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Social Studies Brin Foreign Countries Closer Modern society is becoming more and more aware of the need for adecjuate instruction :in the social sciences. At Roanoke three years of social studies, including world history. United States history, government, and sociology, are required. World history students learn about all na- tions and their various types of governments. United States history students deal with prob- lems centered in our country, and government students try to be better citizens through more thorough knowledge of our governing body. Sociology class holds everyone ' s attention with discussions on topics ranging from the stock market, to alcoholism. One outstanding feature of the year for seniors was the visit of Congress- man J. Edward Roush, who showed a film and lectured on the duties of a congressman. Government students listen attenthely as J. Edward Roush answers questions about politics. Charlotte Clark and Sally Zart study a ylohe to ; nd that the shortest distance between two points is not al- ways a straiijlit line.
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Scholars Receive Recognition For Achievements Students at Roanoke not onlv had lioiirs of hard work and studv, but also the opportunity to receive recognition for their outstanding achie ements. This vear for the first time schol- ars were listed on a school honor roll, based on semester averages. Honors were bestowed on other students through Girls ' and Boys ' State, spelling bees, homemaker awards, and citizen- ship medals. Throughout all this, however, stu- dents were impressed with the knowledge that success is not measured in terms of honors, but in the satisfaction of a task well done. Left— ]ean Stabler receives the 1960 Betty Crocker Homemaker of Tomorrow Award from Mrs. Williams, home economics teacher. Bottom c f— Nolan Lahr exhibits some of the prize- winning corn that placed him runner-iip in the Hunting- ton County DeKalb Two-Acre Contest. Bc iia— Girls ' and Boys ' State winners Nancy Swihart and Jim Gay check the newspaper for nominations of the coming election.
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Business And Fine Arts Afcoue— Sophomore English students dramatize a play from their literature books. Ccnf?r— Ronnie Piatt demonstrates to Gaylan May how to manipulate a hand puppet. Bottom— hariy Middleton applies oil paints to canvas .as he completes a beautiful still-life. Literature in any language is not only a fine art, but also a mems to a better way of life. Te.xtbooks must be written in a basic language, words must be spelled properly, and students must be able to read and understand what was written. In English class studentj also learn to speak publicly without self-consciousness, and plays giye them a chance to deyelop dramatic talents, memory, and speaking ability. Latin students receiye an excellent foimda- tion for grammar in English and other languages, and also develop t ' .e ability to remember and concentrate. In art class stLidents learn color combinations, perspectiye, and the principals of design. Proj- ects included block printing, oil painting, sketch- ing, and puppet making. 10
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