Canton High School - Cantonia Yearbook (Canton, ME)

 - Class of 1956

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CHALLENGE or TOMORROW I think that every person at sometime asks himself, Have I succeeded? Have I made a place for myself in this world?N As we go from place to place to place we see many kinds of people, people who are working to get ahead and people who are loafing. Many children in school say, Hwhat chance have I? I cannot afford an educatlon.U They give up before they start. If they will only accept this as a challenge they will see that to work is to accom- plish, to accomplish will lift your spirit and with the spirit to work no goal is too high for you. Abraham Lincoln, a man who will never be forgotten was born in a log cabin. He studied by candle-light, yet, with a will to work he became an unforgettable memory to his whole country. He was a self-educated man who never stopped learning. Today a college education is to the girls and boys of America. high. o meet these standards we of Science, our English Language, technical knowledge of our chosen ledge be of mining, teaching, nursing, farming, flying other of the hundreds of professions from which we can must secure that knowledge to make a life of our own. knowledge we acquire the higher our standard of living becoming more and more important The standard of living is very must have knowledge--knowledge Biology, Arithmetic and then a profession. Whether this know- or of any choose, we The more will be. In Southern states negroes are fighting for the opportunity to acquire an education. We who have this opportunity, surely we are not going to turn it down. All over the world the people who are admired are the people with an education, and the will to work. They are the ones we read about and say HSome people sure are luckyln Maybe it wasn't all luck. Maybe it was work. The habit of being at an appointment at the appointed time and the willing- ness to stay with a job until it is completed satisfactorily. Sure, it may take some luck, but we will all have this luck if we earn its Here in America there is a challenge everyday of our lives: the challenge to tell the truth when the truth needs to be toldg the challenge of good sportsmanship against poor sportsmanship: the challenge of standing by a friend in needy the challenge of upholding the right in the face of profitable corruption. The one who faces these is the one who will make the best citizen. Citizen- ship ls regarded by everyone as a priceless asset to himself as well as his community. There is no one, but who could go to church more regularly, attend more community affairs and patronize the voting poll more earnestly. Thousands of our fathers, sons and brothers died to give us the opportunity to go to the church we choose, to give us the privilege of voting as we see fit, and yet we let these ugo down the drain' because it is too much bother to us. ' I

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