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Page 17 text:
Br !f4f 7771.
"Never promise more than you can perform."
High School Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4, Safety Patrol 1, 2, 3,
Beta Club 3, 4, Officer 4, Class Officer 1, 2, 3, 4, Stu-
dent Council 1, 2, 3, 4, Oflicer 4, Chief Marshal 3, Bear
Trap Staff 4, Bear Hi Staff 3.
BILLY ME RLE WILLIAMS
"A hard beginning maketh a good ending."
F.F.A. 1, 2, 3, 4, Officer 2, 3, 4, Beta Club 3, 4, Ofiicer
3, Basketball 3, 4, Baseball 2, 4, Class Otlicer 1, High
School Chorus 1, Student Council 1, Safety Patrol 1,
4-H Club 1, 2, 3, 4.
HELEN GRAY WILLIAMS
"Enjoy the little you have, while the fool is hunting for
High School Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4, Safety Patrol 2, 3, 4,
Beta Club 4, Oiiicer 4, F.H.A. 1, 2, 3, 4, Oilicer 4, Cheer-
leader 1, 2, 3, 4, Basketball 3, 4, Student Council 2, 3, 4,
Class Officer 1, 2, Trio 3, Bear Hi Staff 3, Bear Trap
DAVID EDWIN VVINSTEAD
"He who means no mischief does it all."
Bus Driver 3, 4, F.F.A. 1, 2 ,3. 4.
DERVVOOD LEO WINSTEAD
"There is not a moment without some duty."
F.F.A. 1,-2, 3, 4, 4-H Club 1, Football 4, Basketball
3, 4, Baseball 1, 2, 3, 4.
JOHN CLAYTON VVINSTEAD
"All men are created equal."
Class Oflicer 1, 3, 4, F.F.A. 1, 2, 3, 4, Officer 4, Student
Council 1, 2, Basketball Manager 2, 4.
NANCY YVONNE WINSTEAD
"God's providence is the surest and best inheritance."
High School Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4, Safety Patrol 1, 2, 3, 4,
F.H.A. 1, 2, Marshal 3, Beta Club 3, 4, Student Council
1, 2, 3, 4, Class Ofiicer 1, 2, 3, 4, Trio 3, Mixed Quartet 4.
MARIAN ELIZABETH LANGLEY -
GEORGIA LEE WEBB
MARVIN ELTON ROBBINS
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PATRICIA VANN O'BRIANT
"Ile gets fhroagh foo late who goes foo fast."
Safety Patrol 1, 2, Beta Club 3, 4.
MARION SHELLEY PAGE
"ll'e are easily fooled by fhat 'whieh we love."
Cheerleader 3, -1-, High School Chorus 1, 2, Safety
Patrol 1, 2, 3, F.I-I.A. 1, 2, 4-H Club 1, 2, 3.
WILLIAM FRANKLIN PARKER
".Ibilify is a poor man's wealth."
Football 2, 3. 4, High School Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4-, Mixed
Quartet 4, F.F.A. 1, 2, Bus Driver 4, Basketball
lVIill1iLfIt'I' 3: Basketball Scorekeeper 3, -L, Beta Club
3. -1, Bear Hi Staff 3.
VVILLIAM WARREN PROCTOR
"1 knew no! on 'zelzieh side my bread is lzatlererlf'
Bus Driver 2, 3, 4, F.F.A. 1, 2, 3.
GERTIE FRANCES ROBBINS
"He fha! enjoys fun is always gay."
Safety Patrol 1, 2, 3, 4-H Club 1, High School Chorus 1.
DELPHIA MAE SKINNER
"floral fleerls live anrl flourish when all other things are
. at an end."
High School Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4, Safety Patrol 1, 2, 3, 4-,
Marshal 3, F.H.A. 1, 2, 3, 4, Oflicer 2, Bear Hi Staff 3,
Class Officer 1, 2, Beta Club 3, -l-, Historian 4, Band
1, 2, Tlmcei 2.
. 3 6
. ". IA GRAY THORNB
'i le a ie fl n with dogs must rise up with fleas."
l b 1
Jig S rus 1, 2, 3, 4-, Cheerleader 3, 4, Baud
1, 2 , Sfffety Patrol 2, 3, Mixed Quartet 3, F.H.A.
1, 3, , Trio 3, Bear Trap Staff 4, Bear Hi Staff 3,
DOROTHY MAE THORNE
"Aly heart is 'warm with the friends l make."
Iigh School Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4, F.H.A. 1, 2, 3, 4, Oflicer
3, Student Council 3, 4-, Oflicer 4, Trio 3, Mixed Quar-
tet 3, bt, Safety Patrol 1, 2, 3, 4-H Club 1, Bear Trap
JOEL MATTHEW THORNE
"lf it were not for love, the heart would break."
Band 1, 2, 3, 4, F.F.A. 1, 2, 4-, Glee Club l, 2, 3, Quartet
2, Bus Driver 4, Safety Patrol 1, Student Council 1,
All-H Club 1, 4-.
"In this zeorlcl a man must be either an anvil or a
F.F.A. 1, 2, 3, 41, Baseball 3, -1-.
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ln the fall of 19418, sixty proud and happy boys and girls entered, for the first time, that new
world called high school. We were placed under the guidance of Mrs. Louise Winstead and Miss
C'lara liass. VVe had fun deciding what subjects we would take. Finally after we chose our
subjects and signed as members of either the F.H.A., the F.F.A., the Student Council, the band or
Glce Club. we settled down for a year of study. lVe were divided into groups but when tllat glorious
C'Ivristnnas season came around we were brought together for the happiest occasion of the year, "A
i'hristnias Party", which was held at the Elm City Womans Club. None of us will ever forget that
By the end of the freslnnan year we had learned that along with our fun we were going to meet
some hard work. As we watched the seniors of 19418 graduate, we wondered if we would ever walk
across the stage wearing those caps and gowns and hear our names read out clearly and distinctly.
VVe moved up to our sophomore year with a class of only forty-three. VVe were again placed un-
der the direction of Mrs. W'instead and Miss Bass as our home room teachers. This was mostly a
year of studying, for we did not wish to see a larger drop in the number of our junior class the com-
ing year. The highlight of our sophomore year was our trip to the Planetarium in Chapel Hill,
North Carolina. VVe had a grand time.
VVhen we moved on to the junior class, we were placed under the guidance of Miss Edith Lewis
and Miss Clara Bass. Vtve chose as our junior class president, Nancy Winstead. We had fun being
initiated into the Beta Club and learning what the club was all about. VVe were very proud to
publish our first school paper this year. We worked hard to keep the concession stand in the gym-
nasium open. Vi-'e had to raise money for our junior-senior banquet and prom. We decided to hold
the banquet and prom in our new school lunch 1'oom. You should have seen that fairy land which
seemed to have been taken off a fellows valentine to his best girl. We turned that lunch room into
a land of red and white hearts and streamers. How can any of us cver forget that wonderful night
of February 9, 1951! It was cold and snowing but we didn't mind. Our fun was so great that the
eold and snow blended in perfectly. VVe felt that our junior-senior banquet and prom were the best
of all banquets and proms. Soon after this grand event we started making preparations for the
part the juniors would have in the graduation exercises. The marshals were Joan VViggs, Chief. l,u-
cille Barnes, Joyce Farmer, Uelphia Skinner, .lean Beaman, and Nancy VVinstead. VVe were proud
that night when we stood in line holding our lighted candles as light for our departing seniors. iVe
knew now that we were the new seniors. VVe had at last reached that long-awaited-for year of our
high school career. 1
Again. in the fall of 1951, with a class of thirty-eight seniors and two post graduates we started
to school with a feeling different from any we had known before. We knew that this would be our last
year. It was hard to work with the thoughts of the future crowding in our minds. Tlms many of us
found that we were on the borderline in just a short time. We finally, however. got down to work.
Joan VViggs was chosen as our class president. Mrs. V. B. Skinner was our home room teacher. lVe
faced the job of publishing our annual, the Bear Trap. We knew this would be hard work. but we
never doubted our ability to do the job well. By the time you read this history we will have com-
pleted our year book, presented our senior play, which we look forward to doing with pleasure. taken
our eargerly awaited trip to Washington, D. C., and attended our last junior-senior banquet and
At last that long awaited moment-graduation has arrived. We will never forget our high
school years, and as we go out into the world, we feel assured of success in whatever field we Inav:-
chosen because of the wonderful help and guidance of our understanding faculty. Leaving we carry
with us, locked in our memories, the millions of recollections of our high school days.
DELPHIA SKIN NER
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