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SIDNEY C. MITCHELL
Superintendent Sidney C. Mitchell recently received
high honors when an article appeared in the Survey
Graphic explaining the origination and development of
the Benton Harbor Plan of Correspondence Study. In
part it reads as follows: Quote-The idea of the "Ben-
ton Harbor Plan" struck Mr. Mitchell when he became
principal of the high school in his home town, Benton
Harbor. If he could get the co-operation of the corres-
pondence schools, he thought, offering their vocation of
courses to pupils who could not, would not, or should
not go to college it might solve his education problem.
Unquote. This was his plan, and he carried it out to
the fullest extent, making the Benton Harbor High School
widely known for its correspondence course. Mr. Mitchell
is very much admired and respected by the student body.
CHARLES A. SEMLER
Mr. Charles A. Semler has been the principal of Ben-
ton Harbor High School since 1925. He received his
B. A. degree at Earlham College, his M. A. degree from
the U. of Michigan, and has done graduate work in
school administration at the University of Chicago.
'He, as the adviser of our Student Council, takes an
active part in many school activities.
Because of his deep interest in the students, his
wholehearted cooperation, and his knowledge of their
problems, he has won their respect and support.
We, who have worked for three years of high school
with Mr. Stanley, our adviser, honor him. We who
have accepted his advice in our high school years admire
his judgment. We who have scrubbed terraces for last
year's junior-Senior Prom, cleaned up after school parties,
nailed concession stands together, chosen Carnival Kings
and Queens, and d'one general carnival work with him,
respect his patience and perseverance. We who have
had him as a friend may be parted from him as we go
out into the world, but his friendship will forever be
one of our sweetest memories as memories are collected
from out of the past.
To show our appreciation of his patience, kindness,
advice, and friendship, we take this small way of saying
Mr. Stanley, we, the class of ninteen thirty-eight
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Left to Right: Kuschel, Cunningham, Elson,
SENIOR CLASS OFFICERS '
SENIOR CLASS HISTORY
The Senior Class of 1938 has had an eventful high school life since it first became a part of
Benton Harbor High School.
The Freshman Class, instead of entering Senior High School after graduating from the
eighth grade, continued in the Junior High building, which took care of the seventh, eighth, and
ninth grades. The Freshman Class was the leader in most of the social activities and sports in the
ninth grade, one of the largest social events of the year being the ninth grade party sponsored by
the Freshmen just before leaving Junior High.
Just after the Sophomore Class entered High School, the following othcers were elected to
lead the class: President, William Gridleyg Vice-president, Eleanor Mary Fletcherg Secretary, Minnie
Arentg Treasurer, Robert Volk, Athletic Manager, William Bellows, Aldermen, Roy Elson and
The activities of the Sophomore Class consisted chiefly of participation in club work, inter-
class athletics and social functions. The two most important social functions of the year were the
Hallowe'en and St. Patrick's Day parties. Both proved successful and were attended by large crowds.
Upon entering Senior High many of the students joined the bands and entered into the
athletics of the school, where they proved themselves worthy of the recognition that many received
throughout their high school days in both of these departments.
In our Junior year the class of '38 was led by Roy Elson as Presidentg Paul Benke, Vice-
presidentg Eloise Cunningham, Secretaryg Robert Stanford, Treasurerg Russell Patterson, Athletic
Managerg Jeanne Tillstrom and Joyce Anderson, Board of Directors, George Walbridge, John
Arent, Robert Albrecht and William Summerfelt, Aldermen.
The class of '38 was the first to purchase class rings during their Junior year. The out-
standing social event of the year was the annual Junior-Senior prom sponsored by the Junior Class.
The party was held in the high school gym during the latter part of May. The Juniors decorated
the auditorium and Filstrup Feld for the Baccalaureate services and graduation exercises which
were held in June. The outstanding athletic event of the Junior boys was the defeat of the Seniors
in the annual Junior-Senior fights, held behind the high school.
During their Senior year Roy Elson was re-elected Presidentg Eloise Cunningham, Vice-
president: Frances Willmeng, Secretary, Winifred Lerch, Treasurerg William Bellows and Betty
Sunday. Board Members. The Seniors sponsored many successful parties throughout the year along
with the annual Senior play, "Fly Away Home", which was directed by Max E. Fuller, the drama-
tics instructor in the high school. Our annual "Bum Day" and "Skip Day" provided much enter-
tainment for the Seniors as well as the under-classmen in school.
Throughout the high school days of the class of '38 they have been leaders in club-work,
athletics, and social functions and have worked hard for the honor of their school. They sincerely
hope this spirit will continue after they have gone, and new faces and personalities take their places
in the leadership of Benton Harbor High School.
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