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DEBBIE HELMS LEE CLARK THOMAS Mascots ALINE TERRY Miss Hi Miss GRADEMOTHERS Mrs. Hazel G. Tucker, Mrs. Harold Smith, Mrs. Willie C. Helms, Mrs. Glen Tarlton Mrs. Walter A. Hasty. [ 18 ]
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SENIORS HUGH MAC WATKINS Baseball 1, 2, 3; Basketball 3; Monogram Club 2, 3, 4; Stu¬ dent Council 4; Sports Editor “The Heights” 4. JOYCE SHUMAN WHITAKER Basketball 1, 2; Glee Club 1, 2; F. H. A. 1, 2; Class Reporter 2; Monogram Club 2, 3, 4; Beta Club 2, 3, 4; “Aunt Cathie’s Cat” cast 3; Marshal 3; Library Club 4; Typist “The Heights” 4; Class Poet 4. EMMA LOUISE WILLIAMS F. H. A. 1, 2, 3, 4; Historian 2; Vice President 3; President 4; Library Club 3, 4; President 3; Secretary State Library Club; Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; President 4; Monogram Club 2, 3, 4, Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4; “The Heights” Staff 4; Class Vice President 1; Class Secretary 2, 3, 4; School Store Buyer 4; Newspaper Staff 3. ROY LEE WILLIAMSON Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4; Baseball 4; Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Library Club 4. CLASS POEM Pick your goal And toward it climb, Don’t give up Don’t grumble or whine. To reach your goal And find success. Takes time and work With little rest. The road is hard And full of strife. But that’s the way It is with life. So choose your goal And don’t give in, For a winner never quits And a quitter never wins. Joyce Whitaker Class Poet CLASS COLORS CLASS FLOWER CLASS MOTTO Blue and White Carnation “A Quitter Never Wins and A Winner Never Quits.” [ 17 ]
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CLASS HISTORY In 1942 we began our first year in school. Mr. Oscar W. Broome ,our principal, began his first year at Benton Heights in 1942. The first grade teachers were Mrs. Baxter Benton and Mrs. Lydia Griffin. Mrs. Griffin retired in 1953. During our first year we had seventy-two members. During our primary and grammar grade years, we had, many teachers. One of the main events during our grammar grades was our trip to Raleigh. Our teachers, Mrs. Mattie B. Cobb and Mrs. Ruby Bivens, and several of our mothers went with us. On this trip we visited many interesting places, including the Planetarium at Chapel Hill, The School for the Blind in Raleigh, and the University of North Carolina. Then came one of the happiest moments of our life. At last we were in high school and changing classes. Our number, then, was sixty-two. Our home room teachers were Mrs. B. B. Craig and Mrs. Everette Hatley. We were happy to have Bruce Bradley from Hamlet and Myra Tucker Poplin from Monroe, North Carolina, to join us. Our student council representatives were Junior Simpson and Pat Monroe. In the tenth grade our home room teachers were Mrs. N. B. Nicholson and Mr. Everette Hatley. We wer happy to have Charles Gordon, Aline Terry, Reba Price Moser, Joyce Shuman Whitaker, Pat Monroe, Frankie Herring and Nancy Hasty to become members of the Beta Club. We had one member of our class, Frankie Herring, to become a member of the Monogram Club. Our student council representatives were Reba Price Moser and Max Hargett. Mrs. Betty Lathan Morgan and Mr. Richard Hamilton were our home room teachers in the eleventh grade. Mrs. B. B. Craig directed our Junior Play, entitled “Aunt Cathie’s Cat,” which went over with a bang. The Juniors gave the Seniors a banquet at the Country Club. The theme was “Oriental Gardens.” The guest speaker was Mrs. Cleo Griggs Horne. Hugh Mac Watkins, Emmette Brooks, Harry Boone, Charles Gordon, Ronald Helms, Jean Tarlton, Carol Smith, Joyce Shuman Whitaker, and Louise Williams were our new members to the Monogram Club. Two of our members, Jim Long and Junior Simpson, went into the Army during our Junior year. Our student council representatives for the year were Carol Smith and Junior Simpson. We were glad to have Emmette Brooks come to Benton Heights from the Walter Bickett High School, Monroe, N. C. Then came our last year in school. Our home room teacher and sponsor was Mrs. Linda F. Hilton. Our grade mothers were Mrs. Walter Hasty, Mrs. Willie C. Helms, Mrs. Hazel G. Tucker, Mrs. Glenn Tarlton, and Mrs. Harold Smith. Our class officers were Charles Gordon, President; Kenneth. Huneycutt, Vice-President; Louise Williams, Secretary; Harry Boone, Treasurer; Reba Price Moser, Historian; and Bruce Bradley, Reporter. We were happy to have Melvin Graham from Tar Heel High. Kenneth Huneycutt and Charles Gordon went to Boys’ State in the summer of 1954 and reported a very nice and profitable trip. ' , Nancy Hasty was chosen Miss Benton Heights and Aline Terry won the title of Miss Hi-Miss. The student council representatives were Aline Terry and Hugh Mac Watkins. Charles Gordon was President of the student council. A terrible incident that occurred during our Senior Year was the fire that destroyed our building. But we continued our education, using different buildings for our classrooms, hoping to get a new building soon. REBA PRICE MOSER Historian [ 19 ]
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