiar lockers, crowd- ed stairways, and the push and pull of Freshman Alley at noon - memories which went to make up the "Best Years of Our Lives." New AHS'ers were W welcomed at a Coke f-mfg Witt 519 l party before school days began - an an- nual affair sponsored y , ,N X J by the Student Coun- l cil. Soon after the X j commencement o f X school, class meetings X-, fx were held and class , ""' u officers and class queens were elected. Then came the Queen's Race to see who would be awarded the "Golden Apple" and who would reign supreme over this 1953-1954 FLASHLIGHT. A trip which gained recognition not only here at home but also in nearly every state in which the students traveled on their way to Massachu- setts was the Exchange Trip. Thirty students left in September and were gone for two weeks - two weeks not one of them will ever forgetl A f t e r mid-term ,0 Uv U C763 Tl came the always X4 Q 3 f popular TWIRP sEA- jf? . A f I SON! The girls es- K Q l7 f corted the boys for 'N X nf a n oth e r hilarious , xr, , time. About this same is Q-2 Q time came the Volen- N K tine Post Office which K the National Honor R QE Society has made an E -K annual affair. With the Easter i-'X season came the im- l pressive and unfor- L if f X i gettable Easter K Pageant staged by L. 'l f members of Hi-Y and Tri-Hi-Y Clubs. Late .5 in April the Exchange X X Group from North rx Adams, Massachu- X C. 1-ky Xl setts, came to visit us. 'IZD At lost came that final glorious month - May! The seniors were so rushed that they could hardly breathe. Activities h a p p e n i n g then were the Senior Play, the Senior Follies, the Junior-Senior Banquet, picnics, exams, the Baccalaureate Ser- vice, and at last, the night of the Commencement which brought an end to the year of 1953-1954. ln these following pages are pictures that ars typical of the happenings that took place in tha year. They go to make up this "Story of the Yea 1953-1954."

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