Aiken High School - Hornet Yearbook (Aiken, SC)

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HORNET ken High School ring, leaning of the seal on around the typical ity of Aiken, polo pony at the crest of as the “Sports Center of Tnes. lapping the outer edges, Aiken—her parks, towering pines friendly quiet air. gh is tied in as a school by the triangularshaped object toward the bottom of the seal. On the left an open book represents the academic side of school life—knowledge and the preparation of students for college and future life. The arm and crest at the right represent the dignity of labor, the fact that all honorable work is dignified; to gain the knowledge and information important to one’s life, one must put forth honest labor. The triangle at the bottom represents the character of the student—his integrity, initiative, and perseverance. And finally the word character at the bottom of the seal reminds the student of these qualities. The words Aiken High School surrounding the AHS seal, the seal of the state of South Carolina on the right, and the Great Seal of the United States of America on the left—all these remind one of this great country full of opportunities.There has been some form of a secondary school in Aiken for many years. First there was the Aiken Institute located in the Aiken Elementary School on Chesterfield Street. In 1936 the Aiken Institute was moved to the Laurens Street location and the name Aiken High School was assumed. After eighteen years, a great increase in the student population called for the erection of a larger high school. This new building is located on Rutland Drive near the Aiken city limits on the Edgefield highway. Although the school has changed its location several times and has had countless numbers of students, it has never lost certain characteristics. Here, not unlike in other schools, there are many traditional events—football games, chapel programs, May Day, junior-senior, banquets, dances, and other festive occasions. The school is Aiken because of these events and because of a feeling and spirit of love and respect for it. The 1955 Hornet, through the medium of the printed page, will recall days at Aiken High as it reminds students of these events.We, the 1955 graduating class of Aiken High School, dedicate this edition of the Hornet to our yearbook adviser, Miss Mary Lou Barlow. In this dedication we wish to show our love for Miss Barlow and our deepest appreciation for her many services. She has given unselfishly of her loyalty and time to our Aiken High School. sAdministration County Board Mr. J. B. Byars, Mr. U. E. Hutto, Mr. A. A. Webb, Mr. E. W. Clainp, Mrs. E. P. Kennedy, Chairman, Mr. A. J. Rutland, County Superintendent of Education, Mr. J. A. Keel, Mr. S. H. Moody, Mr. J. B. Reel, Mr. R. A. Brinkley. MR. A. J. RUTLAND County Superintendent of Education MR. L. K. HAGOOD Superintendent of Aiken Attendance Area No. 1. Advisory Board Mr. J. R. Johnson, Mr. J. R. McTeer, Mr. L. K. Hagood, Mr. P. F. Henderson, Chairman, Mr. C. H. Marvin, Jr., Mr. Geddings Willing. bCounseling students, offering words of consolation or congratulations, or just listening to problems has occupied a major part of the eight years that Mr. James O. Willis has been principal of Aiken High School. Mr. Willis tries to solve with understanding and wisdom each problem brought to him; here is a pose familiar to many students who have welcomed his words of advice. In the main office ready to help the daily myriad of students and visitors to Aiken High School, as well as perform her secretarial duties, is Mrs. Hazel McNeil, secretary to Principal James O. Willis. Here Mrs. McNeil and Mr. Willis are helping some students with schedules. 7Don’t get alarmed! This isn’t one of the students after a biology experiment. Miss Barlow is showing a model of the human body to Mrs. Blakewood. Mr. Guy, and Mrs. Bergkamp. The model is used by the students to help them learn the placement of the organs in the human body. Hold on to your hats! There she blows! No, it’s nothing cjuite that exciting . . . just an experiment with water. Jim Overbeck, Charles Chapoton, Ramona Pierce, and Dee Chandler are seen here working it out. They’re trying to prove by means of electrolysis that water is made of two parts hydrogen to one part oxygen. Incidentally, that is water being distilled in the background. Newcomers to the Aiken High School faculty this year are Mrs. Martha Blakewood and Mr. Walter Guy. Mrs. Blakewood, who has a B.S. from Furman University, teaches general science and biology. Mr. Guy, who was graduated from Wofford with an A.B. degree and from Duke University with an M.A. degree, teaches chemistry and physics. Also in the science department are Mrs. Jennie Bergkamp, teaching general science, and Miss Mary Lou Barlow, teaching biology. Mrs. Bergkamp has a B.S. from Furman University and Miss How does it ride, Mrs. Bergkamp? Mrs. Hazel McNeil is seen here in her new Packard, which she won in a raffle sponsored by the Association for the Mentally Retarded Children. Mrs. Bergkamp seems to have enjoyed her ride . . . but who wouldn’t in such a beautiful car? Mrs. Bergkamp and Mrs. Blakewood are showing Jimmy Mann, Rose Comillion, Clenda Gunter, and Kay Coffey that air expands when heated. The science classes do not prepare experiments that are quite so violent as the chemistry classes do, but experimenting is fun in any class.Barlow has an A.B. degree from Coker College. Mr. John B. Eubanks, who graduated from Clemson College with a B.S. degree, teaches algebra at AHS. A former student of Mr. Eubanks, Mrs. Betty Owen, teaches advanced algebra and geometry; she has an A.B. from Coker College. Another algebra teacher is Mr. Carroll Courtney, having an A.B. degree from Wofford College. A B.S. graduate of Appalachian State Teachers College, Mrs. Betty Frazier teaches first and second year algebra. Oh! Oh! Seniors! Mrs. Owen is fumbling with her ring again. It’s plain to see that order must be maintained quickly, because next come the book against the cabinet, a “few” words, and then that whisper, “All right class, on page . . .” In this picture Don Wheeler, Fred Cavanaugh, Fred Maxwell. Nancy Putman, and Cecil Etherredge are paying attention for a change, but Annetta Sprtiell is just natural! Yum! yum—is everybody invited to join you, girls? It surely does look good! The girls are preparing dinner for themselves in the ultra-modern home economics department. Mrs. Smith is their instructor and chief sampler—one job no one would object to having. During the last week of June, 1954, while many students were at the beach or just plain, taking it easy, George Wilson and Dale Hagen were attending Boys’ State in Columbia. The purpose of Boys’ State is to prepare the youth of today to take places in government and society as intelligent voters. In a series of classes held every morning for a week, Dale and George learned all about national, state, county, and city governments. One of the highlights of the week was an inspiring talk by former Governor James F. Byrnes.Shown in Coach Stotts' office discussing the 1955 basketball schedule are Miss Peggy Cantrell, Mr. Robert Stotts, and Mr. Hampton Wansley. One of the worthwhile activities of the Future Farmers of America club for the 54-55 session was the making of a cutting bed used for rooting shrubbery to be planted around Aiken High School. The Future Farmers of America boys and Mr. Alvin Hawkins, their adviser, spent much time and energy on this project, which in the future will add to the beauty of the campus. Miss Peggy Cantrell, who was graduated from Furman University with an A.B. degree, coached the girls’ basketball team in AHS for the 54-55 season. A newcomer to AHS, Mr. Robert Stutts coached the football team; he has an A.B. degree from Presbyterian College. Coaching the boys’ basketball team was Mr. Hampton Wansley, a B.A. graduate of Lynchburg College. As winner of the 54-55 Student Council Talent Show, Annetta Spruell received the first place award for her rendition of Lecuona s Malaguena. This award was presented by Council President Dravton Sanders who also r TS announced as second place winner lean Frank I and as third place winner Frances Baker. tf The Dramateers presented as the a n n u a 1 Christmas play The Empty Room. This performance portrayed the story of Christ’s birth in a stable and the story of the room which was left empty because of the selfish innkeeper’s waiting for a wenlthv king.Look shot, feel shot, he shot; that’s Mike Collins burning up the keys. He would rather bum Mrs. Bobo. It’s four-thirty-five in the afternoon and Mrs. Bobo wants that English term paper by midnight. His sleepy look is a “left over" from last night’s vigil. Good luck, Mike! Seen ready for action are the girls that operate the student bank. Seated left to right are Joyce LeGrande, Patsy Duke, Anne Treadaway, Joellen Owens, Margie Gordon, and Barbara Eckel. Standing left to right are Miss Cato, adviser of the group, Carolyn Goodwin, Mary Frances Day, Gail Swanner, Barbara Wright, Max Coleman, Betty Durham, and Mary Gomillion. Mrs. Christine Forrester, one of the AHS English teachers, has an A.B. degree from Howard College and an M.A. degree from the University of Kentucky. An English and French teacher, Mrs. Margaret Bobo has an A.B. degree from Newberry College. An A.B. graduate of Erskine College and an M.A. graduate of Emory University, Mrs. Helen Butler teaches Latin and French. Mrs. Ernestine Law, who has an A.B. degree from Winthrop College, teaches English. Having a B.S. degree from Bob Jones University, Mrs. Ann Casey is a teacher of English and Speech. Another English teacher, Mrs. Flora Meadows, has an A.B. degree from Marshall College. That’s it! Throw caution to the wind just this once and let those papers go. Enjoying a quick game before getting down to the grind of correcting papers are Mrs. Bobo. Mrs. Butler, Miss Gunter, and Miss Barlow. When the language teachers—Mrs. Christine Forrester, Mrs. Margaret Bobo, Mrs. Helen Butler, Mrs. Ernestine Law, Mrs. Ann Casey, and Mrs. Flora Meadows—get together to enjoy a “coke”, one wonders if they really speak English. Pausing in the teachers’ lounge for a moment of relaxation are Mr. Roscoe L. Coffey, Mr. Robert B. Badertscher, Mrs. June Geiger, Miss Norma Gunter, and Miss Margaret Cato. The art class is always working on something interesting. Mrs. Peggy Jo Lambert is the art teacher and helps students make use of the modern and well-equipped art room. The students learn all types of art work, including ceramics and other crafts. This gives each student a chance to discover his own abilities in certain phases of art. This year for the first time at Aiken High School, courses in distributive education and diversified occupations were offered. Mr. Roscoe L. Coffey, who earned a B.S. degree from Western Carolina College, teaches 1)0 and DE. Mr. Robert Badertscher teaches driver education and industrial arts. He has a B.S. degree from Miami University. A graduate of Mississippi Southern College with a B.S. degree and a teacher of commerce and English is Mrs. June Geiger. Miss Norma Gunter teaches commerce and has an A.B. degree from Winthrop College and a M.Ed. degree from the University of South Carolina. Miss Margaret Cato also teaches commerce and has a B.S. degree from Winthrop College. Half-time is refreshment time in the gym-natorium canteen during a basketball game. Seen here enjoying some of the food and drinks are Barbara Wright, Johnny Wingfield, Linda Howard, Harold Price, Jerry Coker, Barbara Blair, and Bobby Ratliff. Miss Cato looks on as the students begin typing assignments she has just given. Besides typing regular classroom assignments, these students are often called on to help in many activities in which typing is needed.As one walks by the door of the shop located in “D” wing, he hears a constant hum of activity. The well-equipped shop is one of the main attractions to the boys at Aiken High School; it gives them excellent experience in the operation of many kinds of machinery. Tommy Boone, Lucy Sloan, Mary Ann Chandler, and Jon Griffin study a slide magnified through the bioscope. For groups studying microscopic organisms, the bioscope is a valuable scientific instrument. Mrs. Rebecca Smith proves here that she not only can teach others to prepare good coffee but also can make a good cup herself. She teaches home economics and has a B.S. degree and an M.S. degree from Woman’s College of the University of North Carolina. She is seen serving Mrs. Irene Horton, the AHS dietitian. Seated next to her is Mrs. Judith White, the Aiken area dietitian and a graduate of Winthrop College with a B.S. degree. Heading the music department and holding a B.Mus. degree from West Chester State Teachers College is Mr. William T. Slaughter. Mr. Alvin H. Hawkins has a B.S. degree and an M.S. degree from Clemson College and teaches vocational agriculture. Coffee is always enjoyed by all— especially when it’s served in the new home economics department. 13Dressed to kill . . . (students!) are Mrs. Lois George, Mrs. Blanche Rutland, Mr. John Wrenn, and Mrs. Peggy Jo Lambert. The members of the social studies department—Mrs. B lane h e Rutland, Mr. John A. Wrenn, and Mrs. Peggy Jo Lambert—pause for a few minutes at the end of a busy day to chat with the librarian, Mrs. Lois B. George. Mrs. George is a B.S. graduate of G e o r g i a State Teachers Gollege and assumed this year at AHS her duties as librarian. Mrs. Rutland, who received an A.B. degree from Columbia College, teaches American history and democracy. Another teacher in the social studies department is Mr. John A. Wrenn who graduated from Furman University with a B.A. degree. Mr. Wrenn teaches world history and world geography. Mrs. Peggy Jo Lambert, an A.B. graduate of Lander College, teaches civics. She also heads the art department. Faith was the theme of the winning bulletin board in the Christmas contest sponsored by student council. Nookie Rifkin’s and Penny Baker’s efforts were rewarded when Miss Peggy Cantrell’s homeroom accepted the first prize of five dollars. The Christmas spirit was displayed throughout the school as each homeroom participated in the contest. Aside from the gaily decorated scenes of Santa Claus and Christmas trees, many beautiful religious scenes were particularly impressive. Christmas is the spirit of giving. Seen in the picture below are Archie Thurmond and Levi Richardson receiving their Christmas gifts from the student body, represented by Drayton Sanders, Student Council president In the eyes of the student body Archie and “Lee”, who have beenvcustodians for the past three veaV, are two people who are indispensable to Aiken High School C jTkI who deserve much praise for a ( job well-done. In a special assembly program on the last school day before Christmas holidays, Drayton Sanders, representing the AHS student body, presented a Christmas gift to Principal James O. Willis. After expressing words of appreciation, Mr. Willis gave a short talk to inspire the students to think of the true significance of the Christmas season as they went their variou s ways during the holidays.of a school opportunity to in life. Knowl-not only through study in books but also through activities; some of these band, chorus, student council, and the various service social organizations. These activities, more than any other phase of school life, tend to build the character of the student. Character building is one of the basic objectives of Aiken High. 15Student Council officers—Joe Lanning, vice-president; Drayton Sanders, president; and Lynn Biggs, secretary-treasurer—arranged and conducted well-planned chapel programs. A highlight in Drayton’s and Joe’s term of office was their attending the state convention of student councils in Sumter, S. C. Student Council The fact that Aiken High School has a Student Council shows that the students have a democratic form of government. Members are chosen each semester—one from each homeroom, one from the junior class at large, and two from the senior class at large. A student must have attended Aiken High School for one semester and have passed all subjects the preceding semester to be eligible for membership on council. Drayton Sanders, who presided over Student Council this year, showed his leadership ability in many ways, one of which was the successful organization of new committees. First How: Tom Bush, Barbara Budnaitis, Mary Frances Wright, Emily Parker, Mrs. Betty Owen, Adviser. Second Row: George Gregory, Mike Collins, Gary Helms, Tommy Watson, Dent Johnson. Third Row: Edna Bosler, Frank Sampson, Ken Wagner, Wesley Clark, Alvin Hawkins. Fourth Row: Jack Morton, Eva Dell Smith, Rose Gomillion, Karen Hansen, Tom Moseley. Fifth Row: Arthur Gregory, Wesley Muckenfuss, Jon Lackey, Luanne Sanders, Buddy Llewellyn.Garbed in painter’s attire and busily applying paint to the trash cans is Student Council president, Drayton Sanders. Repainting the trash cans was one of the projects undertaken by council in the fall of 54. Another of the duties of council was to operate the cash register during the recess period in the lunchroom. Here James Babb operates the register as Mrs. Horton, the dietitian, supervises the serving of the meal. Among these committees were an assembly committee, headed by Joe Lanning; assembly-properties committee, co-chairmened by Gary Helms and Mike Collins; audio-visual aids committee with Jim Purcell and Brookie Wyman in charge; election committee, bulletin board and display windows committee, and constitution committee, under the chairmanship of Tom Moseley, Lynn Biggs, and Jack M o r t o n respectively. A few of the outstanding projects completed by Student Council in 54-55 were the painting of trash cans on the back campus, the erecting of signs to designate parking places for school personnel, keeping order in the canteen and lunch lines, and making themselves available whenever help was needed by other activity groups. Despite the fact that the new building contributed many new problems, Drayton and council, advised by Mrs. Betty Owen, emerged not only successfully but also proudly. Joe Lanning tells the second semester council members some of their duties. Students on this council are David Crouch, Dixon Kilbourne, Merritt Nimmons, Herndon McElmurray, Freddie Wells, Edward Keel, Gail Wood, Sandra Harris, John Pope, Linda Leifer-mann, Nina Green, James Babb, Linda Howard, Diane Vander Voort. Helen Flannery, Gary Blessing, Beth Bodie, and Alice Willing.National Honor Society Membership in the National Honor Society is based on character, scholarship, leadership, and service. One must have maintained a “B” average in his high school studies, must have been a student of Aiken High School for one year, and must be a member of the junior or senior class to be a candidate for membership in this honorary organization. A number of students become candidates, but to be elected to the Aiken High School chapter of the N. H. S., a student also must show outstanding Edward Keel Laird Slade Chartee Muckenfuss George Gregory Kay Kennedy Linda Smith Ramona Pierce Barbara Wright Joe Lanning Phyl Wagner Faye Rackley Jim Fuchs Fred Maxwell Pete Wallace Drayton Sanders Jackie Brown Anne McGhee Sydney White Jim Overbeck Barbara Blair Sybil McNeil Alice Willing Mrs. Margaret Bobo Adviser Mr. J. O. Willis Honorary Adviser Dale Hagen President George Wilson Vice-President Martha Ann Rushton Secretary Karen Hansen Treasurer 18Members of the executive committee of the South Carolina Federation of National Honor Society Chapters, who met in Aiken prior to the March convention, are Drayton Sanders, president; Beth Jones, district representative; Ruthie Starr, vice-president; Rebecca Price, secretary; Darla Batson, treasurer; Tom McCutchen, district representative; and Mrs. Margaret Bobo, state adviser. characteristics in leadership, service, and character in his school life. The membership of the chapter cannot exceed fifteen per cent of the number of the graduating class. At the beginning of each semester the new members, who have been recommended by the chapter members and by an executive committee, are inducted into the society in a formal ceremony. In this impressive induction service the new members pledge to uphold the standards of the society. Under the guidance of the adviser, M rs. Margaret Bobo, the chapter participated in several school programs; they sponsored College Emphasis Day; they provided flowers for the principal’s office on special occasions. Drayton Sanders served the 1954-55 term as state president of the S. C. F. N. H. S. C.; the state convention was held at AIIS on March 9, 10, 11. Below: Representatives of twenty high schools of South Carolina gathered for the state NHS convention. They are shown below during the banquet which featured a speech by Dr. Donald Russell, president of the University of South Carolina. 19Pete Wallace, president; Alice Willing, secretary, and Faye Rackley, vice-president, pause for a few minutes in the teachers' lounge to pose for the Hornet photographer. Quill and Scroll is an honorary organization which strives to uphold the best in any field of journalistic endeavor. This includes editing and business managing as well as newspaper and yearbook copywriting. The requirements for membership in Quill and Scroll are that candidates be either juniors or seniors ranking in the upper one-third of their class, be members of a recognized publication, and perforin duties on that publication in a commendable manner. The organization was advised by Miss Mary Lou Barlow, adviser of the Hornet, and Mrs. June Geiger, adviser of Hi-Times. Laird Slade, Ruth Worley, Loretta Plott, Sydney White, Ramona Pierce, Jim Overbeck, Miss Barlow, adviser, Alice Willing, Faye Rackley, Mrs. Geiger, adviser, Karen Ilansen, Chartee Muckenfuss, Drayton Sanders, Pete Wallace, Sybil McNeil. 20Music is the universal language. The chorus, under the direction of Mr. William T. Slaughter, has enlivened many Chorus of the activities of the school. The annual Christmas cantata and the spring concert were the two main presentations of the chorus. This organization also participated in May Day, commencement exercises and presented assembly programs during the year. Each member of the chorus received instruction in chord progressions, sightsinging, and all other phases of the fundamentals of music. Every member of chorus learned to sight sing any composition in any key, sharp or flat, by the end of the one-year course. Top Row: Sylvia Glass, Barbara Budnaitis, Sandra Stumpf, Rannie Sparkman, Glenda Thompson, Helen Hay, Virginia Jones. Second Row: Claire Owens, Luanne Sanders, Mary Frances Wright, Eva Dell Smith, Pat Johnson, Joan Laughridge, Freda Dorman, Judy Harrison, Helen Vogt. Third Row: Louise Coulson, Mary Lou Robertson, Gail Wood, Sandy Voigt, Edna Bosler, Linda Martin, Annetta Spruell, Sydney White, Ramona Pierce. Fourth Row: Jessie Lee Key, Inez Cook, Zelma Chrisawn, Sandra Shanker, Cissy Slayton, Dee Chandler, Linda Howard, Mary Thomas, June Laughridge. Fifth Row: Sabri Ann Dodenhoff. Janet Swope. Roger Martin, Everett Summerall. Gary Helms, Walter Rogers, William Yarborough. Diane Blake. Peggy Tyler. Sixth Row: Mike Summerall, Jerry Trollinger, Roland Seigler, Alfred Gunter, Jack Hosea, William Montjoy, Lynn Biggs, Cecil Etherredge, Herndon McElmurray. Every chorus needs an accompanist and the Aiken High organization is no exception. Filling the position this year was Annetta Spruell with Everett Summerall as her assistant. Mr. Slaughter here helps Annetta with one of the more difficult passages.Band William T. Slaughter Director Walter Rogers Student Conductor This year the Aiken High School Band was an outstanding attraction in both school and community life. In the fall the band added color and spirit to the football games by entertaining the crowds at half-time with outstanding maneuvers. W h e n the band wasn’t busy practicing for ball games or adding spirit and enthusiasm to the pep rallies, they were practicing for one of the many concerts which they gave. They also participated in numerous civic events. Clarinets Jim Meyer Fred Gentry Dent Johnson Hen Lacy Jane Christine Carolyn Cash Beverly Jones Janet Holley Patsv McGee Gail Bonnett Sarah Hhoden Lucy Sloan Mary Esther Powell Mary Jane Willis Jon Griffin Steve Beasley Bernice Morton Kay Gullum Ann Schwertfeger Joan Crawford Kay Coffey Bass Clarinet Freda Dorman Alto Clarinet Anna Going Oboe Everett Summerall T romltones Walter Rogers Annetta Spmcll Mack Bentley Bell Lyre Kay Wells Pcrctission Clebum Stokes Leslie Sanders Nlatina Kigas Connie Jeancake Dianne Plott Timpani Beverly Driver Alto Saxophone Mary Virginia Wahl Patsy Carter Tenor Saxophone Jimmy St. John Baritone Jimmy Miller Jon Lackey Boye Pridgen French Horn Kenneth Gaver Buddy Holley Bo Coward Philip Shideler Flutes Julia Anne Goss N’ookie Rifkin Jill Ryon Mary Hovas Comets and Trumpets Charles Ricks Larry Courtney Virginia Cumbec Tom Moseley John Samples Jerry Kaplan Tommy Gibbs Jimmy Hatfield Donnie Ellison Roland Seigler Basses Fred Wansley Jack Dorn John PopeOn December seventh several members of the Aiken High School band were selected to audition for the All State Band. Auditions were held in Charleston, South Carolina. Freda Dorman, Kenneth Caver, B u d d y Holley, Jim Meyer, Fred Gentry, Walter Rogers, and John Pope were chosen to participate in this event. In the spring the band competed in the district meet at Orangeburg, later going on to the state contest held at Winthrop College in Rock Hill, S. C. The band closed the season by presenting a spring concert featuring the long practiced pieces used in the district and state competitions. The success of the Aiken High Band should be credited to Mr. William T. Slaughter, director, who had unlimited energies and expectations. Patsy McGee, secretary'; Nookie Rifkin, assistant librarian; Jack Dorn, sargeant-at-arms; Buddy Holley, manager; Walter Rogers, student conductor; Dent Johnson, president; Jon Lackey, vice-president; Virginia Cumbee. librarian; Jimmy Miller, assistant manager; Freda Dorman, assistant librarian; Tom Moseley, treasurer. Hornet Slade HobnCT Aiken High School’s year-The Hobnei, n Jf. in a short erarv rcQuircrncots. . fr Becoming a member of the H.msrr staff an honor, but it is not honor without ork. The average student does not realize ie headaches and heartaches encountered , trying to plan a Ik,ok that will please zer eight hundred students. Many e'en lgs and weekends, when other students ere dating and dancing, the Hornet staff as busy at work. Above: The business staff prepares the ad section for the 1955 Hornet. Miss Barlow shows Chartee Muckenfuss a technical detail as Sybil McNeil and Ann Schwertfeger check the dummy. Right: Emily Parker. Hermeine Tovey, Laird Slade, Tommy Heyward, and Jim Overbeck check the last-minute details before taking the dummy to The R. L. Bryan Company in Columbia on February 16. 24During one of the Thursday Hornet meetings Sydney White (standing) shows the class editors—(left to right) Mary Virginia Wahl, Sandy Voigt, Diane Vander Voort, and Linda Sue Howard—how the class cony should he written and how photographs should be drawn up. Under the leadership of Laird Slade, editor, Sydney White, assistant editor, and Miss Mary Lou Barlow, adviser, the staff began meeting in August. Soon after the 1955 theme and skeletal organization were agreed upon, the detailed planning got under way. Headed by business manager, Chartee Muc-kenfuss, Ann Schwertfeger planned and carried out the advertising campaign and Sybil McNeil organized the subscription drive. When the pictures of students were completed, the class editors—Sandy Voigt, senior; Linda Sue Howard, junior; Diane Vander Voort, sophomore; and Mary Virginia Wahl, freshman-identified and alphabetized each class as that class appeared in the yearbook. After the written material was collected, Jim Overbeck, copy editor, was kept busy proof reading and typing. Emily Parker arranged the feature and activity sections; Henneine Tovey prepared and arranged the art work; and Tommy Heyward planned the sports section. The success of the Hornet this year can be attributed to the “drive” of Laird Slade, the co-operation of the entire staff, and the adviser-ship of Miss Mary Lou Barlow. 25Hi-Times Faye Rackley, editor, inspects some of the most modern printing equipment at one of the local printing shops. Hi-Times, the oldest of the school’s publications, prints eight issues each year. The twenty-seven members of the staff publish on four pages of newsprint a chronicle of past events, a glimpse of things to come, and amusing and interesting features of the present. Directed by Faye Rackley, editor the staff engaged in all phases of putting out a newspaper — selling ads, copywriting, editing, drawing layouts, and supervising the work right at the print shop. Top ton-: Mrs. Geiger, Adviser, Fred Maxwell, Johnny Wingfield, Judy Turner, Pete Wallace, Karen Hansen, Cecil Etherredge, Clyde Davis, Sue Markland. Bottom: Lucy Sloan, Dee Chandler, Jill Ryon, Linda Leifermann, Rose Mary Ram, Faye Rackley, Cissy Slayton, Janice Baird. Judy Cotter, Barbara Wright, Beverly Jones. 26Money is an important part of any organization. Alice Willing, business manager, counts the receipts from the sale of an issue of Hi-Times. This year’s Hi-Times will be remembered for the reworked typography and advanced layout. The photographs were sharper, the paper was whiter, and new standards of accuracy were set. Miss June Geiger, in her first year of teaching at Aiken High, was the publication’s faculty adviser. The reporters and section editors found a number of opportunities open to them— membership in Quill and Scroll, recognition in Winthrop College’s Storij-of-tlie-Month contest, and participation in statewide press conventions. Hi-Times is a member of Quill and Scroll and the South Carolina Scholastic Press Association. At the beginning of each semester the Hi-Times business staff plans the advertising campaign and subscription drive. Alice Willing, Ruth Worley, Martha Rushton, Loretta Plott. Donna Lucas, and Ramona Pierce are the individual ! wilt) perform these unacclaimed but essential duties. Before each issue goes to the printer. Cissy Slayton, Lucy Sloan. Anne Giboney, Janice Baird, and Sue Markland type the copy so that the linotype operator will be sure to set the copy correctly. These members are the ones who give many afternoons of work that the AHS paper will come out on schedule.Cheerleaders Six girls and two boys formed the 1954-55 varsity cheerleaders. The boys were chosen from the student hodv at large and the girls were chosen from the sophomore, junior, and senior classes—one from the sophomore, two from the junior, and three from the senior. This group led the student body’s cheering at all the football and basketball games. They were awarded cheerleading letters and had the pleasure of attending the football banquet. Following the “scrub”, or “B ”, team was a group of girls—volunteers from the freshman class — who called themselves the junior cheerleaders. Wendv Riven bark Louise Nlallette, Larry Courtney, Sissy Cothran, Wendy Rivenbark, Chartee Muckenfuss. head cheerleader, Gaye Galloway, James Bsjbb, Rose Mary Seigler.Greta Garvin, Linda Lott, Betsy Boatwright, Judy Cavanaugh. The varsity cheerleaders had pep meetings and rallies in school and at various other places. They decorated the football field before each game and led the players onto the field at kick-off time. One of the most important and impressive of the pep meetings was the one before the homecoming game. The senior players dressed like the cheerleaders while the senior players’ sponsors dressed as football players. This group played a mock game with the Newberry Bulldogs, killing the team and having a funeral. The spirit aroused through this program was witnessed by one of the largest football crowds of the season as Aiken won 20-0. Below: A glimpse of the crowd at- tending one of the pep meetinMental Contestants Every spring fifteen students who have met certain scholastic requirements are chosen to represent Aiken in the South Carolina mental contests. Each high school in the state is limited to fifteen contestants. Last year Aiken High students received twenty-nine superior ratings. This number of placements was well above the state average per school. To receive a certificate of achievement, one had to place in the upper ten to twenty-five per cent, depending upon the test. Jim Beckman, Terry Palmer, and Wray Davis placed in the general education test in which only 36 students in the state received superior ratings. George Wilson, Barbara Blair, Diane Vander Voort, Joe Lanning, Fred Maxwell, Dale Hagen, Sydney White, Pete Wallace, Ann Sehwertfeger, Emily Parker. Future Farmers of America Front Row: Grady Roe, Carey McTaggart, Wesley Key, Kenneth Bragg, Jack Scogin. Back Row: Charles Jones, John Conway, William Rodgers, O’Neil Courtney, Tommy Thomas, Frank Roe, James New, James Green, Mr. Hawkins, Ernest Woodward, Tommy Gibbs, Austin Rollins, Jack Carter, L. W. Johnson. The local chapter of the Future Farmers of America is made up of boys interested in farming, most of whom are agriculture students. Under the guidance of Mr. Alvin Hawkins, their agriculture instructor, they have worked toward the goals of the FFA—building better farms for a better agricultural America and promoting better and more advanced methods of farming. These boys have greatly improved the appearance of the campus. They planted the amphitheater lawn and several varieties of flowers in front of the school. Although all the plans of the FFA club were not realized in this school year, the club did a great deal toward the beautification of the campus. 30Junior Homemakers of America Top Row: Mrs. Smith, adviser, Jo Ann Waters, Mary Hall, Barbara Bud-naitis, Sandra Stumpf, Frankie Lee Hudson, Barbara Toler, Rebecca Bragg, Clara Ann Kelly, Joyce Franklin, Elsie Mae Fox, Annie McTaggart, Anne Treadaway, Yvonne McTaggart, Linda Smith, Joan Chassereau, Barbara Scogin, Helen Hay, Drucilla Jackson, Betty Bane, Betty Burckhalter, Joyce Rollins, Barbara Richardson, Mary Kelly, Linda Smith, Ruth Vickers. Bottom Row: Glenda Alexander, Deanna Milam, Doris Day, Anita Melcolm, Judy Smith, Mary Seigler, Marie Mayberry, Bobbie Smith, Lynn Workman, Jenelle Williams, Peggy Tyler, Janie New, Glenda Thompson, Gladys Lamb, Edna Cook, Annie Richardson, Phyllis Parker, Judy Richardson, Patsy Broughton, Annie Broughton, Patsy Ruth Hudson. In the 54-55 session, the Junior Homemakers of America, a state organization, was one of the active Alls clubs. During the Christmas season the club undertook a project in which they distributed toys to local needy children. They also sent a clothes package to Korea. Another project of the JHA was their spring fashion show of clothes made by the home economics students. The best outfit was entered in a state contest held in March. Two members of the club were sent to the state leadership convention in Columbia. The highlight of the year was the mother-daughter banquet at which time Miss JHA was chosen for outstanding work in the organization. Majorettes Wearing new green and white corduroy uniforms this year, nine high-stepping AHS majorettes made an impressive sight as they set the mood and pace for the marching band. Few people realized the practice, effort, and time that were put into the clever routines of these girls led by Jean Frank, head majorette. Juanita Richardson, who twirled the fire baton, brought excitement to the half-times as the field was darkened and only her twirling baton could be seen. The spirit of enthusiasm shown by these girls was felt throughout the entire band. Beverly Jones, Beverly Driver, Patsy McGee, Penny Baker, Jean Frank, Helen Owens, Dee Chandler, Juanita Richardson, Janet Holley. 31Dramateers The Aiken Dramateers, the dramatics club of Aiken High School, was formed during the second semester of 1953. The club is devoted to furthering its members' interests in the field of entertainment and finer dramatics productions. During the school year the club takes part not only in chapel programs but also in civic events. Their first presentation to AHS students was the comedy skit entitled The Fatal Quest, written by Mrs. Ann Casey, adviser of the club. The Empty Room, their most outstanding production, was presented in December for the First Baptist Church. The effect was so ipipressive they presented the play a second time in a special chapel program for AHS students. The Dramatics Club won a first place rating at the State Dramatic Festival last spring. French Club The main purpose of the French Club is to further knowledge of French customs and traditions and to help students to appreciate the contributions of the French people to the world. During the Christmas season the French Club had a Christmas party; at this party, instead of the usual exchanging of gifts, each person brought clothes to be distributed by the Salvation Army among needy folk. La Gaite, c’est line forme du courage (gaiety is a form of courage) is the motto of the French Club; Mrs. Helen Butler and Mrs. Margaret Bobo advised the club this year. 32Latin Club This year the Latin students enjoyed a trip to the Latin Forum at Winthrop College. The purpose of this forum was to form a meeting place for those who share the bond of Latin studies. The forum has gained not only national but also world-wide fame. Several purposes of the Latin Club at Aiken High are to study Roman customs, to learn more of the contributions of Rome to civilization, and to increase the vocabulary of its members through Latin. The motto Esse Quam Vitleri (to be rather than to be seen) was used by the AHS organization which was advised this year h Mrs. Helen Butler. Library Club The Aiken High School Library Club is composed of students who are interested in helping others to use the library in time-saving, advantageous ways. This club arranged books, checked books in and out, obtained references for students, and served the student body in any way to promote reading. Under the supervision of Mrs. Lois George, the Library Club reclassified all the books and revised the card catalog to bring it correctly up-to-date. The club holds regular monthly meetings and belongs to the South Carolina High School Library Association. 33Clinic Staff Each period of each day injured or sick students found one or two members of the Clinic Staff ready and willing to dispense bandages, aspirin, ammonia, burn ointment, mercurochrome, or kind words. Equipped with three beds, linen, blankets, plus a variety of first-aid materials, the clinic proved itself to be an indispensable room on many occasions. When emergencies were encountered beyond first aid, parents and doctors were quickly summoned through the principal’s office. The clinic staff was supervised by Miss Mary Lou Barlow. Martha Ann Rushton, Drucilla Jackson, Marie Rollins, Emily Hall, Erin Bryant, Anne Treadaway, Miss Barlow. Trades and Industrial Club The Trades and Industrial Club, or T 1 Club as it is commonly known, was organized during the 1954-55 school session. The T I Club was affiliated with the South Carolina Trade and Industrial Club and was composed of thirty-one members, all of whom were enrolled in diversified occupations classes. The main objectives of the club are to develop leadership and citizenship; to foster the best possible spirit between employer, trainee, parent, and school; to encourage worthy projects of benefit to school and community; to coordinate local activities with plans of the state club; to promote wholesome recreation and the dignity of good, honest labor; and to seek increased efficiency in a chosen occupation. One of the many activities of the T I Club this year was repairing and distributing toys and food to needy families at Christmas. First Row: Bernard Watkins, Billy Smith, Richard Bragg, Jeanne McGhee Eugene Barron, Bobby Hough, Sherman Noe. Second Row: Mr. Baderstcher, Jim Evans, Douglas Edmundson, Wenda Byars, Dopey Boyd, Dan Key, Mr. Coffey. Third Row: William May, Eugene Cook, Lanis Harley, Tom Fogle, Austi Rollins, Jim Jones, Gene Mahan. Fourth Row: Charles Smith, Alvin Holsenback, Burwell Heath, Tom Lan dale, Jim Speed, Lee Brett, Gerald Shuford. ?4Canteen Staff Supervised by Mr. John B. Eubanks and assisted by Mrs. Helen Butler, the canteen staff gained valuable experience in handling money, sorting and displaying merchandise, and serving the students in the Aiken High School canteen. The services of this group were strictly voluntary and often necessitated the individual’s giving up some or all of his recess period. Although work was the “order of the day" for each day, the canteen staff seemingly never lacked having fun. Faye Patterson, Martha Ray, Virginia Cumbee, Barbara Richardson, Mr. Eubanks, Rosemary Ram, Roger Barnes, Wilene Mote, Nookie Rifkin. Audio-Visual Aids Club The Audio-Visual Aids Club was reorganized in Aiken High School this year. The members were trained to maintain and operate the projectors and sound systems in the school. The objective of the club was to provide classes and activities with equipment and operators at all times and to promote interest and experience in the operation of audio-visual aids. Brookie Wyman, president, and Mrs. Lois George, adviser, supervised the club this year. Seated: Philip Schideler, Charles Chapoton. Standing: Jack Dorn, Brookie Wyman, Jim Heaton, Jon Griffin, Gerald Shuford, Jim Purcell, Bill Gillum, Mrs. Lois George, adviser. 35DE Club The members of the DE Club were members of the DE class which met during first period. The club held its meetings during activity period. Some of the main purposes of the club were to help its members in retail merchandising and in general store management. Front Rote: W. R. Shuford, Dixon Kilbourne, Ruby Parrott, Clela Mae Shuford, Anna Usick, James Shuford, Mr. Coffey, adviser. Back Row: Pearl Williams, Lois Widener, Lamar Lott, Jessie Lee Key, Ronnie New, Betty Richardson, John Key, Allen Harden, Donald Redd. The Aiken High School DE Club, advised by Mr. Roscoe Coffey, was affiliated with the national and state DE clubs. This year they entered a contest sponsored by the state organization. In May they had an employer-employee banquet as their final function of the school year. Ground Observer Corps The Ground Observer Corps, or GOC, is an auxiliary of the United States Air Force composed of civilian volunteers who guard against enemy invasion by low-flying aircraft. Emphasis is placed on accurate, sp e e d y, and efficient spotting and reporting of aircraft. Throughout the year Civil Air Patrol, in cooperation with the U. S. Air Force, staged practice alerts for the observers. Members of the GOC identified the aircraft, recorded information as to height, number, direction, and speed, and then relayed the information to the Savannah Filter Center, which helped to initiate retaliation against the supposed “enemy” force. The fourteen observers under Jean Frank, coordinator, and Mr. Hampton Wansley, adviser, maintained a record for preparedness and vigilance. ,y • $) Front Row: Nookie Rifkin, Joellen Owens, Luanne Sanders, Karen Dow Pat Johnson, Helen Vogt, Jean Frank. Second Row: Jon Griffin, Jim Purcell, David Penix, Alfred Gunter, t Mahan, William Rodgers. 36Junior Play Left: Joe Lanning, Dee Chandler, Binnicker, Evelyn Frost, Jim Fuchs, Penny Sinclair, Dee Chandler, Judy Zlyde Davis, James Kathy Monk, Right: hotter, Kathy Monk. jA V 1 Below: Harold Price, junior class president, presents a gift to Mrs. A. J. Rutland, play director. The nights of March 3 and 4 proved to be a big success for the juniors involved in the mystery comedy, The Adorable Imp. The problems of the attractive widow, Mrs. Pamela Gordan, provided a very entertaining plot. She wished to marry Brian Barclay, but couldn’t because his neurotic daughter objected so violently. Instead Mrs. Gordan and her mother, Mrs. Abby Simkins, planned to marry two wealthy city-slickers, until Betty Lou Gordan, the adorable imp, introduced a plan to prevent this. She proposed that Brian and Clint Purdy, Abby’s admirer, dress up as a butler and an Irish cook! These two servants certainly im- peded any prospective romances. However Betty Lou still was not satisfied. She was in love with handsome Ross Waldron hut couldn’t make any progress because of disagreeable Imogene van Ryndon. Betty Lou plus Hortense, her cat, and a walking snowman, Malvina Barclay, kept the audience roaring with laughter and in suspense throughout the entire play. Under the direction of Mrs. A. J. Rutland, assisted by Jack Dorn, the action took place in such a way that one could never tell from one minute to the next what the final outcome would he. CAST Hortense Hostetler .... Penny Sinclair Clint Purdy.............................Bill Gillum Betty Lou Gordan .... Dee Chandler Imogene van Ryndon . . . Evelyn Frost Abby Simkins.................Judy Cotter Winston PickerelI.....................Clyde Davis Brian Barclay................Joe Lanning Dilsworth Pickerell....................Jim Fuchs Malvina Barclay . . . Ann Schwertfeger Ross Waldron........................James Binnicker Pamela Gordan................Kathy Monk Director.........................Mrs. A. J. Rutland 37Senior Play Above: Lewis Sullivan, Freda Dorman, Sydney White, Laird Slade, Cecil Etherredge, Janice Baird, Joyce Jones. Right: Louise Mallette, Joyce Jones, Cecil Etherredge, Fred Maxwell. When the daughter of an average family, the Maxwells, started hob-nobbing with the high-faluting Codays, all pandemonium broke loose. Mr. Coday convinced Mr. Maxwell that he had the power to make him state representative. Campaigning furiously, the Maxwells now had no time for their old friends. On election night, however, Mr. Maxwell was defeated. Shunned by the Codays, Mr. Maxwell, jobless and friendless, decided that he and his family would have to move away. As they returned borrowed goods, the Maxwells realized their old neighbors were planning to elect Mr. Maxwell mayor. When Mr. Codav learned of this, he tried to make a “deal”, but Mr. Maxwell invited him down to the cellar to “discuss” it. There they fought it out. Mr. Maxwell was victorious not only in “battle” but also as the new mayor, and to a happy ending came the senior play. This play was directed by Mrs. Christine Forrester. Assisting as stage managers were Don Wheeler and Sheila Hey. Sydney White, Louise Mallette, Fred Maxwell, Laird Slade, Cecil Etherredge, Joyce Jones. Cissy Slayton, of Aiken is sports, fall football and majors, and golf, track, tennis. Sports help to physical part of the student, his health, to teach sports-and to relieve the strains and pressures to which one is often subjected in a modern America. 39Block “A” Club Top Row: Danny Bradley, Eustis Williams, Don Wheeler, Gary Helms, Dale Chance, Fred Maxwell. Benny Knight, George Gregory, Billy Carswell, Ernest Woodward, Billy Molony, George Wilson, Pete Wallace. Second Row: Foley Thornton, John Todd, Tommy Heyward, Donald Smith, Tom Freiday, John Pope, Johnny Wingfield, Jerry Coker, Ken Wheeler, Cliff Herrick, Ronnie Upton, Bill Beckman, Fred Cavanaugh. Third Row: Herndon McElmurrav, Richard Langdon, Patsy McGee, Gertrude Ridgell, Barbara Blair, Karen Hansen, Barbara Wright, Carroll Dyches, Jon Pattis, Bill Tyson. Fourth Row: Tommy Gibbs, Willard Bond, James Babb, Wendy Rivenbark, Gaye Galloway, Louise Mallette, Chartee Muckenfuss, Sissy Cothran, Rose Mary Seigler, Larry Courtney, Jimmy Osbon. In AHS the Block “A” Club comes under the division of the athletics department. Membership in the club is open to cheerleaders and athletes who have showed interest in sports, outstanding traits of competitive spirit, and good sportsmanship. This year 47 members constituted the club. The club sponsored concession stands during various sports events of the season; they earned money to purchase athletic letters and sweaters. The group was advised by the three AHS coaches—Miss Peggy Cantrell, Mr. Robert Stutts, and Mr. Hampton Wansley. The officers of the Block “A” Club take a break on the back campus. Benny Knight, vice-president; Jon Pattis, secretary; John Todd, president; Billy Molony and Cliff Herrick, sargeants-at-arms. 40Alone, Benny Knight (77) gets away from potential tacklers as he moves the ball clown the gridiron against Eau Claire of Columbia. The game ended in a deadlock 7-7. This game seemed to fire up the Hornets, for they in the preceding two weeks had lost the Friday night contests by narrow margins. Although the score does not indicate that Aiken beat the Shamrocks, Aiken romped the Eau Claire team in statistics. Football Coach Robert P. Stutts, former coach of St. John’s High School on John’s Island, South Carolina, was met on August 14, 1954 by sixty-five eager Aiken High School football prospects. After almost three weeks of rough and rugged training the Green Hornets buzzed a victory of 19-0 over the Denmark Danes. The essence of victory was shortlived, for on September 10 the Hornets were overpowered by the mighty Muskateers of Richmond Academy. Defeat did not discourage the Hornets, however, and though victory failed them again, a fighting spirit was displayed before the North Augusta Yellow Jackets, the Graniteville Rocks, and the Langley - Bath - Clearwater Lions. Richard Langdon, Pete Wallace, Jon Pattis, and Danny Bradley, managers of the football team, make ready for the night’s game. 41Top How: Jimmy Osbon, Eustis Williams, Billy Molony, Herndon NlcElmurray, Bill Beckman, Foley Thornton, Ken Wheeler, Ernest Woodward. Second Bow: Donald Smith, Johnny Wingfield, Tommy Heyward, Gary Helms, Fred Maxwell, Tom Freiday, Bobby Ratliff. John Pope. Mr. Hampton Wansley, assistant football coach, and Mr. Robert Stntts, head coach, both newcomers to AHS this year, are giving one of their inspirational pep talks. Aiken 19 Denmark 0 Aiken 6 Richmond Academy . . 26 Aiken 0 North Augusta .... 7 Aiken 0 Graniteville 15 Aiken 0 Langley-Bath .... 13 Aiken 18 Catholic High ....'" i9 Aiken 21 Brookland-Cayce . . . 26 Aiken 7 Eau Claire 7 Aiken 20 Newberry (Homecoming) 0 Aiken 14 Williston 6 Aiken 20 Batesburg-Leesville . . 25 42Top Row: Billy Carswell, George Wilson, Benny Knight, John Todd. Second Row: James Green, Cliff Herrick, Pierce Liles, William Yarborough. Having lost halfback Ronnie Upton, who was injured in the Graniteville game, the Hornets attempted a revenge for their losses and thrilled the crowds with only a one-point trail to the Catholic High School Shamrocks. Brookland-Cayce was the Hornets’ next opponent, but victory remained unclaimed for them as the Bearcats scored a 26-21 win; however more exciting football was in store for the I Iornet fans as they met the Eau Claire Shamrocks for a 7-7 tie. On October 29 the eleven senior members of the Aiken squad were honored during their home-coming game with the Newberry Bulldogs. With sponsors and fans cheering them on, the Hornets scored a 20-0 victory. Again on November 5 the Hornets realized sweet victory as they romped over the Williston Blue Devils with a 14-6 win. The Hornet football season ended on November 12 with a great fight, but unfortunate loss, to the Bates-burg-Leesville Panthers. Front Row: Steve Beasley, Tommy Rogers, Neal Irvin, Bobby Wilson, Jerry Coker, Dale Chance, Dick Shawn, Larry Widener, Wesley Murph. Second Row: Harold Hutto, Jimmy Clark, Jerry Trollinger, Johnny Molony, Edward Browder, Bill Tyson. Alvin Hawkins, Gary Ray, Ken Wagner. Third Row: Tom Langdale, Bo Coward, John Key, John Samples. Brian Murphy, Dick Workman, Wesley Key, Don Freiday, Julian Osbon. 43Johnny Wingfield, one of Aiken High’s best broken-field runners, showed his ability in the Cotton Festival game with Graniteville. Wingfield entered the Hornet backfield after Ronnie Upton had the misfortune of breaking his arm. On the opening kickoff of this game the ball took a wild bounce right over the shoulder of halfback Benny Knight and into the end zone for a safety. This nightmare, in the opening seconds of the game, brought an astounding blow to the Hometsmen which they were unable to overcome; thus they were defeated 15-0. On October 15 Aiken High met a strong Brookland-Cayce team from Columbia on the new Hagood Stadium field. After AHS had gone into the third quarter leading the Bearcats by two points, B-C broke the game wide open by surprising the Hornets with a quick score which spelled defeat for the Aiken eleven. At the right John Todd (98) and Bill Carswell (80) cut off a B-C player for a no-gain. Todd was voted top as line backer-up. With a sense of premonition Todd would be in an opening hole sometimes before it opened. Carswell, on the other hand, was outstanding in the end position and was one of the most outstanding defensive men in the area. Although victory came to the Hornets only three times in eleven attempts, there were some excellent plays made by the squad. Averaging 190 pounds, the Aiken team was boosted by the signal calling of senior quarterback George Wilson, with junior halfbacks Ronnie Upton and Johnny Wingfield carrying the ball. Plowing deep into enemy territory many times was junior fullback Billy Molonv. Holding the other halfback position was the Hornet punter and backfield runner, senior Benny Knight. Senior center John Todd was Hanked by senior guard James Green and guard Cliff Herrick, a junior. The tackle positions were occupied by four capable players in the persons of seniors Fred Maxwell and Eustis Williams and juniors Foley Thornton and Ernest Woodward. The end positions were pinned down by pass-catching junior Jimmy Osbon and seniors Billv Carswell and Garv Helms.In tlie Hornets’ last contest of the season Aiken ran up against tough opposition as the team took the field for the Batesburg-Leesville game on a cold November night. This game was the last for the eleven seniors and they, backed by the entire team, were determined to chalk up another victory. Although Aiken came from behind in the third quarter to climax an eighty yard drive with a six point reward, the Panthers caught fire and managed to out-fox the Hornets in a 25-20 victory. Under Coaches Stutts and Wansley, Aiken High opened their 1954 football season with a victory over the Denmark Danes by a score of 19-0. Not only was this their opening game but also was it the first game played on the new Hagood Stadium Field which is part of the new Aiken High School. From the opening kickoff to the final whistle the Hornets had full command of the game. Jim Osbon (97) is being tackled after making one of the many catches that he made from the end position during the football season.Homecoming 1954 Although Benny Knight (77) was awarded the “Best Blocker” trophy for his outstanding path-making duties, he was also one of the fastest men on the team. As seen above, he could manage to get through the smallest holes in the line. At the right, George Wilson (82) is up to his old tricks again as he makes way for Billy Molony (89) to recover the ball. To honor all the seniors on the football squad, AHS sets aside one game each season. This year there were eleven boys playing their last season for Aiken High. Seniors seeing plenty of action against the Newberry Bulldogs, whom the Hornets defeated 20-0, were George Wilson at quarterback, Benny Knight at right halfback, John Pope at fullback and in the line, centers John Todd and Tommy Heyward, guards James Green and Tom Freiday, tackles Fred Maxwell and Eustis Williams, and ends Billy Carswell and Gary Helms. James Green Benny KnightThe highlight of the football season each year is the crowning of the football queen at the homecoming game. Before the game, the sponsors for the senior players rode in cars around the field; their escorts were junior and senior boys who were not players on the team. After her ride around the field each girl, as she was escorted to a seat of honor, was presented a corsage of chrysanthemums. During the halftime ceremonies, the band again performed one of their intriguing maneuvers, forming the shape of a heart. The sponsors were then escorted to the center of the field where they formed a semi-circle as the band played Peg o' My Heart. Beverly Driver, elected queen by the members of the football team, was crowned amid a cheering crowd by Principal James O. Willis. Beverly was then presented a bouquet of flowers, and she and her escort led her court off the field to view the second half of the game between Aiken and Newberry. Back Bow: Glenn Courtney, Annetta Spruell, Patsy McGee, Rose Mary Seigler, Shari Jo Milkereit, Barbara Blair, Karen Hansen, Joyce Jones. Front Row: Gaye Galloway, Sandy Voigt, Beverly Driver, Louise Mallette, Sallye Hollingsworth, Chartee Muckenfuss, Kay Kennedy. 47Front Row: James Green, I lerndon McElmurray, Fred Maxwell, Willard Bond, Joe Maxwell. Donald Smith, Bob Allen. Second Row: Les Ahrens, Max Halliburton, Dale Chance, John Roberts, Pete Wallace, Jim Osbon, Steve Beasley, Roddy Cathey. Coach “H a m p” Wansley gives the team a pep talk during the half-time of one of the very exciting games. Boys’ Basketball Cathey stops a Carlisle player from making two points. Aiken went on to win this game over Carlisle Military Academy 76-56.- t V 1 % The AHS boys basketball team, more commonly known as the Hornets, was coached by Mr. Hampton Wansley. The 54-55 team moved fast to throw the season by 20 wins and only 4 losses. The team seemed to gain momentum and by the middle of the season began to be considered for the state AA title. Throughout the season excellent sportsmanship was displayed on the court by the members of the squad. Although Pete Wallace, Roddy Cathey, Willard Bond, Fred Maxwell, and Jimmy Osbon led the team most of the season, the rest of the squad saw enough action to be considered potentialities for a strong team another year. Managing the Hornets were Walter Guy, Billy Molony, and Richard Lang-don, with Pete Wallace and R o d d y Cathey as co-captains. Willard Bond tries for two points in the contest with North Augusta as Roddy Cathey waits for a possible rebound. Aiken came out of a dragging start to win over the Yellow Jackets by a score of 74-59. Jimmy Osbon, Fred Maxwell, Willard Bond, Pete Wallace, and Roddy Cathey were among the most outstanding hardwood quintets in the state this year. All seniors but Osbon, they displayed a unique sense of co-ordination and unity. 49Playing before a full house, Aiken turned back the I,BC quintet by a score of 51-33. Most of the Hornet reserves saw action in this contest. Jim Osbon tips in as Roddy Cathey and Pete Wallace come in for a possible rebound. Wendy Rivenbark cracks for two points as the reserves play most of the game against Mt. St. Joseph of Augusta. Jean Smith is on hand to assist Wendy at the goal. The Aiken Hornettes won this game 49-25. Almost all of the six feet three and one-half inches of Jim Osbon towers above the Carlisle cadets as he drops two more points into the basket and Aiken goes on to win over Carlisle by twenty points, a game which was not at all a run away for the Hornets. The final score: Aiken 75 - Carlisle 55. One of the main reasons for the Hornets’ victory was the tight-zone defense which Coach “Hamp” Wan-sley employed to help strengthen the team. Although he used the man-toman defense in many games, he found the zone much more advantageous and therefore more effective. Aiken used this zone only in the games in which they needed to hold their opponents down more tightly. 50North Augusta, Aiken’s arch rival, put up two of the hardest fought games of the entire season. In the first game between the two girls’ teams, Aiken saw the hardest competition for girls’ team seen in many years. It was a thriller right up to the last second of the game. When the final whistle blew, Aiken was on top of the see-saw score which had been going back and forth on a one-point margin the entire game. The final score: 49-48. In the second game between the two teams the North Augusta girls seemed just to walk away with the game until the third quarter when the Aiken sextet was finally able to catch fire and overcome a twenty point lead to win 49-45. Carroll Dyches (10) prepares to take the ball which Barbara Wright (11) has just tipped to her during the North Augusta contest. Pete Wallace (3), co-captain of the Hornet squad, is seen about to out-maneuver a B-C man in the game between Aiken and Brookland-Cayce of Columbia. The game ended with the Hornets on top by a score of 42-38 only because of a furious rally in the last quarter. Playing on a small court with overlapping back courts, the Hornets took two quarters to become accustomed to the unusual situation. In the meantime B-C built up a steady lead which the Hornets found difficult to overcome. During this period in the season the Hornets enjoyed a long streak of victories; some of the teams that fell to the Hornets’ sting as the squad moved on were North Augusta, twice; Carlisle, twice; LBC, twice; and Batesburg, twice. Circle: Referee Bill Cool has a pre-game talk with Hornet co-captains Pete Wallace and Roddy Cathey. Below: Drayton Sanders, president of Student Council and announcer at basketball games, and Mr. Willis take a fewFirst Row: Beverly Jones, Phyllis Henderson, Beverly Driver, Gail Swanner, Karen Hansen, Barbara Wright, Carroll Dvches, Rose Mary Seigler, Barbara Blair, Barbara Eckel. Second Row: Carole Evans, Manager, Patsy McGee, Freda Dorman, Jean Smith, Sallie Weber, Janet Holley, Jaymie Grubbs, Sissy Cothran, Wendy Rivenbark, Frances Woodward, Joan Laughridge, Manager. Girls’ Basketball The AHS girls’ basketball team, more commonly known as the Homettes, was coached by Miss Peggy Cantrell. The 54-55 team proved itself to be one of Aiken High’s most outstanding girls’ teams — having defeated every opponent they met during the season, except one. Carroll Dyches goes in to the basket for a score against the North Augusta Yellow Jackets. The Homettes won the contest 49-45 to give them a record of 10 wins and no losses up to that time. 52Dropping the ball through the net to pile the scores against their opponents were three quick-footed forwards—Rose Mary Scigler, Barbara Wright, and Carroll Dyches. Backing these forwards and showing superior ability on the defense were guards Karen Hansen, Barbara Blair, and Jaymie Grubbs. Managing the 54-55 team were Joan Laughridge and Carole Evans, and leading the team were captain Barbara Wright and co-captain Barbara Blair. Barbara Blair, co-captain, and Barbara Wright, captain, talk to Coach Cantrell during one of the practice sessions. Beverly Driver watches as Jean Smith tips for two points against Saint Angela of Aiken. The visitors from across town put up a strong offense but the Hornettes proved to be much too experienced as St. Angela bowed to a 49-25 count in favor of the home team. Carroll Dyches shoots her easily recognized two-handed, side-jump shot which aided her in gaining top-scorer title on the Hornettes squad. The game with Brookland-Cayce of Columbia was won by Aiken 50-35.Front Row: Richard Langdon, Bill Beckman, Bill Tyson, Dale Payton, Bob Allen, Wesley Murph, Ernest Woodward, Don Wheeler. Second Row: Johnny Molony, James Green, Cliff Herrick, Steve Beasley, Foley Thornton. Billy Carswell, Gary Helms, Billy Molony. Third Row: Willard Bond, Dale Chance, Jimmy Osbon, Charles Burch, Edward Browder, Dick Clifford, Keith Mix, Bryan Murphy. Fourth Row: Coach Stutts, Larry Widener, Robert McFarland, Kenneth Bragg, Bob Jones, Roland Seigler, Jim Jones, Buddy Llewellyn. Although the 1954 track team played only four meets, the team showed enthusiasm and willingness to play. Aiken fell short of the win in meets with Brookland-Cayce and Eau Claire, and in the three-way meet with Richmond Academy and North Augusta the Hornets again missed the first mark, copping a second. Showing great ability at throwing the shot were J ames Green and Foley Thornton. Throwing the discus was Bill Carswell, while pole vaulting, high jumping, and broad jumping was Willard Bond. Picking up their heels in the dusty 100 yard speed test were Billy Molony and Johnny Wingfield; Jim Osbon ran the mile and Bill Tyson the 440 dash. Billy Molony, one of the fastest 100 yard dash men in the area, makes his starts repeatedly during practice to insure his speed during the meet. Foley Thornton puts the shot in one of the practice sessions in early spring. Foley was outstanding in this event throughout the state this year.Golf Front Iiow: Tommy Heyward, George Gregory, Harold Kneece. Second Row: Bill Townsend, Edward George, Jim Meyer, Harry Heath. Playing with ability, the 54 golf team brought home the bacon from many foes throughout the state of S o u t h Carolina and part of Georgia. The only team in the state to defeat the Hornet team was Greenville High. This loss to Greenville in the early spring was the first defeat the Hornets had met in any S. C. competition in over five years. However the Hornets, not to be out-played, turned back the Greenville team on their home course. The only other team to overpower Aiken was Richmond Academy of Augusta. Turning to the brighter side of die story, one saw Aiken High victorious over such teams as Ware Shoals, Orangeburg, and Dreher twice each and Greenville and Richmond Academy one time each. In May of 1954 the team participated in the 17th annual Ki-wanis South Carolina Interscholastic Tournament held over the Greenville Country Club course. Last year for the first time this tournament and the State High School Tournament were combined to determine the state champs. In this contest the Aiken Green Hornets finished in second place. George Gregory chips out of a trap on the eighteenth hole on the Palmetto. “Catfish'’ Kneece watches as Tommy Heyward, captain of the ’55 team, sinks a short putt. 55Front Rote: Johnny Molony, Billy Molony, Don Wheeler. Second Row: Bobby Wilson, Dale Chance, Willard Bond, Jerry Coker, Dale Payton, Richard Langdon, Dudley Warder. Back Row: Coach Stutts, Benny Knight, Jimmy Osbon, Ernest Woodward, Cliff Herrick, Donald Smith, Fred Cavanaugh, Drayton Sanders. Baseball After getting off to a bad start, the 1954 Hornet diamond squad came back and ended the season by winning eight starts and losing only six. Leading the team in the field of hatters was Edmund Cortez with an average of .452 for the year. Running a close second was third baseman Drayton Sanders with a .383 for the season. Among the pitchers throwing from the mound was Fred Cavanaugh with a 3-0 season. Others on the mound were Jim Osbon with a 3-3 record and Junior Poitevent with a 1-5 season. Leading the team was not one captain hut four—Tommy Hill, second baseman; George Wilson, first baseman; Ed Cortez, catcher; and Drayton Sanders, third baseman. The highlight of the season was a trip to Anderson, South Carolina to play Boys’ High in the afternoon. After leaving Anderson, to whom Aiken lost 7-0, the team went over to Clemson College to spend the night and play the freshmen the next afternoon. Playing before one of their largest crowds, the Hornets fought hard in this game but came out on the short end of a 7-5 score. 56assets of which She excels not only of nature—her parks and wild flowers, and animal also in her people. Aiken has well represented in many beauty o n t e s t s here and in neighboring towns. Especially from Aiken High has this representation been outstanding. Beauty, a characteristic blessed by nature and found only in some minority, is portrayed in the following pages. 57iss Jane Christine Sophomore Class SponsorLeft: George Wilson receives the Most Valuable Player Award from Mr. Brownie Williams. Right: John Todd receives the Best Linesman Award from Mr. Al Dufour. Football Banquet The “A” and “B” football squads were honored December 17 with a banquet given in the AHS cafeteria. Mr. Willis, who acted as master of ceremonies, introduced the guests. Several members of the advisory board, faculty, and other interested persons were present. It was at this supper that awards were presented to four m embers of the AHS Hornet team. Billy Molony was presented the award for Best Sportsman; Benny Knight was awarded the Outstanding Blocker trophy; Best Linesman award went to John Todd; and the Most Valuable Player award to George Wilson. The Best Sportsman award was presented by Mr. Walter Burckhalter, representing Aiken Sporting Good s; the Outstanding Blocker award was presented by Mr. “Tot” Robinson, representing the Aiken Recreation Commission. Presenting the Best Linesman award was Mr. Al Dufour, representing Mr. Frank Holmes of Holmes’ Jewelers, and presenting the Most Valuable Player award was Mr. Brownie Williams of the Aiken Chapter of the Junior Chamber of Commerce. Left: Mr. Walter Burekhal-ter presents Billy Molony with the Best Sportsman Award. Right: Benny Knight is presented the Best Blocker award by Mr. “Tot” Robinson.Miss Beverly Driver FOOTBALL QUEEN 63Counterclockwise: Drayton Sanders greets arriving delegates; out-of-town visitors enjoy the AHS student center; the Aiken chapter members meet with their district; Principal and Mrs. Willis await the banquet; AHS “wheels” and Dr. Russell at the speakers' table; Pete Wallace likes what’s on Kay Kennedy's plate; students thank Dr. Russell after the banquet; the AllS chapter delegation gathers at the polls to vote; Joe Lanning hears he has won state vice-presidency. National Honor Society Convention Aiken High School was honored this year to have the South Carolina Federation of National Honor Society Chapters State Convention meet in Aiken March 9-11. Representatives from a majority cf the chapters attended. The convention began with registration on Wednesday afternoon in the student center, after which the delegates and sponsors were directed to private homes in Aiken where they were to stay the two nights of the convention. Wednesday evening dinner was served in the AHS cafeteria; then the delegates were entertained with a square dance in the gymnatorium. Thursday morning a business session was held and a speech was given by Mr. Gus Robinson of the Atomic Energy Commission at the Savannah River Project. After lunch in the school cafeteria the Aiken members showed the visitors to many places of interest in Aiken and to a polo game. One of the highlights of the convention was a banquet Thursday night featuring an address by Dr. Donald Russell, president of the University of South Carolina; this was climaxed by a semi-formal dance in the gymnatorium with music by the Newberry College Orchestra. Friday morning during the final business session the election of the 55-56 state officers was held. Miss Lynn Hopkins from Rivers High School in Charleston was elected president and Joe Lanning, AHS junior, was elected vice-president.Miss Charlotte Muckenfuss MAY QUEEN 65Senior Tommy Heyward and Kay Kennedy Best Dressed Dale Hagen and Faye Rackley Most Ambitious George Wilson and Karen Hansen Best All Around Cecil Etherredge and Louise Mallette Wittiest 66Superlatives Janet Baker and John Todd Best Looking Sydney White and Dent Johnson Most Dependable Walter Rogers and Annetta Spruell Most Talented Pete Wallace and Chartee Muckenfuss Best PersonalitySenior Superlatives Gary Helms and Cissy Slayton Friendliest Barbara Blair and Drayton Sanders Most Popular Fred Maxwell and Ramona Pierce Most Likely to Succeed Benny Knight and Carroll Dyches Most Athletic 68the main ob-one of the chief the student gains the faculty the opportunity to grasp in daily assignments, rework, and supplementary read-These basic fundamentals of life are the backbone of a person, no matter what job he may hold. This is a knowledge of many things combined to give the student the foundation for success in life, provided that he also puts forth work.George Wilson Pete Wallace Senior Class Officers Heading the slate of senior class officers this year was George Wilson as president. Under him were Dale Hagen, vice-president; Pete Wallace, treasurer; and Janice Baird, secretary. Throughout the senior year these persons brought forth many ideas resulting in projects by which the senior class made enough money for the long-awaited Washington trip in March. Perhaps the most outstanding projects were the senior play and the magazine sales which, together with the sum left from the junior year, made up most of the class funds. After returning from Washington, the class voted the remainder of the money in their treasury for a gift to the school. 70Tom Freiday, Ken Fermenter. Jack Carter, Billy Carswell, Don Gill, and Bobby Patterson form the immortal flag raising scene of World War II on Mount Suribachi; the performance took place in the amphitheater during the Veterans’ Day program. Clockwise: Mr. Willis gives a few quick comments to Joe Lanning during the half-time of an AHS basketball game. Sallye Hollingsworth, Glenn Courtney, Kay Kennedy, Cissy Slayton, and Chartee Muckenfuss perform during the Halloween Carnival at the Girlie Show; this carnival is given each year by the PTA for the younger children. Many couples enjoy the music of Elden Jones at a Christmas Formal given by a group of senior girls. Tommy Heyward, Emily Parker, Jim Small, Deltnar Photographer, Laird Slade, and Sydney White pause as George Wilson tries his hand at photography. Senior boys take their turn at cheerleading during the pep rally before the Newberry homecoming game.Seniors Class of 1955 JANICE LA VANCE BAIRD "To know her is to love her.” Hand 1, 2, 3; ('lass Sec. 3, 4; Miss Mi-Miss; Sr. Play. JANET MARIE BAKER “A friendly voiee, a pretty face. Always sits in her ostial place." Student Council 2; Band 2, 3; May Day Attendant 3; H. H. Sec-Treas. 3, 4; Superlative; Class Sponsor 4. SUSAN HARRIET BANK “A quiet dignity marks her way.” French Club 4; II. R. Sec.-Treas. 4; Honors at Hunter College High School, New York City, N. Y. Janice Baird Janet Baker WILLARD FAROE BOND III “Silence hides the deepest thoughts within the mind of a man.” Track 2, 3, 4; Block “A” Club 2, 3, 4; Basketball 3, 4; Baseball 3, 4. BARBARA ANN BLAIR “A perfect recipe for devil’s food.” “Pine Needles” 1; Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4, Co-Capt. 4; Spanish Club 1, 2, Treas. 2; Ili-Times 3; Mental Contestant 3; French Club 3, 4, Treas. 3; Chorus 3; Block “A" Club 3, 4; Superlative; National Honor Society 4. LEON SAMUEL BOYD “Not over serious, not too frivolous But a rare good fellow.” FFA 4; Honors at Clinton High School, Clinton, S. C. WALLACE DANIEL BRADLEY, JR. “Nothing is more troublesome than the effort of thinking." II. R. Pres. 1; Student Council 1, 2; Track Mgr. 3; Block “A" Club 3, 4; Football Mgr. 4. Charles Burch Sally Busbee CHARLES BLANDFORD BURCH "He’s a good companion." Library Club 2; Track 2, 3; Honors at Manchester High School, Richmond, Va. Billy Carswell Jack Carter 72SALLY JEAN BUSBEE "7 have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.’’ Football Queen 2. RODERICK MASON CATHEY “Here’s an athlete, very respected Silent, strong, cool and collected.” Football 3; Basketball 3, 4; Honors at New Hanover High School, Wilmington, N. C. CHARLES MICHAEL COLLINS “He makes a lot of friends by being one.” II. R. Pres. 1; Football 2; Hi-Times 3; Student Council 4. WILLIAM ALEXANDER CARSWELL. JR. “Ask me no t uestions and I’ll tell you no lies.” Football 1, 2, 3, 4; Track I, 2, 3, 4; Basketball 1, 2; H. R. Pres. 1; Block “A” Club 2, 3, 4. FREDERICK BATES CAVANAUGH. JR. “It is a friendly heart that has plenty of friends.” Baseball 1, 2; H. R. Pres. 1; French Club 3. 4; Basketball 1; II. R. Vice-Pres. 4; Block “A” Club 4; Honors at Chrisman High School, Chrisman, III. JOHN DAVID CONWAY “A quiet and pleasant nature.” FFA 2, 3, 4, Reporter 4; Honors at loseph Jr. High School, Richland, Wash. JACK ROGERS CARTER MAE ALICE COLEMAN “Why be serious? That’s what I say; 1 was bom for fun; so let it come my way.” “Quiet but a swell fellow to know.’ Football Queen 3; Honors at Brookland- FFA 1, 2, 3, 4. Cayce High School, Cayce, S. C. Roddy Cathey Fred Cavanaugh Mae Coleman Mike Collins John Conway 73Larry Courtney Glenn Courtney O'Neil Courtney Mary Day Freda Dorman CLIFFORD LAWRENCE COURTNEY, JR. “Now or never wax the time.” Band 1, 2, 3, 4, Aiken County Marching Band 1, 2; Spanish Club 1, 2, 3. 4; Cheerleader 3, 4; Block "A” Club 3, 4. ROUTH GLENN COURTNEY "Brown Iwir, tall anil neat, Just to know her ix a treat.” II. R. Sec.-Treas. 1; Latin Club 3; H. R. Vice-Pres. 3. WILLIAM BELTON O’NEIL COURTNEY “He ix made of friendliness and has a sincere mind.” FFA 2, 3, 4, Treas. 3. Pres. 4. Janice Baird Miss Hi-Miss MARY FRANCES DAY “The mildest manners and the gentlest heart.” J11A 1, 2, 3; H. R. Sec. 4. FREDA LOUISE DORMAN “She has a heart with room for every joy." Band 1. 2, 3, 4, Officer 3, 4, All-State Band 4; Student Council 1; Chorus 4; Basketball 4; Sr. Play. PATSY RUTH DUKE “A dear friend to all." Student Bank 4; Honors at Goodlettsville High School, Goodlettsville, Tenn. BETTY JOYCE DURHAM “A quiet and pleasant way.” Honors at DeKalb High School, Fort Payne, Ala. VIRGINIA CARROLL DYCHES “Full of laughter, full of fun With a smile for everyone." Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4, Most Valuable Player Award 3; Track 1; Block “A” Club 1, 2, 3. 4. BARBARA LEE ECKEL “Her words are few. But she is true.' JHA 1, 2; Basketball 3, 4. CECIL DOUGLAS ETIIERREDGE “When teachers questions puzzle steadily ’tis Cecil’s busy tongue that answers readily.” Band 2, 3; Sr. Play; Hi-Times 4; Superlative; Chorus 4; II. R. Vice-Pres. 4; Sr. Play. EDWARD VICTOR EUBANKS “Never do today, what you can do tomorrow.” T I Club 4. 74THOMAS LEE FOGLE "The mildest manners and the gentlest heart.” Vice-Pres. T I Club 4; Sr. Play; Honors at Gilbert High School, Gilbert, S. C. Seniors Class of 1955 JOSEPH HENRY FOSTER “My homework will be the death of me yet " Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4; Baseball 3. 4. JEAN TERESA FRANK “Come, and trip it, as yon go. On the light, fantastic toe." H. R. Sec. 2; French Club 3, 4; Gr. Ob. Corps 3. 4. Chief Observer 4; Majorette 3, 4. Head Majorette 4; Second place winner in Talent Show 4. THOMAS JAY FREIDAY "He may seem piiet anil naive; Hut if you know Tom, that's hard to believe." Football 2, 3, 4; Track 2; Block "A" Club 4. Honors at Seaford High School. Seaford, Del. MARY FOLEY COMILLION “Brunette, petite, pretty, and sweet. She isn’t likely to be beat." JHA 2, 3; Student Council 2; H. R. Vice-Pres. 3. CAROLYN LUCRETIA GOODWIN “A gal with a winning smile.” 4-H Club 1; JHA 1, 2. Carroll Dyches Barbara Eckel Cecil Etherredgc Edward Eubanks Thomas Fogle Harry Foster Jean Frank Tom Freiday Mary Gomillion Carolyn Goodwin 75Margie Gordon James Green George Gregors' Dale Hagen Emilie Hall Gary Helms Margie Hendrix Sheila Hey Tommy Heyward Peggy Holley MARGIE ELMA GORDON "Is a friend to all.” JIIA 2; 4-H Club 2, Pres. 2; Chorus 1, 2, 3; H. R. Vice-Pres. 3. JAMES GIST GREEN "At all times a good sport is lie.” Track 3, 4; Football 3, 4; Student Council 3; FFA 3, 4. Vice-Pres. 4; Baseball 4; Honors at McMinnville High School, McMinnville, Tenn. GEORGE A. GREGORY "In thy face I see The man of honor, truth, and loyalty.” Student Council 1, 4; Golf 2, 4; Block “A” Club 2, 4; National Honor Society 4. DALE WAYNE IIAGEN “I am the master of my fate; I am the captain of my soul.” French Club 3, 4, Vice-Pres. 3; Student Council 3; Boys’ State 3; Mental Contestant 3; Pres. Speech Club 3; Pres. National Honor Society 4; Vice-Pres. Sr. Class; H. R. Pres. 4; Superlative. EMILIE PAULINE IIALL “A tender smile and a jolly laugh.” JHA 1, 2; Clinic Staff 4. OLIVER FREDDIE HEATH, JR. “A hoy of goodness and sincerity.” GARY BOYCE HELMS "They do not love that do not show their love.” Football 1, 2, 3; Block “A” Club 2, 3; Jr. Play; H. R. Pres. 3; Chorus 3, 4; Student Council 4; H. R. Treas. 4; Superlative; Track 4. MARGUERITE EUGENIA HENDRIX "llappy go lucky, but who would be otherwise.” JHA 1. SHEILA PATRICIA HEY “What delightful hosts are they—Life and Love.” Latin Club 2; Speech Club 3, 4; H. R. Treas. 4; Asst. Stage Manager Sr. Play; Honors at Barnwell High School, Barnwell, S. C. THOMAS SAVAGE HEYWARD, JR. “If I should lose, let me stand by the road and cheer as the winners go by.” Football 1, 2, 3, 4; Basketball 1, 2, 3; Golf 1, 2, 3, i. Capt. 4; Student Council 1; H. R. Pres. 3, 4; Superlative; Sports Ed. Hornet 4; Block "A” Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Spanish Club 1, 2. 76Karen Hensen Freddie Heath Sallye Hollingsworth Dent Johnson PEGGY JEAN HOLLEY "A loyal heart, and a peaceful mind. JHA 1. Seniors Class of 1955 SALLYE CAMP HOLLINGSWORTH “Still water runs deep hut Oh! that undercurrent.” Asst. Copy Ed. Hornet 4; Honors at Ocilla High School, Ocilla, Ga. DENTON TINELL JOHNSON “He builds for character, Not for fame.” Band 1, 2, 3, 4, Vice-Pres. 3, 4; H. R. Treas. 2; Student Council 3, 4; Treas. Spanish Club 3; Superlative. PATRICIA ANN JOHNSON “This lass so neat, with smile so sweet." May Day Attendant 3. LONNIE WOODROW JOHNSON “His words were simple and his soul sincere." FFA 4. JAMES H. JONES “A friend in every way.” Publicity agent T I club 4; Track 4. JOYCE FRANCES JONES “Pleasing to see, nice to know.” Sr. Play 4; Honors at North High School, North, S. C. EDWARD HAMMOND KEEL, JIL "High-erected thoughts seated in the heart of courtesy.” II. R. Vice-Pres. 1, 4; H. R. Pres. 2, 3; Chorus 3; Student Council 4; National Honor Society 4. Ann Johnson L. VV. Johnson Jim Jones Joyce Jones Edward Keel 77Seniors Class of 1955 KAY SYLVIA KENNEDY "Style is the dress of thoughts.” Hornet 3; Stage Mgr. Jr. Play; French Club 3, 4; National Honor Society 4; Superlative. JESSIE LEA KEY "A girl that has a merry, sincere heart.” 4-II Club 1, 2, 3; JHA 1, 2, 3; Chorus 2, 3, 4; DE Club 4. HAROLD LLOYD KNEECE “A harmless necessary cat." Basketball 1, 2, 3; Golf 1, 2, 3, 4; State Champion 4; II. R. Pres. 3, 4. Kay Kennedy Jessie Lea Key BENJAMIN MAURICE KNICIIT “Not too bashful, not too hold. Just exactly right, I’m told " Football 1, 2, 3, 4, Outstanding Blocker 4; Basketball 1, 2; Baseball 2, 3, 4; Block “A" Club 1, 2, 3, 4, Vice-Pres. 4. MARY JANE KNOPH In her tongue is the law of kindness. JOHNNIE MORAN LACKEY, II "A loyal heart, a peaceful mind, A better friend you’ll never find.” Band 2. 3, 4, Vice-Pres. 4; Student Council 3, 4; Jr. Play; H. R. Treas. 3; Honors at Tennessee Military Institute, Sweetwater, Tenn. RICHARD DEAN LANGDON “A pleasant fellow to talk with. And a real good companion." Baseball 2, 4; Football Mgr. 3, 4; Basketball Mgr. 3, 4; Track Mgr. 3; II. R. Vice-Pres. 4. JOYCE ELAINE LEGRANDE "As full of spirit as the month of May.” 78Harold Kneece Benny Knight Mary Knoph Johnnie Lackey Richard Langdon RICHARD LAMAR LOTT CHARLES ALFRED MAXWELL “A lad full of fun.” Vicc-Prcs. DE Club 4. EDWARD RONALD LYBRAND “ Tis better to be late than never.” Sr. play. GENE DALE MAHAN “None but himself can be bis parallel." Mental Contestant 2, 3; Football 2, 3, 4; Spanish Club 2, 3, Pres. 3; Basketball 2. 3, 4; Block “A” Club 3, 4; National Honor Society 4; News Ed. Hi-Times 4; H. R. Vicc-Prcs. 4. WILLIAM EDGAR MAY “A clever lad in every way." Honors at Bloomington High School, Bloomington, Tex. “The World’s no better if we worry, Life’s not longer if we hurry.” T I Club 4; Honors at Coffeyville High School, Cof-feyville, Kan. ROBERT BRUGE McFARLAND “A mighty hunter and his prey is knowledge." Honors at Dobyns-Bennet High School, Kingsport, Tenn. LOUISE HALL MALLETTE “Fate’s a fiddler. Life’s a dance.” Dramatics Club 3, 4, Vice-Pres. 3; May Day Attendant 3; Cheerleader 4; French Club 3. 4; Jr. and Sr. Plays; H. R. See. 3; Block “A” Club 4; Superlative. LUCY ANNE McGHEE “She’s full of worth and goodness, too." “Pine Needles” 3; French Club 3, 4; National Honor Society 4; Honors at Martinsville High School, Martinsville, Va. Louise Mallette Fred Maxwell William May Robert McFarland Anne McGheeHAZEL YVONNE McTAGGAHT "Very sincere and friendly.” JHA 3, 4, Vice-Pres. 3, Yearbook Chrm. 4; Honors at Port Lavaca High School. Port Lavaca, Tex. JAMES EMORY METTS “Be silent and safe— silence never betrays you." FFA 1, 2, 4. SHARILYN JO MILKEREIT “Welcome as sunshine in every place. So the approach of a good-natured face. Honors at Pekin Community High School, Pekin, 111. JOYCE DALE MOSELEY “Not too serious, not too gay But a sweet gal in every way. JHA 1; Chorus 3. PATRICIA CAROLYN MOSELEY “The true worth of a woman is her character.” May Day Attendant 1, 2; JHA 1; Chorus 3. CHARLOTTE MUCKENFUSS "An all-round maid here we see, And one as jolly as can be.” May Day Attendant 1, May Queen 4; Sec. of Student Council 2; Class sponsor 2, 3; National Honor Society 3, 4; Head Cheerleader 4; Hornet 3, 4. Bus. Mgr. 4; Girls’ State 3; Jr. Class Play; Superlative; Block “A” Club 3, 4. Chartee Muckenfuss Girls’ State Representative CHARLOTTE JOELLEN OWENS “Happiness is cheaper than worry, so why pay the high price.” Chorus 4. HELEN ELIZABETH OWENS “Come what may. She’s the same sport every day." Majorette 4; Chorus 2, 3, 4. SANDRA MAE PARDEE “Tall and straight as an Indian brace. Makes her boy friends heap big slaves." Chorus 4; Honors at Warren High School, Warren, Ohio. ROBERT WALES PATTERSON “Not that I like to work less, but that I love fun more.” Football 4; 11. B. Vice-Pres. 4; Honors at Camden High School, Camden, S. C. 80Chartee Nluckenfuss JON PATTIS “He gains no enemies and loses no friends” Football Mgr. 2, 3, 4; Track Mgr. 3; Block “A” Club 2. 3, 4, Sec. 3, 4; Basketball Mgr. 3. Seniors Class of 1955 KENNETH JULIAN PERMENTER “A friend once, a friend always .” Honors at Balias Military Academy, Jacksonville, Fla. RAMONA ROSE PIERCE “Virtue is like a rich stone—best plain set.” II. H. Sec. 3; May Day Attendant 3; Latin Club 3, 4; Chorus 4; Circulation Mgr. lli-Times 4; Quill and Scroll 4; National Honor Society 4; Honors at Greenville High School, Greenville, N. C. ROBERT DEWEY PLUNKETT “A Man of mark—friendly and sincere.” 4-H Club 1; Baseball 2, 4; H. R. Sec. 4. JOHN LEO POPE “Bait the hook well; this fish will bite.” Student Council 3, 4; Jr. and Sr. Plays; State Drama Fest. 3; Football 4; Band 3, 4; Honors at Port Dickinson High School, New York and Audubon High School, New Jersey. NANCY JOYCE PUTNAM “Full of lifey sense and wit.” Honors at Fort Worth High School, Fort Worth, Tex. Helen Owens Joellen Owens Sandy Pardee Bob Patterson Jon Pattis Ken Permenter Ramona Pierce Dewey Plunkett John Pope Nancy Putnam 81Faye Rackley Dale Ray Louise Revis Betty Louise Richardson Gertrude Ridgell Marie Rollins Martha Ann Rushton Drayton Sanders Jack Scogin Rose Mary Seigler ALICE FAYE RACKLEY “Sincere in all she undertakes; Always a great success she makes." Chorus 1, 3; May Day Attendant 1; Hi-Times 2, 3, 4, Feature Ed. 3, Ed. 4; Mental Contestant 2, 3; Quill and Scroll 3, 4, Vice-Pres. 3, 4; National Honor Society 3, 4; Jr. Class Treas.; DAR Award; Superlative. ESKEL DALE RAY “Easy come, easy go, an all-round boy that we all know.” H. R. Treas. 3. EMMA LOUISE REVIS "Her voice is very soft and gentle.” JIIA 2. BETTY LOUISE RICHARDSON “True happiness has come her way.” H. R. Vice-Pres. 1; 4-H Club 1; Chorus 2, 3; JHA 2, 3; H. R. Sec.-Treas. 3; DE Club 4. GERTRUDE READY RIDGELL “Quiet and sincere.” JHA 1; H. R. Pres. 2; Basketball Mgr. 2; Block “A” Club 2, 3, 4. WALTER BONHAM ROGERS. JR. "His music hath charms to soothe.” Band 1, 2, 3, 4, Gen. Mgr. 3, Student Conductor 4, All-State Band 4; H. R. Vice-Pres. 2; Spanish Club 2; Chorus 3, 4; H. R. Treas. 3, H. R. Pres. 4; Superlative. AUSTIN ROGERS ROLLINS “Men of few words are the best men." Sec. T I Club 4; FFA 4. LILLIAN MARIE ROLLINS “Let thy words be few.” JHA 2; Clinic Staff 4; Honors at Graniteville High School, Graniteville, S. C. MARTHA ANN RUSHTON "Fair, and softly goes far.” Chorus 1, 2; II. R. Sec. 1; 1’ine Needles 1; Sr. Play; Sec. National Honor Society 4; Exchange Ed. lii-Times 4; Clinic Staff 4. DRAYTON MULLINCS SANDERS. II “Character is the diamond that scratches every other stone.” Student Council 2, Vice-Pres. 3, Pres. 4: Sports Ed. Ili-Timcs 2; Sports Ed. Hornet 3; Quill and Scroll 3, 4; National Honor Society 3, 4, State Pres. 4. 82Walter Rogers Austin Rollins Gerald Shuford W. R. Shuford Seniors Class of 1955 HOSE MARY SEIGLER “Quiet and unruffled." Block "A” Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Cheerleader 1, 2, 3, 4; Student Council 3; Basketball 3, 4. GERALD DELANO SHUFORD "A tall and fiiendly guy." Audio-Visuals Club 4; T I Club 4, Sgt.-at-Arms 4. WALTER ROY SHUFORD "He Is a friend to all who know him." Track 2; DE Club 4. ARTHUR LAIRD SLADE “ have yet to encounter that common myth of weak men, an insurmountable harrier." Hornet 3, 4, Asst. Bus. Mgr. 3, Ed. 4; Mental Contestant 1; Band 1, 2, 3; Photographer lli-Times 1, 2; French Club 3, 4; Jr. and Sr. Plays; Pres. Jr. Class; Planning Comm. 3; Quill and Scroll 3, 4; National Honor Society 3, 4. SYLVIA ANN SLAYTON “They love her most for the friends she has made." Chorus 1. 2, 3, 4; Hi-Himes 2, 4, Typist 4; Superlative; Sr. Play; H. R. Vice-Prcs. 4. CHARLES GLOVER SMITH “An all-round fellow." Pres. T I Club 4; Honors at Sylaeauga High School, Sylacauga, Ala. JOSEPH AUTRY SMITH “Of all the joys I’m to recall, Beilin in love is the best of all.” JACK ALLEN SCOGIN "A friendly hoy in every way, Wno makes the most of every day." FFA 1, 4; DE Club 4; Honors at Ellenton High School. Ellenton, S. C. ANNETTA SPRUELL "Mischief’s chief helper." Band 1, 2, 3, 4; Hi-Times 3; French Club 3, 4; Jr. and Sr. Plays; Chorus 4; Superlative; Dramatics Club 4. 63Lewis Sullivan Gail Swanner Tommy Thomas John Todd Anne Treadway THORN WELL NORWOOD THOMAS, JR. "Every man’s affairs, however little, are important to himself.” FFA 3, 4; Honors at Bethune High School, Bethune, S. C. GERALD HERBERT TUTEN "Nor spoke he one word more than his need.” Honors at Commercial High School, Savannah, Ga, ANNA USICK “Nice to know and pleasant to talk with." Honors at Baker High School, Columbus, Ga. HELEN LOUISE VOGT "God giveth speech to all, song to a few." Student Council 2; Chorus 3, 4; Latin Club 3, 4; H. R. Sec. 4; Honors at Florida Christian Academy, Boca Raton, Fla. SANDRA MAE VOIGT “For men may come and men may go, but I go on forever." Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4; H. R. Sec. 1; French Club 3, 4; May Day Attendant 3, Maid of Honor 4; Hornet 4. Sr. Class Ed. 4; 11. R. Treas. 4. George Wilson King Teen PETE WALLACE “Tall but swift; and a good sport. Our pride and joy on a basketball court.” Basketball 2, 3, 4, Co-Capt. 4; Hi-Times 2, 3, 4; Quill and Scroll 3, 4, Pres. 4; Mental Contestant 3; Student Council 3; Block “A” Club 3, 4; National Honor Society 4; Football Mgr. 4; Superlative; Treas. of Sr. Class. WILMOTH GAIL SWANNER "The unspoken word never does harm.' JHA 1; Basketball 3, 4. VIRGINIA ANNE TREADAWAY "She has reached her ambition.” Band 1; JHA 2, 3, 4, Vice-Pres. 4; Clinic Staff 4. LEWIS WESTRAY SULLIVAN "Here 1 stand; 1 can do no otherwise.” Library Club 2; French Club 2, 3, 4; Sr. Play; Honors at Hickory High School, Hickory, N. C. JOHN ALAN TODD “He is a boy whom we all know; He gets the best of his gridiron foe." Football 3, 4, Co-Capt. 4, Outstanding Lineman Award 4; Block “A” Club 3, 4, Pres. 4; H. R. Pres. 2, 3, 4; Superlative.Jerry Tuten Anna Usick FRED CALVIN WANSLEY “A real pleasant fellow and a good companion.” Honors at Glass High School, Lynchburg, Va. DOROTHY JANICE WARLICK “She is gentle, she is shy. Hut there’s mischief in her eye.” May Day Attendant 2; H. R. Vice-Pres. 3, Sec.-Treas. 4. Seniors Class of 1955 MAX LANE WARLICK “Prefer geniality to grammar.” French Club 3, 4; Honors at Belwood High School, Belwood, N. C. DONALD CARNES WHEELER, JR. "Forever smiling, forever gay. He will help you in every way." Football 2, 3; Baseball Mgr. 2, 3; H. R. Vice-Pres. 2; Stage Manager of Jr. and Sr. Plavs: Block “A” Club 2, 3. SYDNEY JOY WHITE “As dependable as the day is long.” Mental Contestant 3; H. R. Sec. 3, 4; French Club 3, 4; Chorus 3. 4; Sr. Play; National Honor Society 4; Superlative; Hornet 4, Asst. Ed. 4; Quill Scroll 4; Honors at Hellertown High School, Hellertown, Pa. ROBERT STEPHEN WHITLEY “Behavior is the theory of manners practically applied.” Student Council 4. EUSTIS RAYFORD WILLIAMS “A faithful friend is hard to find.” Football 1, 2, 3, 4; H. R. Pres. 2, 3; Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4; Track 1; Block “A” Club 2, 3, 4; T I Club 4. Helen Vogt Sandy Voigt Pete Wallace Fred Wansley Janice Warlick Max Warlick Don Wheeler Sydney White Steve Whitley Eustis Williams 85Pearl Williams Alice Willing Elise Willing George Wilson ALICE EVELYN WILLING “7 icould do anything to serve a friend.” JHA 1, 2, Vice-Pres. 2; Chorus 1, 2, 3; Library Club 1, 2; National Honor Society 3, 4; lli-Times 3, 4, Bus. Mgr. 4; Quill and Scroll 4; Student Council 4. HAPPY ELISE WILLING “Her tvays are ways of pleasantness." JHA 1; Vice-Pres. 2; Chorus 3; Jr. Play. GEORGE WILLIAM WILSON “Which 1 have earned with the sweat of my brow." Football 1, 2, 3, 4, Most Valuable Player Award 4, Capt. 4; Basketball 1, 2, 3; Block "A" Club 1. 2, 3, 4, Reporter 2, Vice-Pres. 3; National Honor Society 3, 4, Vice-Pres. 4; Vice-Pres. Jr. Class; Mental Contestant 3; Boys’ State 3; WOW Award 3; Superlative; Sr. Class Pres. BARBARA ANN WRIGHT "Is not true leisure One with true toil?” Basketball 2, 3, 4, Co-Capt. 3, Capt. 4; Block “A” Club 3, 4; Hi-Times 4; National Honor Society 4; Honors at Central High School, Camden, Tenn. John Todd, George Wilson Football Co-Captains PEARL MARIE WILLIAMS "Is she so quiet and demure?” JHA 2, 3, 4; DE Club 4. CAROLYN JEANETTE YOUNG "Nothing is impossible to a willing heart. JHA 1; H. R. Sec. 1. Barbara Wright Jeanette Young 86V Left: Sallye Hollingsworth and Key Kennedy are caught trying to sneak away from the crowd at John Todd’s birthday party at Glenn Courtney’s house. Middle: George Wilson presents M rs. Christine Forrester with a bouquet of carnations during the intermission of the senior play. Circle: Principal Willis crowns Beverly Driver football queen. Right: Kay Kennedy feeds Pete Wallace a generous slice of cake as Sallye Hollingsworth looks on with a hungry look; they were attending John Todd’s birthday party. Left: One of the most interesting photographs taken during football season is seen below. Photographer Buddy Harvey caught this shot on the goal line, and, believe it or not, every member of eacli team is in the picture. Middle: Groups gather during recess drinking cokes from the AHS canteen or milk from the lunch room. Right: Many AHS students show their school spirit by participating in the pep meetings sponsored by the cheerleaders.Beverly Jones Harold Price Jimmy Osbon Jackie Brown Junior Class Officers Perhaps one’s junior year is remembered as his most outstanding, exciting year in high school. During this year came many activities including the junior dance in February, the play in March, and finally the most eagerly anticipated event of the year, the junior-senior banquet and prom. This year Ken Wheeler was president of the class until February when he moved from Aiken to Panama. Harold Price was then elected to the office and headed the class with the help of Jimmy Osbon, Beverly Jones, and Jackie Brown. 88Patricia Abel Leslie Ahrens Bob Allen Dan Arthur Betty Bane Roger Barnes Bill Beckman Kay Beers Don Bennett Bettye Bentley Rosalee Berger James Binnicker Dianne Blake Wendy Boatwright Edna Busier Joyce Bradley Kenneth Bragg Lee Brett Jackie Brown Ellen Busch Dale Chance Dee Chandler Charles Chapoton Joan Chassereau Zelma Chrisawn Jimmy Clark Yvonne Clarke Eugene Cook Class of 1956 89Juniors 1‘ir.it Row: Inez Cook, Sissy Cothran, Judy Cotter, Bo Coward, David Crouch, Virginia Cumbee. Second Row: Clyde Davis, Jack Dorn, Beverly Driver, Tony Kustis. Carole Evans, Douglas Foster. Third Row: Bonald Foster, Evelyn Frost, Jim Fuchs, James Fulmer, Gaye Galloway, Fred Gentry. Fourth Row: Tommy Gibbs. Don Gill. Don Gill, Bill Gillum, Sylvia Glass, Anna Going. Fifth Row: Lewis Goodwin, Jaymie Grubbs, Alfred Gunter, Walter Guy, Martha Gvles, Evelvn Hall. Sixth Row: Mary Hall, Max Halliburton, Don Hammonds, Allen Harden, Shirley Hatcher Timmy Hatfield. 9CAlvin Dawkins Norman 1 lenderson Phyllis Henderson Cliff Herrick Frances Herrin Terry Herman Sallie Herrmann Sara Holden Janet Holley Lonnie Hopewell Linda Sue Howard Bill Hughes Pat Johnson Beverly Jones Bob Jones Virginia Jones Jerry Kaplan Gloria Kesterson Daniel Key Dixon Kilbourne Barbara Kincaid Gladys Lamb Joe Lanning Mary Lask Joan Laughridge June Laughridge Betty Joyce Ledford Pierce Liles Class of 1956 91Juniors Ruth Lindell Sue Mark land Linda Martin Joe Maxwell Harriett McCarty Herndon McElmurray Edward McGee Patsy McGee Jeanne McGhee Rosaline McNair Sybil McNeil Walter McTeer Lucille Megaro Anita Melcolm Jim Meyer Jimmy Miller Steve Miller Keith Mix Billy Molony Kathy Monk Iris Morris Jack Morton Tom Moseley Melba Mundy Janie New Jimmy Osbon Jim Overbeck Emily Parker 92Class of 1956 First Row: Joanna Pattis, Jinnny Payne, Maurice Pearson, David Penix, Loretta Plott, Lanier Posey. Second Row: Mary Esther Powell, Harold Price, Miles Ram, Ronnie Rather, Bobby Ratliff, Donald Redd. Third Row: Annie Richardson, Juanita Richardson, John Roberts, Paul Roe, Joyce Rollins, Chester Rose. Fourth Row: Virginia Sadler, John Samples, Frank Sampson, Sylvia Sango, Ann Schwertfeger, Dan Seigler. Fifth Row: Roland Seigler, Sandra Shanker, James Shuford, Harry Shvdtz, Penny Sinclair, Elizabeth Sitterson. Sixth Row: Mildred Sizemore, Gary Slumske, Donald Smith, Linda Smith, Marcia Smith, Mary Ann Snipes.Juniors Class of 1956 First Row: Jim Speed, Karl Steakley, Joe Stephens, Tommy Stiefel, Cleburn Stokes, Harry Stubblefield. Second Row: Ann Summers, Foley Thornton, Barbara Toler, Hermeine Tovey, Jerry Trollinger, Faye Turner. third Row: Peggie Tyler, Ronnie Upton, Johnny Vanderburgh, Phyl Wagner, Barbara Walker. Larry Warlick. Fourth Row: Mary Ann Warren, Sallie Weber, Rosalyn Weigle, Ken Wheeler, Bruce Williams, Faye Williams. Fifth Row: Laddie Williams, Randy Williamson,Mary Jane Willis, Sue Willis, Johnny Wingfield, Eugene Withrow. Sixth Row: Ernest Woodward, Frances Woodward, Ruth Worley, Brookie Wyman, William Yarborough, Mildred Young.Clockwise: It seems that Carol Boatwright, John Todd, and Chartee Muckenfuss didn’t know that this picture was going to be taken. The JHA sponsored a fashion show in chapel on February 11; these girls made their own clothes in class. Mr. Wansley and Miss Gunter are seen in the foreground, Miss Barlow, Mr. Slaughter, and Mrs. Lambert in the background; this is a scene from the faculty play. Jim Fuchs buys a piece of cake during the bake sale sponsored by the home economics classes during National JHA Week. “Now class, be sure to answer all of the questions for tomorrow. . . .” says Mrs. Christine Forrester, junior English Teacher. John Samples, Brookie Wyman, and James Marvin are taking a cruise on a destroyer as members of Explorer Post 110. Bonnie Cole, Janet Holley, and Edna Bosler seemingly enjoy the summer weather; band practice must have started.First Rote: Glenda Alexander, David Arnold, Connie Ashlev, James Babb, Frances Baker, Henry Bank. Second Row: Barbara Barnes, Eugene Barron, Sara Baughman, Steve Beasley, Madelyn Beesley, James Bell. Third Row: Lynn Biggs, Aletha Bond, Dan Boone, Tommy Boone, Harry Bower, Edna Boyd. Fourth Row: Howard Boyd, Edward Browder, Bobby Ann Brown, Jerry Brunson, Erin Bryant, Richard Burckhalter. Fifth Row: Tom Bush, Gene Bussell, Patsy Carter, Eddie Caudle, Mary Ann Chandler, Patsy Chapoton. 96First Row: Jane Christine, Dick Clifford, Jerry Coker, Bonnie Cole, Buddy Coleman, Louise Coulson. Second Row: Tommy Dance, Sandra Davis, Dempsley Day, Doris Day, William Day, Larry Duncan. 7 hird Row: Shelvie Durden, Jean Edenficld, Judy Edcnfield, Cecil Edwards, Donnie Ellison, Butch Emrich. Fourth Row: Ann Lynn Fannon, Genelle Flowers, Carol Foster, Libby Franklin, Myrtle Jean Franklin, Ellen Frederickson. Fifth Rote: Oliver Freeman, Dougie Garvin, Edward George, Anne Giboney, James Gollihugh, Johnny Goshorn. 97Sophomores • : V. O 0 0 0 taaj Ltk v iVk. u li C n K.4 t.fc fikftt t ;» » BL C First Rote: Julie Ann Goss, Kay Greene, Jon Griffin, Barbara Hall, Joanne Hall, Raymond Harris. Second Roto: Sandra Kay Harris, Larry Hayes, Harry Heath, Jim Heaton, Gene Hendrix, Buddy Holley. Third Row: Jackie Holsenback, Carol Howington, Harold Hutto. Drucilla Jackson, Barbara Jones, Charles Jones. Fourth Row: Lynna Mae Jones, Marguerite Jones, Freddy Kaufman, Roy Keller, Tommy Kelley, Mary Kelly. Fifth Row: John Key, Wesley Key, Ellen Knight, Tom Langdale, Kenneth Ledford, Gary Legate. 98First Row: Buddy Llewellyn, Robert Lofton, Linda Lott, Donna Lucas, Patricia Lybrand, James Marvin. Second Row: Alan Mason, Betty Mathis, Betty Mattox, Jimmy Mayenschein, Warren McFarland, Annie McTaggart. Third Row: Carey McTaggart, Camille Megaro, Deanna Milam, Elouise Moak, Johnny Molony, William Montjoy. Fourth Row: Clyde Morris, Robert Nlosrie, Wesley Muekenfuss, Wesley Murph, Patricia Murphey, Brian Murphy. Fifth Row: James New, Ronnie New, Merritt Nimmons, Tommy Oliver, Bobby Owens, Curtis Page. 99First Row: Ruby Parrott, Dale Payton, Betty Lou Powell, Jim Purcell, J. R. Quick, Rosemary Ram. Second Row: Carroll Ray, Gary Ray, Charles Ricks, Nookie Rifkin, Wendy Rivenbark, Mary Lou Robertson. Third Row: John Rodes, William Rodgers, Frank Roe, Tommy Rogers, Carol Sampson, Barbara Scogin. Fourth Row: Gene Scott, Cecile Seigler, Edward Seigler, Dick Shawn, Clela Mae Shuford, Panathea Shuford. Fifth Row: Susan Jean Simpson, Lucy Sloan, Bobbie Smith, Jannette Smith, Jean Smith, Judy Smith. 100Class of 1957 First Row: Sandra Smith, Jimmy St. John, Ted Stringfield, Margaret Thomas. Dick Thompson, Faye Thornton. Second Rote: Jackie Till, Bill Townsend, Judy Turner, Bill Tyson. John Underwood, Diane Vander Voort. Third Row: Virginia Venning, Ken Wagner, Elizabeth Wallenburg, Billy Walley, Dudley Warder, Tommy Watson. Fourth Row: Odell Weeks, Larry Widener, Lois Widener, Shelby Jean Widener, Bobby Wilkins. Martha Williams. Fifth Row: Bobby Wilson, David Wood, Gail Wood, Gene Woodward, Dick Workman, Robert Young. Top Left: Rosemary Ram entertained Jane Christine and Ellen Knight with a “spend-the-night-sleepless” party. Second: Mr. Eubanks explains to the class that “x” does not equal the same number. Third: Another dance is attended by Aiken High students—another success! Circle: Miss Barlow, is that a secret or what that you’re telling Mr. Wrenn? Bottom Left: A biology study hall—some students sketch, some experiment, some just plain study. Bottom Right: Lynn Biggs shows the parts of an earthworm to parents attending the PTA for the February meeting.Freshmen Class of 1958 First Row: Barbara Ahrens, Phillip Arnold, James Austin, Bill Barnes, Benny Bates, Dorothy Beasley. Second Row: Mack Bentley, Donna Berry, Gary Blessing, Carl Boatright, Betsy Boatwright, Beth Bodie. Third Row: Gail Bonnett, Rebecca Bragg, Richard Bragg, Daniel Breazeale, Annie Broughton, Patsy Broughton. Fourth Row: James Bruggeman, Barbara Budnaitis, Betty June Burckhalter, Ellis Busbee, Barbara Caldwell, Richard Caney. Fifth Row: Carolyn Cash, Joyce Cathey, Judy Cavanaugh, Wayne Childress, Wesley Clfirk, Kay Coffey. 103Freshmen Martha Coleman Edna Cook Joan Crawford Billy Croft Kay Cullum Walter DeHaven Margaret Scott Dickerson Bobby Dietz Lorrene Dillard Sabri Ann Dodenhoff Tim Donahue Nancy Dorman Karen Dowling Doris Evans Jeannette Farrell John Faust Helen Flannery Everett Franklin Joyce Franklin Don Freiday Kathy French Iris Fulmer Samuel Fulmer Greta Garvin Kenneth Gaver Rose Gomillion Nina Green Arthur Gregory Cooper Guy Johnnie Gyles Carl Hall Harriett Hall Benny Hamm Hiram Hansen Buddy Harley 104Class of 1958 Judy Harrison Helen Hay Elizabeth Heath Lila Mae Heath Reid Heilig Mildred Herrin Shirley Herron Glenn Holley Carolyn Holly Doris Hook Jack Hosea Mary Ethel Hovas Darwin Hudler Frankie Hudson Patsy Hudson Connie Jeancake Tony Jhant Mary Johnikin Charles Jones Charles Kaplan Clara Kelly David Kilbourne Laticia Kitchings Patricia Kitchings Ben Lacy Howard Lawton Linda Leifermann Wilbur Lusk Andrew Marks Julie Marshall Marie Mayberry Warren McAllister Vivian McBride Patsy McTeer Tommy Mehrlich 105Freshmen Billie Miller Cynthia Miller Dale Miller Diane Miller Nadine Mitchell Buck Modeling Paul Moore Betty Jean Morrell Bernice Morton Wilene Mote Laverne Moxley Lilly Mundy Nelson Murray Charlie New Alpha Newberry Martha Nunn Julian Osbon Claire Owens Gayle Pardue Phylis Parker Robert Parry Faye Patterson Jane Patterson Diane Plott Bove Pridgen Martha Ray Catherine Redd Virginia Redd Sar ah Rhoden Barbara Richardson Judy Richardson Matina Rigas Grady Roe Grady Rollins Jill Ryon Leslie Sanders Luanne Sanders James Scott Dorothy Seigler Mary Seigler Jo Ann Sellers Zana Sheffield 106Class of 1958 Philip Shideler Joyce Sizemore Jim Smiley Eva Dell Smith Joyce Smith Linda Smith Rannie Sparkman Harry Spires Sandra Sprawls Jeanette Stokes Sandra Stumpf Irvin Summer Everett Summerall Mike Summerall Camellia Swanner Janet Swope Myrtice Tant Claudia Tarbox Robert Tarbox Joan Thompson Shirley Tillery Randall Tuten Ruth Vickers Mary Virginia Wahl Joan Walker John Ward Benny Warren Jo Ann Waters Bernard Watkins Jimmy Watson Sarah Weatherford Freddie Wells Kay Wells James White Carol Whittle Jenelle Williams Martha Willis Peggy Wood Doris Wooten Lynn Workmann Mary Wright Wilson Young 107“ilHIIIIIIIK Top Left: Mr. Slaughter directs the chorus, with band accompaniment, at the annual Christmas Cantata. Top Right: It snowed in Aiken for the first time in twelve years; students had much fun for two days until the white Hakes melted. Bottom Left: Another view from The Empty Room, the AHS Christmas play, with Jim Fuchs. Rosemary Ram, Joe Lanning, and Dick Thompson. Bottom Right: The drum beats, the whistle blows, and the band marches onto the field to form a heart for the homecoming ceremonies. Top: Students attending the Harvest Carnival form a circle to watch the floor show. Bottom: Seniors pause in the teacher’s lounge prior to the Washington trip. Below Left: John Todd and Glenn Courtney on John’s Birthday. Below Right: Mrs. Butler tries to get the French I class to com-prendre. Below: Mrs. RyJIand concentrates oy thatfrom high school or a student goes out to obtain means of support. Jobs in many are available, but the higher positions are gained only through honest work. The ability and initiative of the student play the most important part here. It is in this way that the life of the student reflects to his high school. The ideals and qualities instilled in him are the things that carry him to success or failure. 109Contestants for Miss Hornet Miss Sallye Hollingsworth Miss Janice Baird 110X { AIKEN jj BUILDING SUPPLY CO. 5 Quality Materials and Service 0 5 Aiken, s. c. ('. II. AXDKKSON IO )C»IO K I’hon k 9-2041 Efron s Red White Store Finest in Food 1428 Park Avenue Phones 9-2576—9-2577 Free Delivery Service | The .1. W. Ashlutrsl Agency | INSl’KANCK • REAL ESTATE Aiken, S. 0. Phone -2281 X X X=X K=X K=x 3K )0( ooo x» V X Canady Texaco Service 1600 Park Ave. Aiken, S. C. X x x x x 5 ..55 (5 Barsh Electric Service 5 5 5 5 5 | Automotive Starter, Generator, Voltage jj jj 5 . 5 5 Regulator and Electric Motor jj jj jj Repairing jj jj 5 5 5 jj Phone 9-9531 2008 Hayxe Ave. jj jj I 0 i X X X Ck ite BEAUTY SALON 5 5 Individual Hair Styling 5 817 LAURENS STREET AIKEN, S. 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Labor Day—off to the beaches 10 Aiken vs Richmond Academy—need we say more 15 Election of council members, Drayton Sanders presiding 17 Aiken clashed on the gridiron with a mighty North Augusta team and suffered defeat 18 A katty party was given by the Debuteens—pink and black color scheme to boot! 22 Big pep meeting before the Graniteville game 23 Annual Cotton Festival game—Aiken vs Graniteville 24 Another first for the Hornet staff, first dance of the school year in the student center—King Cotton presided 25 Did you see the Aiken High beauties in the floats in the parade? OCTOBER 1 Aiken fought hard at LBC; NliS members inducted in assembly 2 Methodists and Episcopalians go to Camp Gravatt on an enormous hayride, 75 and more “moonlighters”, the trucks had air brakes, ask anyone who went 7 College Emphasis Day—did you see Drayton talking to the Coker'’fc prcsentative? ( have the picture to prove it—ltd.) 8 Aiken lost to Catholic High by one point in a thriller 10 Any more pink and black and 1 11 go crazy, John Todd 12 Mrs. McNeil wins a Packard from the cerebral palsy raffle 14 Presbyterian Youth Fellowship had a hayride to state park, the Palmers chaperoned; Secret Love number one tune in the nation 15 Aiken vs B.-C.; the band really put on a show that night 22 Eau Claire visited Aiken in an exciting tied-score game 24 Sunday and Aiken High students attend Church. Sunday School, or Youth Fellowship 29 Homecoming game, Aiken beat Newberry; Beverly Driver crowned football queen—Stadium named for Area Superintendent Ilagood by Mr. P. F. Henderson 30 Halloween is the 31st but APIS students made Saturday their night—did you have a citron on YOUR porch???? 31 Episcopal Church had a Halloween party and scavenger hunt—a big crowd showed up NOVEMBER 3 Senior Superlatives elected by the class—stiff competition 5 Annetta Sprucll won the talent show in assembly; Aiken beat Williston, there, 14-6 8 Lord Coleraine, from England, made an address in the Junior High School Auditorium Aiken Beverage Company Aiken, S. C. Bottlers of ORANGE CRUSH • GRAPETTE : jj CLEANERS AND LAUNDRY jj 1830 Park Avk. Phone 9-3151 George Electric Company General Electric Appliances | Electrical Contracting and Repairs Telephone 9-4541 0 y 5 : : : ; I : 5 1506 Park Ave. jj 5 112Congratulations and Best Wishes to the Class of 1955 I AIKEN HOME BAKERY I I AI'RKNS STREET Aiken, S. c. 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L. 13 PYF had another hay ride, again at the state park, and again on the thirteenth 14 Candidates for MISS HORNET chosen, Eddie Fisher to choose winner 18 Senior Play a big success 19 Senior Play packs a full house again; a party at Laird’s after, that ham went in less than 60 seconds 20 Beverly Jones won the Miss Canteen title in a contest at the municipal auditorium 23 Aiken High Band won second place in the Augusta Santa Parade 24 The senior class sponsored the harvest carnival dance in the gym 25 Thanksgiving and everyone sees everyone eke in church—AHS alumni are home for the holidays 26 Birthday formal for Beverly, Beverly, Dee, Linda, Martha, Gaye, and Janet at the Fermata Club— Elden Jones orchestra played 30 Seniors finished Macbeth and finished is right! Mrs. Bobo “doth murder sleep” !!! ! DECEMBER 3 Faculty imitates students for a rollicking half-hour in chapel 7 School pictures back, two dollars plus tax 8 Those horrible report cards made their appearance for the second time this year 10 First basketball game of the season—Aiken vs Dreher 11 Ann Summers celebrates her birthday at the Country Club 13 Another party—French and Latin clubs have a Christmas party 14 Aiken beat Catholic High 16 Band and Chorus present a Christmas Concert— truly Carnegie Hall style 17 School out for Christmas Holidays—need we say more?? Christmas play in chapel; football banquet; Miss Cantrell’s homeroom won bulletin board contest 22 Mrs. Owen was surprised by Debuteens with a gift and a party 23 Dance to the music of Elden Jones at the Christmas Formal given by numerous senior girls; junior girls gave a dinner before; slumber party after at Barbara Kincaids 24 Karen Hansen and Joe Lanning had caroling parties 25 MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL AND TO ALL GOOD NIGHT 29 Did vou see all the girls sighing over Marlon Brando in Desiree ? ? 31 Twelve o’clock, another year, 1955—Hi-Times dance in AHS gym; party after at Laird’s (Ed. Someone stole the cocoanut cake!!) JANUARY 1 Parties and Dances still going on—everybody sleeps the rest of the day 3 Back to school again after two weeks of nothing but parties, sleep, and good times. Mrs. Law joins faculty 7 Aiken wins first basketball game of new year from Brookland-Cayce 8 Happy Birthday to Cecile Seigler who had a formal at the Fermata Club 11 Aiken vs L. B. C. 12 Aiken plays another basketball game with Catholic High; Classes elect Hornet sponsors 115t OCXO) GRADE A MILK HOMOGENIZED—PASTEURIZED Greene’s -----------------“Qualitee DIAL 2-183(5 AUGUSTA, GA. 80 )0 0 )0 0 )CX 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 )0 )0 K 000()00( Aiken Standard and Review Devoted to the Upbuilding of Aiken and Aiken County ¥ Jiotei Jlenderion jj | | Ideality Sdalon | jj Chesterfield St. jj 5 Q 5 Telephone 9-4441 8 8 t o oi)ooo o io o io io(iooo ooc iioioiioi» J0fO0CX C3 C»O C3 O O ) =X CXX=X «=X e3 OX C3 O St( v v I JOHNSON'S 0 SERVICE STATION 5 $ 5 5 Cob. York St. and Richland Ave. jj Phone 9-2771 8 Knight’s Cut-Rate Market 2707 Vauchue Hoad 8 Aiken, S. C. jj “I don’t like this a litde bit, not a little bit . . ■’ 116 « c» ex « = = c» e» CKx=xx» c»x» c3 x=x o c3 KSuggesting Your Headquarters in Augusta For The Finest In Foods Greene’s --------------------‘South's Finest Drive-In' Home of the Original “Thing” BURGESS JEWELERS AIKEN, S. C. 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BENTLEY SON i 3 I $ { 5 | 9th Sc Broad Fine Furniture Augusta, Ga. 14 Aiken vs Newberry 15 Speech class and Dramateers take trip to Columbia and attend forum 18 Aiken beats Carlisle Military Academy twice 20 Exams 21 MORE EXAMS !!!!!! — 23 The most famous Sunday in our history’ of Aiken, it really snowed for about two hours ! ! ! 24 Snowball fights during recess, even Mr. Willis joined in the fun 25 Aiken beats Batesburg-Leesville 28 Aiken wins a thriller from North Augusta; AdiOS to Ken Wheeler, junior class president, who moved to the Canal Zone. 29 Mr. Sandman number one tune on the Lucky Strike Hit Parade 31 Junior play tryouts FEBRUARY 1 Everybody’s wearing a pony-tail—girls that is 4 Janice Baird’s column came out in the Chronicle as usual 11 JHA puts on fashion show in chapel, very outstanding 12 Freda Dorman had a valentine party; Janice Baird got an engagement ring 14 Saint Valentine’s Day—NHS put flower arrangement in the office 15 Some of the AIIS faculty visits Greenville schools to observe classes; NHS members hold classes for them 16 HORNET GOES TO PRESS. THANK GOODNESS ! ! ! ! (Ed. Phew . . .) 17 Basketball team plays Greenwood 18 Senior class sponsors “Itchin’ to Get Hitched” in chapel 19 AHS male contingent views Underwater starring Jane Russell at the Rosemary 22 Aiken again victorious in basketball 24 Track practice begins 28 AHS played Graniteville—was the water wet, Miss Cantrell MARCH 1 NHS meeting after school—how to decorate the gym for the convention is the question 2 Graduation invitations ordered—just 66 days left for the seniors 3 Junior play is smash hit; congratulations to Dale Hagen who won first place in an essay contest sponsored by the National Guard; Orchids to Ramona Pierce who won the Betty Crocker Award for her outstanding work in home economics 4 Junior play does it again with a swell party following at Evelyn Frost’s house. Agriculture boys set out trees and shrubs—maybe spring will put leaves on them 9 National Honor Society State Convention gets underway with registration, supper and a real old-fashioned square dance. Tack Wilson calling 10 Convention delegates tour Aiken, see polo game, and have a banquet and dance that night (Ed. Great gosh the snotvmen!) 11 It’s all over—back to the salt mines; Congratulations to alternate district representative Jim Fuchs and South Carolina Federation of National Honor Society Chapters Vice-president Joe Lanning 12 Junior dance in the gym; interesting floor show 14 Seniors pack for Washington, three days free from home work 15 Seniors leave for Washington aboard the Southern. off schedule as usual, and arrive in Wash- 118P. G. Barnett, Consigner TEXACO I’HO DUCTS y y 5 5 0 5 $ 5 I’honk 9-3181 Aikbn, S. (’. FINEST IN FOODS Fulmer's Red White Super Market 605 Charleston St. Phone 9-4521 4u uita i Davison’s HI OF DIXIE The talked-ahout store of fashions for teen-agers. Girls love our Deb Shop for the latest in fashions. Boys flock to our Prep Shop for smart-wear. Complete selection from sports to formats. 2), ’aviSOEi 6 The Store For Everybody 8(54 BROAD STREET AUGUSTA, GA. X X y !! Electrical Appliances Paints • Gifts 0 Phone 9-3371 5 jj Laurens Street 5 X 1 5 o 5 Aiken, S. C. § § B 0 X X BUILDING MATERIALS AIKEN, S. C. jj Warrenville Drug Store | 0 I jj WARRENVILLE, S. C. jj Just a few minutes drive from busy Aiken X 0 0 A Complete Line Of Drugs x Holley’s Hardware 0 0 B. T. Dyches Son, Inc. 119rx c z t c2x X $ rescriPt on Opticians | | 5 " “ 5 5 5 5 5 A » 4ith Floor—Southf.rx Finance HriLRING CULLUM MOTORS Studebaker Aiken, S. C. Dial. 9- 16 F. K. CULLl’M, OWN KB | A,KE | | 1 F. F. CUT X X x=x3ft = r c cz c c c i cz Avgi sta, CtA. NECCHI C Aiken Sewing: Machine Co. § § ''■ - Nicholas, Manager Service ox All Makes ok NIachixes 1 ii«xk »-:iOTO gL — Q K2CJ Lai rexs St. X 120 i oi ok X2 : so: sooo -x - ■' ».»: x.x.'x ' - • - -.x - • x - 0 Plall Rexall Drugs W. J. Platt Co. 857 Laurens Aiken, S. C. . x;x SCI -- ■1 - SC — - ' • J ' I 1 N '.•00(X»c. A.Aa .A)C a »: m: K! - - J. B. WHITE AND CO. Small Profit Margin xxxrx x :x x n; x xc- oO c ;x ■.- .xxcxx; . --x"-- V 5 Hollingsworth Chevrolet Co. Chevrolet • ' Cadillac i 5 5 DURBAN LAIRD’S, INC. J I ■ § C X J 3 5 ft 1 I J | • J f -A -is »; o xrx c rx x: x xrx xrx xx okkjx .»c o cx x x xx o :« " V Coward Seed Co. jf ) x" S I ! Phone 9 2561 Insurance • Real Estate , . $ x' - x - xx xr- cx c'- «KT.XK- k C: K £ ? 5 X X . s «:x.—x.Jo WAKN AIKEN, S. C. Belk's Department Store Wise Mobley Company, Inc. Headquarters for Sporting Goods Hardware • Paint • Feeds • Seeds Fertilizers HOLLEY FUEL COMPANY Best Grades Bituminous and Anthracite Coal, Coke, Wood and Kindling Fuel OU for Your Furnace QUALITY — SERVICE Day Phone 9-6551 Night Phone 9-4253 Aiken, S. C. H. L. GREEN CO. 5 $ Corner Broad, 9th and Ellis Davis Pharmacy Co. 76e Paddock (fyuvit - { • ) - 1500 PARK AVE. AIKEN, S. C PHONE 9-3322 Dixon's Esso Seruicenter Yours For Happy Motoring Richland Ave. Aiken, S. ('. JOEjOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOX it K «.0 X=X« «»= Griffin Tire Service !916 Laurens Street Phone 9-4761 5 5 Aiken, South Carolina CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CLASS OF ’5.5 CITY OF AIKEN MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEMBERS More B.B. points ... A strange uniformed cheerleader, Annetta . . . Brian and Jim go a-conrting with the same bony girl . . . The senior play—Annetta and Lou . . . More play—Joyce and Cecil and their child “problem", Fred.ADVERTISING IS A FAIR-PLAYED GAME Your Advertisers have Patronized You ? | Boatner's Drug Store | New Ellenton, S. C. Now it is your turn to Patronize Them The Hornet Staff PERRY'S ESSO SERVICENTER Park and York Streets Phone 9 9121 HOTEL COMMERCIAL Aiken's Largest and Most Popular" FIREPROOF EXCELLENT FOOD L. 11. HOLI-EY, MANAGER PHOTOGRAPHS DEVELOPING PRINTING ENLARGING CAMERAS FILMS 1807 Richland Avenue c r Mcm®c« F.mc. Aiken’s Friendly Bank of Greenwood AIKEN BRANCH • NEW ELLENTON BRANCH Phones 9-3276, 9-3277 • Aiken, South CarolinaDaddy, buy me a snowman like him.” K XZX XIX X3X XTX X Sam’s Red and White Super Market Fancy and Staple Groceries 1232 York Street Dial 9-9221 CULLER’S HALF ACRE Highway No. 1 Aiken, S. C. Fine Furniture—Low Prices V 2 5 5 5 5 ! 5 $ I T Cotton States Motor Lines, Inc. Serving South Carolina North Carolina, Georgia Phone 9-2501 Aiken, S. C. XEON • SIGNS OF AIX KINDS Siyn @ y. Rev. '1'. S. Kimberlin Owner i 905 Richland Ave. Phone 9-292(5 Aiken, S. C. $ Slade-Amold Supply BUILDING MATERIAL PITTSBURGH PAINT 3 , 3 Columbia Highway jj | Aiken, S. C. Dial 9-6201 x X K5000000CX lOOOOOOOOOO X=X« v Draogfaoii’s AIKEN, S. C. 3 RAM BUILDING 0 PHONE 9-3717 x=xx=»oX= X 125Cecil and Pete take a mechanical drawing exam . . . Mr. Wrenn and Mr. Guy in the faculty play . . . The art departments Christmas scene. OWENS MOTOR COMPANY BUICK Sales • Service jj Phone 9-24-21 Aiken, S. C. jj Congratulations to the Class of ’55 Bo’s Super Service KOtXDOCXW ij Holley s Dairv Farm 5 y Aiken s Local Milk 5 Aiken, S. C. jc( 0 0 0 0 Miller—Modjeska Cloverleaf Drive-In THE FINEST IN ENTERTAINMENT Augusta, Ga. 1268 5 i Maxwell Brothers J 0 . 5 5 Furniture 5 | Televisions, Draperies, Frigidaircs | jj 933-35 Broad St. Augusta, Ga. jj Janet seems to have Sissy begging . . . Ronnie and Bobby acting natural . . . Our Hero, Mr. Willis—eh. Sissy? . . . Chartee is just another smiling face. Cony rat illations Graduates . . . . . . on the successful completion of your studies. Our best wishes go with you in whatever career you may select to carve out your future. HV will always he glad to serve you and welcome you as a customer. Lamb’s Service Station 1934 Park Ave. Phone 9-9271 Aiken, S. C. SLOTIN'S Shop For Women 'Where The Smartly Dressed Teenager Shops" V : : : : : : : : j x 127Agents: Selma, Conn, Martin. Olds Band and Orchestra Instruments Gibson and Martin Guitars STAR MUSIC CO. V Slingerland, Leedy and W. F. L. Drums 0 Factory Expert Instrument Repairing x jj 218 8th St. Dial 2-8010 Q Augusta, Ga. X 0 i Best ok Luck to the Graduating Class ok 1955 WALKER-SWINGLE, LTD. Farmers and Merchants Bank Bldg. Aiken, S. C. Realtors Insurors Sophomore Class officers—Bill, Bobby, Faye, and Jim . . . Archie and Lee “work". r ; ; : : : ; : : ; FARMERS AND MERCHANTS BANK AIKEN, SOI'TH CAROLINA Member F. I). I. C. Thompson Motor Supply Co., Inc Lyon-Croft-Weeks REAL ESTATE • AUTO LOANS 1814 Richland Ave. Aiken, S. C. 128Mrs. Smith conducts a cake sale in the home economics department ... A lot of sophomores attend a dance, seem to be having a big time . . . Junior play, 1954—look at our seniors as hams . . . Some of Miss Cantrell's nonsense . . . Latin and French club presidents, respectively. BUCHANAN ; HOME AUTO SUPPLY 5 5 $ Firestone Products Q 0 5 $ 8.-JT Laurens St. Phone 9-4711 $ 0 jj Aiken, S. C. I X £ MOYER’S TRIM SHOP COMPLETE AUTO UPHOLSTERy 726! 2 Newberry St. All Work Guaranteed Phone 9-3781 CONGRATULATIONS AND BEST WISHES THOMAS LAUNDRY AND CLEANING COMPANY AIKEN, SOUTH CAROLINA xzx o xcx x x xrx xzx xcx xox o x xoc o )CX o xcx x=x 131 Shc ■ -4 V y jwj 4. 4 L'lfJy 3C k=x ktx xcx xix xqs x x c xrx x=x|h4 o p ps M FAMILY , ‘ Oten 7 e ‘tR.acUa .a arato-iq. Records — Television — Radio Sales — Service 1$ 2 Park Ave. Aiken, S. C. Neilson 3 J 1929 Hayne Ave. Aiken, S. C. jj 3 3 Interior Designer, “Scottie” Allan $ Implement Company REDD-KEEL FURNITURE CO. ; COMPLETE DECORATOR jj 3 3 SERVICE jj FARMALL TRACTORS AND | | Bedroom • Living Room • Dining 3 farm implements K Room Suites N D. M. GEORGE FUNERAL HOMEV ’■ s------------------- Since 1920 « » Aiken, S. C. t •CY r yT£ ington in the very early hours of the day 16 Mr. Willis, Mrs. Bobo, and Miss Barlow vow the senior class will buy them new shoes after Washington 17 Oh our "Aiken” feet, maybe a moonlight cruise down the Potomac will be restful 18 On the train for home and a very tired group of sight-seers 19 Guess Aiken sure looks good—bed here we come! 21 Homework so soon?? 27 Bibliography for term paper due Mrs. Bobo tomorrow—the midnight oil burning all ready 28 Oh, Mrs. Bobo, were the first three pages due today also? 29 Miss Barlow and Miss Casey assign a joint term paper—topic biology; Miss Barlow corrects for content and Miss Casey for grammar; Sophomores allowed three mis-spelled words (seniors were allowed five) 30 Mrs. Rutland shows off her pretty new Pontiac— Wow ! ! APRIL 1 Mr. Willis says that there will be no final exams—APRIL FOOL! 7 Term papers due tomorrow—1,000 words to go 8 Term papers finally done; seems it would be simpler to just give us A’s, Mrs. Bobo 10 Happy Easter 12 Jack Dorn still snooping for his program on WARN 13 Thomas Jefferson’s birthday, Happy Birthday Tom! 17 The Easter corsages didn’t last, did they? Why is it that people can’t resist slapping a sun burned back Aiken High is one year old!!! Only 25 more school days left Wasn’t it hot today in 6th period? Anyone for swimming? MAY Juniors decorating for prom Chartee and Sandy looked beautiful reigning over the May Court—twas a great Jr.-Sr., too What day is it? This surely is the day after the night before Mother’s Day Hornet out today (Ed. We hope!) Another week-end to look forward to Ten days left and everyone dying to get out of school except the seniors (Ed. Again—wanna bet?) What a day for a swim! Senior Class Day Commencement Sermon Memorial Dav JUNE Tomorrow night's the night Have you ever seen it so hot for graduatioir t exercise Oh so quiet without the seniors 169 more shopping days until Christmas Summer sure is boring, he’s gone to the beach AUGUST V Hornet Staff begins again Mrs. Bobo and Miss Barlow receive Master’s degree with Caps and Gowns like ours! 20 21 26 28 5 6 7 8 18 20 23 25 27 29 30 1 2 3 20 21 16 26YOUR YEARBOOK IN PRODUCTION... 1. Marking Up Copy 2. Setting the Type 3. Page Make-Up 4. Locking Up Forms 5. On the Presses 6. Folding into Pages 7. Sewing the Book 8. Trimming 9. Binding in Covers OUR YEARBOOK represents the work of many craftsmen, a few of which are shown above. They wish for you many years of pleasure as you recall memories of your school life. THE R. L. BRYAN COMPANY COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA135 CLc , a ' ca-c, 7 Jic +t.1 t yt£sy £ c Ats s CZ vcs LA a j { { . i W A ojC twtcX Q JUC W U L J Ct- U -AOc c- .7 v" It was only after completing the final pages in March that 1 realized the enormous amount of work that had gone into the 1955 Hornet. Thanks are due not only to the staff but also to our adviser. Miss Barlow, to Mrs. Bobo for her patient proof-reading, to Jim Small our Delmar photographer, and to u , the faculty, and Mr. Willis. Without the help f Mr. Willis we would not have been able to of the features that added to the 1955 £ »wjs rerno leled and after adding over 20 new pages we were 2 2 'J a«te Aiken High School. aWt to give a more vivid picture of the students and life at It is my sincere hope that you will long remember the 54-55 school year and will give your 1955 Hornet a place honor among your book collection. J£ Finally, speaking for the entire staff, I want to thank you, the entire AIIS student body, for letting us record your school year. -LAIRD SLADE Editor. ■iuOU, f r n£ r iO' L. » From the full-color cover to the finale the 1955 Hornet :'V


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