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Page 24 text:
Furtheranoe of Education, Cultural
Interests Is Aim of Honor Societies
Furtherance of education, improvement of cultural inter'
ests, and general helpfulness during the current year have
been the two outstanding aims of the Senior and Junior
Honor Societies under the direction of Miss Anne Lind'
berg and Miss Frances Maloney, respectively.
The membership of the two groups is determined by the
leadership, scholarship, and citizenship of those students in
the upper percentage. Those in the 15 per cent of l2f2, 10
per cent of l2fl, and 5 per cent of llf2 are selected. In
the Junior Chapter 15 per cent of 92, 10 per cent of 9fl
and 5 per cent of SQ. A faculty committee makes the
selection once each year.
Scholastic standings and qualities of leadership typify the honor stu-
dents of Creston's Junior and Senior Honor Societies under the direction
of Miss Frances Maloney and Miss Anne Lindberg. Members of the
Senior Honor Society, seated from left to right in the top pieture, are:
Mildred Klepser, Marion Chown, Eleanor Pigorsh, Nancy Boyd, Martha
Standing, left to right, are: Ruth Vanlueeuwen, Geraldine Norris,
Robert MeNaughton, Betty Brandau, Robert Coleman, Dorothy King, Wil-
liam VanHoi'n, Paula Sherman.
As the Senior Honor Society was not originally intended
to be a social organization, its members selected educational
trips as their speciiic project. Included in these trips was
one to the Furniture Museum, which was recently openec
to the public.
Two of its members, Bob Coleman and Bob McNaugh'
ton, were assigned to assist Mr. Teele with the neon sigr
in the front hall. The societies' participation in the Creston-
ite consisted of a check room.
This year's activities were effected by its fourteen mem
bers under the leadership of Marion Chown, president
Arlene Johnson, vicefpresidentg and Eleanor Pigorsh, sec
An entirely different type of project characterized the
activities of the Junior Honor Society which had as it:
officers, Joe French, president, Jean Park, vicefpresident
and Helen Kortlander, secretary and treasurer.
This gorup organized themselves into what they termec
the i'Volunteer S.C.S." Club, which was planned primarily
for aiding teachers as the occasion demanded. The seconc
project on the Society's program was lending support tc
the Red Cross whenever called upon. Their special chargi
at Christmas was to assist the children at St. John's Home
At the Crestonite, the Society sponsored two concessions
the Magic Mirror supervised by Neil Hogendyk, and thi
Palmist's Booth directed by Helen Kortlander.
As so many of the students were afhliated with othe
organizations and working that evening, all of the member
snatched bits of time to run up and work in the checl
room. About 35.00 was collected that evening by th
Pins containing the symbol o
the National H o n o r Societie
were purchased by students ii
both groups. These could be ob
tained with or without th
guard. According to Miss Lind
berg's report about ten Senio
Honor Society members securei
them. Twelve pupils in th
junior group purchased ther
also was the announcement mad
by Miss Maloney.
Various activities to improv
the cultural interests of th
members and add to the pleasur
of those less helpless than w
are decided the programs for th
Creston chapter of the Societg
Because the group engaged i
so few moneyfmaking project:
students were asked to purchas
their own pins.
Included in the Junior Society, lower picture, top row, left to righ
are: Hazel Ricketts, Doris DeVries, Barbara Clay, Caroline DeWind
Dorothy Buitendyk, Lois Johnson, Mildred Mellema, Betty Snyder, Virgin
Bush, Jack King.
In the middle row are Doris Hoag, Ruth Ahnemiller, Ruth Webe
Eleanor Slykouse, Neil Hoizendyk, Charlotte Seizard, Margaret Sope
Norma Perkins, Grace Super, Miss Maloney, adviser.
In the bottom row are Marion Lillieberg, Virginia DeNise, Heh
Kortlander, Joe French, Jean Parks, Evelyn Johnston, Eleanor Wa
endzyk, Helen Hunsberprer, Meredith Tyler.
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Posed in the upper photo are, top
row, left to right: Clair
Harold Sopor, Keith O'Conner, Robert
Vander Klip, Leonard Versluis,
Pearsall, Eleanor Peterson, Harold
Williams, Orville Enbody, Millard
DeYoung, Emerson McCarty.
Third row 4 Leonard Vander Linde,
Raymond Kunst, David Kleiman, Lil-
lian Church, Ruth Harvey, Lois Wag-
ner, Virginia Rose, Jane Zimmerman,
Nellie Bergsma, Mary Richards.
Second row f Mr. Van Krimpen,
Bertha Tate, Natalie Blackburn, Eileen
Toenjes, Nelly Voshol, Betty Taylor,
Marion Chown, Lois Steed, Dorothy
Kinrf, Geraldine Norris, Christine
Front row - Victor DeGratf, Ber-
nard Rosenberg, Lowell Tompkins,
Robert Coleman, Ann Niess, Martha
Minnema, Cornelius Skutt, Ruth Van
Leeuwen, Walter Semeyn, Betty
Brandau, Vivian Brecken.
In the lower shot are, seated around
the table, left to right: Martha Min-
nema, features editor: Betty Taylor,
session room editor: Marion Chown,
art co-editor: Cornelius Skutt, man-
aging editor: Ruth Van Leeuwen, as-
sociate editor: Ann Niess, activities
editor: Betty Brandau, clubs editor.
Standing in the back are Victor
DeGraff, photography editor: Earl
Peck, art co-editor: Walter Semeyn, -
faculty editor: Vivian Brecken, senior class editor: Robert Coleman,
sports editor: and Lowell Tompkins and Bernard Rosenberg, composition
business manager: Fred Melcher,
Seniors "Go Modern" in 1938 Year-Book
By Selecting Newspaper Idea
As Central Theme
Something new, modern, different was the cry of the
Saga Staff for this year's annual. In this endeavor the
newspaper theme was selected, which was a complete revo-
lution in the Held of annual makefup.
After specifications were drawn up, bids were made by
six printing companies and The DeanfHicks Company was
belected on their high grade of workmanship.
An original cover design was drawn by the art staff.
To the delight of the staff a new Zeca, German camera,
was purchased for candid shots to be taken both inside and
In order that next year's staff may be benefited by more
experienced members, each committee was assigned a junior
Scheduled to be in the hands of the students on June 8,
he Saga gave the editors a run for their money as they
ushed to complete writefups, composition, cut lines and
"Knowing beforehand the exact amount of money which
:an be used, the staff can put out a much better Saga," pref
dicted Mr. john Van Krimpen, staff adviser,
This year for the first time, subscriptions were taken at
he beginning of the year, which made the work much
Chiefly through the combined subscription offer, 840
students purchased the year book.
More and bigger action shots, a better and substantial
cover, and more attractive composition work were points
PRINTS UNIQUE 'UP-TO-DATE ANNUAL
which the staff for the l938 Saga was determined to attain.
For the divisional pages Jeanne Devereaux, a Junior, conf
sented to write humorous rhymes.
After the dummy had been planned the various commit'
tees under their editors were able to determine the number
of words to be written, and the session rooms and photogf
raphy divisions began the arrangement and trimming of
pictures, The majority of the material was sent to the
printers May 22.
The aim of the staff was to publish the best annual ever
put out at Creston. Those who helped accomplish this
Managing editor . . , Cornelius Skutt
Associate editor . . . . Ruth Van Leeuwen
Business manager . . . . . Walter Semeyn
Photo and Snapshot editor . . Victor DeGraff
Senior Class editor . . . . Vivian Brecken
Club editor . . . Betty Brandau
Sports editor . . . Robert Coleman
Activities editor . ...... Ann Niess
Art editors . . , . Marion Chown, Earl Peck
Session rooms editor . ..... Betty Taylor
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Leadership, Scholarship Recognized
At Honor Assemblies Held June 3
A silver cup, a mighty burst of applause, a lusty cheer,
and another worthy student has been rewarded.
Both the Junior and Senior High Honor Assemblies were
held in the Creston auditorium June 3.
Each year students are rewarded for their eiforts in
scholarship and extrafcurricular activities at these assemf
blies. For allfaround students, the E. C. Buss Cup is award'
ed to boys, and the P.T.A. cup to girls.
To give recognition for extrafcurricular activities rather
than scholarship, a new type of award was introduced last
year. Under the direction of Miss Ella von Spreckon, the
honor point system was devised. By this method students
ake slips each semester to be filled out by advisers of activif
ies. A certain number of honor points is given to chair-
men, officers of organizations, and workers.
The trophy case, stationed in Creston's front hall, holds
the awards, consisting of scholarship cups, which do not
become the permanent property of the winners.
The purpose of these honor assemblies is to encourage
scholarship, extra activities, and arouse more enthusiasm in
The trophies in the front hall showcase prove an inspiration to all
:tudents who longingly gaze at them. The football, basketball, airplane,
md golf cups represent Creston's skill in these events and also much
lard practice. The winner of the girls' tennis tournament is awarded a
:up with the victor's name engraved upon it. Displayed also are the
unior and senior high scholarship cups, the P.T.A. cup for girls and the
B. C. Buss cup for boys.
Senior High School Awards
E. C. Buss Cup for boys ..,,,,..... ........... ,..,., ..,......,.
P.T.A. Cup for girls ........
Senior high scholarship cup ...........
American Legion awards ...........
Scholarship award .....,
S. A. R. Medal ..,........
Other awards given at this time are memberships to the Junior and Senior Honor Societies, girls' and boys' athletic
wards, band, orchestra, Echo Staff, Student Council, perfect attendance, and honor roll awards.
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