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Page 11 text:
ROBERT RUSSELL DEVOID
Mr. Devoid, the urbane and cheerful head of our French department,
greets students entering his classes with "Bon jour! " and says "Au
revoir! " as they leave French III. He teaches all French as well as
English 11 and 12, but he feels that students are more interested in
learning a foreign language than studying their native tongue, and he
finds the growth of the French classes f in size and aptitude J highly
exciting. He is advisor to the French Club, coach of the Senior Play,
a faithful member of faculty sports teams, and interested in a CPA
RUTH I. FITZGERALD
Miss Fitzgerald's busy schedule includes teaching English 7 and 8,
which she does with a systematic thoroughness that has become famous.
She has complete charge of Developmental Reading for Grades '7 and 8,
an activity which keeps the Junior High on its toes, and is in charge of
the Junior High Amos Fortune Prize Speaking Contest, held each spring
with many contenders. Miss Fitzgerald also spends some time sending
orders for the Teen-Age and Campus Book Clubs. She has a varied day
devoting herself to the many activities of Junior High boys and girls
and to their development.
ANNA E. GELINAS
Mrs. Gelinas teaches Math '7-A, '7-B. 7-C, and 8-C, is Junior High
sides over a room that is the pride of all Conant and the school's most
popular gathering place. For the past few years, she has worked only
with Junior High students, but as librarian, she has a highly competent
staff from the Senior High and is finding her new library contacts "a
gratifying challenge. "
KATHERINE G . HANCOCK
One of the hardest-working members of the faculty, Miss Hancock,
brings cheerfulness and patience to training the misguided fingers of
Conant typists. As head of the commercial department, she teaches
Personal Typing, Typing I and Il, Bookkeeping and Office Practice.
As manager of the financial records of all school activities, she is
kept busy by the treasurers of each class and organization. To her
other jobs is added that of directing advertising for the Yearbook.
Attendance Officer, and is teacher librarian. In the last role, she pre-
Page 10 text:
AVANIS G DAWSON
GPCACE C. CUNNINGI-IAM
Miss Cunningham is a teacher who is devoted to her work, which varies
from solving the mystery of Greek symbols in math to explaining me-
chanics in Latin. Her classes are Latin I and II, Algebra II, Geometry
and Senior Math. Always willing to help her students, her chief goal
is making them think, and she enjoys watching them grow towards
their adult life. Saddle shoes and a soft, happy humming, "Your as-
signment for next time" are characteristic of Miss Cunningham, a
teacher we will not forget.
Miss Dawson teaches Girls Physical Education, grades 3-125 is coach
of Girls' Leader Corps. The last-named is the activity she enjoys the
most, and the one in which she seems to have the least time to cover
material that she considers necessary. She says that she likes most of
all to work with the individual and "to see that individual make some
personal gain, whether it be a skill or an attitude Q perseverance, co-
operation, understanding of other's feelings J. " As her students will
say, she embodies these ideals in the work that she does so tirelessly.
RALPH I DeBONIS
Mr. DeBonis is a Phys Ed teacher with high regard for physical fitness
among teen-agers, and determination to build strong, responsible
Americans. I-Ie teaches Boys' Physical Education, Grades 4-125 is
Soccer Coachg IV Basketball Coach, Junior High Baseball Coach, and
an advisor to the Senior Class. Some of his famous last words are:
"Did you take a shower at 2:30?" . . . "Put your collar down" . . .
"Sit up straight" . . . "No noise down the corridor" . . . and that
classic, "I will take on any five of you at any time." He hates needles
loves sports, makes his classes work.
REGINA M . DEVLIN
Mrs. Devlin is most often heard saying "Seniors, Seniors, Seniors! " or,
I told you to be quiet. " She teaches cooking, sewing, knitting, and all
related activitiesg puts on dinners: directs fashion showsg heads the
Christmas Project for Exceptional Childreng and has a full-time job
serving as advisor to the Senior Class, a group which has found that she
is as versatile as she is resourceful. She is famous for her "Yep and Ya"
jar and for her favorite hobby: her husband and children.
Page 12 text:
KATE D. S. KENDALL
WILLIAM R. HOTIN
Mr. Hotin, whose yearly projects will be a long-remembered challenge
to all his students, has the arduous task of teaching the complexities
of Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. His consistent efforts to make
scientists of us are appreciated by his braver classes, as are the high
standards he sets for us. He is advisor to the Senior High Science Club,
which he founded, and to Science Fairs, which he initiated. He has
developed his interest in applied as well as pure science by coaching
the Varsity Basketball team.
There are two outstanding factors in a "Kendall Classroom": the red
outmarks the blue, and the knowledge gained outweighs the grades.
Mrs. Kendall teaches English to Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and
Seniors, with great zest and love for the subject as well as for the stu-
dents. She is advisor to the Yearbook, in charge of speech and dra-
matics, chairman of the Senior High Prize Speaking, and advisor to
the Freshman Class.
ROBERT PETER LaFLAMME
Mr. LaFlamme, who speaks softly but never relaxes his vigor, teaches
Shop II, Shop III, Shop IV, and our new course, Mechanical Drawing.
He is very much impressed by the friendliness and cooperation which
he has found among both teachers and students at Conant. For the
future, he has high aims for the Industrial Arts program, and he has
set up a club called the Industrial Arts Association, the first of its kind
in New England. He hopes to add courses in sheet metal, electricity,
power mechanics, graphic arts and welding, thus achieving balance
BASIL B. MacLEOD
As Guidance Officer, Mr. MacLeod is a great help to both students
and teachers. With amiable perseverance, he has helped many of us
choose both subjects and vocations that we will be wise to follow. It
is generally agreed that he has what is called a "fabulous personality,"
this his favorite expression is "Okay," that he has more tests, and more
ways to give them, than any three other people, and that he never
gives us up, no matter how hopeless we seem.
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