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Four more than two years ago, our mothers brought forth into G.P.S. a new seventh grade
class, conceived in abject terror of cats and dedicated to the proposition that Seniors can do no
We were then engaged in a great civil war, Rat Week, testing whether this class or any other
class, so conceived and so dedicated, could long endure. fWe did. Amenb. We met on that great
battlefield, the lobby and halls of G.P.S. Now we have come to commemorate those who gave
their services that this class might survive- Emmy Pettway, president, Susan Overmyer, vice-
presidentg Betsy Chamberlain, secretary, Mary Walker and Carol Dietzen, student council repre-
sentatives. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should mention the girls of our class who
graced the May Court: Nancy Armstrong, Susan Overmyer, Judy Evans, Mary Ann Miles, and
Judy Harrison, the fact that we performed as "Waves" fswathed in Johnson and Johnson gauzejg
and our Christmas play cast, "The Gift of Love": Mary Lynn Barnwell, Nancy Armstrong, Janice
Shipley, Mary Walker, Kay McKenzie, Marjie Haley, Bettie B. Prozelius, Mary Ann Miles, and
Butch, and Baby Jeans whose head melted.
But in a larger sense we cannot dedicate, we cannot consecrate, we cannot hallow some of our
deeds as eighth-grade "cherubs,'-the destruction of the fire extinguisher in the gym, constant
chatter in chapel and fCensoredD , all resulting in permanent seats in Friday Study Hall and Miss
Heggie's Thursday make-up classes in gym. Our president, Mary Walker, and our counsels for
the defense, Susan and Graham, student council representatives, vainly tried to keep us in check.
Ann Corbitt, our welfare representaive, extorted our allowances for more worthy causes than the
usual shows, bubble gum, and preposterous schemes. Nancy A., Judy Evans, and Susan had prin-
cipal parts in the May Day production of "The Blue Bird." Bettie B., Ann, Carol, Patricia, Jane,
Katie, and Martha were the cast for the eighth grade play.
The brave teachers, living, but half dead from struggling to relegate our freshman exuber-
ance to worthy activities, did more for us than it is in our poor power to relate. Led by Presi-
dent Patty Park, we trekked to Nashville fwhich hasn't quite recovered yetb and penned letters
to lonely servicemen on the trip home in an effort to keep awake. We kept our student coun-
cilors, Ann and Lynn, busy defending our dubious activities. Managed by team captains, Linda
and Ansley, Mamie, Susan and Ansley starred in varsity sports. Martha Thomas led our welfare
campaign. Cynthia Shoemaker wielded the gavel as Mary Lynn, Bettie B., Gail, Ann, Carol, Judy
Harrison, Linda Longgley, Kay, Patty, Betsy B., Janice, Mary, and Lynn wielded dust cloths in
Library Club. The top honor of the year, the Freshman Cup, was won by Ann Corbitt. Mary
Walker, Mary Lynn, Judy Evans, and Katie had principal parts in "Midsummer Night's Dreamv
and Gail, Ann, Emmy P., Mary, Kay, Graham, B., Michele, Judy Pollard and Cynthia Shoemaker
had parts in the freshman play, "Thanks Awfullyf'
The world will little not nor long remember what we say here, but it will never forget
what we did as gay, young sophomores. One of our fondest OJ memories is of air raid practices
during which we cowered under the desks in Miss Whitaker's room, firmly believing ourselves
immune to atomic warfare. We were led by President Betsy Chamberlain, Katie, and Mary Ann,
and we were represented on the Student Council by Martha and Patty. Jonette confiscated our
funds for the Welfare Drive, and Jane and Mamie directed us on the athletic field. "Shakespeare's
Ladies" met in our sophomore play--Emmy P., Lynn, Mary, Ann, and Kay. Gail, Ann, Bettie B.,
and Judy Young were taken into the National Honor Society. Members of the Static Board from
our class included Ann, Bettie B., Mary and Graham. Nancy, Katie, Mary Lynn, Susan, and Mar-
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sha starred in May Day, while we fouled up the May Pole C This time, we were swathed in blue
gauze.D This was the year when everything was "jovial". Remember?
It was now for us as juniors to be further dedicated to the unfinished project which we had
thus far so nobly advanced-namely, that we cram as much fun, devilment, and plain good times
as possible into each school year. Headed By Nancy A., who was ably assisted by Mary Lynn and
Bettie B., we went down in history as the first class to have dances in the new gym. Heaven help
the finish on the new gym floorb. The Blacks and Blues battled this year under the command of
Mary Ann and Emmy W. Susan was our welfare representative and Patty and Judy Y. attended
the Student Council meetings in our name. Mary and Ann were the co-editors of the Static, and
Mary Ann, Patty, Martha, Mary Lynn and Gail were added to the board. Martha was president
of Christian Forum, and Betsy directed our sore muscles in the Modern Dance Club. At the close
of the year, Gail won the coveted Grace McCallie Scholarship.
The big event of the year was our trip to Washington and New York. None of us will ever
forget sleeping UD in the baggage racks and on the floor of the train on the trip up, running
up our mileage by "economically" walking up and down the Washington Monument and the
Statue of Liberty, shopping for handkerchiefs at Saks, Fifth Avenue, tramping around New
York in the rain, eating at those "fabulous" automats, and the kind hospitality U7 with which
we were received at Mount Vernon.
It is for us seniors to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us-that from this
remaining year we extract the last full measure of enjoyment. With Katie as our president, Kay
Gladish, our vice-president, and Cynthia, extracting our senior funds as treasurer, we embarked on
our final year at G.P.S. The Kaleidoscope was ably edited by Ann, assisted by Bettie B., and aided
by Kay and Betsy B., in the business matters. Other members of the Annual Board were Mary
Lynn, Lynn, Judy Young, Betsy C., DeeDee, Gail, Michele, and Janice. Graham presided over the
Student Council and Mary, Mary Ann, and Patty were our other defenders on the Council. Lance
led the school Welfare Drive, helped by Martha. Dot tried as president of the Music Club to in-
still a little "culture" in us, and Nancy A., as president of Modern Dance bravely directed to us
many aches and pains on Friday mornings. Sarah headed the Know Your Bible Club, Sally, the
Christian Forum, Jean, the Glee Club, and Martha, Theater Arts. Betsy C. was our lovely May
Queen, and her Maid of Honor was Mary Ann Miles. Most Popular was Cynthia and Most Ac-
tive was Graham. Mary Walker was chosen Neatest, Marsha, Most Graceful, Gail, Most Likely to
Succeed, and Ansley, Cutest.
We here highly resolve that these years shall not have been spent in vain-that this Class of
1957 shall always remember these years at G.P.S., and that the traditions of the school, by the
founders, for the students shall remain dear to us always.
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