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Page 8 text:
If someone were to focus on a single part
d n ordi-
of the Charter Oak student bo y, a
nary picture would result. However, if
someone were to open the lens up, and
l k at the entire student body, a fabulous
photo would emerge. The photo would
contain a myriad of colors and shapes, y
would still be coherent and complete. So it
was at Charter Oak: the students were dif-
ferent, but when put together, they fit like
pieces in a puzzle.
Aft r all school was only the sum of its
individual people. These people were, in a
word, diverse - diverse in dress, diverse in
interests, diverse in lifestyles. Charter Oak
served as the common ground for students
from all walks of life. Punkers and preppies,
conservatives and radicals, scholars and ath-
letes, all were important. Without any one
group, the school might have been consid-
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learned some valuable lessons. They
learned not to judge everyone on the basis
of their appearance and to get along with
people with whom they shared little in
common. Many were suprised to find that
the popular leader and the ragged rebel
were truly nice people. In this respect, the
campus served as a real life rehearsal. Diver-
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In a movie the director makes it all
happen. The director corrects, cri-
tiques, and guides the actors, push-
ing them toward their final goal.
Charter Oak's directors, the teach-
ers, did their jobs with precision and
skill. At times students followed
instructions on blind faith alone, for
although some pieces did not seem
to fit, the directors had the final
product, the total picture, in mind.
They showed scenes from different
angles, they moved us in the right
direction. Noted student body Vice
President Saba Khan, "The teachers'
dedication inspires everyone."
Of course, the director must nev-
er forget the film's cornerstone - its
purpose. Charter Oak's purpose is
academics, and 1987 was a learning
experience both in and out of the
classroom. Students played different
roles, but learning tied them all to-
gether. Some were practical, gearing
for life in classes like typing, wood-
shop, or home economics. Other
characters planned to carry their
roles further, preparing for college
in honors chemistry, advanced
placement history, and algebra. lust
as actors are taught how to act, so
the students were taught how to
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