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Page 13 text:
To Serve Them
the Old Guard at Iniiesture
Stone. Naisins, VYitlierspoon
All Ply Days
Selrlom l-:nown by the stuflents
are the Trustees of the Acadeniy. Vie
are fortunate to have had a particular-
ly fine history of devoted Trustees.
They are the real "owners" of the
school who are the ultimate policy
makers and hire the Hearlmaster.
Their support is eviclent in the success
of the school and. more obviously. in
the physical plant. parts of which hear
some of their names.
The Allies. a group of parents a ntl
friends of the Academy. are fliscusserl
on page 2 of this bool: They have a
long history of interest in the school.
The staff which loyally has lzept
the institution functioning. inclunles
secretaries. maintenance worl-zers.
special tutors. nurses and floctors.
food service personnel. store opera-
tors, business facilitators ancl flevelop-
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It was some years before his death in 1762 that William
Dummer. Lieutenant Governor of the Massachusetts Bay
Colony realized that the colonies must produce their own
leaders. It was for this purpose that he unselfishly left his
home and lands for the establishment of a school which
came into existence in the year 1763. This was the first act
of many to follow over more than two centuries which have
brought us to Governor Dummer Academy in the year 1984
. . . the Academy's two hundred twenty-first.
It was William Dummer's thought that such a school
would train young men for service to their fellow man. He
could not be blamed for not realizing that those leaders
would also be young women.
The present school motto can be traced back by taking
a quick look in Schumann Science Center where a plaque
hangs by the west entry. This plaque tells of the generosity
of seventy-one alumni who made possible the construction
of Lang Gymnasium in 1925.
In 1971, Lang Gym became Schumann Science Center.
At the bottom of the plaque appears the phrase "NON SIBI.
SED ALIISH - Not for self, but for others.
The year 1983-84 has seen a rebirth on the emphasis
of growth - not just for one's own benefit, but so the indi-
vidual may help others. We are greatful to Mr. Bragdon for
bringing a great tradition of service into sharper focus by
making an obscure phrase into the school motto -
NON SIBI, SED ALIIS
The four legs upon which a school
stands are its faculty, its students and
their parents. and its alumni. The
Academy has been blessed in its re-
cent history by having unique conti-
nuity in its faculty.
In the year 1930, Headmaster Ed-
ward Eames brought new vitality to
the school and a group of faculty who
were to serve until their retirements
over the past decade. This group be-
came affectionately known as the Old
Guard and included Mr. Eames, Ar-
thur Sager, Mac Murphy, Tom Mer-
cer and Ed Dunning. who were joined
soon by Ben Stone, Buster Navins and
eventually john Witherspoon. Mod-
ern day governor Dummer was mol-
ded by these men with their 304 years
A new "Old Guard" has now
emerged with men of long service to
the school and its students. They are
still active and include Heb Evans.
Dave Williams, Doug Miller, Bill
Sperry and Bob Anderson. Their total
time of service now amounts to one
hundred fifty-two years of teaching.
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