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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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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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I, Lance Alston, will my art book to whoever wants it, in hopes she will get more out of it than I did.
I, Susie Amsterdam, will my ability to make the honor roll every six weeks to my sister Alice-poor child,
she's failing every subject.
We, Nancy Armstrong and Cynthia Finley, will our ability to fall in love to Judy McKenzie and Sally
We, Mary Lynn and Graham Walker, will our long straight hair to Julie Burgwinkel.
I, Betsy Brooks, will my many different colored lingernail polish to the spectrum in hopes that it will be-
come inspired for future colors.
We, Nancy Brown and Mamie Fowler, will our ability to keep out of trouble to Grace Moore and Betty Sue
I, Gail Bryan, will my handwriting back to the Egyptians.
We, Betsy Chamberlain, Joyce Rogers, and Dot Talley will pass French.
I, Ann Corbitt, will my weird study habits to any fellow procrastinator in hopes that she will thrive on
three hours of sleep better than I have.
I, Julia Corley, will probably be here again next year.
We, Linda Currin and Emmy Warner, will our voracious appetites to Judy Garner.
I, Marsha Deitch, will all my belongings to my sister Carol, who already has most of them.
I, Carol Dietzen, will my multi-colored hair to Marilyn Sherman, whose hair is such an uninteresting black.
I, Sarah Dowell, will my ducks to the water fountain.
I, Deedee Drosten, will my meticulously immaculate uniforms and my enormous collection of uniform vio-
lation slips back to the Student Council.
I, Jean Dubose, will my ability to get the morning funny paper first, to Bunny Turner, who races me to it
at the beginning of every fourth period study hall.
I, Judy Evans, will a year's supply of Hard Gloss Glo-Coat to our beloved gym floor.
I, Linda Forester, will my vitamin pills to Janie Hargraves, who never seems to have a bit of energy.
I, Jonette Galt, will my ability to catch one man to Katie Killebrew, who seems to be having so much
We, Kay Gladish and Carolyn Reynolds, will our horses to next year's gym classes to use for those long
jaunts from the playing field.
I, Katie Killebrew, will my athletic ability to Elizabeth Ann Tessman.
We, Michele Lauderbach and Bettie B. Porzelius, will our short and common last names to Nancy Browne
and Charlotte Jones, who have such long and complicated ones.
I, Kay McKenzie, will my sunlamp to the sunworshippers that appear every spring on the slope behind
school, in hopes that they might retain their glorious tans throughout the year.
I, Mary Ann Miles, will my mononucleosis to anyone who is not in the "Senior slump" and needs to rest.
I, Patricia, O'Conner, will my ability of making excuses to get out of work to any one who can put them to
I, Susan Overmyer, will my love of red heads to Pinkie Drosten.
We, Patty Park and Judy Young, will our Bermuda bells to the McCallie band and the G.P.S. ensemble.
I, Ansley Parker, will my loud mouth to Susan Seaborn, who never seems to open hers.
I, Judy Perkinson, will my love of Davidson to Cynthia Craig, who I hope will carry on the tradition.
I, Judy Pollard, being of feeble mind and downright sick body leave-Donit you?
I, Sara Prosterman, will my little sister Dorothy to G.P.S. for the next live years. That seems to be the
only way to get rid of her.
I, Janice Shipley, will my long, lacquered fingernails to Mrs. Thomas' volleyball team.
I, Martha Thomas, will my neatly combed hair-do to Janice Haley, who has such a fuzzy mop.
I, Sally Tyler, will my height to Jane DeLoach.
I, Mary Walker, will my corpulent figure to little bitty Ginny Montgomery.
I, Lynn Walter, will the litttle "greene" man back to Mars.
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