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Page 18 text:
The goal for the French class student is to acquire
good reading, writing, and speaking ability of the
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Latin class involved the study ofthe grammatical
fundamentals and vocabulary needed to prepare stu-
dents for acquiring a reading knowledge of Latin.1 It al-
so included the fundamentals of mythology. A prac-
tical application ofthe subject came in their studies of
English, since the English language is derived from
many Latin words.
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language. It involves the basic fundamental study in '
addition to language laboratory work. Pictured is the
French I class using the language lab facilities.
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ThegKn0wledge 0 ia Languag
Speech class, instructed by Mr. Robert Haxton,
prepared students to speak well in front of audiences.
Eulogies, arousing speeches, and speeches involving
some type of movement were covered. Panel discus-
sions and debates were studied. Each student was re-
quired to give a ten-minute play cutting during the
second semester of the school year. The speech students
were also in charge of making the announcements on
the public address system daily.
Greg Likes explains the care and operation of a
shotgun in a short demonstration speech.
Page 17 text:
ACADEMIC . . .
Most Important Dut
in High School for Students
Academic courses are of vital importance and are
the basic reasons that schools are in progress. Fine
academic records have been attained by Hil1sdale's stu-
dents and many new courses have been added in the past
two years to augment everyone's desire for learning.
Before graduation, certain academic qualifications
must be met. These include a minimum of sixteen credits
of which eight must be credits in four years of English,
physical education and health, and one unit of the fol-
lowing subjects: general science, algebra I or general
math, American history, and American government. To
graduate, a student must also obtain two majors and two
minors. The majors consist of three credits in any one
field while the minors consist of two credits in any one
The curriculum offered the pupils of Hillsdale High
seems to be of the highest caliber. A student may indulge
in four-year vocational programs of home economics and
vocational agriculture, or four-year programs dealing
with courses in mathematics, science, English, business,
or industrial arts.Two year courses in foreign languages of
French or Latin, and other courses of speech, social
studies, vocal music, band, art, and driver educationround
out the curriculum.
Mr. Graydon P. Abels, drivers' education teacher, in
structs Patti Long as to the importance of safe driving prac
tices before they start onto the highway.
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A few highlights of the freshman students' year were speed reading, reading
"Great Expectations" by Charles Dickens, and putting on a play of "Romeo and Juliet.
Another interesting highlight was library procedures taught by Mrs. Murray, librarian.
"Julius Caesar." by William Shakespeare, was acted out by the sophomore class.
Other selections read and studied by the sophomores were "Silas Marner" and "The
Rime of the Ancient Mariner." In addition to their literature studies, grammar played
an important part.
Both freshman and sophomore classes covered an extensive study of newspapers
under the direction of English teacher, Mr. Robert Lavengood.
Develops U nderstandin,
The junior class, accompanied by Mrs. Petty,
traveled to Columbus on January 12, to view the movie
production of "The Sound of Music." During the year,
they studied the various aspects of American Literature
and authors. The second semester's work included a
course in children's literature, as well as a research
The senior class, under the instruction of Mr.
Robert Haxton, studied the various ages of English liter
ature. One six-weeks period was devoted ro the study
of "Macbeth, " Students planning to enter college next
fall were required to write a 4000-6000 word research
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