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Among the things we have contributed to our school this year are nine of the basketball players, who helped win the Sportsmanship trophies. We had five Beta Club members, and two of the most successful 4-H Club members, Audrey Beaman and Jean Dudley. The Editor-in-chief, Ruth Smith; Adver- tising Staff, Audrey Beaman, and Elizabeth Smith; and the Business Manager, David John Overman, of our school paper, and the SANDSPUR, are from our class. Several of our girls have been active members of the Future Home- makers of America Club. We have taken pleasure in bringing forth our school annual for the first time. Thus, through laughter, through tears, through joy, through work, through play, we have reached the top of the ladder, and as we, the Senior Class of 1949, understand our endeavors, we have achieved the pinnacle of success ' . 12
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CLASS HISTORY Twelve years ago about forty bright little faces made their first appear- ance at Brogden School. Cf the forty, only seven have remained to the end. They are: Ruth Smith, Jean Dudley, Audrey Beaman, David John Overman, Clarence Casey, Jack Basden, and William Wiggins. The others have entered in the grades, or in high school. After our first years of reading, writing, and arithmetic, we were pushed on to high school by our very faithful teachers. We started our high school years with an enrollment of twenty-three eager Freshmen. Our Freshman year started off with a bang with our new teacher Miss Mildred Flowers, who later became Mrs. Fred Meacham. We were able to accomplish a lot of work this year, besides all our good times. We sponsor- ed several parties. This year also brought to the girls, the Future Home- makers of America Club, One of the highlights of the year was a hayride and a wiener roast, followed by a trip to the movies. We were chaperoned by several of the high school teachers. When we entered our Sophomore year, under the leadership of Miss Novella Duke, we missed several faces. They were Mary Ann Pearsall, Fanettie Wiggins, George Jones, Arlene Hudson, George Hatch and Kenneth HoUoman. This year was marked by various accomplishments and achievements, various failures and defeats, but we all ceime through. We took pleasure in carrying the " Daisy Chain " , and some of us hacTa most enjoyable trip with the Seniors to Washington D. C, In the fall of 1947, we happily entered our Junior year. We were guided through the struggles of Junior -life by Mrs. Ralph Epps. This was another year we enjoyed to the fullest. Under the direction of Miss Duke, our Junior Play, " Everybodys Crazy Now ' , was a big hit. One notable event of this year ' s activ- ities and one which is a pleasant memory was the Junior-Senior Banquet, given in the Home Economics Department with the help of our sponsor, Mrs. Ralph Epps. The Junior Career Day was another great success and enjoyed by all. Other activities of every sort crowded this year and it sped by all too swiftly. We entered our Senior year with Miss Duke who had been our teacher in the tenth grade. We missed two faces that had greeted us through the years. Myrtle Best and Tommy Scott. One of our big boys said, " Why should we work? We are going to graduate anyway " , but we soon learned better and at last settled down to work. As a result, we were able to do big things this year. We sponsored several parties and a hayride. We had a most enjoyable trip to Raleigh to see the inauguration of the Governor, and our Senior play, " Speak For Yourself Joan " , under the direction of Miss Duke, was a great success. This year every activity in which Seniors have been prominent seemed to blossom forth and to be really worthwhile. We enjoyed to the fullest our invitation to the East Carolina Teachers College. 11
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PROPHECY Here we are, the Class of 1949. Behold us . This class is a beautiful thing. There has never been one exactly like it before. It is almost a finished pro- duct, as far as the teachers are concerned. We get our diplomas soon. Notice how young we are and new to the world. How bright and colorful are our hopes. We are together here like the pieces in the quilt. A few months from now we will set out and marks of time will change us. The beauty of our class as a whole will not remain so. Some of the class, made of more sturdy material, will make a place in the world and weather all hardships in life; some will live flowery lives until the very end; but others will live gray and drab lives, and a few will give way entirely to the tears of life. A few will patch up their lives and start anew. Some of the class may sit at home, sheltered from the world, inactive, taking care of their precious selves. But if they do, they will be musty old things, hiding their talents. I have been associating with my classmates for some time, and I have picked up little pieces of information about them. I have heard little scraps of conver- sation; and gathered little bits of personality until I think I really know what the future is for the class. I have a piece for each member. I have a piece of flowered material which Audrey gave me from a dress she once had. I ' m sure her life will be a flowery one when she becomes a 4-H home agent. I have collected two pieces of white. These two came from Elizabeth and Ina Ruth. This white is symbolic of the nurses ' uniforms which they will wear when they take up nursing as a career. Jackbrougth me this piece of bright green. The green symbolizes the green crops which Jack will some day be growing. And here ' s some bright yellow which Ruth gave me. It is symbolical of her life, bright and sunshiny, full of hope and promise as the rising sun in her career as an airline hostess. Of course, William gave me this checked scrap. He is going to live a check- ered life - a Jack-of-all-trades, but he will be useful because he has been a handy man about school. William is bound to be a great help to someone. This piece of cloth, with the pattern of houses in it, is the one which Edna Mae brought me. The houses are symbolic of the one which Edna Mae will live in when she is married. I have even collected a sample with cherries in it. This piece John gave me. The cherries symbolize the ones which he will someday be selling in his grocery store. 13
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