Andrew Lewis High School - Pioneer Yearbook (Salem, VA)

 - Class of 1941

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cujxUn alo+icj, Me n uf, -Haste i. Mr. Voci, at the age of 29. 2. Mrs. G. G. DeHart when she was Miss Dorothy Wells, graduate of Salem High School, 1925. 3. Mrs. Clifford Rice, another member of our faculty, when she graduated from Salem High School, 1925. 4. Mr. and Mrs. Kyle in 1917. Mr. Voci was at Saltville, Virginia, when the above photograph was made. He tells us that he was working for Mathieson Alkali Works there. He came to Salem in 1926 and took over his duties as custodian of the beau¬ tiful new Andrew Lewis High School building with its erection in 1932. Mr. Voci says that he feels it is an honor to have an institution like ours to care for. He was a bricklayer prior to 1932. Mrs. DeHart graduated from Salem High School in 1925. She attended Virginia Intermont College and Roanoke College. She has been a teacher in the Roa¬ noke County Schools for the past fourteen years. Mrs. Rice graduated from Salem High School in 1925. While she was in high school she was a member of the girls’ basket ball team for two years. She majored in Latin at Randolph-Macon Woman’s College and received her A. B. degree from this college. In June, 1929, she served as Off-Campus House President and member of Student Council her senior year. She has been teaching in Salem High School since September, 1929. In August, 1932, she was married and she now has a son three years old. This picture of Mr. and Mrs. Kyle was made in the summer of 1920 in Nashville, Tenn. Mr. Kyle was a graduate student at Peabody College and Mrs. Kyle was a special student in a school of chemistry, majoring in dietetics. This was Mr. Kyle’s second summer in graduate school, working for M. S. degree in Secondary Education. Although Mr. Snapp would not bring us an old pic¬ ture of himself we have a few facts about him. Mr. Snapp came to Salem High School in 1924 and, during these seventeen years, he has taught English in every winter session. For approximately ten years Mr. Snapp has taught summer school. In summer school he has taught Latin, Civics, History, Mathematics and So¬ ciology. Senior English would hardly be Senior English without Mr. J. H. Snapp.

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Paude Uene ad we dtn ll In turning back the pages of time, the staff has made some interesting discoveries regarding faculty members and others connected with Andrew Lewis High School. What we found we give you here: i. Mr. and Mrs. Kyle, 1925. Mrs. Pedigo, a grave and reverend senior at Farmville College. 3. Miss Sarah Goodwin, 4. Mr. Blayne Miller, some years (?) ago. sweet girl graduate from Salem High School. At the time of this picture, Mr. Kyle had just been given the principalship of the elementary schools in Bluefield, Virginia, and Mrs. Kyle was working for her B. S. degree at Radford State Teachers College. The picture was made by Jenkins Photo Company in 1925. Mrs. Pedigo (quote): “In the early teens my ear caught the whisper, ‘Some¬ thing lost behind the ranges.’ I felt called to teach. Before I was twenty-one I had attended the Woman’s College in Richmond, Virginia, one year, had graduated from the Farmville State Teachers’ College and had taught one year in ‘Our Town,’ Callaway, Virginia. “In autumn of my twenty-first year, I went to teach in the picturesque and delightful town of Tazewell, Virginia. Though my ever-present conscience always prodded me to duty, the three happy years I spent in Tazewell were more social than professional—more filled with delights than with drudgery. I cherish the memories of Tazewell’s scenery and its charming people. “Other towns in which I have taught are Rocky Mount, Roanoke and Salem. In each of these places, I have left big chunks of my heart. The many worthy people I have learned to love, and the boys and girls from here and there (now people I have learned to love, with their boys and girls), who occasionally cheer my faint heart with words of appreciation, just keep me believing that in spite of world conditions and some modern philosophies, life is truly worth living. When the question of guidance is being discussed, I always advise my pupils thus: ‘If you hope to make a living, don’t teach school. If you love people, love to teach, and have the true missionary spirit, then teach! But—you must have enough faith in God to believe that He will provide for your physical comforts when life ' s twilight comes.’ Whispers still come to my ear. I’m trusting Him.” Mr. Blayne Miller: At the time of this picture, we find Mr. Miller a “gentleman farmer,” age 10 years. Since then he has graduated from the University of Cincinnati, the Cin¬ cinnati Conservatory of Music and taught eight years in high school and university.

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Mem ui Jla+te In presenting these pictures, the staff reminds you of the appeal which “old things” have—old pictures, old books, old music, old customs—all have charm and interest. Perhaps, a reason for this is that the past seems odd when compared with the present, and this comparison impresses one of the change that all things undergo with time. Compare, for example, your basket ball teams, typing department or faculty today with these pictures Our adviser, Mrs. Turner, when she graduated from Blackstone Junior College, in 1920. (She was then Miss Clyde Ramsey.) 2. Salem High School Dramatic Club in 1916. 3. Upper —The Salem High School. Girls’ Basket Ball Team, 1925. Lower —The Salem High School Boys’ Basket Ball Team, 1925. Mrs. Turner taught in Hillsboro High School, Lou¬ doun County, two years; Rocky Mount High School four years and Vinton High School four years before coming to Salem in 1931. She has been a member of the Salem High School English faculty since that time, and has sponsored The Pioneer since 193;. In the history of Salem Lligh School, dramatics has been an outstanding activity. In 1916 there were twelve members in the Dramatic Club. Since then, plays of various types have been presented throughout each year. Although there has been no organized club in the 1940-41 school year, much work has been done in this line and many pleasing performances have been staged at Andrew Lewis under the direction of Mr. Snapp, Mrs. Peery, and others. Athletics has been a major feature through the years. Football, Basket Ball and Baseball have been the main activities and in recent years Track and Tennis have gained popularity. The staff regrets that it was unable to procure an “old” picture of Mr. D. E. Denton, popular coach at Andrew Lewis for many 3 ' ears. Under his direction, athletics has gone forward and the Physical Education Department, as a whole, has progressed.

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