Cecilian Academy - Signet Yearbook (Philadelphia, PA)

 - Class of 1947

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are faugluf fo express fluemselves clearly and fo appreciafe beaufy iru flue classics of flueir own language. Equally popular wiflu flue girls is flue l-lome Economics course. Under a compefenf feacluer's direcfion, flue girls meef once a week for in- sfrucfion in flue rudimenfs of sewing, Because of flue large number of seniors wluo signed for fluis course, and if is opfional, fwo classes are lueld, and eaclu class compefes wiflu flue ofluer one for flue loesf looking ouffifs. Tluese ouffifs are lafer displayed in flue Fasluion Show. Speeclu class develops correcf speaking and enunciafion and gives flue girls confidence in fluemselves and flue abilify fo be af ease in public speaking. If also fosfers dramafic faleruf wlniclw is displayed in flue annual May Day. Tlue seniors' acfivifies during flue year are many and varied. Firsf of all, fluey cooperafe wiflu flue alumnae in making flue Alumnae Har- vesf Dance looflu a social and financial success. Tluen on lnifiafion Day, flue seniors sponsor Top pjcfure: A group of seniors laden wiflu Clurisfmas gifls for flue Cancer Hospifal. Middle: Florence Beezer, Cafluerine Kenny and Margery Naluill fake off copies on flue mimeograplu. Busily fyping are: Nance Reinharf, Terri Canuso, Joan Dcnogluue, Anne Scluulfz. Tlueresa Kenny, Jean Scally. Below: Joan O'Rourke, Margery Naluill, Florence Beezer and Mary Tynan discuss 'flue voca- fion pamplulefs. Jean Scally as Allesandro proposing fo Nencie Lufluer as Ramona in a screne from our Book Week play.

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iii' A ln The background, Theresa Kenny and Anne SchulTz prepare iodine crysTals while Rosemary O'Meara and Margaref Healey have advanced To The sfage of eTching Their own designs. SE HHHIFH ME The large number oT subiecTs oTFered in The TourTh year boTh perplexes and delighTs The seniors. For now, secreTarial and college prepar- aTory classes are Offered as alTernaTes. InTense drill in sTenography is given To Those who plan To Tollow a business career, and an exTra period in Typing is also required To inculcaTe The ac- curacy and speed so imporTanT To Their TuTure use. Would-be college sTudenTs are primed in The TundamenTals of general maThemaTics and TrigonomeTry as preparaTion Tor The College En- Trance ExaminaTions. The Third year oT Spanish or French TurThers The girls' culTural develop- menT. Each class subscribes To a newspaper en- Tirely wriTTen in The Toreign language They are sTudying. The sTudenTs read These papers as- siduously and absorb Trorn Them many of The idioms and phrases so imporTanT To The under- sTanding oT a language. Conversing and read- Paula Breene as Lady MacbeTh has revealed To The nurse, Caiherine Kenny, and The docior, Theresa Canuso, The murder of King Duncan in her sleepwallring scene THE PUHTH IT ing The classics in a language oTher Than Their own is a disTincT advanTage, no maTTer whaT Tield The sTudenT may choose. ChemisTry is also one oT The mosT popular senior subiecTs. During The Three lecTure periods a week The sTudenTs masTer The various laws and Theories of chemisTry. In an uninTerrupTed hour and a half in our well-equipped laboraTory, They may puT These hypoTheses in pracTice. ln addi- Tion To The regular classes, a ChemisTry Club TurThers The knowledge of science. ReporTs Trom various commiTTees discuss Topics oT currenT in- TeresT. ExTensive reading and wriTing are Two imporTanT requiremenTs Tor The TourTh year Eng- lish course. STress is laid on The increase oT vocabulary and on an appreciaTion of modern prose and poeTry. English ranks TirsT in The curriculum Tor The enTire Tour years and is given special emphasis in The senior year. STudenTs

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Nance ReinharT, secrefary of The French Club, is reading The minuies while Joan O'Rourlre, sfanding, is al:ouT To aslr a quesTion. LisTening are Pafricia Rein- harT, president Marianne and PaTricia. The difficulT nomenclafure of chemisfry is more easily and enTerTainingly learned Through a lively game of "Chem Cards". Those playing are: Patricia, Mary, Paula, and Joan. The decoraTions for The Halloween parfy. This year, They surpassed Themselves for The decora- Tions were lovely and colorful. Usually Chrisfmas spells happiness buf To The seniors There is a Tinge of sadness affached To if for This is Their lasf Chrisfmas aT Cecilian. When The carols were sung aT The Tradifional visif To The Cancer l-lome, There were many Tear-filled eyes as This, Too, meanf anofher fare- well. Refreaf each year is anficipafed eagerly by The girls. This year The sTudenTs were favored wiTh The presence of The Very Reverend Francis Tucker, Provincial of The Olalafes of ST. Francis, as Their reTreaT masTer. Fafher Tuclcer's simplicify and graciousness won The hearTs of all, especially The seniors To whom This reTreaT had a very special significance. Emphasis on vocafions was 21 sfressed so ThaT affer The mediafions. in The period of reflecfions, The seniors pondered on Their fufures. This broughf Them To a realiza- Tion ThaT This was Their lasT high school reTreaT. Undoubfedly one of The highlighTs of The senior year is The Fashion Show. This year The number of dresses produced by The Home Eco- nomics class was oufsfanding. The display in- cluded play dresses, afTernoon froclcs, evening gowns and suiTs. VarieTy of color added To The show. The moThers and alumnae members who affended felT ThaT The senior class of I947 had excelled Their predecessors. This was encourag- ing bofh To The girls and To Sisfer, The recepfion info The alumnae is yef To Talce place. This evenf climaxes The year's acTiviTies in which The seniors predominaTe and which To Them is imporTanT.

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