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Fall had arrived early in the year 1943, and along with
the change of seasons came the change of schools for
sixty-eight young boys and girls. Yes, we were at last
ready for high school!
When we crossed the threshold of D. H. S. that day
for the hrst time, we thought we were pretty smart, and
we approached our Alma Mater in high spirits. It didn't
take our upperclassmen long, however, to put us in our
place, and soon we were sailing placidly along under the
guidance of our two sponsors, Miss Kathleen Nevin and
Mrs. O. C. Wvebb.
This year passed very quickly for us, and our greatest
achievement was to sell Coach B. H. Thompson on the
idea that we had some good athletes in our group. This
we did, for we were well represented in sports.
After a brief Init enjoyable vacation, we reluctantly
returned to school for our sophomore year. Again we had
our class sponsors, Miss Nevin and Mrs. lvebb. This year
we had the distinction of being the largest class in school,
thereby making ourselves seen and heard. Even more of
our members participated in sports, and again our girls
won the class tournament. So ended our sophomore year
on a note of triumph.
When the fall of l945 rolled around, only forty-six
returned as juniors. Some of our original number were
gone, either answering the call of the draft or enlisting
in various branches of the service. Others forgot to study
for exams and were left behind. This year, as usual,
Mrs. Ivebb and Miss Nevin were again our sponsors. The
crowning achievement for us was the publication of our
paper, the junior journal. Other successes were our
two plays, The Prettiest Girl in Town and The Neigh-
bors , our junior-senior entertainmcntg our fine record
in sportsg and our noble effort to elect our candidate
football queen. In this contest Dorothy Jacobs lost to
the senior candidate by only a small margin. Thus ended
the third lap of our journey through high school.
How quickly those three years had passed, and how
strange it seemed to be seniors. So many of our class-
mates were goneg now we were only thirty-two.
We entered this year on a more serious note and with
a purpose to do whatever task lay before us earnestly,
willingly, and cheerfully. This we have tried to do to
the best of our ability under the capable leadership of
our president, Donald Maloneg our vice-president, Fred
Lovelaceg our secretary, Dorothy Swanng our treasurer,
Bobby Cullum, our sergeant-at-arms, Teachout Pirtleg and
our faculty advisers, Mr. Thompson and Miss Lamarah
This has been our busiest year with increasing respone
sibilities and harder work. lNe elected Dorothy Jacobs
our football queen and Gloria Kay and Mildred Barbee
Due to circumstances beyond our control fmatrimonyj,
we lost Jean Peek, who had come all the way with us.
Much credit has come to us this year through various
helds. We placed eight regulars on the football squad,
and both our boys and girls won the class tournaments.
In dramatics we gave two plays, one a drama, Ambition,
and the other a hilarious comedy, His Name Was Aunt
Nellie. In forensics, our debate team, Fred Lovelace,
Dorothy Jacobs, Bill 0'Donnell, and Edward Lyons, won
enough points for a degree of merit and a degree of
hopor in the National Forensic League.
Then there was the annual, Believe it or not, it will
be published after much dilliculty. When the annual
goes to press, you feel that the long journey is almost
over. IVe enjoyed the excitement of exchanging cards,
receiving our rings, getting our invitations, and making
plans for graduation.
But now that we come to the end of it all, there is
mingled with that pleasure a bit of sadness when we feel
that we must leave our Alma Mater and go our different
In behalf of the Class of 1947, I should like to express
the sincere wish that the future classes of D. H. S. will
enjoy their years there as much as we have. Though we
may be scattered to the four winds of the earth, we shall
ever be a beloved group in memory and hope in our
hearts to meet again.
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