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NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY
The Crest Chapter of the National Honor Society of Secondary Schools was officially
established in Creston High School April 3, 1929. A very impressive program attended
the presentation of the charter by Superintenden DeWolf and the installaion of mem-
bers by Principal Feelhaver.
This event marked one of the milestones in the progress of C. H. S., for it was one
of the greater forward steps taken in the history of the school. Not only does member-
ship in the National Honor Society bear prestige and honor to the student members, but
also to the entire school as an organization. The charter, number 777, authorizing the
establishment of the Crest Chapter, entitled C. H. S. to an official ranking among the
outstanding schools of the nation. Very rigid qualifications must be met before any school
may become affiliated with the national organization, and Creston High is exceedingly
proud of the fact that she can reach the superior standards demanded.
The primary object of the National Honor Society is to foster scholarship. Recogni-
tion is thereby given to those who uphold the standards and virtues of the school by
maintaing a high scholastic average throughout their high school career. But to base
student membership solely upon scholarship was not deemed sufficient. Therefore three
other very important qualifications were added to the first, namely, leadership, service,
According to all the qualifications given, a. member must rank in the upper forth of
his respective class: he must be willing to render cheerfully and efficiently any service
to the schoolg he must demonstrate his ability of leadership by successfully holding posi-
tions of responsibility and he must constantly prove his character by demonstrating such
qualities of personality, honesty, reliability, promptness, achievement, and morality as
one indispensable to the finest young manhood and womanhood.
THE PLEDGE OF EACH MEMBER
I pledge myself to uphold the high purposes of this society to which I have been elect-
cd, striving in every way, by word and deed, to make its ideals the ideals of my school.
CHARTER lVI FIMBERS
Lola Recknor Erla Schoonover Robert Packwood Regina Abbey
Carl Gehrecke John Davenport Clara Rodabaugh Reva Lamb
Geneve Castle Velma Vanscoy Betty Quackenbush Lucille Anstey
Carroll Jennings Officers.
Eugene Penn, Pres. M31'g'Zll'Ct McDonough, Vice Pres. Beulah Sanders. Sec. Treas.
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The Creston High School Athletic Club was organized at the beginning of the school
year with Mr. Scantlebury as Sponsor. The club was formed with the purpose of fur-
thering athletics in Creston and especially in Creston High School. The list of the club's
achievements is long. It had programs printed and sold for the football games at home.
At the end of the season it presented a banner to the football team of Franklin School.
winners of the grade school championship. It drew up new rules for the awarding of
athletic letters, these rules being subject to the approval of the Student Council. Mem-
bers of the club not on the basketball squad formed a basketball team which played in the
preliminaries at some of the games. The members of the club assisted the visiting teams
during the Sectional Basketball Tournament. Throughout the year the club never hesi-
tated to take the initiative in any matter pertaining to athletics. Membership in the
club was held open to all boys interested in athletics whether they actually participated in
sports or not. It numbered among its membership boys prominent in all departments of
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Under the skillful training of Miss Chapman and Mr. Carmichael the Commercial
Department made an excellent showing at the District Contest held at the High School
Gym April 21, 1928, the- results being in favor of Creston. The Creston teams won three
cups for permanent possession and one cup for a year's possession.
Those competing in the Novice Typing team from Creston were: Leola Armstrong-46.2,
Hazel Waltersdorf - 38.9, Grace Anderson - 34.1, Team average - 39.7. The Corning team
placed second with an average of 39.4, and third place went to the Massena team with an
average of 38.7. The towns competing in the Novice Typewriting were Massena,, Corning,
Bedford, Winterset, Thayer, Tingley, Lenox, Diagonal, and Creston. The three highest
individual winners were: Inez Luke of Massena - 48.5, Millard Johnston of Corning - 47.7,
and Leola Armstrong of Creston - 46-2.
In the Amateur Typwriting the Creston team won first with Grace Chandler - 66.7.
George Krominga - 61.6, and Beulah Harris - 54.1, team average of 52.9. The three high-
est individual winners were: Grace Chandler of Creston - 66.7, June Dunn of Corning -
62, and George Krominga of Creston - 61.6. The towns competing in the amateur Typing
were Corning, Winterset, Bedford, Lenox, and Creston
In the Novice Shorthand class the Creston team won first with Ellen Jackson - 90.75,
Geneva Detty - 76.25, Vadah Smith - 86.75, team average - 84.58. The Thayer team won
second with an average of 84, and the Bedford team won third with an average of 77.3
The three highest individual honors were Eula Jeffries of Bedford - 92, Ruth Nichols of
Corning - 91.5, and Ellen Jackson of Creston - 90.75. The towns participating in the
Novice Shorthand Contest were Thayer, Bedford, Corning, Winterset and Creston.
In the Amateur Shorthand Class the Creston team won first place with Grace Chand-
ler - 91, Maxine Hamilton - 83.5, Beulah Harris - 83, with a. team average of 85.8. The
Corning team won second place with an average of 60.3, and third place went to Bedford.
The three highest individuals winners were Mary Kane of Corning - 94.5, Grace Chandler
of Creston - 91, and Roma Grant of Corning - 87. The towns participating in Amateur
Shorthand were Winterset, Bedford, Corning, and Creston.
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