Lansdowne High School - Lahian Yearbook (Lansdowne, PA)

 - Class of 1950

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I lxrafz, V. Troianu. P. G!U'll11f'!1ft1lI, lf. flon.'11ul1n1'rf' an ar1r1'c'I1f hfsfory IIIUNIPIIIH llave you ever watchecl a stualent plug away at a tough assignlnent over a few openecl books in the library? Engaging in research. whether it be a niatter of learning about. Elizabethan England. or tl1e wheres ancl whys of the Dreml Scott tlecision, or the latest, intricacies of city planning or bonlb- ing, is grintling work which every stuflent with professional 1IlCllIl2ltl0llS nuist learn. About 50 per eent of our stuclent bomly enters institutions of higher learning. llost of the liansilowne stuclents who apply for college are arhnittexl. Pre-professional training is not an exclusive niatter of the college or inclustrial school, but starts right in liansclowne Iligh School. Knowledge about legal lnatters, chilrl-labor laws, free speech 2llllClNllIlQl1tS, state vs. national jurismliction, semlition court. decisions, and innumer- able other problems that the history stuclent spades his way through is given its birth in high school. Learning the functions of color, the control of disease. religious rlifferences anrl similarities, water supply limitations, and ineflical discoveries have provicletl lllilllj' hours of llllcUI'IIl2itlUll anclen- j0.VIll0l1t to the stuclent who envisages the years to c.nne in scientific research or lneflicinc. Y1l0I'lll papers written in biology. physics. chemistry. trigononietry vary f!'Jlll early experilnents of Ii. lfefizcl. J. I.l'UII,lfII'I1l, J. Kimzrfl, D. Jlzwller compare bool rcporfx Galileo to the latest fails in bonlb protection. Journalists on the schools publieations, the Lrzlzffm, with eleven consecutive 'hxll-.xlI1l'l'lC2lIlu awarcls anrl six flfllllllllllii "Nh-flalist" awartls, anal tl1e Ciflfllff tt' Gray, with eight consecutive first place awarcls, have more than once lll'C2l1l1L'Il of a eareer in the inefliuin of press conununication. The English courses, from nine to twelve, offer the ripest opportunities for all students to engage in research, planning, organizing, anml co-or4linat- ing, which they final usable in all types of work which they engage in. With a knowledge of correct English and a wifle backgrountl in worltl literature, hopeful writers are given the spark which provitles tlll'll' lives with the pillars of strength that they neeml to lean on. Students iuteresterl in public-speaking, ratlio work. tlraniatics, have gainerl valuable experience by participating in the many forums, discussion groups, bull sessions, anfl tlebates which are sponsoretl by all clepartinents and teachers. The quick thinking and thorough planning whfch a lawyer ueecls to win a case, or the diagnosis which a iloctor neemls to save a life, or the planning that an engineer nee4ls to builrl a house, or the human wismloni which a social worker must have, are sparkerl by every teacher in every i'lilSSl'UOI1l in tl1e school.

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