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

 - Class of 1942

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Other subjects offered in the business course are General Business which serves as an intro¬ duction to actual business life, and Business Law which gives the rights and duties of a person when in the business world. Boys who study vocational agriculture in high school are fitting themselves to become the future farmers in our country. All of these boys are members of the Future Farmers of America, whose primary aim is the development of agricultural cooperation, citizenship and leadership. The branches of agriculture which have been stressed this year are: Crops, livestock, poultry, conservation of wild life and natural resources, and the National Defense Program. In addition to classroom activities various enterprises are carried on at home such as caring for a garden and raising livestock. These boys also make a contribution to our community by look¬ ing after the plants here on our high school grounds. Every year they participate in judging farm products at Blacksburg. Through these activities the boys put into practice what they learn at school. Agriculture students can help their com¬ munity greatly through surveys of the com¬ munity’s needs, and by showing the farmers the best and most modern methods of farm¬ ing, by donating their services to the welfare sirable occupation. —Marion Jones of the community they add dignity to a de- The Agriculture Boys, seen putting fertilizer on the grass of the school laivn. -»;]( 69

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Bus mess and Agriculture Mrs. Humphrey’s Bookkeeping Class The Business and Agriculture departments of Andrew Lewis give more direct training for a vocational field than both the other departments. The purpose of the Business Department is to help furnish a background for life after securing a high school education. Every one at sometime or another engages in business transactions, as a consumer if in no other way. Students of commercial subjects get vocational training through which they develop certain marketable skills which many boys and girls make use of while still in high school because this enables them to prepare assignments in other courses with greater ease. Those who plan to con¬ tinue their education hope that the drudgery may be taken out of college courses and that their technical knowledge and skill added to academic and other professional courses will be an entree to good positions later on. -Cj 68



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Music A Class in Band, Nothing in our school affords more pleasure than our music department. It has been said that nine-tenths of the people in every community are interested in music. Music has been one source of relief from fatigue. In the great vineyards of Europe music was used for this purpose. In the “Old” South negroes sang as they loaded river boats, and traveled from place to place. Some of the most beautiful music ever heard comes from fields of labor. Our cotton fields are the home of beautiful melodies. Rest and recreation are also furnished by music. Singing will relieve the mind of worry and fatigue. Folk dances on the greens and in the great halls of England afforded recreation for all classes. May Day throughout our own country would not be popular if there were no music. Danc¬ ing, the chief recreation of today, is made possible only through music. The two musical organizations in Andrew Lewis are the band and choral club. The band gives an excellent opportunity to all students who have a talent for that type of work. Besides being a source of personal development and entertainment, it fills an important place in our community life. Civic club meetings, ball games and parades are made more interesting, and more dramatic by the presence of our band with its stirring music and its attractive uniforms. ■ 3{ 70 )

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