Alexis High School - Memoirs Yearbook (Alexis, IL)

 - Class of 1943

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U smsssfss sas SENICDII ACTIVITIES DOROTHY BAKER-G. A. A. 1, 2, 3, 4, Vice President 3, Secretary 4, Latin club 4, counsel, T. N. T. speech club 3, Declamation 3, Band 1, 2, 3, 4, Chorus 1, 2. 3, Junior class play, Senior class play, Newspaper' staff 3, 4, editor lst semester 4, Annual editor, Pep club 1, 2, 3, 4. LOYAL KEMPERgJunior play, chorus 4 years, Annual stai, Latin club 1, F. F. A. 2, band 1, 2, 3. PAUL HANNA-Vice President Senior class, Treasurer Junior' class, F. F. A. 3, 4, Vice President 4, chorus 1, Newspaper staff 4, Senior class play, Track 1, 3, 4, "A" club 3, 4. RALPH SIMONSONY-Football, Basketball, Track manager 1, 2, 3, L. I. A. R. speech club 4, Senior class play, F. F. A. 1, 2. TOMMY PEAKE-F. F. A. 3, 4, Football 1. MAXINE RYNER-HG. A. A. 1, 2, 3, Senior class play. LORRAINE OLSON- fA1pha H. S. lst year, Home Ec. 1, 2, 3, 4, G. A. A. 1, 2, 3, 4, chorus 1, 2, Hobby club 4. ELSIE PHILLIPSSHome Ee 1, 2, 3, 4, G. A. A. 2, Declamation 3, Newspaper 3, 4, Annual staff 4, Senior class play, Secretary Senior- class. DOROTHY McKEAGUEgTreasurer 2, Semper Paratus 2, 3, 4, President 3, G. A. A. 1, 2, 3, Hobby club 4, Newspaper staif, 3, 4, editor 2nd semester 4, Cheer leader 2, 3, 4, Junior play Senior play. ARCHIE McKELVIE4-Football 1, 2, 3, 4, chorus 1, 2, 3, 4, "A" club 3, 4, Secretary 4, band 1, 2, 3, 4, Vice President 4, Track 2, Basketball 3, Junior play. DEAN ANDERSON-Football 1, 2, 3, 4, Basketball 4, Track 1, 2, 3, 4, F, F. A. 1, 2, 3, 4, band 1, 2, 3, 4, chorus 1, 2, 3, 4 "A" club 2, 3, 4, Secretary 3, Pres- ident 4, Treasurer Senior class. ALAN SHAVER-'Track 1, 4, Chorus 1. HAROLD POVVELL-Junior play, Senior play.

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yssfss 96 999 I-IISTCDRY QF CLASS . In the fall of 1939 a group of frightened freshmen became part of the stream of life flowing through the corridors of A. C. H. S. Like all groups of freshmen some were in awe of this new life, some were bored, some thrilled, and all were more or less proud that they had succeeded in getting there. There were twenty-five pupils from the country and fourteen from the city of Alexis. When they met and elected leaders for this new class, officers were as gmlmws: President, Lenard Kenney, Vica-Pres., Alice Hanna, Sec'y-Treas., Dorothy a . ' Elleven of our class were among the original members of the Band, which had its beginning under the direction of Mr. Howard Nelson. During our Freshman year, according to the customs of the school, wel had a party--in the cafternoon. Though, of course, looking back on it now, it sounds rather dull, this party was the beginning of our social life in high school. 1 .Those of us in the Music Department went with the chorus to Peoria for the District Contest and on to Urbana for the State Contest. Our Sophomore year the officers were: President, Mildred Koch, Vice-Pres., Alice Hanna, Sec'y-Treas., Lois Patterson. We were hosts at the Freshman-Sophomore Banquet. On the program were Betty Jayne Brunkow, Alice Hanna, and Ross Moore. Dorothy McKeague, the toast- mistress, introduced Professor G. W. Smith, who talked on "Charting the Course", which corresponded with our theme. Our Junior year officers were: President, Lois Patterson, Vicei-Pres., Jane Edwards, Sec'y-Treas., Paul Hanna. There were two big events during this yearwour Junior Class Play and the Junior-Senior Banquet. In the cast of the play, "Cross My Heart", were Ray Baker, Alice Hanna. Dean Anderson, Dorothy McKeague, Lenard Kenney, Harold Powell, Dorothy Baker, Norma Flood, Mildred Koch, Lois Patterson, Betty Jayne Brunkow, Archie McKelvie and Loyal Kemper. To quote Miss Gillharn, the director, "This cast has been the most cooperative of any in my experience." Well, maybe not quite that cooperative. We learned something entirely new to us and had a lot of fun, too. In April of 1942 we again were hosts at a banquet4this time to the Seniors It was held at Hotel Custer in Galesburg. The setting and theme was Hawaiian, with Hawaiian music playing during the dinner. Lois Patterson, the toast-mistress. introduced Betty Jayne Brunkow, Louise Bruington, Dorothy Mclieague and Ke'ith Mann. Janice Johnson, the senior sextet and Maude Alma Main furnished the musical program. To start off our Senior year with a bang, we had the privilege handed down to all Seniors-that of initiating the Freshman. Our officers this year wore: President, Alice Hanna, Vice-Pres., Paul Hanna, Secretary, Elsie Phillips, Treasurer, Dean Anderson. The two big undertakings of the Senior Class were the class play, "Letters to Lucerne", and the publishing of this Annual. In the cast of "Letters to Lucerne" were Dorothy McKeague, Harold Powell. Lois Patterson, Elsie Phillips, Paul Hanna, Alice Hanna, Dorothy Dahl, Norma Flood, Maxine Ryner, Dorothy Baker, Gilda Fields, Dean Anderson and Ralph Simonson. It was the story of a girls' school in Switzerland and of all the trouble the war caused between these good friends of different nationalities. The play was presented two nights on April 15 and 16. There was a well-filed house both nights. "Letters to Lucerne' was presented under the direction of Miss Mary Gillham. In the publishing of this Annual the class of '43 feels that it has really accomplished something big. The hardest part of it was the selling of advertise- ments but with the able direction of our leaders we were quite successful and enjoyed it all. Our sponsors this year were Miss Gillham and Coach Reed. We may not have given them the impression that we appre-ciate all the work they have done for us but we are very grateful to them. As the year draws to an end and we see our uncertain futures looming before us, we admit that we are a little frightened and confused. We begin to realize that there is so little time and so much to do. Like all Senior classes, at times we were probably almost unbearable to our fellow students. We hope that our shortcomings will be glanced over hastily and that any nice thing we have done, as a class or as an individual, will be remembered long after the graduation of this Class of 1943.



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