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Page 39 text:
SENIOR HONOR ROLL
fln Alphabetical Orderj
Anderson, Joyce GJ
Benke, Paul Q41
Elson, Roy QZJ
Granger, Mary Frances
Q 1 J--Valedictorian
Q 2 J-Salutatorian
Q3 8r 41-Student Speakers
Lutz, Betty Q11
Wolf, Ruth Jeanne
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Left to Right: ftop fowl Wash-
ington, D. Cutler, Sill, Eva,
Van Hoeven, Patterson, Burn-
worth, Northrup, Allerton, Kus-
chel. :front row! Johnson, Far-
well, Dixon, Leiby, Miss Cong-
' don, E. Cutler, Granger, Lito-
l 'Ni wich, Bubanovich
BOYS' GLEE CLUB
Left to Right: ltop Town Chad-
dock, R. Cutler, Sill, Eva., Van-
Hoeven, Patterson, Kuschel,
rmiddle rowl Wagner, M. Taylor,
Washington, Gorton, Green, Al-
lerton, Northrup. rbottom raw'
Handy, Byers, Case, F. Sill, Miss
Congdon, Steenrod, Burnworth,
The High School mixed choir composed of ninteen members, selected from both. the- Boys'
and Girls' Glee Clubs, have enjoyed another year of music study under the capable direction of
Miss Grace Congdon. The choir, which makes many public appearances each year, both in and
out of school, met once a week for its rehearsals.
Among the choir's several appearances this season was the Fall Music Festival early in
December. Also, they sang special numbers in assembly for the program ofAChristmas carols. The
choir made its last appearance on the Baccalaureate program at graduation time.
THE BOYS' GLEE CLUB
The Boys' Glee Club began their year's work under the capable direction of Miss Grace
Congdon and the following ofhcers: Russell Patterson, presidentg and Donald Kuschel, librarian.
The membership numbers forty, of whom Fifteen are seniors.
A short time after the opening of school, work was begun on Kountz's Cantata, "The Song
of Man", a beautiful, dramatic, and effective number. It was used for the Annual Fall Music Fes-
tival Concert and was greatly enhanced by the accompaniment of the high school orchestra and the
After Christmas the club studied "The Pirates of Penzance", a Gilbert and Sullivan light
opera, which was presented on the seventeenth and eighteenth of March by the combined glee clubs.
The Boys' Glee Club ably and lustily portrayed the parts of pirates and police, creating laughter
and excitement throughout the whole performance,
They are closing the year's work with special music for Class Night and Commencement.
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The first semester of Dramatics is devoted chiefly to the study of drama from a practical
standpoint. The work includes craft work and the first essentials of practical play production.
- Of course, the outstanding event of the first semester is the annual play. This year the
Dramatics Class presented the play, "Meet the Duchess," a comedy in three acts consisting of all the
elements of dialect, of impersonations, and even a touch of tragedy, that make up a successful play.
The plot was a very modern version of the Movie Cycle, centeri around the boarding
house of Mrs. Perkins, played by Henrietta Schindler. All the characters,nEJr example: joy janu-
ary, a Broadway chorus girl, played by Pauline Bubanovichg a converted professor portrayed effec-
tively by Louis Harrisg a robust tragedian played by Graham Handy, a colored maid, by Doris Pul-
leng and a former star of the stage, by Bette Collins, are all concerned in one way or another with
the screen in Hollywood. Kate Calderwood and Mildred State portrayed realistically the situation of
an ambitious Mother and Child prodigy of the Shirley Temple age. There was a clever impersona-
tion of the Movie producer, Samuel Goldwyn, portrayed by Michell Rose. The star of the play,
Eloise Cunningham, played the role of a newcomer to Hollywood, assisted by Joe Brezina, playing
the part of Ronnie Ward, a scenario writer.
During the rehearsing and production of the play, the students obtained much practical
knowledge of stage settings and back stage essentials such as, lighting effects, scenery painting, and
the general necessities. The duties of the prompter, property manager, house manager, advertising
manager, and director were touched upon also.
The second semester is devoted to Dramatics from the standpoint of literature. The history
of drama, emphasizing the different periods from the early Greek and Roman drama, through the
Middle Ages to the great Renaissance of the Elizabethan or Shakespearean period including some
Modern drama, is carefully studied in regard to its relation to religion. Many of the outstanding
plays of these diverse periods are read and discussed in class. ,
IANE ADDAMS CI-1-APTER
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY
Benton Harbor High School has received its charter for a chapter in the National Honor
Society for Secondary Schools. The National Honor Society is a National organization which was
founded in 1922 for the purpose of creating an enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire
to render service, to promote leadership, and to develop character in the students of American
A committee of students and faculty members wrote and submitted to the National head-
quarters a constitution for the local chapter. This has been approved and the local chapter is
known as the jane Addams Chapter of the National Honor Society.
Students are eligible for membership in this Society who have an average grade of B or
better for their high school careers and have attended the Benton Harbor High School for at least
one year. The members are chosen from this grou , the final selection being made on the basis of
service, leadership, and character. Five per cent of the 11A class may be chosen during the sixth
semester, ten per cent of the 12B class the seventh semester, and a total of not more than fifteen
per cent of the graduating class may be chosen as members. After being chosen, members are re-
quired to maintain scholarship average until graduation and then become graduate members for
life. It is hoped that the graduate members keep ever before them the ideal of helping to raise the
scholarship of Benton Harbor High School.
The faculty committee is now at work on the selection of the first group of seniors. This
list had not been made public when the Greybric went to press.
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