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Ui THE POST
As we seniors of 1947 start thinking about leaving high school, we want to
remember the teachers that were teaching our last year. We have ten faculty
members, five men and five women. Five of them have a last name starting with B.
How about touring the building with us and meeting our teachers?
As we come in the front door and turn left down the corridor, we find first the
principal's office. Mr. G. R. Hamilton, who has had charge of the office for sixteen
years, teaches world history and civics. He attended Hanover College in Hanover,
Indiana, where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree, and the University of Illinois
for his Master of Arts degree. His early years were spent in Franklin, Indiana, but
he has lived in Atwood during the years he has taught here.
We leave the office just in time, for as we step out into the corridor again, we
can hear the tapping of many typewriters in heavy use. When we take a peep inside
the typing room, we find Mrs. Blanche Bishop. She has taught the commercial
subjects-typing, bookkeeping and shorthand-for the past five years. Her educa-
tion, other than high school, was received at Illinois State Normal, where she received
her Bachelor of Education degree. Her home, previous to her home in Atwood, was
We retrace our steps past the principal's office to the drinking fountain, we find
ourselves staring into the room of Mrs. Louise Bean, who teaches English II and III
and drama and has directed the class plays for four years. She was born in Chicago,
Illinois, but has made Atwood her home. She attended the University of Texas and
the University of Mexico, but received her Bachelor of Science degree from the
University of Illinois.
Just before going down a very small flight of stairs, we see a room with long
tables and chairs, so We go in to chat with the agriculture teacher, Mr. Oscar Brewer,
Who has instructed the FFA boys for three years. He also teaches the veterans'
training class. Atwood has been his home all his life. He graduated from A.T.H.S.
and then attended the University of Illinois for his Bachelor of Science degree.
While we are still chatting with Mr. Brewer, the sound of music comes drifting
from the room at the foot of the stairs. We decide to go in and talk to Mr. E. E.
Weller, the band director. He tells us that he has been teaching music here for
nine years, excluding the four and one-half years spent in the armed service. We
also learned that he had gone to the University of lllinois for his Bachelor of Science
degree and Illinois Wesleyan for his Master's degree. His home town is Lawrenceville,
Everyone likes to make trips to the kitchen and loiter around, so While we are
there, let's interview the teacher, Miss Eloise Boyd. Besides home economics she
teaches girls' physical education. She comes from Sullivan, Illinois, and attended
Eastern Illinois State Teachers College at Charleston, Illinois, where she earned her
Bachelor of Science degree. Miss Boyd has taught here for two years.
We are now on the bottom floor of the building and will visit Mr. Clarence Rogers
and his manual training class. He also teaches the boys their physical education.
No one would believe, to look at Mr. Rogers, that he has been here for twenty-one
years. He is basketball, football, and baseball coach. We think he really knows
his sports. We finally got around to asking him where he attended college and
where his home town was. We were surprised to hear that his home town is Browns-
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burg, Indiana. He attended Bradley for his Bachelor of Science degree and is
working toward his Master's degree at the University of Nebraska during summer
We will now go to the top story of the A.T.H.S. building. As we go up the
stairs at the back of the assembly, we find Miss Lois Shonkwiler's room on the right,
just at the head of the stairs where she teaches English I and IV and United States
History. She went to college at Millikin in Decatur, Illinois, where she received her
Bachelor of Arts degree and summer terms at the Universities of Illinois and Maine.
She told us she has been teaching in Atwood, whore she makes her home, for Iour
From Miss Sh0nkwiler's we visit with the Latin and math teacher, Mrs. Leta
Forward, whose home is at Hammond, Illinois. She participated in the studies at
Millikin, where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree, and the University of
Illinois, where she received her Master of Arts degree. We found that she has been
teaching here for four years.
Knowing we have only one more teacher to interview, we walk down the top
corridor and find the science room. Yes, there he is, Mr. Fred Boll, with a class in
general science, so we wait until the class is overbefore we go in. Besides general
science he teaches biology, chemistry and physics. After serving his Iour and three-
fourths years in the army, he came to Atwood and has been here for three semesters.
His college training came from the University of Illinois, Northwestern, and Normal.
Mr. Boll received his Bachelor of Arts degree at Normal and his Master of Arts
degree at the University of Illinois. He told us he was a farm boy, but his home
town was Patoka, Illinois. '
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