Elmwood School - Samara Yearbook (Ottawa, Ontario Canada)
- Class of 1963
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Text from Pages 1 - 60 of the 1963 volume:
SAMARA June 1963 " SUCCESS IS NAUGHT; ENDEAVOUR ' S ALL " - Browning MRS. D. W, BLYTH 2 Mrs. Blyth and the editor Mrs. Blyth and the head girl Head Mistress ' Letter Dear Elmwood: You will probably not read this " Samara " until it is late summer, but I am writing to you in early April. Outside my window our Elmwood grounds have some snow lying on them still, but there are grassy patches which are getting bigger every day. The rink has melted and looking at it now I can picture all those gay fancy-dress skating parties that the Juniors enjoyed so much last term. The lilac bush is not yet in bud, but soon it will be out in all its beauty. Some of us the other day saw a robin perched on one of its branches and then we knew that spring was not " far behind. " The view from my window is rather like your lives at Elmwood. You are in a transition period from your childhood to maturity, just as the grounds are gradually losing their winter dress and slipping into summer. For many of you this is a difficult and sometimes painful time; you feel grown-up and yet you have not yet received the freedom which the adult world seems to enjoy. You are free and yet not free and as Mr. Tulliver in " The Mill on the Floss " kept on remarking, " it is a puzzlin ' world " if not quite often an agonizing one. Like this time of the year you are " betwixt and between " - skiing is over and sailing has not yet begun. It is an age for you of waiting. When I was at school I used to think that Milton ' s famous line: " They also serve who only stand and wait " was dull and unattractive because it seemed to be passive and uncreative. I did not want to serve that way (nor, of course, did Milton choose his blindness. " Now I have come to realize that the waiting -periods of our lives can be especially fruitful and exciting. When one day you are married you will look back with joy on the weeks of your engagement; there was so much to do before the great day arrived. Make the very best of this transition period of your life which you are living at Elmwood. Be PATIENT in your growing-up. If spring came to our grounds too suddenly we should have floods; there are girls to-day who have tried to grow-up too quickly and whose lives have been swamped with troubles. Be CONSCIEN- TIOUS in your work and in your day-to-day routine, just as nature takes infinite care to prepare the good earth for the flowers and fruit of summer and to develop the seed and the bulb. Be GENEROUS in all your thoughts and acts, compassionate and uncritical with each other and greathearted to all those less fortunate than yourself. No deed of self-giving is ever really wasted. Nature herself is extravagant in her bounty - walk in the woods of midsummer and see what she has done ! Would you have less of it? Above all be BRAVE and JOYFUL. There are people today who feel that the world is in such a mess that there is nothing to be cheerful about, but history makes it clear to us that most generations have lived on the edge of a precipice. In 1801 Wilberforce said: " I dare not marry - the future is so unsettled. " In 1806 William Pitt said: " There is scarcely anything round us but ruin and despair. " In 1892 Disraeli said: " In industry, commerce and agriculture there is no hope, " and in 1892 the dying Duke of Wellington said: " I thank God I shall be spared from seeing the consummation of ruin that is all about us. " Yet, here we are today! — living dangerously, perhaps, but surely not hopelessly? Shakespeare has some lovely lines describing the first wild flowers that brave the cold of early spring: ... Daffodils That come before the swallows dare and take The winds of March with beauty. " So too you must be courageous as you face the future, for you are the heralds of tomorrow ' s world. Nearly two thousand years ago the Romans were cynicals and disillusioned as they faced what they felt to be the end of all ages but out of that atmosphere of insecurity and despair arose the greatest Hope that men and women have ever known or ever need to know. That Hope is alive now and says to you the words that Bernard Shaw put into the mouth of his St. Joan: " His friendship will not fail me, nor His counsel, nor His love. In His strength I will dare and dare and dare until I die. God be with me. " And with you all. Your affectionate friend and headmistress. 3 SCHOOL OFFICERS 1962- ' 63 Head Girl Judith Carter Senior Prefect Sandra Radcliff Head of Fry Elizabeth Raymont Head of Keller Margaret Watson Head of Nightingale Karen Loeb Head Boarder Margaret Watson Prefects M. Betts, S. Cruikshank, W. Foote, R. Greenberg Sports Captain Jane Rodger SAMARA STAFF 1962- ' 63 Editor Michele Betts Advertising Editor C. Massey, R. Raymont Art Editor . . . . ■ Caroline Massey Photography Editor Elizabeth Raymont Committee M. Aldous, C. Duff , B. Fletcher, J. Mac Donald 4 I am sure that you have often wondered how our school motto, ' Success is nought; en- deavour ' s all ' , can apply in this great and terrible world where prizes are given only for suc- cess, and where, no matter how hard our efforts, they do not seem to be recognized. The fact is that, unless one has very sympathetic and exceptional friends, the truth of the quotation must be found within ourselves. ' One can only do one ' s best ' is by now a truism, but, unlike other trite sayings, its truth is still evident in our lives. One CAN only do one ' s best, and if that best is good enough to warrant a prize, well and good, for it will be deserved. But what of the others, who try their best, and who never seem to succeed? They must remember one thing: that when one door in life closes, another opens. That is an unchangeable law, and all that we must do is forget the closed door and look for the one that has opened. Some of the greatest men of all time have left behind them atrociously ill-spelt letters, and some of the greatest artists were unable to do a simple sum. The moral? (for there is one, as in the old fables.) The moral is that, having failed in one thing, we must not consider ourselves irredeemably stupid. Always to consider the grass greener on the other side of the fence and believe that our own green lawn is only crab grass is an almost inescapable attitude, and yet if we are to live at all happily, we must stop weep- ing for our own particular moons, and accept the wide green earth which we have been given. I would like to thank all those who have helped me with this Samara: Mrs. Blyth, whose constructive criticisms have been very helpful; Mrs. Aldous and Mrs. Koller who have straightened us out whenever we became too confused; the students on the committees who have given up so much of their time; all the girls who have contributed to this magazine; and above all, my co-editors Elizabeth Raymont and Caroline Massey. ' Mn Memoriam " On September 5th, 1962, a tragic accident took the lives of Judy and Margot Toller, both of whom attended Elmwood for fourteen years. Judy graduated from Elmwood in June 1959 after a very successful career. She not only excelled in her studies, graduating with honours, but was also a keen sportswoman; she was our Sports ' Captain in her final year. She was about to enter her last year at Queen ' s Univer- sity where she had proved herself a credit to the name of Elmwood. Margot graduated in June, 1962, and was going into her first year at Carleton University. She was a gifted student, always ranking among the first few in her class, and had won several academic prizes during her time at Elmwood. In her final year she was an extremely popular prefect with a fine way of getting along with everyone. " They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old; Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them. " -Laurence Binyon The Prefects, Mrs. Blyth and Mrs. Stephens BACK: Mrs. Mott, Mrs. deFreltas, Mrs. McDermott, Miss Philpott, Mrs. Bartha, Mrs. Fraser, Miss DriscoU. MIDDLE: Miss Robinson, Mrs. Lemke, Mrs. Murray, Miss Hudson, Mrs. Kent-Barber, Mrs. Edelsten, Mrs. Keller, Mrs. Hicks, Mrs. Aldous. FRONT: Mrs. Betts, Mrs. MacMillan, Mrs. Stephen, Mrs. Blyth, Mrs. Laidler, Mrs. Routcliff, Mrs. Martindale. JUDITH ANNE CARTER: Judith Anne, Elmwood ' s lovely Head Girl, was born in Kent, England. A student of Elmwood for six years, she plans to continue next year at Carleton University. We will all miss Judith ' s tactful authority, and we wish her the best of luck for the future. We are sure that she will suc- ceed in whatever she wishes to do. SANDRA RADCLIFF: Ottawa born Sandra Radcliff (without the ' e ' !) has attended Elmwood for the past four years. In her final year she was a most successful Senior Prefect, and we shudder to think of the Formal Committee without Sandy presiding over it. Next year Sandra will be flying to Switzerland to perfect her French at Neufchatel. KAREN LOEB: An Elmwoodian for the past seven years, Karen was born right here in Ottawa. In her final year Nightingale House was very fortunate to have Karen as their Head, and we are very grateful to her for the trouble she took in such things as the House Plays, the Nightingale Dance and the House sports. (And as prefects we thank her for the mar- vellous graduating party she held.) Next year Karen plans to further her studies at McGill. ELIZABETH RAYMONT: Liz is an ' old-timer ' and is looked up to by us com- parative new-comers with reverence, for she has been at Elmwood for fourteen years. This year Elizabeth was Head of Fry House and Fry has been very proud of her. She has been very busy this year, for besides her studies and duties as Head of House, she has given up much time to help with the magazine. One of the ' terrible four ' , she will be going to Lisgar next year for her Senior Matric before continuing at University. MARGARET ANNE WATSON: Marg, one of the famous trio of Mexican sisters, has been with us at Elmwood ' for the past four years. In her final year Margaret Anne (a name frequently seen carved on the Elmwood desks, we wonder why . . . .) was Head of the Boarding School as well as Head of Keller House. In both these positions Margaret Anne was most successful, as was demonstrated at the end of the year when Keller received the House Prize. Next year she plans to travel to Switzerland where she will continue with her education. MICHELE BETTS: Our always-handy French dictionary, British-born Michele has attended Elmwood for six years. As Editor of Samara she has done a marvellous job, and we are very grateful to her. Next year she hopes to attend Ottawa University. SUSAN CRUIKSHANK: Susan, who was born in Ottawa, has been with us for three years. " A prefect in her final year, she has divided her attention between the ski slopes and her books, and we have sometimes been flabbergasted to see how long that fair head can be bent over her books. Next year she will be going to strait-laced Boston to attend Chamberlain. WENDY FOOTE: Wendy hails from Montreal (the best city in the world!). She has been a boarder at Elmwood for two years. A prefect in her final year, Wendy was one of Marg ' s right hands in the. Boarding School. Next year she will enter the Mother House. 9 REESA GREENBERG: Reesa, one of our Prefects, has been with us for two years. Since she must face a difficult operation this siunmer, her plans for the future are undecided, but we wish her the best of luck, both for this summer, and for the future. (Between you and I, Reesa thinks that she will be going to Belgium, while her parents have rather different ideas as to her destination!) LYNN LAZAROVITZ: ' The girl with the impossible name ' was born in Montreal, and has attended Elmwood for two long years. 6 Matric would not have been the same this year without Lynn ' s energetic bell-ringing, and her equally ' energetic debating (usually on the unpopular side of the topic). Next year Lynn hopes to go to Lisgar. SUSAN MAC PHAIL: Our intelligent ' back-bencher ' , Sue has divided her time between her studies and her duties as permanent monitor (which involve taking the raw stuff of Elmwoodians, and fashioning them into monitors capable of giving out black stars with the best of them). Susan, a boarder of Elmwood for three years, was born in Fredericton, N.B., and plans to continue next year at McGill. JANE RODGER: Jane has been an Elmwoodian for six yerars. In her final year she was Elmwood ' s very capable Sports ' Cap- tain, and we are very grateful to her for arranging the sports event so- well. Janie is undecided as to her future, but we wish her the best of luck wherever she goes. JANICE GREENBERG: Janice was born here in Ottawa and has spent five years as a student of Elmwood. Next year our Janice plans to attend McGill University. ALLYSON HIND: Allyson has been with us for only one year. She was born in the Wild West in Victoria, and hopes to go to Mt, Alyson next year. MARY KEENE: Toronto-born Mary has spent four years at Elmwood, and during those four years has made herself indispen- sable. Next year she will be going to Lisgar to get her Senior Matric before entering University. CAROLINE MASSE Y: Caroline, 6 Matric ' s artist and cartoonist, who has spent two years at Elmwood, was born in Birmingham, Alabama. She plans to continue with art next year at the Pratt School of Commercial Art in New York. DIANE NANCEKIVELL: Diane, whose smile is by now an integral part of 6 Matric, has been with us for two years. She was born in Montreal, and plans to return there to go in training at the Royal Vic after completing a year at Carlton. SHARONLEE RICHARDS: Sharonlee was born here in Ottawa and has attended Elmwood for three years. She has been the envy of us all as a result of her frequent trips to New York. Next year she plans to attend Carlton University. BONNIE ROBINSON: Bonnie, our mathematical genius, has been at Elmwood for two years. Born in Montreal, she plans to return there at the end of the year. LAURA WADDELL: Laura, born in Ottawa, has spent one year at Elmwood. The class just wouldn ' t be the same without her clowning and her laugh. Next year she plans to attend Mount Alison University. House Notes When a girl first comes to Elmwood, she joins one of the three houses - Fry, Keller, or Nightingale. This year, however, a new experiment was tried in which Keller was made the board- ing-school house, and the day-girls were equally divided between Fry and Nightingale. When a girl joins a House, she has responsibilities and obligations to that House, just as she has to her own family. She must try and live up to her House Motto, just as she must try to live up to the ideals that have been taught to her by her family. The three Houses are each named after a famous woman - Elizabeth Fry, Helen Keller, and Florence Nightingale. Each House has a House Head, who must direct the affairs of her House and who prepares a speech about her patron on House Day. There is keen competition in sports, art, drama and public speaking among the three Houses. In June at the close of every year, a House Trophy is awarded to the House with ' the highest aggregate points for academic achievement, sports, drama, public speaking and good conduct ' . Fry House Notes Dear Fry: Thank you so much for all ybur smiles, sup- port and spirit that you have given to your house this year. In all the many activities participated in, the fun we have had and the experiences learned have almost been too great to be measured. In every event we have seen how the school motto " Success is Naught - Endeavour ' s All, " applies and also how important our house motto is - " Friendship to All. " We have taken part in many sports this year, playing Softball, basketball, volleyball, tennis and badminton with a wonderful drive which has come from a united spirit showing us that to be success- ful we must work together and not concentrate on ourselves alone. Our triiunph on sports day re- vealed the understanding of this. Our play " The Stolen Prince " disclosed our artistic talent and some of the most memorable moments of work, drive, and humor were brought out during the many rehearsals. Elmwood has had many good dances this year, and we were pleased to be social successes as we placed first in the competition ! To all of you I wish the best of luck, and I will never forget the wonderful spirit and enthusiasm which you have given to your house and others. Thank you. With love to you all, Liz. Head of House Elizabeth Raymont Prefect Reesa Greenberg Sports Captain ....... Diane Nancekivell House Members . Rhona Addleman, Mardie Aldous, Jane Archambault, Margaret Armitage, Jocelyn Baker, Susan Burgess, Emmy Callow, Patricia Carlton, Anne Chaplin, Martine Devinat, Cathy Duff, Debbie Duval, Hariett Ellicott, Rita Espalllat, Beverly Erlandson, Cathy Firestone, Elizabeth Greenberg, Janice Greenberg, Barb Grisdale, Pam Kingstone, Audrey Laidler, Barb Little, Fiona MacDonald, Carolyn Massey, Robin Ogilvle, Sherry Patterson, Janice Pratley, Pauline Robinson, Margot Rothwell, Helen Stinson, Daphne Twidale, Debbie Young. Keller House Notes Dear Keller: On behalf of Keller House, I would like to express my gratitude to Mrs. Blyth who, in our hours of anxiety and despair, has given us a comforting word and new hope. Many thanks to our House Mother, Nurse and friend who supported Keller, encouraged and helped us all through the year. In September of 1962, the boarders were de- lighted to find themselves united as one in Keller House. This gave the boarding school a wonderful new feeling of unity and gave it much school spirit. The first event of the year showed the spirit of Keller, for we captured first place in the inter- house competitions of basketball, volleyball and badminton. Many thanks " Crook, " we ' couldn ' t have succeeded without you. Later in the year, the House Plays were pre- sented by the three Houses and Keller was very proud to put on " Riders to the Sea " by John Synge. Although Nightingale won this competition with " Sunday Costs Five Pesos, " Keller tied with Fry for second place. My thanks to Miss Hudson and Mrs. Mott who helped us greatly with the costumes and the props. To all in Keller House, I extend my deep and Jiearty thanks for their support in making the suc- cess of this year possible. To the Keller House Head of 1963-1964 and to all the future members of Keller, I extend my best wishes for the future. Margaret Anne Watson Head of House Margaret Anne Watson Prefects Sue Cruikshank Wendy Foote Sports Captain Wendy Foote House Members Nancy Bratton, Heather Edward, BarberaFletcher.Pam Foote, Kit Heaman, AUyson Hind, Klarika Liszy, Susan MacPhail, Gail Molyneux, Debbie Monk, Nancy Newman, Judy Reid, Bonny Robinson, Carol Robinson, Ellie Sanders, Candi Schwartzman, Katie Scott, Sheila Smale, Andy Sparling, Margie Sparling, Betty Stirling, Ann Thurn, Sandy Turner, Penny Walker, Fleur Wallis, Barb Watson, Patricia Watson, Carine Wilson. Nightingale House Notes Dear Nightingale: Nightingale house has had a wonderful year, for the spirit and loyalty of the members made each activity in which we participated, a challenge. We tried very hard in such sports as basket- ball, volleyball, badminton and tennis and, even if we did not come out on top, it was a good experi- ence in sportsmanship and a lot of fun. In our drama project we did ourselves proud, and I know that all those who participated found it a memorable endeavour. Our " St. Andrew ' s Dance " called for a tre- mendous amount of work. The reward was not first prize, but we all realize that it is not the reward that counts, but the knowledge that a job has been done to the best of our ability, and the Satisfaction of working together as a team. Despite the fact that we had our trials and tribulations, on the whole I believe that this year was the greatest for our House. Our day to day companionship has taught us that we live in a society in which we must think of others, proving that our motto is " Not for ourselves alone. " The valuable lessons learnt through co-operation and the " give and take " spirit of competition will serve us well in future years. May the benefits gained through our years in Elmwood last throughout our adult life. I would like to thank all the members of Nightingale House who were so enthusiastic in all the projects of our House. Karen Loeb Head of House Karen Loeb Prefects Sandy Radcliff (Head Prefect) Judy Carter (Head Girl) Michele Betts (Samara Editor) Sports Captains . . Laura Waddell (House Captain) Janey Rodger (School Captain) House Members .... Jane Blyth, Molly Blyth, Dorian Ellis , Br enda Firestone , Sarah Francis , Ingrid Gluzman , Donna Heeney , Becky Heggtveit , Louise Hurtig, Mary Keene, Monique Lariviere, Audrey Loeb, Mary Mac Kay Smith, Elizabeth Morrison, Rosemary McAulay, Kit McMeans, Caroline Nicholson, Vicky Nicholson, Maureen O ' Neill, Leslie Orlikov, Sonia Palmer, Martha Pimm, Janet Radcliff, Sharonlee Richards, Kathy Rothwell, Vicky Sainsbury, Carolyn Smart, hynn Williamson. Boarders Notes When we returned in September, we were all glad to see Marg. Watson as Head Boarder. She has done an excellent job during the past school year. Under the kind supervision of Mrs. Rapley, our House Mistress until February, we had a very happy autumn term. Mrs. Rapley became ill and was forced to leave us; Miss Robinson combined the duties of Nurse and House Mistress. Christmas is always a very happy time for the boarders. The Christmas Tree Party and Candle-Light Service were a great climax to a long term and started the holidays off just right. Each Sunday afternoon, Mrs. Blyth ' s home was open to the boarders and their friends, and many took this opportunity to relax and enjoy special treats. Thank you Mrs. Blyth for all your trouble and consid- eration! Again we must thank Mrs. Blyth for all the unexpected pleasures of concerts, outings and especially the long week-ends throughout the year. The skiing enthusiasts had a wonderful opportunity to " take to the slopes " each week-end, from Christmas until Easter. This year everyone was able to acquire some style, even if it was only the latest ski fashions ! Since Easter, we have been going swimming at the Chanplain Towers, a great relaxation and a wonder- ful way to have fun after a long day ' s work; we must give special thanks to Mrs. Blyth for arranging this privilege for the boarders. Looking back over this year in the boarding school, we must extend thanks and good wishes to those who are leaving. Many thanks to Wendy, Sue Mac, Bonny, Lynn, Allison and Margaret Anne. We feel much has been accomplished by these girls who tried very hard to unite the Boarding School, and succeeded in their aim. May we, in conclusion, say how much we appreciate the kindness of Mrs. Blyth and all those who have helped to make this a happy and enjoyable year for the boarders. School Activities The Choir The choir of 1962-1963 would like to thank Mrs. Edelsten for the very enjoyable choir season. Our appreciation of music has been greatly extended through the numerous selections Mrs. Edelsten has taught us. We have practised every morning with great enthusiasm the different selections which we have sung before the school, and at the Christmas concert. Once again our thanks go to Mrs. Edelsten, and we sincerely hope to join the choir in the coming year. Katie Scott - 5B Debating Team In March of this year, four girls from 6 Matric were chosen to form a debating team to go to Ottawa University. The topic under debate was: Resolved That Canada Should Accept Nuclear Arms. ReesaGreenberg and Sandra Radcliff decided to fight for the affirmative which Michele Betts and Lynn Lazarovitz opposed the motion. Every team had to debate twice, each time with a different opponent. Though we did not win every time, we did very well for a school that does not stress public speaking. The affirmative won both times, while the speakers for the nega- tive won once and lost to their opponents the second time. The total points of each team placed them in the top half of all the debaters. Public Speaking Our speech day was held on October 5th. In the junior section, Margaret Armitage won 1st prize with a speech on the Children ' s Aid Society. Martha Pimm came second giving five points to her House. In the Intermediate section, they divided the speakers in two groups - 5C and 5B - because of the strong competition. In the 5C group, Brenda Firestone won with her appealing speech on the John Howard Society. Liz Morrison proved best in the 5B class. She gave a very moving speech on Cancer which she put over extremely well. In the senior class, Wendy Foote came first with her address on Care. Here again there was strict competition and it was difficult to choose the winner. Reesa Greenberg came second with her speech on her own charity - that of entertaining hospitalized children. Elizabeth Raymont was third. All the speeches were good and given very well. The judges made the best of a very difficult job. Gail Molyneux - 5A 18 THE CHOIR THE DEBATING TEAM PUBLIC SPEAKING WINNERS Junior Drama The Junior Drama class of this year would like to thank Mrs. Hicks for being so patient and kind with us. We have learned a great deal working under her. During the year, the Junior Drama has done many things. For instance, at Christmas, we produced a Nativity play and later in the year we visited the Ottawa Little Theatre. We are all looking forward to the Drama next year. Under the leadership of Mrs. Hicks, interested girls from 5B, 5A and 6M joined together on Thursday afternoons for a relaxing hour inwhich they studied all the aspects of the theatre Many Thursday afternoons found girls in green tunics transformed into Eliza Doolittles and Henry Hegginses from the beloved Bernard Shaw play " Pygmalion. " " The importance of being earnest " - Oscar Wilde ' s comedy - was another play we studied. Mrs. Hicks repeated study of Mr. Wilde and his form of writing showed us many aspects of the play which would normally have gone unnoticed. After studying Dylan Thomas " Under Milk Wood " we attended a performance of this play of life in a Welsh town. Knowing the work and hardships that must be undergone in order to achieve the full effect of this play, the drama group appreciated the performance very much. Exams have a way of disrupting students ' spare time and as a result the sessions had to be put aside for this year. All those who did attend can look back on Thursday nights from four to five o ' clock as hours well spent. The Senior Drama group would like to thank Mrs. Hicks for her great patience with us. Although not very evident, there is at Elmwood a large group of philosophers who like to get together and discuss the problems that have puzzled mankind for many centuries, but still remain xmsolved. At each of these meetings there is a presiding speaker who gives a short lecture on the subject to be discussed. Then follows a period of " heated " discussion. Our first speaker of this year was His Lordship the Bishop of Ottawa, Ernest Reed. Since this was the first meeting of the year, our discussions were not restricted to one particular subject. Our next speaker was the Chaplain of Ashbury College, the Reverend Mr. Monks. Our topics for that evening were also quite varied. Our last Philosophy Club meeting for 1962 was held late in November. Our guests for that evening were the Reverend Mr. Irwin and his charming wife. The first meeting of the new year was held in late January. Our guest was Mrs. M. Keith, who spoke to us on the vocation of nursing. Our last meeting for this school year was held in April, with Mrs. Bljrth as our speaker. Once more our topics were varied and very interesting. I would like to thank ill the speakers who were so kind to give us some of their time and share with us a little of the wisdom they have acquired. I would also like to thank Mrs. Blyth for her hospitality on Philosophy Club nights, and for all the treats which were served afterwards. Last of all, I would like to thank all those who attended these meetings and offered such a good contribution to the discussions. Sarah Francis - 4B Senior Drama Ingrid Gluzman - 5A Patricia Anne Watson Dances This year the dances have had a very special meaning to all of us in the senior school. We have looked forward to them weeks in advance, we have enjoyed all the preparations and the last minute hurry, but most of all, we enjoyed the dances themselves which were always full of the spirt of fun and which always ended too soon. Our first three dances this year were sponsored by the three Houses: Fry, Keller and Nightingale. Fry held the Tennis dance in the fall. The gym was decorated with tennis rackets and balls, and every imaginable thing that had any connection whatever with tennis. Keller ' s Hallowe ' en dance was held late in October. The decorations were very effective and everyone was filled with the usual Hallowe ' en spirit. The St. Andrew ' s dance, held by Nightingale, had a very Scottish air and it seems to me that even the gym smelt of heather. Some of the girls wore kilts, and even one brave gentleman showed up in his kilt also. Our next dance was held in January, and this time the sponsors were the staff of this magazine. The theme of the dance was skiing, and everyone spent a very comfortable and enjoyable evening in ski-slacks and sweaters. The last dance of the year was held in February. The theme was " Valentine ' s day " and the dance was organized by the girls in 5A. The gym was beautifully decorated in hearts and cupids, with a broken heart at the entrance, through which everyone had to walk. I would like to thank everyone who gave up some of their time to help in the preparations which made the dances so enjoyable to all. Patricia Watson - 5A Hallowe ' en Party On November 29th, Archbishops, babies, Aunt Jeminas, mail bags, old ladies, relics of the twenties and crowds of " unidentifiables ' ' crowded the gym to overflowing. Everyone paraded around, and the " best " and " funniest " were chosen. This caused much excitment, especially when it was discovered that the prize was edible. Next came the class skits. These catastrophies reduced most of us to near hysteria. As usual the " take-off " done by the teachers, and the " take-offs " of the teachers caused the wildest comments and laughter. All through this, the faithful Samara editors were selling candy at outrageous prices; but none of us minded since we felt that we were contributing to history. Later on, we moved to the dining-room where everyone feasted on the best that. Morrison Lamothe and Pure Spring could provide. I think I can voice everyone ' s opinion when I say that the costumes were original and humorous, the food excellent and the whole evening a great success. Thank you prefects. Daphne Twidale - 5A House Plays Our annual House Plays were produced this year on the evening of February 28th. As adju- dicator we were privileged to have Faith Ward and our thanks go to her for her interest and help. The plays produced were: Keller - Riders to the Sea; Nightingale - Simday cost two Pesos; Fry - The Stolen Prince. The prize for the best play of the evening went to Nightingale while Fry and Keller tied for second place. Wendela Roberts, of Nightingale won the best actress award and following her from each play were Reesa Greenberg of Fry and Barb. Fletcher of Keller. Indeed we can say that this year has produced among the best group of plays. Congratulations to all the Houses for your wonderful and successful efforts. Diane Nancekivell - GM Formal Notes Friday, April 19th, was the cli- max of Elmwood ' s social season. After many months of planning and organizing, the formal this year was held at the Royal Ottawa Golf Club, at nine o ' clock. The attendance was very good, and we were so pleased to see many members of the staff enjoying them- selves, dancing to the music of " Shorty Metcalfe " and his dance band. During the evening there were many prize dances including the traditional spot dance, a very amusing ' hesitation ' dance and of course, the door prize. At ten thirty an assortment of ex- cellent food was served. The dance ended at about one o ' clock, and everyone felt certain that it had been one of the best dances that Elmwood has ever had. School Ski Team Top Row: Susan Cruikshank, Laura Waddell, Sandra Radcliff, Lynn Lazarovitz, Jane Rudger. Buttom Row: Barbara Fletcher, Pam Foote. Sports Notes This year once again sports played an important role in the school activities. Although we did not enter the interschool Volleyball and Basketball Leagues, we did compete in the interschool ski n.eet at Camp Forture for the Ann Heggtveit trophy. As this was Elmwood ' s first ski team, we did not win, but the team did their best. The interhouse sports were a great success. Keller came out in full force to capture the title of Volleyball and Basketball champions. However, Fry and Nightingale gave them a battle, proving themselves worthy of their opponents. I would like to thank the Sports Captains of each house - Laura Waddell of Nightingale, Diane Nancekivell of Fry, and Wendy Foote of Keller, for making the House sports possible with their hard work and enthusiasm. Jane Rodger School Sports Captain Interhouse Volleyball Keller Interhouse Basketball Keller Interhouse Softball Keller mterhous.e Sports Cup Keller Senior Sports Cup Laura Waddell Intermediate Sports Cup Fiona MacDonald Junior Sports Cup Harriet Ellicott Badminton Singles, Senior Barbara Fletcher Intermediate Barbara Watson Badminton Doubles, Senior Elizabeth Raymont Margaret Watson Intermediate Katie Scott Barbara Watson Tennis Singles, Senior Elizabeth Raymont Intermediate Debbie Monk Tennis Doubles, Senior Laura Waddell Jane Rodger Intermediate Debbie Monk Katie Scott Physical Education Gold Medal Katie Scott Maynard Sportsmanship Cup Barbara Fletcher SKIING This year for the first time we had our own ski team. Laura Waddell organized the team and we entered the Ann Heggtveit Inter-school Competition. Our team consisted of Laura Waddell, Barbara Fletcher, Susan Cruikshank, Pamela Foote, Lynn Lazarovitz, and Sandra Radcliff. As we had had very little practice, we did not place, but the team captain Laura Waddell placed third in the giant Slalom. The boarders, and a few enthusiastic day-girls left school every Saturday at nine o ' clock for Camp Fortune. After a long day of skiing, eating and sitting in the Lodge, they returned exhausted. I hope that next year Elmwood ' s ski team will win the Ann Heggtveit Trophy, Susan Cruikshank We would like to thank all those who have helped with the sports activities during the year, and we hope that next year an inter-school Basketball and Volleyball team will be formed which will (as in 1958) win the Ottawa Inter-school Volleyball and Basketball Championship. 26 History of the School Twenty-five years ago a gracious lady came to Ottawa with her husband and two sons, and found in Rockliffe, then an almost pastoral spot - cows grazed in Buena Vista - a rambling old homestead, part timber and part stucco, surrounded by leafy elms and grounds that trailed away into swamp, the latter a veritable paradise for small boys and mosquitoes. Here she had a vision, a dream, or what you will. It was a lovely one, anyway, as all her dreams were. She visualized in that very spot a band of carefree happy children, who would play in merry groups in those grounds; a place where they would learn about pixies and fairies, and fare forth in a world of their own making on adventures like Arthur ' s knights of old, learning the while of those lovely gracious qualities which little children must practice as grown knights who go in quest of the Holy Grail. The lady was Mrs. Philpot. The shady grounds were those which surround our school today. Thus Elmwood came into being. You all know why it was that we were at first known as the Rockliffe Preparatory School. The oldest pupil was not more than fourteen. In speaking of those days, Mrs, Philpot pays tribute to the generous in- terest of Mr. and Mrs. Ch arles Keefer. A warm sponsor, too, who must be mentioned in connection with this period of the school ' s history, was Admiral Sir Charles Kingsmill, who was largely instrumental in inter- esting our present governors, and it was through him also that the now famous barn was converted and in- corporated • in the school buildings. Mr. Norman Guthrie and other parents were also most generous in helping to establish the school. Here, however, I want to dwell upon what I believe to be the main charac- teristics that the school has developed during the first quarter of a century, and try to show how even in the beginning, in spite of badly- constructed and ill-equipped buildings, many lovely things were planted, took root, and grew, inspired by the vital force of Mrs. Philpot ' s personality. To those days we owe our school colours and our emblem flower, the daffodil. In connection with this I should like to quote Mrs. Philpot ' s own words: " The daffodil became to me a symbol in its happy way of growing in merry companies and open spaces, joyous, strong, companionable and free. " Later when she presented the Philpot Token, which many of you have worn with pride, she said: " I ask that the Token may emphasize for you this way of living, and that its spirit may foster an open, kind and generous influence in the school .... and, if you will, let it be called the daffodil spirit. I offer the Token to be awarded each year to the girl who best maintains the spirit and the ideals, which, as well as a high standard in scholarship, achievement in games, and charm of manner, I have always hoped may set their mark upon the school, i.e. the spirit of SERVICE, FELLOWSHIP, FREEDOM, FAIR-PLAY. " It was in this manner that we had our beginnings. One of my first impressions of the school was that atmosphere of joyous companionship, both in work and in play, and I should like to think that the spirit of friendliness and comradeship still characterizes the school and impresses itself on all who come within its portals, for our of friendliness comes fellowship, the desire to serve, and many good things that this sadly torn world of today needs. Steadily the school grew. A bit was added here, and a bit was added there, to house our growing numbers - one bit a barn! Some of the old parts were very shaky. I remember on one occasion when the Duchess of Devonshire (then residing at Government House) visited the school. So many people climbed the rather uncertain and creaky staircase in the old section of the house that we held our breath for fear the worst would happen and the vice-regal foot go through the stairs! However all went well then, but later a less august foot, of the primary mistress, went through the boards of her classroom floor, and Mrs. Harry Southam said, " That decides it, " or words to that effect. " We must. have a new building. " And we did. And so in 1940 we look back over a quarter of a century, and we see in retrospect the Elmwood pageant, girls in green tunics filing into the Hall for morning prayers, flying as if on winged feet to tennis courts and playing-fields, cheering themselves hoarse for Fry, Keller and Nightingale, assembling for Speech Day in white and yellow, with some assumption of the dignity that the Day demands, the keen, eager faces and smiling eyes growing a little more serious year by year as the purpose of School as a preparation for life unfolds itself. At the end of twenty-five years we find Elmwoodians in every part of the globe, carrying with them we hope and believe, like the winged fruit of the elm tree, samara, something of the lessons we have tried to teach during their school days, the spirit of service, the beauty of usefulness, a readiness to meet whatever testing times may come with a serene courage, going forth with fellowship and kindliness and a true sense of fair play, so that wherever they may be they will work for the common good. And it is thus I would have you " salute the past with reverence, as you march beyond it to the future. " Edith B. Buck 27 Form Notes 4 B and C Try to put yourself in poor Mrs. Laidler ' s position, as she tries to guide us through a History class. Feeling that teaching just wasn ' t meant for you, you approach the open door grimly. As usual, there is no polite Form Captain waiting for you. You sweep into the room, all ready to get this lesson over with, and . . . . HORRORS! What do you see ? The polite form captain, Maureen, showes off, as usual, in drawing vinrealistic girls with their eyes shut, on the board! Jane Blyth, our cartoonist, is drawing pictures of Oogly-Woogly, her pet subject, and caricatures of every teacher! Liz is telling everyone to " shut up! " as she does her Math,; she also wants to know how many times 79 1 2 goes into 159! Ah, the good little French girl. Martine is WHAT! (gulp) drawing a one-sided game of X ' s and 0 s on the WALL! Sarah is drawing soulful Beagles all over her History Hilroy, and talking 19 to the dozen to Jane! Pauline and JoceljTi bought some candy the night before, so they are eating, and featuring a scramble for them too! Martha is unpacking and repacking her BRIEF? case, which is twice her size! Carolyn is all over the room, talking or screaming as loud as she can, though she is off on a cloud during class! Margaret is telling everyone to be quiet, so that we can get a bunch of red stars! And lastly, Vicky is chewing a sticky candy she caught in the. scramble, and writing on her desk with red ink! You are finally noticed, the commotion dies down, and after giving out a bunch of BLACK stars, you start the lesson, and try not to notice the dirty looks going round! I think that squishes any desire on your part to be a teacher! 4A Form Notes. Crossword Puzzle. Answers on page 41. ACROSS. 1. Nancy ' s hali- is this. 10. What Vicky hates to write ' . 16. Where we hate to go after break. 18. What Harriet loves. 25. Wliat we would answer in the 16th century. 30. What has happened to Pam. 40. What Debby was in March. 43. What we do during break. 47. Where we hope to go next year. DOWN. 2. How Nancy used to travel. 6. This means the same in two languages. 12. A common second ' name. 14. What Rhona is far from. 15. What Jane is in the form. 21. What we ' d like to do all day. 23. What always bothers us. 26. What had to be collected from Samara. 32. What Carol does in the hay fever season, 39. What Monique loves. 40. We have the least of these. 45. What we do to Mrs. Laldler. 51. What we are in arithmetic. 29 5C Form Notes Guess who. Answers on page 41. 1. At basketball she is a big whiz She answers every question in a quiz Her marks are always up so high We are sure that they will reach the sky. 2. She is a friend to one and all And always sits up very tall She talks to her neighbour very near, But every question she does hear. 3. She is a border night and day And is carefree in every way, Her hair is short, her eyes are brown And is never seen wearing a frown. 4. Her hair is done up in a ' bun ' , Her brightness adds to 5C ' s fun She comes to school by car each day Although she lives so far away. 5. She is a very studious girl Although her life is in a whirl The other day she returned from Spain- I wonder when she will travel again. 6. Her books are always oh so neat And to know her is a treat She ' s ride a horse yes every day If she could only have her way. 7. Her frizzy curls surround her face And in a book she finds her place She works to gain her very good marks But lends a hand in 5C ' s larks. 8. She walks to school from far away, But has been late now to this day. She is so short but very sweet That is why she looks so neat. 9. This dark haired girl is rather shy Yet she is never heard to sigh With her sister she swims in their pool. And constantly she does well at school. 10. She has no worries nor a care Light brown is the colour of her hair. We see her smile from the back of the room And this dispels all of 5C ' s gloom. 11. This girl was a model In our show For she is pretty as we all know Her pigtail flies like her horse ' s tail On which she rides o ' er many a dale. 12. She keeps us laughing all the day This is the way we hope she ' ll stay. We never see her wear a frown Surely she must be our clown. 13. Her hair was long but now is short, She is good in every sport At home she is a very good cook But also she does read a book. 14. Her hair is very long and black And in work she is never slack From Winnipeg she came this year. And to us all is very dear. 15. She is a girl who is very tall And is a favourite of us all. For the steep slopes she has no fear As her cousin is a famous skier. 16. We all like her and to this day She will continually keep us gay, She comes each day with a different ' style ' Which brightens up her cheery smile. .17. When we see her we are glad Because we never see her sad, She works so hard and never stops Because of this she comes out tops. 18. Her shaggy locks hang around her neck And to many other countries she does trek, She can ride well, work well and ski So she is popular as you can see. 19. Outstanding in our class is her head And her hair is almost red From Newfoundland she has hailed And into our happiness has she sailed. 20. By bus she travels here each morn And never has she looked forlorn. Her green band holds her golden curls. And she has been to many whirls. 21. This girl arrives promptly every day She is very popular which is needless to say, She sits in the front row wearing a smile And keeps us happy all the while. 22. She is leaving us for Kenya next year So we will miss all her good cheer. She is not really very tall But she plays an active part in all. 5B Girls of 5B are we At Elmwood, we seem to be The largest and noisiest class But we all strive to pass. We look back over the year And we laugh, full of cheer. L.YNN when not studsdng the school course Can always be found near her dog or her horse, LIZ is our comical class clown Who ' ll quickly make us smile, not frown. Dark LOUISE has a burning flame, George Maharis is his famous name. Like Louise, DORL N ' S got a flam.e, Bruno Gerussl is this actor ' s name. Usually patient, RIT ' A ' S full of wrath When it ccmes to understanding Math. BETTY is cute and quite a gal She made a fine model from Montreal. Boisterous and lively, certainly not brittle. Full of fun is friendly Barb. LITTLE. Talented MOLLY, full of heart. Is really good when it comes to art. Ever smiling MARYLYN Is a new comer But we all hope she ' ll return to us after summer. With ambitious BRENDA it ' s work, work, work. This is one thing that dear girl will never shirk. Flighty and airy as a feather Est notre amusante petite HEATHER, AUDREY, Intelligent et toujours gale Ira encore a la Malbaie. SANDY is an all round accomplished girl Reading, singing and giving her hair a curl. We all know this summer BARB. WATSON will go Home to sunny, soporific Mexico. Sweet Pam. FOOTE sure Isn ' t tall But after all we like her small. Candy SCHWARTZ MAN is fine and dandy, Truly dependable, she ' s always handy. Seaforth ' s the home of great Kate SCOTT And from what she says it ' s got a lot! Psychology Is KLARIKA ' S main aim We know she can play that guessing game. Nancy BRATTON is a " puella " very gentle Though over Latin she grows quite mental. We all like Deb. MONK, she ' s really pretty, Full of fun and zip and ohl so flitty. From experience, I ' ve found PENNY quiet But when she talks she ' s quite a riot. Busy Nancy NEWMAN, always knitting a sweater If not that, then writing a certain letter. Helen STINTSON is quite " chic " A " real cool cat " from Manotick. Animated ANDREA gives us the all Just like most others she ' s from Montreal.. Debbie DUVAL looks small and frail But she ' s got her eye on a certain male. Miss Philpot, our teacher Is thin and so tall She came here from Britain And gave us her all- What we would really like to say Is " thanks " , Miss Philpot, in every way. Memories of 5A . , , Kit ' s " temporary " impersonation of Cleopatra. . . Sandy ' s mixing of ponies and Tony ' s . . . Jeannette ' s attempts at skiing . . . Terry ' s letters . , . Patsy ' s advertising for Du Maurier - and Ixmg cancer. . , 1st prize for the best fake act - Marg ' s broken leg. . . " Oh Danny boy " - eh Fletch?. . . Mardie ' s Dear John letters ... South Hull ' s little town flirt ... Ing ' s love for Ben Casey (?).. . Daphne is becoming very Spry these days . . . Ellie ' s losing battle for fresh air. . . Gail - the only girl who can talk in class - and get caij ht. . . Sunny - our contact with McGill - dentistry, anyone? ...Barb likes the alphabet A.M.C. ...The Valentine Dance ... Caroline ' s sudden fascination for Triumphs -. . , Cathy ' s love affair with the bottom of a swimming pool . . . Gail and Judy - who said that about small town girls . . . Ashbury pins - not to mention a certain ski pin , . . who is it this week, Loebie?. , . letters, she gets stacks of letters from Craig - and that ' s not the florist. . . Mrs. Murray ' s aversion to hot dogs . , . parties. Geometry, nerves, " appendicitus, " Geometry, the Black Widow, horses, Andre ' i measles - this is 5A . . . HELP! 6 Matric Form Notes Michele Betts: He who proposes to be an author must first be a student. Judith Carter: A daughter of the gods, divinely tall and most divinely fair. Susan Cruikshank: Cheer up, the worst is yet to come, Wendy Footer Women ' s faults are many, men have only two, Ever5d;hing they say, and everything they do. Janice Greenberg: To spend too much time in studies is sloth. Reesa Greenberg: Young in limbs, in judgement old. Alyson Hind: When I ' m not near the one I love, I love the one I ' m near. Mary Keene: Heaven such grace did lend her That she might admired be. Lynn Lazarovitz: Even though vanquished, she could argue still. Karen Loeb: Silence is the virtue of fools, Susan MacPhail: Oh, there has been much throwing about of brains. Caroline Massey: Eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow we diet. Diane Nancekivell: A smile is a crook ed line that makes everything straight. Sandra Radcliff: Ah, why should life all labour be? Elizabeth Haymont: Laugh and be merry, remember, better the world with a song. Sharonlee Richards: But what is woman? Only one of Nature ' s agreeable blunders. Bonnie Robinson: Thought is deeper than speech. Jane Rodger: I love work, but in sport that ' s doubly true, Laura Waddell: Why take life so seriously? You ' ll never get out of it alive. Margaret Ann Watson: But love is blind and lovers cannot see The pretty follies that themselves commit. 33 Literary Section THE FAREWELL OF THE GEESE MRS. HUMPHREY Like phantoms sailing up on high. The geese pass quickly in the sky. And honking loudly as they fly. They wish the trees a fond " Goodbye. " The gnarled oaks give their reply. And whisper softly, with a sigh, " We ' ll meet again, some, by and by. Take care, " and then, " Goodbye, goodbye. " We ' ll be back when spring is nigh, " The elders of the geese flock cry. And honking farewell as they fly. The geese pass quickly in the sky. Sarah Francis - 4B Some people wonder when I speak Of Mrs. Humphrey, who is sleek And black and always on the watch For birds or mice or rats to catch In our back yard or garden patch. For they all look at me and gasp: " You mean your mother catches rats And mice among your garden patch? " But I just look at them and grin, And show them underneath my chin. Where Mrs. Humphrey put her claws. And not her sweet, soft, loving paws. ' Tis then they know just what I mean When I tell them what I ' ve been Through, with my cat and not my Mum. There she goes, Mrs. Humphrey, come!!! Jane Archambault - 4A THE DAY EVERYTHING WENT WRONG She was awakened by a loud ringing noise in her ear. It was the alarm clock. Ah, yes, it was Monday morning and school was the task of the day. The girl was any normal girl, except that her name was Jane Archambault, . . . me. As she clumsily put her hand on the alarm clock to turn it off, it escaped and went clinking about the room, finally landing in a pile of school books on the floor. " Funny, " she said, and rolled out of bed. As she was half-way to the bathroom, she turned around at a peculiar groaning noise, and was just in time to see her bed collapse, groaning and creaking as if in pain. " That ' s funny too, " she said sleepily, as care- lessly as if beds collapsed every day. The minute the cold water touched her face, it dawned on her that beds don ' t collapse every day, and she ran back to her bedroom. Sure enough, there was the bed peculiarly upset, right in the middle of the floor. Oddly enough this did not surprise her, and she finished washing. When she went down to breakfast, she found that there was no bread. " It probably would have burnt anyway, at least at the rate I am going, " she said. She finally settled down to a bowl of cereal and some milk. Her father was at breakfast too. but she was so absorbed in what " Rex Morgan, M.D. " was doing that they hardly spoke, except for " pass the sugar, " etc. . . The next thing to do was get dressed, and, oh! what a hard thing that was. Firstly, there were no leotards, then the button on the shirt popped, and then, oh dear! the tie . . . She had been tying a tie for a year and a half now, but why wouldn ' t it work today? " Probably Elaine ' s Hand- Maiden has put a spell on it. Oh no, no, no! That only occurs in King Arthur, " she said as her temper was coming to an end. She finally re- solved to ask her father to tie that bewitched tie. " Daddy, do you know where my Latin book is? I can ' t find it and I need it today, " she called from the top of the stairs. As she hurried from room to room, an idea entered her mind. " I have to write a composition for Mrs. Laidler on " The day everything went wrong " and, although this has been an unlucky day, or morning I should say, at least I have an idea on what to write my composition. " And with that, she continued to search for that mischievous Latin book. Jane Archambault - 4A A LOVELY HOUR There is, and only once a day, An hour that takes your breath away. " Tis beauty of an unknown kind, A rarity that ' s hard to find. It ' s not announced, or public made, Publication might make it fade. It ' s something that you have to see With loneliness its only key. This hour that I have thought about Is seldom recognized, I doubt; But it ' s the hour that, all alone, I like to see, and call my own. When Mistress Sun, in golden dress, Awakens all to consciousness, Low in the sky of pearly hue She has her drink of silv ' ry dew. The stately trees of varied heights Cast long shadows and flickering lights. A frothy cloud, a winging bird, Sweep from my view, alone, unheard. This is the hour of early day - An hour of Nature on display. It must be seen, alone, by one Who appreciates what Nature ' s done. Vicky Nicholson - 4B 35 THE CITY BY NIGHT The taxi made a sudden turn and to my de- light I was looking at theRashtrapati Bhavan. I was six years old but even at my age the beauty of the building hit me with wonder. As we drew nearer I could see that the whole outline of the building was framed in little oil lamps. The moonlight was playing on the fountains and each little drop looked like a blue sapphire. I was certainly lucky for I had arrived in Delhi when they were celebrating Dawali. As I drove past the Rashtrapati Bhavan, a new wonder seized me. Down the road were five bullock carts, each one lighted with the little oil lamps. The bullocks seemed to glow as they went lumbering along, this making a very picturesque scene. I was now entering the middle of Delhi. The driver told me that the road on which we were travelling was called the Queensway. The stalls arrayed the sides of the street. The colourful clothes and different kinds of food arrayed on the stalls were caught in the soft glowing of the fairy- lamps. Hands were thrust at me showing goods, and far away I heard the mournful shouting of a beggar calling " buckshee, buckshee. " (money) Soon the sound faded as we entered the res- idential area. Everjrwhere I looked, 1 saw the little oil lamps outlining the houses. Even the leaves which were rustling in the breeze seemed to take on a majestic glow. As we neared the house which was going to be my home, a band of dancers passed us. The girls were gaily dressed in jewelry and lovely colourful skirts. The boys were wearing different coloured turbans and each was carrying a little oil lamp. This sight was certainly worth seeing. At last we came to a big white house; It was also lit with fairy lamps. As I got out of the car, my father came out to greet me. This was only my first night of my five year stay at Delhi, but I know that I will never have another night in which I enjoyed myself so much. Fiona MacDonald - 5C A TOUGH ASSIGNMENT I ' ve sat and thought of what to write. But nothing yet has come to light; I ' ve scribbled, doodled, held my head. And now my pencil ' s out of lead. A fresh lead ' s in my pencil case, A quick twist puts it right in place, I wish I could as ea-si-ly Twist words to make up po-e-try. Emmy Callow - 5C MY LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT Today is The Day, judgement day. Life does not seem too bright now, but, as the old saying goes, " It is always darkest before dawn, " and I still have hope! The circumstances are, at the present and to say the least, unfortunate. You see, I am to appear on trial for my life concerning the untimely death of my dearly beloved wife. I hope you will take for granted that I had no dealings whatsoever in my wife ' s unfortunate end. I might add, to reassure you, that my wise and learned lawyer believed me to the end! I am not trying to convince you, but I must say this: I am an ordinary man, caught up in unfortunate circumstances. I have been a good husband to my late wife and a good father to my children. It has been hard to keep a roof over their heads, clothes on their backs and food in their mouths, but I have managed. Life has not been good nor has it been truly bad, until this moment. The fate of my much loved children lies in the decision of the good and righteous jury of the court. I can see my courtroom now, alive with voices of a curious and somewhat expectant crowd. All eyes are on me as I make my final appeal for justice from the court. The tension has risen to a climax. The jury have left the room. I see tears in an old woman ' s eyes. My attorney is pacing the floor. Yet my mind is at rest. I have said what I came to say. I have done my best. It is now up to a supreme power, higher that I can imagine. It is now up to fate! The members of the jury have taken their seats again. I, apprehensively, scan their faces for a scant knowledge of what lies in store for me - but to no avail. My heart beats rapidly within me as I close my ey s for a final prayer. From the silence of the court-room break two earth-shaking words: " Not Guilty! " I have won a victory! I am free, free to fly home! Free, free; what welcome words they sound. But wait, before I leave, I must speak to my lawyer. I must give myself a final satisfaction. I must say three simple words: " I did it! " Molly Blyth - 5B 36 THE SWINGIN ' SHEPHERD TO HIS UPBEAT LOVE Come live with me and be my chick ' Cause I can teU we ' H reaHy click, For living in a dirty pad Is more than just a passing fad. A sweater of the blackest wool Which from our dingy lambs we pull Will keep you from the cool cold Like it did for those down-beat squares of old. And we will sit upon the floor Watching the cats crawl through the door Then, beating on our bongo drums We ' ll get in the mood with way-out hums. While sitting cross-legged we ' re sure to scowl As Alan Ginsburg starts to " Howl. " Following this comes a debate Concerning the world ' s pathetic state. Then down to Greenwich we will go To view the artists ' annual show; If all these kicks you think will click Then live with me and be my chick! Endsville! Dorian Ellis - 5B THE FORTUNE TELLER I walked into the little room, my feelings a mixture of fear and excitement, my knees slightly wobbly. In spite of my fear, I was almost pleased at having the distinction of being in that room, al- though I was sure it bode nothing but ill for me. If you have been to a fortune-teller, you will know just the feelings that I was experiencing: dread at what was to be foretold, yet a strange curiosity, which propelled me to the hard chair in front of the table. My fortune-teller, if you could call her that, was every bit as imposing looking as the ones at the circus. She was an awesome sight as she sat behind her table; her eyes seemed to pierce my inner soul, and I realize now that she knew ex- actly what I was thinking. I sat down at her command; she leaned for- ward, stared into me with her penetrating brown eyes, and then suddenly began to speak. Here her resemblance to a soothsayer became startling, not because she was foretelling my future, but because she was relating my past, bringing out all the little details which had escaped into the ob- livious whirl of my mind. She went on and on, and with every word I sank into deeper and deeper gloom at my sins. I certainly had not led a perfect life so far! Then, as suddenly as she had begun, she stop- ped, and then gave me words of advice which were kind and guiding. You should see my " fortune-teller " sometime - her room is down the main hall - just sit on the bench and wait. Caroline Nicholson - 5A THOUGHTS ON SPRINGTIME Spring has arrived with beauty fresh and green. The air is filled with birds ' song, bulbs are seen Pushing their spears once more up through the ground. And in the woodlands trilliums are found. We who are young, how can we live again, Through yet another spring and feel no pain? The beauty of the earth, each tender blade of grass 3o perfect, and yet doomed so soon to pass. Sandy Burke-Robertson - 5A MONDAY MORNING A Sonnet Slowly, slowly, onward I trudge, along Through dirt, through dust, through dingy wood, alone; My steps are slow, seemingly useless, on The dead desperate earth, a pallid tone. The sky is gauntly grey, a painting lone. The air, stagnant; my breaths come as a duel - Why must I be subjected to this known But sickly strife - a life desolate, cool. I slouch, I walk as if a blind lame fool - The burden pulls; will not this trek soon end? Far, far away 1 hear the warning rule. I run, for if not, death is round that bend The journey ' s end. I then go to my stool. Oh why, oh why now must I go to school? Elizabeth Raymont - 6 M GENIOUS IS AN INFINITE CAPACITY FOR TAKING PAINS This definition is true in its way, but It is not the whole definition of genius. A man may spend his whole life taking infinite pains over his work - writing, art, music, poetry, science - and yet he may not attain that level of perfection which we call genius. I believe that a man must have in him at birth a certain spark which gives him the ability to create a work which draws an emotional response from the listener, or audience. However, a genius must dis- cipline his life more strictly than others, or he could not produce a great work. A man may be bom with that spark, but unless he shapes his life in such a way that a blaze of inspiration results, he can produce no master-piece. Of course, the genius must polish his work like a diamond, but it is t hat initial blaze which counts. Anyone may polish his work and draw it higher in the search for perfection, but only a genius can produce a masterpiece in a flash of light. We may produce by infinite pains a work which may be hailed as the work of a genius, but there must always be something extra in a true masterpiece - that freshness which says that the poet, or artist, or composer, produced it under the stress of his emotion, and gave it its perfection while he was still blinded by his dream, not in the cool, rational light of dawn. Thus far I have been writing only of creative ability, and the dictionary gives us another definition for genius - a high intellectual power. Of course a man may use his high intellect to absorb more knowledge, and to understand, but it is hard to imagine one having this power not using it to create, and one having this understanding not passing it on to others. Such a man would seem to me rather like stagnant water, re- ceiving streams into itself, but not producing anything in return. But even so, I cannot see genius as " an infinite capacity for taking pains. " If the intellectual ability is used for learning, then surely a man will not have to take pains over his work, if for the only reason that he has an elevated understanding. And if genius consist of creative ability, the diamond is produced in a flash, and though it may be polished into an exquisite gem, no amount of cutting and polishing can make a crystal of quartz into a diamond. Michele Betts - 6M THE BRIDGE OF SAN LUIS REY " The Bridge of San Luis Rey " was to me perhaps the most interesting of the six books that I read during the summer. It gave beautiful accounts of the lives of five people and also it described the hopes and desires of a humble monK called Brother Juniper. Brother Juniper was spectator to a terrible accident which caused the death of these five people. The bridge, which ran across the top of a tremendous gorge, had been built centuries ago by the Incas. One day this bridge collapsed. On seeing this accident. Brother Juniper decided to make a detailed study of all five people involved. He set out in search of information to compile his texts, and as he progressed, the story of their lives is revealed to us. One of the five was the Marquesa Donna Maria. She was an eccentric v oman and one who suffered from loneliness. Her daughter married and left her to go to Spain. Her daughter Dona Clara constantly ridiculed her mother ' s bad habits and lack of finesse, so much that Dona Maria was driven to despair. She loved her daughter dearly and wrote passionate letters to her. Upon hearing that her daughter was to have a child, Dona Maria and her companion Pepita (who came from the orphanage run by Abbess Maria) made a visit to a sacred shrine. It was on the return home that the two plimged to their deaths while crossing the bridge. The third ill-fated traveller was Esteban, the twin brother of Manuel. They had both been raised at the orphanage and had lived together all their lives. They had never been separated except that Manuel had fallen in love with a beautiful actress, the Perichole, One day Manuel died due to a wond received in his knee, Esteban was so lonely that he was almost driven to insanity. He was offered a job on board a ship, but after some thought he turned it down, because he knew he couldn ' t leave Lima. It was on his return from the coast that Esteban too met his death. The two remaining characters were Uncle Pio and the son of the actress Perichole, The Perichole was a marvellous actress, and Uncle Pio was her maid, advisor, teacher and anjrthing that she needed. He loved her dearly and devoted all his efforts and time to her. The more famous she became, the more she wanted to be a lady and it was because of this that she gave up acting and banished Uncle Pio from her house. As a compromise, Uncle Pio made her give up her son for a year to be educated and taught the fine arts. It was on his way home that the boy and Uncle Pio were killed. All five lives had touched upon one another in some way and it was Brother Juniper ' s surprise when he could find no definite reason for their deaths , , , Later Brother Juniper ' s book was condemned as heretical, and he was burned at the stake, I enjoyed this book because I discovered so many interesting facts about life and the ways of people. I learnt how people are so easily affected by those around them and how kind we milst be to those in need. Altogether it was a most interesting and wonderful book. Judith Carter - 6M 38 WE SHALL NOT DIE It was the year two thousand - the end of the war. The world was now rebuilding itself and striving for prosperity. People were beginning to open their windows and let the sun in again; at last hope was being re-born. For once, materialism was not the heart of human desire, but the strong will to rebuild their once plentiful homeland. While many of his friends were working to restore their ruined country, Malcolm Adams was com- pleting his latest poem. He regarded human civilization as completely Idiotic. " What fools of blind patriotism these animals are! Our civilization is rotten, and dying - any effort to remend our damaged land is waste - complete waste! " Malcolm thought sneeringly. This was the content of Malcolm ' s poetry. It was extreme pessimism, shocking imagery and utterly despairing. Ne-vertheless, Malcolm ' s poem was published. Before the war his poetry had been not nearly as smothering and had been greatly acclaimed. But now with the birth of a new spirit, his poetry was poorly reviewed: - " Take it away, take it away! We are a nation beginning anew - give us the courage that we need. " - " Never before have I felt that Mr. Adams is wrong in condemning our civilization. But now when we have been miraculously given this new incentive to reassemble our shattered society, I truly feel that we are not the soft-souled creatures that he depicts. " Malcolm paid little attention to the critics, instead convincing himself of his superiority over the ignorant masses. One night he lay awake wondering if the end of the world would occur in his lifetime. He could see it only too well - the sickly grey of nothing, the cold touch of stone. Gradually, he fell asleep. Suddenly Malcolm awoke. He was aware of something hard pressing into his back, and he sat up. His ruddy complexion turned sickly white. His heart ran, the perspiration flowed down his face. There in front of him was nothing, absolutely nothing except ja ed rock. He looked above and a grey toneless sky met his horrified gaze. There was no sound. There was no colour. There was nothing. Malcolm sat. He was paralysed to that spot. Suddenly he heard a sound of a deep, sonorous voice: " Malcolm Malcolm you are afraid? Surely not. This is your world you know- this is the way you wrote about it - Here is your paradise, here it is, for you alone- alone- alone " The voice faded. Malcolm stood. The creeping, crawling spidery hands of fear were reaching over his cringing body. He stood, motionless for what seemed to be hours and then he screamed. This confident creature screamed at his own creation. His mind became cloudy- he began to run- to run as fast as he was able he ran he gasped he ran Then he tripped and his head hit a jagged rock- He awoke. The sun streamed into his bedroom and he could smell the freshness of the early morning. " A dream- a dream- Oh thank God that it was a dream! " Malcolm tiredly muttered. Then he looked down at his feet- they were cut and bruised. He looked into the mirror. Above his left temple was a deep gash, slowly healing. Malcolm didn ' t understand at first. But that was a long time ago. He never really returned to his pessimistic philosophy, but whenever he did lapse into it - it was not for long; for a killing pain caused by an old scar would remind him remind him. Liz Raymont - 6M SCHOOL CALENDAR September 7th September 21st October 5th October 5th October 9th October 12th October 20th: October 31st: November 2nd November 9th: November 16th: November 30th: December 12th: December 19th: December 20th: December 21st January 9th: January 18th: 11th 16th 28th School Reopened January 19th: : Fry Tennis Dance January 25th: Public Speaking Contest February 1st Thanksgiving Weekend School Reopened February ' Under Milk Wood ' - play by Dylan February Thomas February Keller Hallowe ' en Dance March 1st: Hallowe ' en Party March 20th: : Mother ' s Guild Bazaar March 27th: Long Weekend March 29th: Parents ' Reception April 15th Nightingale St. Andrew Dance April 19th Exams Begin April 21st Exams End Christmas Nativity Play and May 11th: Supper May 23rd: Boarder ' s Christmas Tree Party May 31st: Carol Service Jime 3rd: Christmas Holidays Begir June 11th: School Reopens June 14th: Junior Skating Party Samara Ski Dance ' Twelfth Night ' Free Day Long Weekend Philharmonic Concert 5A Valentine Dance House Speeches and Plays Long Weekend Exams Begin Exams End Easter Holidays Begin School Reopens Formal Dance at Golf Club Confirmation at Christ Church Cathedral Scholarship Exams Long Weekend Sports Day Exams Begin Exams End Closing EXCHANGES Ashbury College, Ottawa King ' s Hall, Compton Lower Canada College, Montreal Branksome Hall, Toronto Bishop Strachan School, Toronto The Grove School, Lakefield Haver gal College, Toronto Bishop ' s College School, Lennoxville Trinity College School, Port Hope St. John ' s Ravenscourt, Winnipeg Trafalgar School, Montreal Strathallan School, Hamilton The Study, Montreal Trinity College, Toronto St. Patrick ' s College, Ottawa ANSWERS FROM PAGE 29 ACROSS. 1. striped. 10. exams. 16. in 18. horses 25. nay 30. posted 40. new 43. eat 47. up DOWN 2. taxi 6. et 12. Anne 14. shy 15. top 21. sleep 23. sun 26. ad 32. sneezes 39. boys 40. number 51. weak 45. tease ANSWERS FROM PAGE 30. 1. Cathy Firestone 13. Anne Chaplin 2. Susan Burgess 14. Leslie Orlikov 3. Sheila Smale 15. Becky Heggtveit 4. Emmy Callow 16. Mary Mackay-Smith 5. Robin Ogilvie 17, Cairine Wilson 6, Kit McMeans 18. Ann Thum 7. Fleur Wallis 19. Donna Heeny 8. Rosemary McAuly 20. Pat Carlton 9. Margot Rothwell 21. Sherry Patterson 10. Kathy Rothwell 22. Janice Pratley 11. Beverly Erlandson 23. Fiona MacDonald 12. Jane Mirsky 41 42 School Di Addleman, Rhona 20 Malbo rough Ave, Aldous, Mardie ■ . . . . 41 Lambton Rd. Archambault, Jane ... 783 Eastbourne Ave. Armitage, Margaret ; . . . . 32 Sandridge Rd. Baker, Jocelyn 346 Sherwood Dr. Betts, Michele 489 Wilbrod Blyth, Jane 261 Buena Vista Rd. Blyth, Molly 261 Buena Vista Rd, Bratton, Nancy .... Box 140, Maniwaki, Quebec Burgess, Susan 1890 Norwood Ave, Burke- Robertson, Sandy " Marchmont, " Dunrobin, Ontario Callow, E mmy Box 539, Almonte, Ontario Carlton, Patricia , . , Box 326, Manotick, Ontario Carter, Judith 340 Marshall Court Chaplin, Anne , . . , Box 191, Manotick, Ontario Cruickshank, Susan . . . 284 Dickson Ave., Pembroke, Ontario Devinat, Martine 290 Buena Vista Road Duff, Cathy ... 200 Rideau Terrace, Atp. 806 Duval, Debbie 5 Belvedere Cres. Edward Heather 2 Lake view Rd., Bale d ' Urfe, Quebec Ellicott, Harriett 353 Mountbatten Ave, Ellis, Dorian 38 Charles St. Erlandson, Beverley 19 Noel Street Espaillat, Rita ......... 124 Springfield Rd. Firestone, Cathy 375 Minto Place Firestone, Brenda . 375 Minto Place Fletcher, Barbara 365 Brittany Drive Foote, Pamela 1409 St. Clare Rd., Town of Mount Royal, Quebec Foote, Wendy 1409 St. Clare Rd,, Town of Mount Royal, Quebec Francis, Sarah 197 Clemow Ave, Gluzman, Ingrid 473 Island Park Dr. Greenberg, Elizabeth 19 Fairfax Ave. Greenberg, Janice 19 Fairfax Ave. Greenberg, Reesa 440 Piccadilly Ave. Grisdale, Barbara 941 Mooney Ave. Heeman, Kit , . , 481 William St., London, Ontario Heeney, Donna 99 Lyttleton Gdns. Heggtveit, Becky 3061 Otterson Dr, Hind, Allyson 1100 Kiverdale Ave,, Cornwall, Ontario Hurtig, Louise 162 Stewart St. Keene, Mary 408 Buena Vista Rd. Kingstone, Pamela 7 Belvedere Cres. Laidler, Audrey 39 Lambton, Rd, Lariviere, Monique 159 Henderson Ave. Lazarovitz, Lynn 984 Mont St. Denis, Sillery, Quebec Liszy, Klarika 361 A Lakeshore Rd., Pointe Claire, Quebec Little, Barbara 266 MacLaren St, Loeb, Audrey " Stonehouse, " Aylmer Rd,, R,R. 1, Hull, Quebec Loeb, Karen " Stonehouse, " Aylmer Rd,, R.R. 1, Hull, Quebec MacDonald, Fiona 200 HowickSt, MacDonald, Jeanette 4 Ordnance St,, St, John ' s, Nfld, MacKay-Smith, Mary 175 Juliana Rd, MacPhail, Susan 254 Main St,, Maniwaki, Quebec Massey, Caroline 400 Lansdowne Rd, Mirsky, Jane " Marchmont, " Rockcliffe Park, Ottawa rectory MoljTieux, Gail Box 178, Maniwaki, Quebec Monk, Debbie , . . 1 Crescent Rd,, Granby, Quebec Morrison, Elizabeth , , , , 30 Westward Way McAulay, Rosemary 225 Hemlock Rd. McMeans, Kit 14 Birch Ave, Nancekivell, Diane 387 Summit Ave, Newman, Nancy , , , , Park Manor, Apt, 607, St. Catherines, Ontario Nicholson, Caroline 420 Minto Place Nicholson, Vicky 420 Minto Place Ogilvie, Robin 761 Acacia Ave, O ' Neill, Maureen 92 Lisgar Rd. Orlikow, Leslie , , , 200 Rideau Terrace, Apt, 504 Palmer, Sonia 963 Mooney Ave, Patterson, Sherry- Anne . , Box 329,R.R. 2,dttawa Pimm, Martha 556 Westminster Ave, Pratley, Janice . , . Box 613, R.R. 1, Ottawa Purves, Marilyn ,. 204 Carling Avenue Radcliff, Janet , , 2068 Benjamin Ave, Radcliff, Sandra 6 Crescent Rd, Raymont, Elizabeth 270 Park Road Reid, Judith , , , 60 John Street, Amprior, Ontario Richards, Sharonlee 471 Briar Ave, Roberts, Wendela 7 Crescent Rd. Robinson, Bonny 156 York Cres., Rose mere, Quebec Robinson, Carol ..... 187 Montclair Blvd., Hull, Quebec Robinson, Pauline , . 417 Hinton Ave. Rodger, Jane 375 Manor Road Rothwell, Katherine Box 78, R.R. 1, Orleans, Ontario Rothwell, Margot . , Box 78, R.R. 1, Orleans, Ontario Sainsbury, Vicky 523 Lang ' s Rd. Sanders, Ellie 236 Dunvegan Rd., Toronto, Ontario Schwartzman, Candi 890Dessane Ave,, Quebec 6, P.Q. Scott, Katie Box 325, Seaforth, Ontario Smale, Sheila , , . Box 1253, R.R. 2, Ottawa Smart, Carol joi 275 Springfield Rd. Sparling, Andrea 3025 Glencoe Ave,, Town of Mount Royal, P.Q. Sparling, Margaret 3025 Glencoe Ave,, Town of Mount Royal, P.Q. Stinson, Helen . . , , Box 198, Manotick, Ontario Stirling, Betty ' . . . 947Moncrieff Rd„ Town of Mount Royal, P.Q. Thum, Ann 717 Westchester Dr., Bale d ' Urfe, Quebec Turner, Sandra . , , , Box 370, Shawville, Quebec Twidale, Daphne 151 Rideau Terrace Waddell, Laura 285 Acadia Ave. Walker, Penny 6 74 Northland Ave., Burlington, Ontario Wallis, Fleur 164 MeadowlandDr,, Stittsville, Ontario Watson, Barbara Santa Anita 300, Lomas Hipodromo, Mexico 10, .D.F, Mexico Watson, Margaret , Santa Anita 300, Lomas Hipodromo, Mexico 10, .D.F, Mexico Watson, Patricia Santa Anita 300, Lomas Hipodromo, Mexico 10, ,D.F, Mexico Williamson, Ljmn 475 Cloverdale Rd. Wilson, Cairine " Plewlands, " Cumberland, Ontario Young, Debbie 1957 Castlewood Ave. ELMWOOD CLOSING JUNE 14, 1963 Guest Speaker: Dr. Dunton Academic prizes presented bv: Mr. Shaver, Ontario, District Inspector Sports prizes presented by: Mrs, Pratley FORM PRIZES: awarded for the highest average of the year. Form 4B: Vicky Nicholson Form 5B: Dorian Ellis Form 4A: Jane Archambault Form 5A: Caroline Nicholson Form 5C: Cairine Wilson Form 6M: Reesa Greenberg PROFICIENCY STANDING: over 80%, up to and including 5B, over 75%, 5A and 6 Matric Form 4B: Jane Blyth Form 5B: Debbie Duval Sarah Francis Brenda Firestone Maureen O ' Neill Audrey Laidler Form 5C: Susan Burgess Form 5A: Audrey Loeb Cathy Firestone Wendela Roberts Fiona MacDonald Form 6M: Lynn Lazarovitz Margot Rothwell Sandra Radcliff IMPROVEMENT MEDALS: awarded to girls who have made a 10% improvement over last year ' s average and have not won a proficiency prize Vicky Sainsbury, Becky Heggtveit JUNIOR PROGRESS PRIZE: Carolyn Smart, Carol Robinson INTERMEDIATE DRAMATICS: Cathy Firestone - achievement, Robin Ogilvie - progress SENIOR DRAMATICS: Wendela Roberts, Elizabeth Raymont JUNIOR ART: Maureen O ' Neill INTERMEDIATE ART: Molly Blyth SENIOR ART: Caroline Massey JUNIOR SCRIPTURE: Monique Lariviere INTERMEDIATE SCRIPTURE: Fleur Wallis, Audrey Laidler SENIOR SCRIPTURE: Caroline Nicholson JUNIOR MUSIC: Jane Blyth INTERMEDIATE MUSIC: Debbie Monk SENIOR MUSIC: Mardie Aldous SUMMER READING PRIZE: Judith Carter MOTHER ' S GUILD JUNIOR SPEAKING PRIZE: Margaret Armitage MOTHER ' S GUILD INTER. SPEAKING PRIZE: Elizabeth Morrison MOTHER ' S GUILD SENIOR SPEAKING PRIZE: Wendy Foote STRAUSS CUP FOR POETRY: Michele Betts INTERMEDIATE MATHEMATICS SCIENCE PRIZE: Audrey Laidler FRENCH PROFICIENCY PRIZES: awarded by the French Embassy Form 4C: Joceljoi Baker Form 5C: Form 4B: Vicky Nicholson Sarah Francis Form 5B: Form 4A: Pamela Kingstone Form 5A: Carol Robinson Fleur Wallis Cairine Wilson Debbie Duval Barbara Grisdale SOUTHAM CUP FOR JUNIOR HIGH ENDEAVOUR: Awarded for the highest endeavour in all phases of school life in the Junior school. It is the equivalent of the Summa Summarum in the Senior School. It is given to the girl who best lives up to the ideals of Elmwood, who shows leadership, good standing in her class, keeness in sports, and friendliness and helpfulness to others in the school. It is always hoped that the girl to whom it is awarded will go on to win the Summa Summarum. Awarded to: Vicky Nicholson HOUSE HEAD AWARDS: Fry - Elizabeth Raymont, Keller - Margaret Ann Watson, Nightingale - Karen Loeb SENIOR LANGUAGE PRIZE: Reesa Greenberg MATRICULATION FRENCH PRIZE: Lynn Lazarovitz EDITH BUCK RELIGIOUS KNOWLEDGE PRIZE: Judith Carter MATRICULATION ENGLISH PRIZE: Susan MacPhail MATRICULATION SCIENCE MATHEMATICS PRIZE: Bonnie Robinson GENERAL IMPROVEMENT IN 6 MATRIC: Wendy Foote GOLD MEDAL FOR GENERAL PROFICIENCY IN 6 MATRIC: Michele Betts ELMWOOD OLD GIRLS ' HOUSE MOTTO PRIZE: Diane Nancekivell - Fry GRAHAM FORM TROPHY: Form 5C CURRENT EVENTS CUP: Caroline Massey, Runner-up: Leslie Orlikov HOUSE TROPHY: Keller EDWARDS GOLD MEDAL FOR GENERAL IMPROVEMENT: Kit Heamari ALL ROUND CONTRIBUTION TO SCHOOL LIFE: Jeannette MacDonald BOARDERS ' HIGH ENDEAVOUR: Margaret Anne Watson BEST OFFICER ' S CUP: Elizabeth Raymont EWING CUP FOR CHARACTER: Reesa Greenberg HEADMISTRESS ' PRIZE: Mary Keene PHILPOT TOKEN: Sandra Radcliff Awarded to the girl who best maintains the spirit and ideals which, as well as a high standard of scholar- ship, achievement in games, and charm of manner, may set her mark upon the school in the spirit of ser- vices, freedom and fair play. SUMMA SUMMARUM: Judith Carter Awarded to the Senior Girl who has tried most faithfully to live up to the ideals ana oest traditions of the school and who possesses the qualities of integrity, trustworthiness, the spirit of comradeship and the capacity to achieve. The winner ' s name is to be added to the illustrious list on the placque in the Hall. THE GREEN FORM DRILL CUP: Form 5C THE WILSON SENIOR SPORTS CUP: Laura Waddell THE DUNLOP INTERMEDIATE SPORTS CUP: Fiona MacDonald THE FAUQUIER JUNIOR SPORTS CUP: Harriet Ellicott THE INTER-HOUSE SPORTS CUP: Keller THE SYMINGTON INTER-HOUSE BASKETBALL CUP: Keller THE DANIELS SENIOR BADMINTON SINGLES CUP: Barbara Fletcher THE JACKSON SENIOR BADMINTON DOUBLES CUP: Elizabeth Raymont, Margaret Watson THE MATHERS INTERMEDIATE BADMINTON SINGLES CUP: Barbara Watson THE RICHARDSON INTER. 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