Mount Airy High School - Airmont Yearbook (Mount Airy, NC)

 - Class of 1955

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lilyl ' oov ' d.ooy 1 THt 1955 IHIODT Published Bq THE ANNUAL STAFF OF MOUNT AIRY HIGH SCHOOL Mount Airy, North Carolina THE 1955 AIRMONT Presents “ . . . hills that dim and distant rise — H. G. Bell “Be it granted me to behold you again . . . Hills of Home! ’’ — R. L. Stevenson Zhe 2 Hills Of Home Mary Nell Parker, Editor Sarah Springthorpe , Business Manager Volume IV 3 foreword Our home, school, community, and the mountains that circle us will always be a part of us and remembered with nostalgia. Our high school has occupied an important place in our lives. In this fourth volume of Airmont we hope to preserve, through words and pic¬ tures, a memory of our high school life. Contents OUR OVERLOOKS ON Home Page 6 Peak Experiences 12 Guides and Instruction 28 Companions 46 Activities 70 Athletics 98 Advertisers 106 Index 118 ‘Rock-ribbed, and ancient as the sun.” — W. C . B ryant ‘No lovelier hills than thine. — Walter De La Mare 5 Our Mountains 6 Show Many Moods “Mountains are the earth’s undecaying monuments.” — Hawthorne Sr r 7 Our Zowh Js J Blend 8 " Aloft on sky and mountain wall Are God’s great pictures hung. " — Whittier 9 From Bannertown, North Main And Rockford, By Way of South Main, We Come To MOUNT 10 IRY HIGH SCHOOL " Into the highlands of the mind, Into the mountains let me go. " — Sir William Watson 12 v Peak Experiences EVERY-DAY HAPPENINGS TWIRP SEASON HOMECOMING BANQUET PROM COMMENCEMENT; MARSHALS MR. AND MISS M. A. H. S. KING AND QUEEN OF HEARTS 13 We Zreasure Both Zhe Routine We shall remember and treasure as peak experiences both the ordinary, day-by-day happenings and the special events of our school life. School opened with no new teachers on the faculty. Princi¬ pal H. M. Finch (right) gives instructions to Mrs. Ronald Boyles and Mrs. Watt Shuford who returned to the system after absence. Returning students quickly settle down t o routine work. A lost and bewildered fresh- Joe Curtis, Dieneke Nieuwenhuis, Judy Coe, and Carolyn man, Nancy Collins , asks the Jacobs use library material. directions to her class from anoldtimer atM.A.H.S., Weldon Taylor. Libby York and National Guardsman Char¬ lie Young hoist the new flag presented to the school by the Ladies Auxiliary of the V. F. W. 14 Miss Frances Young (center), practice librarian from Appalachian, meets assis¬ tants, Sarah Doggett and Wilma King. And Zhe Special Svents Even a broken shoulder does¬ n’t slow down the projection¬ ists. These boys kept busy with the audio-visual equip¬ ment are (left to right) Rich¬ ard Vaughn, Jack Smith, and Phil Smith. Responsible for getting the students to school are bus drivers (left to right) Jimmy Boyd, Newton King, Jack Hall, Stuart Brown, and Don Ed¬ wards . Night work is often ne annual. Ann Allred and Sarah Springthorpe and proofs. ressary to complete the Miss Simpson (top) and Mary Nell Parker read The year ends with e Goins) and teacher (Mi ams for student (Kay s Annie Thomas). 15 Some Special Over Cooks Zwirp Season Each year M. A. H. S. boys look forward to the second week in February when twirp (the woman is requested to pay) season is ob¬ served. This means that the girls must pay all bills and extend all the courtesies that are ordinarily the responsibilities of the boys. But twirp season has an advantage for the girls also,for it enables them to ask that dream man for a date without being frowned on by Emily Post. A mock trial is held to try and punish all offenders of the rules and regulations. All the fun is culminated in a formal dance given the last night of twirp season. Top left: Bob Tyndall enjoys the courtesy of Maryann Johnson at refreshment time. Left: It’s “thumbs down” for some unlucky culprit as the jury decides “guilty.” Below: J udfje Wally Shelton looks sternly at the not too un¬ happy group of offenders haul¬ ed into twirp court. V Si u SZ j | 55 r] » } ■ i 1 Beth Ashby, Edwin Goad, and James Sitison ( standing) Sarah Springthorpe and Tommy Kerr (seated) 1 find that crime does not pay as they wear ap¬ rons and black hose and carry books in suitcases or little brothers’ wag¬ ons . 16 tep resents Pure Juh Homecoming A big parade; the last football game of the ’54 season; a half time crowded with a super band show, sponsor s for senior football players , and the crowning of the queen-all these make homecoming a spectacular success. Five girls were elected by the student body from the fifteen candidates nominated by the football players. In a second election the stu¬ dents chose from the five a queen whose identi¬ ty was not announced until she was crowned at half time. Lucy Sydr r is crowned homecoming queen by co-captains Jack Taylor and Rayno Wilson. Grey Childress gains yardage to set up one of Mount Airy’s nine touchdowns against Wal- kertown. Cheerleaders head the parade on the float of room 203. I Candidates for homecoming queen ready to be in the parade are (bottom) Sandra Midkiff, Peggy Vogler, (top) Elizabeth York, Sarah Doggett, Lucy Syd nor. Senior Enjoy Peak Of Social Good food, good company, and good fun made the senior banquet a suc¬ cess. Seated around the table from left to right: Dick Phillips, Glenda Snow, John Martin , J udy Pruett, Nan¬ cy Tharrington, G.L.Gentry, Penny Boyles, and Charles Carter. Faculty members enjoying the sen¬ ior banquet are Mrs.Anne Pruitt, Mr. E. W. McLeod, Jr., Mrs. Tom Mackie, Mrs. H. M. Finch, Mr. Finch, Mrs.L.B. Pendergraph, Mr. Pendergraph. These seniors relax before they start their night of dancing. Left to right: Buddy Smith, Betty Royal, Mary Jo Jones, John Clifton, Bonnie Blue and Howard Pruitt. 18 i Activity At Annual Banquet Senior members of the band and glee club provided music at the senior banquet. They are (left to right) John Martin, Charles Carter, J, C. Kir km an, Howard Pruitt, James Merritt, and Dick Phillips. The Senior Banquet and the Junior- Senior Prom high light the spring activi¬ ties and climax the most interesting years of school life. In their gayest moods and loveliest clothes , seniors and faculty members gat¬ her at Reeves Y. M. C. A. for the banquet planned by and for the seniors. Music, comedy, and the awarding of silly super¬ latives marked the 1954 edition of this long anticipated event. The Girls’Trio that sang at the sen¬ ior banquet poses on the steps of Cinderella’s carriage. Left to right: Sallie Ann Car roll, Shirley Perry, Rebecca Hatcher. 19 Prom (jives Enchanted Evening The prom is an especially memorable occasion for the juniors because they have had the fun of preparing for it. (above, left) Margaret Joyce and Elbert Hull put the final touches on decorations for the prom. (Above , center) Linda Cox, J uanita Dix, Lynda Pell, Ray Hem rick, Margaret Joyce, and Gerry Bra nnock work on Cinderella’s coach. Danceable m usic was furnished by Jimmy Myers’ band and Ruby Lee, vocalist. Following the Senior Banquet, the Junior-Senior Prom is held at the Y. Results of many hours of work by junior committees are seen in the decorations, refreshments, music, and the smooth-running of the dance. Cinderella’s enchanted evening had nothing on the 1954 Prom which brought enchantment to count¬ less juniors and seniors. After the dance was officially over , many students went on to a s e r i e s of parties ending with breakfast at the hotel, at someone’s home, or at a mountain pic¬ nic . Dancing to the theme of “Some Enchanted Evening,” real live Cinderellas and Prince Charmings made a colorful and gay figure. 20 Zo juniors find Seniors Margaret Jones and Dayle Phillips set the pattern for Miss Elea¬ nor Collins and Mr. Ramey as they dance to a lively tune. 21 Graduation Js Zkc Height Commencement brings thoughts both happy and sad. Seniors are happy to have successfully completed their high school work, but sad to be ending this phase of their life. Virgil Christian and Jo Ann Palmer receive coveted Shirley Peters Citizenship awards from Mr. Finch. Commencement, 1954- the juniors stand to be installed by Principal H. M. Finch as the 1955 seniors. 22 Zo Which We 11 Aspire Marshals serving at the 1954 commencement exercises are (left) Libby F inch, Lynda Pell,Sarah Springthorpe, James Sitison, Edwin Goad, (center) Linda Cox, Dorothy Brown, Mary Jean Marshall, (right) Libby York, George Wright-chief. George Wright, Jr. Chief Marshal Good grades payoff as marshals receive their ribbons from Miss Annie Thomas, sponsor. The ten junior s with the highest scholas¬ tic averages are chosen. Shown above are Dorothy Brown, Linda Cox, Mary Jean Marshall, Miss Thomas, Sarah Springthorpe, Lynda Pell, James Sitison, Libby Finch, and Elizabeth York. 23 Mr. Mount Miry High School Bud Oliver J unior John Cashwell Sophomore Jerry Nester Senior MR. M. A. H. S. Leon Davis Ausiva Mills J unior Worrell Kurtz Sophomore Sam Inman F reshman Reginald Davis F reshman The fourth annual Mr.and Miss Mount Airy High School contest was sponsored bv Hig h Spots in December. Two candidates from each class were chosen by the staff on the basis of scholas¬ tic work, popularity, school spirit, and partici¬ pation in school activities. 24 Miss Mount Airy High School Barbara Jester J unior Kathleen Simmons Sophomore Debbie Calloway F reshman Mary Jean Marshall Senior MISS M. A. H. S. Elizabeth York All students voted by secret ballot. Win¬ ners were announced in Hig h S pots . Other winners have been Roger Simmons and JeanneGwyn in 1952,David Browne and De- lores Mills in 1953, and Virgil Christian and Jo Ann Palmer in 1954. Sarah Doggett J unior ! Rebecca Westmoreland Sophomore Dink Caldwell F reshman 25 Zke King And Crowned At SMITH HOLCOMB The 1954 winter season was enlivened by the King and Queen of Hearts contest, sponsored by the Tri-Hi-Y and cli¬ maxed by a formal dance. The highlight of the Sweetheart dance was the crowning of the unannounced King andQueen of Hearts. 26 Queen Of Hearts Are Sweetheart Dance QUEEN OF HEARTS Candidates: Debby Hauser Shirley Clifton Juanita Dix GLENDA SNOW A committee of Tri-Hi-Y girls selected a candidate from each class on the basis of scholarship and popularity. A carton for each candidate, with his picture, was placed outside the library and at a local drugstore. Students voted by penny votes . Profits were used for the World Service project of the Tri-Hi-Y. 27 “Something hidden. Go and find it. Go and look behind the Ranges — Something lost behind the Ranges. Lost and waiting for you. Go! ’’ — Kipling This Certifies That 28 Stfity ' , tAcvtf ( at iL _ f i -—- i | t. k trj Jay mntbtn JUtuhvd ■ I ! Quides And Instruction Administration F ac ulty Classroom Work 29 Excellent Administration Makes An experienced, able , and interest¬ ed administration sets the tone for our smooth-running school. Superintendent, principal, and five board members to¬ gether represent 150 years of selfless service to our school system — a record few communities can equal; a record we view with pride and gratitude. Superintendent L. B. Pendergraph and Dr.Martin, school board chair¬ man, enter the building. Many office details are necessary to the efficient operation of a school system. A t right Superintendent L. B. Pendergraph looks over corres¬ pondence with Mrs. Juanita Barber, secretary. Principal H.M.Finch presides over the first high school faculty meeting of the year. 30 Good School System Supt. L. B. Pendergraph Principal H. M. Finch Dr. Moir S. Martin Mr. W. I. Monday Mr. Robert M. Smith Mr . W . S . Porter Mr. Roy M. Nelson MOUNT AIRY HIGH SCHOOL 1951 SCHOOL BOARD M. S. MARTIN W. 1. MONDAY ROY M. NELSON W. S. POR.itR L. B. PEN DERG RAP H II. M. FINCH GRAVES t IOY R.H. P1NNIX CHAIRMAN Vice chairman ROBERT M. SMITH SUPhRlN i ' ENDEN 1 PRINCIPAL ARCHITECTS CONTRACTOR The inscription in the lobby of our building pays tribute to our admin¬ istration . The cafeteria is one of the special joys of our new building — for both food and fun. We owe our excellent food and quick service to these la¬ dies (seated, left to right) Mrs. Kate Jackson, Mrs . Lucy Beamer, (stand¬ ing) Mrs .Selena Moxley and Mrs . Pa ul Speight. 31 English Department Offers Variety MRS. MARY NEAL English Proficiency in English is the key to our acquisition of knowledge and skill and our enjoyment of leisure. Six instructors teach twenty English classes, including journalism and commercial English. Grammar , literature , written and oral ex¬ pression, appreciation, reasoning ability — all are a part of our English courses. After making book re ports, members of Mrs . Neal’s English III class pre¬ pare to fill in their reading cards. MISS ANNIE THOMAS English Dramatizing “Our Guide in Genoa and Rome” from Mark Twain’s In- cidents Abroad, are (left to right) Melvin Marion, Jerry Dodson, Ray- no Wilson,Bobby Badgett, Tim Jes¬ sup, and (seated) Ronnie Pruitt. Coach Shelton checks the roll of his English II class in the lull before the hard work starts. 32 Jn Approach Jind Jn Personnel MISS EVA HOLDER English, Journalism Sentence analyses drill takes on new life in senior English with a lively baseball game between the boys and the girls. Mary Louise Hatcher scores a run by batter Jerry Nester as catcher Lynda Pell calls “cor¬ rect ”, Betsy Levering checks her speech for the World Peace Speaking Confest with Mrs. Mary Neal, her advisor. Betsy’s speech won her first place in the 1954 dis¬ trict contest, an all-expense-paid trip to New York and Washington, D. C., and a television appearance in Greensboro. 1954 High. S pots received a first class rating from the National Scholastic Press Association. Gayle Dobson, editor; Sallie Ann Carroll, and Barbara Fowler study the score book announcing their rating. 33 These students give the old game of Bingo a new twist. Try play¬ ing i t in Spanish! (Left row, front to rear) Joan Midkiff, Sandra Midkiff, Bobby Perkins. (Right row) Jo Ann Smith, Libby York, and Mrs. Mackie. Foreign languages offer much more than a technical knowledge of Spanish or Latin. From them we also gain knowledge of other cultures and ways and of our interdependence on them. From them, too, we gain a deeper understanding of our own language. Two teachers conduct six classes in foreign languages — four in Latin and two in Spanish. Latin and Spanish clubs make these classes fun as well as work. MISS ADA HAYMORE Latin, English Though Latin may be a dead language, Joe Johnson agrees it is quite interesting to a living American student. foreign languages (jive Us U reader Views 34 Physical Education Peaches Marc Students “This is a relief from sitting still! ’’ Linda Worrell and Louise Morris prepare to jump the ball held by Coach Moir as other members of the Physical Ed. class look on. Physical education entered our curriculum this year a s a required subject for freshmen. Two instructors work with the four classes. With physical education reaching more stu¬ dents and the new gym finally in use, we add an¬ other department to our school. Coaches Shelton and Moir hope the new physical ed¬ ucation setup will not only add more trophies but also benefit all students. A long awaited dream came true when the new gym was first open ed for basketball practice after Christmas. 35 History ' Department Offers Help The history department offers eight classes taught by four instructors. The knowledge, un¬ derstanding, and practice in thinking, evaluating, and in using supplementary materials gained from the social sciences are invaluable. History III sent George Wright and Wanda Willard to the library for materials. " I’ll show you where it is! " Jimmy Hale and Jane Welch, mem¬ bers of Mrs. Mackie’s world history class, discuss the location of Constantinople. REXDOH OF rmwSSmiT CF THE t;if COMnJNfXf BUILT THE □BE DIE MCSk PL iQJAL OPPORTUNITY tfiCHT or HAS AS LQRpy: Mi GOV E RIM M E N T -■f. With American history students Gerry Brannock and Jack Hall, Mr. Ramey examines the bulletin board contrasting Democracy and Communism. 36 Zkrougk Understanding Of Problems Students in Mrs. Barr inger ’ s civics class are well informed on current news. Catching up on the latest are James Monroe and Gaynell Jones. Carl Badgett and Jerry Nester, history IV students and future ty¬ coons, check stock investments in a New York newspaper. Shirley Perry won the 1954 D. A. R. history cup pre¬ sented by Mount Airy Chapter of the D. A. R. for the best paper on a North Carolinian’s contribution to America. Shirley’s paper was on Edward R. Murrow. 37 Piology, Chemistry, Physics, Kadio -Z.V., A via tion. Who’s afraid of snakes? Certainly not these biology experts. They are (left to right) Mr. Steed, Kathleen Sinnijnons, John Cashwell, Randel Willard, and Richard Vaughn. Learning the parts of a human skeleton, which Mr. Steed’s biolo¬ gy students fondly call “Frank, Jr.,” are (left to right) Bobby Gwyn, Jane Welch, Bootie Ayers, and Betty Jo Thore. Physics — oh! what fun! “Mr, Steed will that experiment really work?” Carl Badgett, Yancey Beamer, and Sarah Doggett watch a barometer in a bell-jar. 38 -All Ate Offered Jn Our Science Department To biology, chemistry, physics, and aviation, the science department this year added a three- hour course in radio-television. The new voca¬ tional course is taught by Mr. Robert M. Hiatt. Glenn Simmons, a member of the radio-t levis- ion course, is intent upon repairing this radio. Jerry Nester takes over Mrs. McKinney’s chemistry class to demonstrate the distilation of water. MR. ARNOLD RAMEY History, English Aviation, Physical Ed. The boys in Mr.Ramey’s aviation class enjoyed making this mod¬ el airport. 39 Zhere Jre Classes 9or The math department consists of four teachers offering thirteen classes in arithmetic , algebra , geo¬ metry, and trigonometry. In order that no one’s math needs will be overlooked, the com¬ mercial department offers, in addi¬ tion,courses in bookkeeping and business math. Freshmen find arithmetic has many pitfalls . However, this line of figures is not difficult to add when Thomas McHone has Mrs. McKinney to help. MRS. VERA THOMAS Algebra, Arithmetic si£s£si£si£ss|f:i| llglgBSSSSSiSiB ' ■■■■■■■BBBggfilBSBBB BlI MiM aal Mrs. Thomas shows Vera Carl, her daughter and a member of her algebra I ' class, the correct graphing method. 40 AH Our Math Needs Occupations to Which Interest and Ability in Sarah Springthorpe and Linda Cox study the chart which shows different occupations to which trigonometry may lead them . “Geometry is not hard for us agree B ud Oliver and Belle Harkrader as they prove lines parallel. 41 Home Economics Aids Pleasant C icing A creation to rival Dior’s is in preparation here . One of the many things these girls learn from their home making course is the correct way to cut cloth. Mrs. Watt Shuford, instructor, (left) demonstrates as Janice Leftwich, Connie Nance, Wilma Smith, and Wanda Kirkman look on. The Surry and Yadkin County District vocational meeting was held here on September 11, 1954. With the two visiting delegates are: (Front row, left to right) Norma Brown, vice-president; Dorothy Hull, president; Janice Leftwich, secretary. (2nd row, 3rd from left) Annette Baber, parliamentarian; Mrs. Shuford, advisor Mrs.Steelman of Yadkinville , president of Surry-Yadkin group of Home Economics teach¬ ers is labeled by Wilma Smith. 42 Shop Work (jives Practical Experience The vocatio nal shop department offers two shop classes, one me¬ chanical drawing, and a three-hour carpentry class. This year the boys in carpentry ha ve worked on the new gymnasium located next to the shop building. Bobby Withers works industriously at his mechanical drawing. The boys in Mr. Williams ' carpen¬ try class work eagerly toward the completion of our gym. The shop is a busy place. Here Leonard Jackson, Jack Smith, Jimmy Hale, and Bobby Shaw work at the lathe and other shop machinery. 43 Commercial Courses Prepare Office Workers MRS. ANNE PRUITT Bookkeeping, Typing, Office Practice The commercial department offer s a varied program designed to prepare students for jobs. Three instructors hold classes in typing, short¬ hand, bookkeeping, office practice and business training. Noncommercial students may take courses in the department as space permits. Carolyn Inman looks on as Lucy Sydnor demonstrates the helpfulness of an adding machine in office practice class. MISS ELEANOR SHUMAKER Shorthand, Business Training MRS. MARY BOYLES Typing Gerry Brannock tackles shorthand with the typical enthusiasm of a student for learning anything new. 44 Mrs . Boyles , instructor, gives Carolyn Inman expert assistance on a typing diffi- c ulty. Music ‘Develops Zke esthetic; Well Stocked library Rounds Out MU Departments MR. CHARLES JOHNSON Band, Glee Club Over 4,800 books, fifty maga¬ zines, five newspapers, helpful as¬ sistants , interested librarian, pleas- ant surroundings, and work atmos¬ phere— these are combined in a lib¬ rary that supplements all other de¬ partments of our school. MISS JEAN SIMPSON Library (Top) Mr. Johnson directs a glee club concert. (Above) Band members Harvey Pulliam, Joe Johnson, Sam Wall and George Williams, Jr., get in some extra practice. The music department sche¬ dules two classes for glee club and one for band. Two periods are used for work with elementary school band students. Many extra hours of work put in with afternoon and even¬ ing practices insure performances of an excellent, professional caliber , Miss Simpson confers with Dean Brown as Eddie Bondurant helps Don Rose and stu¬ dents use library. 45 46 Companions Seniors Superlatives J uniors Sophomores F reshmen 47 Bill Adams Beth Ashby Charles Adams Billie Ayers Joyce Ayers John Baity Kermit Bondurant Carl Badgett Dawn Belton Barbara Bowman .After years Of Anticipation Senior class officers are Jerry Nester, president; Mary Jean Marshall, treasurer; Sarah Springthorpe, vice-president; Leon Davis, secretary. BILL ADAMS Football 1, 2, 3, 4; Hi-Y 3, 4; Monogram Club 2,3,4; Basketball 1,4; Intramural Basketball 1, 3; Baseball 4; Hall Monitor 4; Track 1 , 2, 4. CHARLES ADAMS Hi-Y 3 , 4; Monogram Club 2, 3, 4; Foot¬ ball 3, 4; Glee Club 4; Wittiest Senior 4. ELIZABETH JUDSON ASHBY Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Tri-Hi-Y 3, 4; Latin Club 2; Band 4. BILLIE NELL AYERS Tri-Hi-Y 3, 4; Hall Monitor 3, 4. JOYCE AYERS Tri-Hi-Y 4; F. H. A. 1, 2, 3; Monogram Club 2, 3, 4; Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4; Most Athletic Girl 4. CARL BADGETT Hi-Y 4. JOHN BAITY Hi-Y 3,4; Baseball 1,2,3,4; Latin Club 3. DAWN BELTON Tri-Hi-Y 3. KERMIT BONDURANT Hi-Y 4. BARBARA BOWMAN Tri-Hi-Y 3, 4; Office Page 4. Seniors Seniors JIMMY BOYD Bus Driver 3, 3 , 4. GERALDINE BRANNOCK Latin Club Treasurer 2; Glee Club 1,2,3, 4; Secretary 4; Tri-Hi-Y 3, 4, Treasu rer 4; Hall Monitor 4; Vice-pres .Student Coun¬ cil 4; Delegate to Tri-Hi-Y — Hi-Y Camp 4; Jr.-Sr. Prom Committee 3. MARY LYNN BRANNOCK Tri-Hi-Y 3, 4; Hall Monitor 1; Monogram Club 4. JIMMY CARPENTER Hi-Y 4. LINDA COX Majorette 2,3,4 , Chief 4; Latin Club Vice- president 2; Student Council 2,3; Glee Club 2,3; Tri-Hi-Y 3, 4,Chaplain 4; Dele¬ gate to Tri-Hi-Y — Hi-Y Camp 4; Twirling Corps 1 JOSEPH LEROY CURTIS In the senior assembly. For A Rainy Dav . Linda Cox becomes quite alarmed as Charles Adams explains how all the kids think their family is rich since their mom spends so much money. Glee Club Soloist 1,2,3,4; Non Corns Club 1, 2 (Fork Union Military Academy) Span¬ ish Club 4; Hi-Y 4. LEON DAVIS Glee Club 1,3,4, President 4; Hi-Y 3, 4, President 4; Monogram Club 2, 3, 4; Foot¬ ball 2, 3 , 4; High S pots Sports Editor 4; Class prophet 4; Most Popular boy 4. BETTY JEAN DEATHERAGE Latin Club 2; Tri-Hi-Y 4. JUANITA DIX Class Secretary 3; Cheerleader 3, 4, Chief 4; Tri-Hi-Y 3,4; Monogram Club 3, 4; Hall Monitor 1, 2; Jr.-Sr. Prom Committee 3; Most School Spirited 4; Most Popular Girl .4. Joe Curtis Betty Deatherage Leon Davis Juanita Dix Jimmy Boyd Mary Lynn Brannock Roy Clifton Geraldine Brannock Jimmy Carpenter Linda Cox Marie Edmonds Don Edwards Louise Eldridge Keack Desired Qoal Seniors Class night speakers elected by the senior class make plans with their class sponsor, Mrs. Bar¬ ringer. (Left to right) Charlotte Robertson, poet; Mrs. Barringer; Sarah Spr ingthorpe, his¬ torian; Leon Davis, prophet; and Jerry Nester, testator. In the senior assembly play, a neighbor comes to the Schaffers’ rescue with a box of food just in time to impress the boss that the family is in dire need of money. (Left to right) John Bai¬ ty, Charles Adams, Mary Mon Key, and Libby Finch. MARIE EDMONDS Tri-Hi-Y 3; Student Council 1 . DON EDWARDS Football 1,2,3,4; Monogram Club 2, 3, 4; Hi-Y 3; Bus Driver 3, 4. LOUISE ELDRIDGE Glee Club 4; Spanish Club 3; Tri-Hi-Y 3, 4; J. V. Basketball 1 . BENNY FELTS Glee Club 1, 2; Hi-Y 3, 4; Student Council 1 . LIBBY ANN FINCH Class Vice-president l;Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Treasurer 3,4; Jr.-Sr. Prom Commit¬ tee 3; Marshal 4; Tri-Hi-Y 3, 4; Reporter 4; High S pots Picture Editor 4; Student Council Treasurer 4; Latin Club 2; Can¬ didate for Student Council president 3. ZANE GALYEAN Baseball 1, 2, 3, 4; Monogram Club 1 , 2, 3, 4. Zane Galyean Mary Jo Goad Edwin Goad Bettie Gunnell Seniors EDWIN GOAD Student Council 1,2; Airmont Staff 3; Hall Monitor 3; Candidate for Mr. M. A. H. S. 2; Hi-Y 3, 4; Office Page 3, 4; Marshal 3; Most Studious Boy 4. MARY JO GOAD Tri-Hi-Y 4; Spanish Club 4; F. H. A. 2. BETTIE GUNNELL Tri-Hi-Y 3, 4;F.H. A. 1, 2, 3; Library Assistant 2 , 3 , 4 . GIBBS GWYN Glee Club 2,4;Band3, 4, President 4; Hi- Y 3,4, Treasurer 4; Substitute Bus Driver 3, 4; Spanish Club 4. JACK HALL Glee Club 2, 3, Business Manager 3; Hi- Y 3, 4, Chaplain 4; Bus Driver 3, 4. SYLVIA HANTZOPOULOS Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Band 3, 4; Tri-Hi-Y 3,4; Library Assistant 2,3,4; High S pots Advertising Manager 4; Delegate to Hi-Y — Tri-Hi-Y Camp 4 , MARY LOUISE HATCHER Glee Club 1 , 2, 3, 4; Tri-Hi-Y 3, 4; Latin Club 2. BETTY ANN HAWKS F. H. A. 1 , 2; Basketball 1 , 2. RAY HEMRICK Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Band 1, 2, 3, 4, Bus¬ iness Manager 3; Hi-Y 3, 4; Airmont Staff 4; Jr.-Sr. Prom Committee 3; (Palm Beach: Class Treasurer 1; Football 1; Civics Club 1 .) SHIRLEY HENDERSON 4-H Club 1, 2, 3,Secretary 3, Treasurer 2; Latin Club 2; Glee Club 2,3,4; Tri-Hi- Y 4. “Meet Mount Airy High School!” For the first program in a series of broadcasts about schools in our vicinity, these seniors present a ra¬ dio skit to inform the public of our life at Mount Airy High School. The profile was written and dramatized by (left to right) Leon Davis, Libby Finch, Charlotte Robertson, Mary Nell Parker, George Wright, Libby York, and (not seen) Lynda Pell, Sylvia Hantzopoulos . Gibbs Gwyn Jack Hill Mary Louise Hatcher Curtis Hawks Ray Hemrick Clive Hall Sylvia Hantzopoulos Betty Ann Hawks Roseann Hayes Shirley Henderson s v Betty Hiatt Nelda Hill Lou Ann Holloway Elbert Hull Paul Hull Increased Activity And Prestige BETTY HIATT Student Council 1,2; F. H. A. 1; Tri-Hi-Y 4; Latin Club 4. NELDA HILL Latin Club 2; Glee Club 2, 3, 4, Librarian 4; Homecomin g Candidate 3, 4; Student Council 4; Tri-Hi-Y 3, 4; High Spots Cir¬ culation Manager 4. LOU ANN HOLLOWAY Tri-Hi-Y 3,4; Basketball 1,2, 3, 4; Mon¬ ogram Club 2,3,4; High Spots Girl’s Sports Editor 4; Office Page 4. ELBERT HULL Basketball Manager 1, Monogram Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Hi-Y 3, 4, Vice-president 4; Glee Club 4; Jr.-Sr. Prom Committee 3. CAROLYN INMAN F. H. A. 1; Hall Monitor 2,3; Tri-Hi-Y 4. MARY FAYE JACKSON Tri-Hi-Y 3; Student Council 3. WILMA JARRELL Glee Club 3; Tri-Hi-Y 3, 4; Cheerleader 2,3,4; Monogram Club 3, 4; Candidate for Miss M. A. H. S. 2. Seniors The funeral of Walkertown, complete with corpse, choir, and mourners, won first prize in the homecoming parade for room 105. SHIRLEY JONES Glee Club 3, 4; Tri-Hi-Y 3, 4. MARGARET JOYCE Glee Club 2, 3, 4; Librarian 4; Latin Club Secretary 2; Majorette 3,4; Tri-Hi-Y 3,4, President 4; Student Council 4, Secretary 4; Delegate to Tri-Hi-Y — Hi-Y Camp 4; Jr.-Sr. Prom Committee 3. MARY MON KEY Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Tri-Hi-Y 3, 4; Latin Club 2; Airmont Staff 3, 4; Band 3, 4; Li¬ brary Assistant 2, 3. KATHLEEN KING Latin Club 2; Hall Monitor 3, 4; Tri-Hi-Y 3, 4; Office Page 4. NEWTON KING Bus Driver 3,4. BOBBY KISER Glee Club 2,4; Sportsman Club 2 (High Point Senior High); Hi-Y 2, 4. BETTY JEAN LEFTWICH Latin Club 2; Tri-Hi-Y 3, 4; Office Page 4; Hall Monitor 4. Margaret Joyce Kathleen King Mary Mon Key Newton King 52 Carolyn Inman Mary Fay Jackson Wilma Jarrell Shirley Jones WILMA LOFTIS Glee Club 1,2,3; Latin Club 2; Tri-Hi-Y 3; Jr.-Sr. Prom Committee 3. MARY JEAN MARSHALL Latin Club Secretary 2; Student Council 3; Marshal 3; Tri-Hi-Y 3, 4; Secretary 4; Airmont Staff 4; Glee Club 4; C lass Treas . 4; Most Studious Girl 4. ANITA MASSEY Glee Club 1, 2, 3; Tri-Hi-Y 3, 4. BOBBY MONDAY Hi-Y 4. LINDA MOSELEY Latin Club 2; Basketball 1,2,3; Tri-Hi-Y 3, 4, Vice-president 4; Monogram Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Jr.-Sr. Prom Committee 3; Dele¬ gate to Tri-Hi-Y —Hi-Y Camp 4. SHELBY MOSER Tri-Hi-Y. JERRY NESTER Baseball 1,2,3,4,Most Improved 2; Mon¬ ogram Club 2, 3, 4, Vice-president 4; Class Officer 2,3; Class President 4; Hi-Y 4; Student Council 4; Latin Club 2; Office Page 3, 4; Candidate for Mr. M. A. H. S. 2,3; Hall Monitor 2; Testator 4; Best Per¬ sonality 4. Bobby Kiser Wilma Loftis Anita Massey Bobby Monday Shelby Moser Betty Jean Leftwich Mary Jean Marshall Ronald McMillian Linda Moseley Jerry Nester Linda Moseley balleted a por¬ trayal of a bull fight in the Tri- Hi-Y talent show. Priscilla Nixon Mary Nell Parker Lynda Pell Bobby Perkins James Reynolds Bobby Perkins proudly receives his class ring from Mrs.Barringer, senior teacher , and Mr. Paddison, the Herft-Jones repre¬ sentative . Editors Mary Nell Parker and George C. Wright, Jr .look over the school paper and disc us s the various meetings they attended at the North Carolina Scholastic Press association at Chapel Hill. Cook forward Zo Graduation Seniors PRISCILLA ANN NIXON Glee Club 2, 3; Latin Club 2. MARY NELL PARKER Band 1,2,3,4, Vice-president 4; Glee Club 2,3,4; Tri-Hi-Y 3,4; Jr.-Sr. Prom Com¬ mittee 3; Latin Club 2; Airmont Staff 2, 3, 4, Associate Editor 3, Editor 4; Delegate to Tri-Hi-Y—Hi-Y Camp 4. LYNDA PELL Latin Club President 2; Tri-Hi-Y 3,4, Sergeant-at-arms 4; Glee Club 1,2,3, 4; Band3,4,Librarian4; Airmont Staff, Typ¬ ist 4; Marshal 3; Candidate for Student Council Vice-president 3; Delegate to Tri- Hi-Y Conference 3; Jr .-Sr . Prom Commit¬ tee 3; Nominee for Homecoming Queen 4. BOBBY PERKINS Hi-Y 4; Student Council 1 , 3; Spanish Club 4; Hall Monitor 3, 4. JAMES REYNOLDS Monogram Club 1,2,3,4 , President 4; Hi- Y 3,4,Secretary 4; Student Council 4; Hall Monitor 4; Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4; Baseball 1,2,3, 4; Spanish Club Secretary-Treas¬ urer 4; Intramural Basketball 3. RAYMOND REYNOLDS Boxing 1 (Hargrave M. A.); Hi-Y 4; Glee Club 4. Ray Reynolds Betty Ruth Roberts Charlotte Robertson Isabell Scott Edward Seal Sut Mate Zo Jtleave Zhe dun Seniors BETTY ROBERTS Basketball 1 , 2, 3; Tri-Hi-Y 3,4; Hall Monitor 1, 2, 3; Glee Club 2; Teen-Age Club 2; Dramatics Club 2 (Dobson). CHARLOTTE CREVELING ROBERTSON Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Tri-Hi-Y 3, 4; Latin Club 2; Library Assistant 4; High S pots Outside Circulation Manager 4; Delegate to Tri-Hi-Y—Hi-Y Camp 4; Class Poet 4. ISABEL SCOTT Glee Club 2, 3; Tri-Hi-Y 3, 4; Latin Club 2; Office Page 4. EDWARD SEAL Glee Club 3,4. DENNY SHELTON Hi-Y 4. SANDRA SHELTON Latin Club 2; Glee Club 3; Tri-Hi-Y 3; Stu¬ dent Council 4; Hall Monitor 1. GLENN SIMMONS Glee Club 2,3. KAY SIMMONS Tri-Hi-Y 3, 4; Spanish Club 4; Student Council 1; Hall Monitor 2. JAMES SITISON, JR. Band 1,2,3,4; Hi-Y 3, 4; Marshal 3; Lat¬ in Club 2; Jr.-Sr. Prom Committee 3. MAMIE HELEN SMITH Tri-Hi-Y 3. Senior majorettes are Linda Cox, Margaret Joyce, and Sarah Springthorpe. . ' Conrad Simmons Glenn Simmons Kay Simmons James Sitison Mamie Helen Smith Sarah Beck Springthorpe Granv ille Sydnor Denver Taylor Margaret Starr Lucy Sydnor SARAH BECK SPRINGTHORPE Tri-Hi-Y 3, 4; Twirling Corps 1; Major¬ ette 2, 3, 4; Latin Club President 2; Li¬ brary Ass’t. 2, 3, 4; Airmont Staff 3, 4, Business Manager; Class President 1, 2; Vice-president 4; Candidate for Miss M.A. H. S . 1; Jr .-Sr . Prom Committee 3; Candi¬ date for Student Council President 3; Stu¬ dent Council 1 , 2; Delegate to Tri-Hi-Y — Hi-Y Camp 4; Nominee for Homecoming Queen 4; Marshal 3; Class Historian 4. MARGARET ANN STARR Latin Club 2; Tri-Hi-Y 3, 4; Hall Monitor 1 . GRANVILLE SYDNOR Football 1,2,3,4; Monogram Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Track 1 , 2; Best Looking Boy 4. LUCY SYDNOR Monogram Club 2,3,4, Secretary 4; Cheerleader 2, 3, 4; Tri-Hi-Y 4; Nominee for Homecoming Queen 2,3,Queen 4; Hall Monitor 2,3; Office Page 4; Prettiest girl 4. DENVER TAYLOR Hi-Y 4. JACK TAYLOR Football 1, 2, 3, 4,Co-captain 4; Track 2, 3; Monogram Club 2, 3, 4. WELDON TAYLOR Baseball 2, 3, 4; Hi-Y 3. PATRICIA TICKLE Library Assistant 2, 3, 4; Tri-Hi-Y 3, 4; Cheerleader 4;Monogram Club 4. BETTY LOUISE TILLEY Tri-Hi-Y 3, 4; Latin Club 2; Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4; Monogram Club 3, 4. And friends Of Our Jack Taylor Weldon Taylor George Wright smiles proudly as he displays his Lion’s Club Essay Cup. The 1954 topic was Highway Safety. Patricia Tickle Louise Tilley Seniors BARBARA TOLBERT Glee Club 2, 3; Tri-Hi-Y 4; Hall Moni tor 4; Jr.-Sr. Prom Committee 3. BILLY TRACY Hi-Y 3, 4. JEWELL WAGONER Student Council 1 , Alternate 3; Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Band 3, 4; Tri-Hi-Y 3, 4; Latin Club 2; High S nots Business Manager 4; Office Page 4. LA RUE WELCH F. H. A. 1; Tri-Hi-Y 3, 4. WANDA WILLARD Tri-Hi-Y 3,4; Library Assistant 3; Office Page 4; Latin Club 2. RAYNO WILSON Football 1,2,3, 4,Co-captain 4; Baseball 1, 2, 3, 4; MonogramClub 2, 3, 4; Most Athletic Boy 4. GEORGE C. WRIGHT, JR. Glee Club 4; Hi-Y 3, 4; High S pots Editor 4; Class Treasurer 3; Latin Club 2; Chief Marshal 3; Baseball 2, 3; Office Page 3; Candidate for Student Council President 3; Boy Most Likely to Succeed 4; Lions’Club Essay Winner 3. MARGARET WYRICK Latin Club 2; Tri-Hi-Y 3, 4; Library As¬ sistant 3; Hall Monitor 4. ELIZABETH YORK Student Council 1, 2, 3, 4, President 4; Tri-Hi-Y 3, 4; Glee Club Pianist 2, 3, 4; Candidate Miss M. A.H.S. 2, 3; Feature Editor High S.puh§ 4; Airmont Staff 2, 3; Class Secretary 2; Latin Club Treasurer 2; Spanish Club 4, President 4; Girl Most Likely to Succeed 4; Marshal 3; Nominee for Homecoming Queen 4. SHERRILL YOUNGBLOOD Hi-Y 4; Track 1; Baseball 1; Student Coun¬ cil 1, 2; Shop Assistant 4. Mills Of Monte Barbara Tolbert Jewell Wagoner Wanda Willard Geo. C. Wright, Jr. Elizabeth York Billy Tracy La Rue Welch Rayno Wilson Margaret Wyrick Sherrill Youngblood BEST PERSONALITY Jerry Nester MOST LIKELY TO SUCCEED George Wri ght and Elizabeth Yort 58 BEST LOOKING Lucy and Granville Sydnor MOST ATHLETIC Joyce Ayers and Rayno Wilson SUPERLATIVES I MOST POPULAR MOST STUDIOUS MOST SCHOOL-SPIRITED Leon Davis and Juanita Dix Edwin Goad and Mary Jean Marshall Juanita Dix 59 juniors Snjoy busiest year - Vice-president .... Elaine Hoover President.Jimmy Ashburn Secretary. Bette Tilley Treasurer.Sybil Williams Wayne Adkins Ann Allred Jimmy Ashburn Geraldine Atkins Annette Baber Bobby Badgett Carroll Baldwin Billy Beamer Yancey Beamer Billy Belton Bobby Benge Don Beverly Douglas Bingman Bobby Booker David Britts Gary Brown Norma Brown Stuart Brown Louise Bunker Thomas Burrus Geraldine Chilton Ann Christian Shirley Clifton Bobby Coble Judy Coe Shirley Collins Ralph Cooke Bob Davis Jerry Dodson Sarah Doggett Zri-Mi- y Activities, Assemblies, Prom The Junior play, written by Elaine Hoover and Sybil Williams (inset), dramatized an average fam¬ ily visited by their mentally unbal¬ anced rich Aunt Prunella . The fam¬ ily was amazed by Aunt Prunella’s sudden attraction to a cab-driver. (Right) Cab-driver, Hubert McMill- ian, and Aunt Prunella, Ann Allred. After a mysterious disappear¬ ance, Aunt Prunny returns married to the cab-driver. (Above) Claudia Ramsey, the Negro Maid, looks on as a youthful Aunt Prunny spanks her nephew, Gary Sutphin. Norma Draughn Grady Eaton Dan Ellis Ann Franee Betty Golding Curtis Gordon Jo Ann Gough Donald Gravely Arnold Griffith Elbert Hall Belle Harkrader Ralph Harris Roger Haymore Frances Haynes Helen Haynes Carlton Hiatt Ralph Hiatt Dolly Hicks Ken Hill Elaine Hoover Gaye Jackson Carolyn Jacobs Alease Jefferson Tim Jessup Barbara Jester Mary Ann Johnson Dean Jones Tom Kerr Wilma King Jimmy Kirkman jkucl Car get Part Jn Zke School Program juniors Dan Ellis turns opera singer for the talent show. The homecoming float from Mr. Ramey’s home room 108 shows Curtis Gordon as Walkertown’s corpse, and (left to right) Jimmy Kirkman, blowing taps; Barbara Jester, Annette Baber, and Eleanor War¬ ren, cheerleaders; and Gary Brown, vic¬ torious Mount Airy. Wanda Kirkman Dick Lackey Janice Leftwich Norma Jo Leftwich David McCarty Hubert McMillian Melvin Marion Doris Marshall Nancy Marshall Anne Martin John Martin Barbara Matthews Bobby Matthews Charles Matthews Leon Matthews Joan Midkiff Larry Midkiff Sandra Midkiff Ausiva Mills Margaret Money Barbara Mosely Connie Nance Shelby Nelson Dieneke Nieuwenhuis Bud Oliver Wayne Pack Donna Patterson Bonnie Pennix Ronnie Pruitt Harvey Pulliam Claudia Ramsey Don Rose Hubert Royal Carlene Shelton Gary Shelton Owen Shelton Becky Simmon ' Shirley Simmons Jo Ann Smith Shirley Smith Betty Snov Steve Sr; ' er Gary Sutphin Bette Tilley Ken Tilley Burton Timmons Bob Tyndall Betty Vogler James Wagoner Betty Ward Bobby Ward Eleanor Warren Frank Welch Robert Westmoreland Elmer Whitt Bobby Withers Sybil Williams {Juniors Among juniors trying out for cheer¬ leaders are Sandra Midkiff, Wayne Pack, Betty Snow, Donna Patterson, and Dan Ellis. Belle Harkrader, besides being an excellent dancer,this yearwon first non-fiction award and had an article accepted in American Girl . 63 Sophomores Class Officers Helen Steele.Treasurer Bill Lamm. President Worrell Kurtz .... Vice-president Debby Hauser. Secretary Aura Adkins Josephine Atkins Carol Atkins Don Beason Wayne Blue Eddie Bondurant Susan Boyd Carol Brannock Betty Jo Bray Dean Brown Ruth Brown Virginia Busick Larry Cannoy John Cashwell Anna Childress Glenda Childress Gray Childress Jack Childress Linda Childress Melvina Clifton Nelda Clifton George Coble Jimmy Cox Carol Sue Dobson Jimmy Dowell Glenn East John Edinger Jane Edwards Betty Ellis Gaye Fleming 64 Sophomores Dan Slate and Tommy Mayberry pantomine “Hernando ' s Hide-a¬ way” for the talent show. The sophomores turn hill-billy as Debby Hauser, Betty Jo Bray, Carol Sue Dobson, and Mary Frances Simpson gives a rendition of " Mountain Dew.’ ’ Larry Frank Ishmael Forest Amy Jones Martha Jones Tom Glass Billy Ray Goins Kaye Ann Goins Mary Goard Freddy Gray Mona Griffin Bobby Gywn Barbara Hale Jimmy Hale Debbie Hauser Peggy Haynes Billy Hiatt Carol Hiatt Edsel Hiatt Roy Hiatt Ina Mae Hill Dot Hull Johnee Inman Bill Jackson Margaret Jarrell Margaret Jarvis Alice Jessup Leonard Johnson Roland Jones Jackie Journey Howard Journey 65 Sophomores Frances McHone James McHone Bill Lamm Roger Lyons Mable King Worrell Kurtz Freddie Martin Linda Massey Christine Matthews Tommy Mayberry Doris Mears Bob Medly Harlan Milstead Peggy Monday Bobby Moody Alvin Murphy Phillip Nichols Betty Jo Payne Jimmy Pell Marilyn Petrick Gene Pruett Maxine Puckett George Quesisnberg Sidney Ramsey Marvin Robertson Mildred Robertson Katherine Self Frances Shackelford Iris Shelton Clara Simmons Douglas Simmons Kathleen Simmons Sue Simmons Mary Simpson Dan Slate Edward Smith Jack Smith Peggy Smith Phil Smith Roy Lee Smith Wilma Smith Jo Anne Southern Sara Jo Sparger Betty Starr Linda Stevens Helen Steele Carolene Surratt Robert Thomas Betty Thore Edward Tickle Richard Vaughn Kenny Watson Rebecca Westmoreland Jane Welch Randell Willard Donald Woodruff ; 66 ' Jreshmeu Class Officers Betty Hiatt. Treasurer Linda Jones . Secretary James Baity.Vice-president Jenny Ruth Pruett .... President Minnie Adkins Ronnie Alderman Roy Ayers Jimmy Baity Jimmy Barker James Barker Mary Ann Barker Belva Beck Donald Beck Faye Bennett Jean Berrier Jerry Beverly Gilmer Blackburn Johnny Blue Helen Bond Nancy Bondurant Buddy Bowman Linda Bowman Marietta Bowman Patricia Bowman Jimmy Boyles Edgar Brooks Dink Caldwell Rachel Calloway Debby Calloway Donald Cannoy Barbara Carpenter Martha Carroll Jack Caul Peggy Childress Jerry Childress Ruth Chilton Willie Mae Collins Nancy Collins Betty Lou Cline James Craddock Wade Cruise Tony D’Amico Reginald Davis Aravaley Dawson Belva Deatherage 67 dteshmcH Sammy Deatherage Linda Dowell Esther Draughn Janice Easter R . J . Easter Bonnie Edwards Donald Edwards Dalmar Everheart Audrey Ferguson Johnny France Judy Gardner Clark Gilbert Jimmy Goad J . D. Goins Hazel Griffith Faye Hall Jerry Hall Sylvia Hall L. K. Harold Kenneth Harris Franklin Hawks Hayford Hawks Betty Lou Haynes Peggy Haynes Gary Henderson Tommy Hennis Betty Gray Hiatt Margaret Hiatt Erma Hill Wayne Hill A. J . Hodges Harold Hodges Patricia Hodges Beulah Holloway Janie Holloway Kathleen Holt Sybil Hurst Jackie Inman Sam Inman Joe Johnson Wayne Johnson Gaynelle Jones Linda Jones Raynell Jones Steve Jones Edna Mosely Sylvia Mosley Faye Matthews Clyde Martin Annie Lee Marsh Linda Loftis J udy Kirkman Joyce Kirkman Jane Merritt Betty McMillan Mabel McMillian Paul McGee Thomas McHone Fred McHone Rachel Midkiff Ray Mills James Monroe Helen Moore 68 dreshmen Louise Morris Joe Norman Dick Parker Gaye Patterson Carol Payne James Peoples Sarah Phillips Homer Pyles Phyllis Poore Jenny Ruth Pruett Don Pulli am Roger Puckett George Quesinberry Sylvia Ramsey Norma Ricker Verona Sechrist Bobby Shaw Betty Simmons Esther Simmons Richard Simmons Wade Simmons Betty Lou Smith Chester Smith Libby Smith Gary Smith George Smith June Smith Shannon Smith Peggy Smith Stewart Smith Roger Snow Bonnie Sparger Ernest Speight John Spurlin Treva Sumners Faye Sutphin Ray Sutphin Duke Taylor Nancy Thomas Roger Thomas Vera Carl Thomas Cynthia Tillotson Jackie Timmons Catherine Utt Gray Utt Mary Ruth Vogler Peggy Vogler Sam Wall Melvina Ward Bobby Watson Faye Watson Mickey Watson Don Weddle Joe Welch Novie Welch Donnie Willard Robert Willard George Williams Helen Williams Billy Withers Linda Worrell Billy Wray Barbara Young 69 70 MR. CHARLIE JOHNSON CONDUCTS NAVY BAND News Photo Activities Student Council Publications Cheerleaders Majorettes Service Groups Clubs Music Senior Play 71 Student Council election Activity From a list of eligible juniors the student body chose four candidates to run for president. Each of the four candidates then chose a vice- president to run on his ticket. A campaign man¬ ager was also selected by each candidate. A busy week of poster making, speeches and a special assembly program followed. In the 1954 elections the candidates were so evenly support- ed that three run-offs were necessary. In the final election the candidate and his running mate receiving the majority of votes became president and vice-president of the student body. The Student Council is composed of a repre¬ sentative and an alternate from each classroom and the presidents of our school clubs. To re¬ main in the council an average of 85 on all scho¬ lastic work and 90 in citizenship is required. At the end of each quarter a qualifications commit¬ tee checks on eligibility of each council member. Winning candidate , Libby York, and James Mer¬ ritt, campaign manager, (top left) are pleased with their poster. (Inset) Gerry Brannock, win¬ ning vice-president candidate. Making posters is a big part of campaign pre¬ parations. Here Libby Finch, candidate, and Margaret J oyce, manager, put the finishing touches to one of their posters. Bobby Taylor, campaign manager, and Sarah Springthorpe , candidate , inspect one of their many effective posters. 72 George Wright, candidate, and his mana¬ ger, Leon Davis, try a different technique in their campaign — notices on lockers. burnishes Peak Excitement Care of the building is a major activity of the Student Council. During the week the clean¬ up committee checks on the assigned areas of each homeroom. At the Council meeting on Tuesday mornings a report is made of the con¬ dition of each homeroom area, and awards are given to those homerooms which best-cleaned their area . Council members also supervise traffic in the halls and cafeteria, issue passes to library assistants and S pots and Airmont staff members and appoint hall monitors to check students’ hall permits. The senior committee of the Council tries students for disobeying school r ule s . Vice-presidential candidates (top, right) Linda Cox, Edwin Goad, Gerry Brannock and Lynda Pell practice public speaking for the campaign. Virgil Christian and Barbara Fowler (seated) check off the homerooms as they turn in their ballots while Dick Phillips (standing) tabulates the votes on the adding machine. President Libby York discusses a council problem with the senior trial committee including Margaret Joyce,Gerry Brannock, James Reynolds , Sandra Shel¬ ton, Jerry Nester and Leon Davis. Outgoing president Robert Smith swears in Libby York, president; as Gerry Bran¬ nock, vice president, looks on. 73 Student Council Works dor President Libby York presides over a student council meeting. Representatives are (left row, front to rear) Edwin Goad, Margaret J oyce, Ausiva Mills, Bud Oliver, Betty Jo Bray, James Reynolds , Mrs . Barringer. (Center row) Libby York, Leon Da vis , Bill Lamm, Margaret Jarvis, Sandra Shelton, Sarah Lou Phillips, Sybil Williams. (Right row) Gerry Brannock, Peggy Smith, Dorothy Hull, Jane Merritt, Debby Calloway, Debby Hauser. Under sponsorship of the student council, areas of school are a s signed to each homeroom to keep clean. Lou Ann Holloway and Kermit Bondurant car¬ ry out a typical duty as they dust the lockers. 74 Highest Possible School Efficiency Mrs. Barringer, advisor, and Ann Allred, Dick Phillips, and Barbara Fowler, members of the constitution committee, look with pride at their finished pro¬ duct— Mount Airy High School’s first constitution. Hall Monitors (1st row, front to rear) Curtis Gordon, Billy Belton, Stuart Smith, Jo Ann Southern, Kathleen Simmons. (2nd row) Jimmy Kirkman, Barbara Jester, Bill Adams, Bill Lamm. (3rd row) Mary Lynn Brannock, Worrell Kurtz, J ames Reynolds. (4 th row) Betty Jean Leftwich, Geraldine B rannock, Geraldine Childress, Bobby Perkins. (5 th row) Margaret Wyrick, Kathleen King, Billie Ayers, Johnny Blue, Susan Boyd, Jimmy Ashburn. (Inset) Monitor Gerry Brannock signs a slip for Janice Leftwich. 75 High Spots Reports Zke flews Published Monthly by the High School — M Bates:- H.0i (Mcrribcri Edltor-in-Chit f.. Associate Editor-- Feature Editor_ Exchange Editor_ Boys’ Sports Editor- Girls’ Sports Editor.-. Picture Editor. ' .,--- Business Manager-- Inside Circulation Manager- Outside Circulation Manage Advertising Manager_ Reporters_ Editor George Wright, Jr. (left) and associate editor Linda Cox (right) get advice from outgoing editor, Gail Dobson. Advertising manager Sylvia Hantzopoules delivers a mat to Mr. W. J. Seigler of the Times Publishing Co. HIGH SPOTSf Nelda Hill, circulation manager, and Jewell Wagoner, business manager, tally results of a successful subscription campaign as, for the fourth time, students subscribed 100%. Jewell Wagoner takes an order for stationery from Bobby Withers. The staff members sold stationery to supplement income from ads and subscriptions . 76 Jn Professional Manner a ' Ism Class of V. ions ;ry, North Carolina r; 23c a copy mr. ) Cst. S92i 1 Airy fe.-.-Vi.- -. !«; r s Wnarfet ____F Cox _Libby York _1—._Nelda Kill __Leon Davis _Lou iw Holloway ___Libby Finch _Jewel ' Wasoner __Nelda Hill _Charlotte Robertson _Sylvia Hajitzopouloi i members of journalism class Journalism , made up of selected sen¬ iors who have done superior workin Eng¬ lish, offers both text book work and the laboratory work of publishing eight issues of the school newspaper. The editor and associate editor, elected by vote of the junior class, appoint other staff officers. The class meets daily, working on raising funds; assigning, writing, correct¬ ing and rewriting stories; planning layout; proofing — all the details that are unknown to the readers but necessaryin publishing a first class paper. Editor George Wright reminds staff members of the leads to feature in their news stories. High Soots staff includes (1st row, left to right) Libby York, Nelda Hill. (2nd row) Linda Cox, Sylvia Hantzopoulos, Lou Ann Holloway. (3rd row) Leon Davis , Jewell Wagoner , Charlotte Robertson . (Back row) Miss Holder, Libby Finch. As publication deadline nears, staff members often meet with the advisor at night for extra work. Charlotte Robertson, Miss Holder, and Libby Finch work out some knotty problems at Miss Holder’s apartment. As soon as eager students settle down with their copies of Hig h S pots , staff members deliver pap¬ ers to advertisers. Jewell Wagoner, Charlotte Robertson, Linda Cox, and Nelda Hill leave for town. 77 ■m (Top) Shirley Perry, ’54 editor, gives some pointers to future editors Mary Nell Parker and Ann Allred. Unpacking ’54 annuals and getting them ready for dis¬ tribution are (left to right) Sarah Springthorpe, Mary Nell Parker, Shirley Perry, and Frances Haynes. A irmoMt Staff Works As material for our annual is happily sent to the publisher , work is already beginning on next year’s edition. The nucleus of a staff is formed and plans made for the new book. The staff photographer stays busy getting pictures of spring activities. By fall the pace accele¬ rates madly with ads, subscriptions, more pic¬ tures, cutlines, layouts, typing — a thousand and one details no yearbook owner will ever know went into the making. A brief peace follows the rush to meet the publisher’s deadline before the staff corrects proofs, gets out letters to our advertisers, col¬ lects final payments, and finally distributes the finished product to eager students. Staff members discussing new ideas are (1st row) Sarah Doggett.Mary Mon Key. (2nd row,left to right) MaryJean Marshall, Carol Sue Dobson, Bill Lamm, Ray Hemrick, Sarah Springthorpe, Lynda Pell, Barbara Jester, Ann Allred. (3rd row) David McCarty, Miss Simpson, Mary Nell Parker. 7 g Staff Artist ground Zhe year Sarah Springthorpe, business manager, banks Airmont funds. a ry Nell Parker and M ary Mon Key get pic - tures ready for distribution to the individuals. Mary Jean Marshall and Lynda Pell spend their spare time typing for the annual. (Inset) Bill Lamm begins to work with David on photography. Ray Hemrick David McCarty, staff photographer, after taking and developing pictures for Airmont . works at the enlarger. 79 Sarah Doggett makes minor repairs on Ronnie Pruett before he has his picture made. jCibrary Assistants (jive Assistants who help to keep the library running smoothly are: Charlotte Robertson, Sylvia Hantsopoulos, Bettie Gunnell, Pat Tickle, Carol Sue Dobson, Melvina Clifton, Eddie Bondurant, Margaret Jarrell, Wilma King, Marilyn Petrick, Sarah Doggett, Sarah Springthorpe , and Dean B rown. “Everything happens activity per¬ iod! ” Marilyn Petrick files catalog cards while Sylvia Hantzopoulos checks out a book for Jerry Dodson. ‘ ‘Oh boy, new books!” First period as¬ sistants Carol Dobson, Melvina Clifton , and Sarah Springthorpe eagerly open the shipment of new books. “Try this one.” Eddie Bondurant shelves carded books as Dean Brown helps Minnie May Adkins find a book. 80 Valuable id Zo School “Sign here, please.” “Here is your lav. permit.” “Let’s check the card catalog.” “I ' ll find it for you.” These he lpful remarks, and many more, are heard any period from the library assistants. These students give up their study periods to check books in and out, help students find materials, file catalog cards, sign slips, per- pare new books, type, inventory books— do all the countless jobs that make the library run smoothly. The thirteen 1954-55 assistants represent 24 years library service. Seven new students joined the staff; five are serving their third year; one, her second. The third period library assistants, Sylvia Hantzopoulos andCharlotte Robertson dust shelves and arrange chairs. Fifth period assistants Pat Tickle and Margaret Jarrell prepare new books for circulation. “Look at this! ” Wilma King and Sarah Doggett, fifth period assistants, enjoy the news as they check the library’s periodical section. Overlook Oh Help (Left row, front to rear) Margaret Money, Carlene Shelton, Isabell Scott, Bet¬ ty Jean Leftwich, Ann France. (2nd row) Lucy Sydnor, Priscilla Nixon, Bar¬ bara Bowman. (3rd row) Wanda Willard, Lou Ann Holloway. (4th row) Jewell Wagoner, Jerry Nester, Tim Jessup, Edwin Goad, Dick Lackey. These students are not reluctant to give up their activity period tohelp perform necessary duties . Pages getting their instructions from Mrs.Syd¬ nor are (left to right) Barbara Bowman, Kath¬ leen King and Betty Jean Leftwich. In addition to their many other duties, our first period pages are responsible for getting the ab¬ sentee lists toeveryroom each morning . Check¬ ing the list are (left to right) Carlene Shelton, Ann France and Tim Jessup. 82 Given By Office Pages P a 8 es gain valuable experience and give in¬ valuable service by taking care of many office details necessary to t h e smooth running of our school. Counting money, calling absentees and com¬ piling lists, typing, mimeographing, answering the phone, receiving visitors, locating students’ records, sorting mail, running errands, making announcements — all these are among the duties of the students who cheerfully give up their free time to help in the office. Mr . Finch, faculty , and students receive important help from our efficient office pages. These second period office pages help Mr.Finch prepare announcements for the inter-com sys¬ tem. Giving their able assistance to Principal H. M. Finch (seated) are (standing left to right) Edwin Goad, Isabelle Scott, and Priscilla Nixon. Margaret Money, Wanda Willard,and Dick Lack- Totaling book fees are Lou Ann Holloway and ey, sixth period office pages, collect the money Lucy Sydnor, busy fifth period pages, that’s accumulated throughout the day in the coke machine. 83 (Reading across top of triangle, left, right, bottom) Margaret Joyce, president; Linda Moseley, vice-president; Mary Jean Marshall, secretary; Gerry Brannock, trea surer; Mrs. Caroline Syd- nor, advisor; Linda Cox , chaplain; Libby Finch , reporter; Lynda Pell, sergeant-at-arms; Allred, Ashby, Adkins , Ayers , B ., Ayers, J ., Baber, Belton, Bowman , Brannock, B rown , B unker , Chris¬ tian, Clifton, Coe , Deatherage , Denson , Doggett, Draughn, Eldridge, France, Goad, Gough, Gun¬ nell, Hantzopoulos , Harkrader , Hatcher , Hayes , Haynes , Henderson , Hiatt, Hicks, Hill, Holloway, Hoover, Inman, Jackson,G., Jackson, M. F ., Jacobs , Jar rell, Jefferson, Jester, Johnson, Jones, Key, King.K., King,W., Kirkman, Leftwich.B., Leftwich, N., Marshall, D., Marshall, N., Mar¬ tin, Massey, Midkiff, J., Midkiff, S., Moser, Nance, Nieuwenhuis, Parker, Patterson, Pennix, Ramsey, Robertson, Scott, Shelton, Simmons, K., Simmons, S., Smith, H., Smith, J., Smith, S., Snow, Springthorpe , Starr , Sydnor , T ickle , Tilley, L ., Tilley, B ., T olbert, Vogler, Wagoner, Warren, Williams, Willard, Wyrick, York. 84 Varied Activities Spark Zri-Hi- 2 Talent show, distribution of food and cloth- ing to needy at Thanksgiving and Christmas , Monday morning devotions, Halloween carnival, Christmas play, Sweetheart’s dance, group church attendance one Sunday each month, ban¬ quet at the end of the year— all these activities have made the Tri-Hi-Y one of the most active and most interesting clubs in our school. Margaret Hiatt recalls the roaring 20’s with her Charles¬ ton act for the talent show. Mount Airy was host to the 1954 Interstate Tri-Hi-Y Conference. Club member Syl¬ via Hantzopoulos asks Mrs . Doggett if she will keep any of the convention girls. INTERSTATE OFFICERS Mary Ann Johnson, Treasurer Eleanor Warren, Secretary Rebecca Hatcher , Mary Louise Boyd, Jo Ann Palmer and Judy Pruett look on as Robert Smith and Libby York receive the Bible from Margaret Jones, 1953-54 president of Tri-Hi-Y. The Bible was presented to the student body for devotions in memory of Shirley Jane Peters. 85 (Reading across top of triangle, left, right, bottom) Leon Davis, president; Elbert Hull, vice- president; James Reynolds, secretary; Gibbs Gwyn, treasurer; Mr. Charles Johnson, advisor; Jack Hall, chaplain; Billy Tracy, sergeant-at-arms; Adams, B., Adams, C., Adkins, Ashburn, Badgett,B., Badgett,C., Baldwin, Baity, Beamer , Y ., Beamer , B ., Belton , Benge , Be ve rly, Bingman, Bondurant, Booker, Britts, Brown, G., Brown, S., Burrus, Carpenter, Clifton, Cooke, Davis, Dodson, Ellis, Felts, Goad, Gordon, Haymore, Hemrick, Hiatt, C., Hiatt, R., Hill, Hull, Jessup, Jones,Jurney, Kerr, Kir km an, Kiser, Lackey, Marion, McCarty, McMillian, Mills, Monday, Nester, Oliver, Pack, Perkins, Pruitt, Pulliam, Reynolds, Rose, Royal, Sitison, Shel¬ ton, D., Shelton,O., Sutphin , Sparger , Taylor, Tyndall, Wagoner , Welch , Whitt, Withers, Wright, Y oungblood. 86 Hi- y Offers Sun find Service Cooperation with Tri-Hi-Y in talent show, distribution of food to needy families, Monday morning devotions, Halloween carnival, and Christmas play; sponsorship of candy sale and twirp season — all these activities have given the Hi-Y boys a successful and busy season. Leon Davis (3rd from left) calls talent show winners to the front to receive prizes donated by local merchants. Hi-Y member Melvin Marion demon¬ strates his salesmanship ability on Marilyn Petrick a s he tries to sell her a package of lifesavers. Joe Curtis, winner of last year’s talent show, captures the students’ hearts again this year as he sings “The Holy City.’’ (Inset) Tri-Hi-Y officers prepare for the induction ceremony for all new members: (Left to right) Gibbs Gwyn, treasurer; Jack Hall, chap¬ lain; Leon Davis, president; Mary Jean Marshall, secretary; Lin¬ da Cox, chaplain; Margaret Joyce, president. 87 Club Activities Add Interest F. H. A. (First Row,left to right) Willie Mae Collins, Annette Baber, Wilma Smith, Barbara Young, Eleanor Thomas. (Second row) Dorothy Hull, Norma Brown, Mrs. Shuford, Janice Leftwich, Alice Jessup. (Third row) Ruth Brown, Belva Deatherage, Anne France, Treva Summers, Helen Bond, Sylvia Moseley, Martha Jones, Ma ry Ann Barker, Linda Loftis, Betty Starr. MONOGRAM CLUB Monogram members: W. Jarrell, P. Tickle, J . Ayers , J . Dodson , B . Tilley, H. Steele , S . Clif ton, J. Smith, G. J ackson, B. Adam s , D. Ha user, K. Simmons, M. Brannock, L. Holloway, B Moody, L.Tilley, G.Supthin, S. Inman, S. Doggett, S. Midkiff, M. Simpson, J. Kirkman, J. Rey nolds , L. Moseley, M.Marion, B.Timmons, E. Hull, B. Tyndall, C. Adams, G. Brown, O. Shel ton, Z.Galyean, J. Smith, J.Nester, B. Gwyn, R. Wilson, T. Kerr, D. Edwa rds, P. Hull, E Hiatt, G.Childress, H.Royal, L. Davis, B.Ward, G.Sydnor. (Inset) James Reynolds, president 88 Cheerleaders, Majorettes Add Color And Pep MAJORETTES Majorettes adding glamor to the marching band and color to athletic contests are Chief Linda Cox, Peggy Vogler, Margaret Joyce,Sarah Springthorpe , Cynthia Tillotson, and Mary Ruth Vog- ler. CHEERLEADERS Cheerleaders who work as faithfully as the athletic teams for victory, school spirit, and sports¬ manship are (left to right) Sandra Midkiff, Lucy Sydnor, Helen Steele, Patricia Tickle, Melvin Marion, J uanita Dix (center front) Bette Tilley, Debbie Hauser, Mary Frances Simpson, and Wilma Jarrell. 89 j£atin Club (jives View Of Old Kome The Latin Club enjoys a special program: (1st row left to right) Ishmael Forest, Mary Simpson, Phil Smith, Miss Haymore.Bill Lamm, John Cashwell, Kathleen Simmons, Worrell Kurtz. (2nd row) Carolyn Jacobs, Marilyn Petrick, Dan Slate, Larry Frank, Debby Hauser, Kenny Watson, Betty Jo Bray, and Randy Willard. (3rd row) B etty Hiatt, Bonnie Pennix, Jo Ann Southern, Richard Vaughan,Gene Pruett,apd Carol Sue Dobson. (4th row) Carol Adkins, Melvina Clifton, Eddie Bondurant, Roland Jones, Dean Brown, John Edinger, and Bill Jackson. (Left) Io! Saturnalia! The Latin club celebrated the old Roman Christmas with a party in the band room. The program included a skit of the Nativity, songs in Latin, games, and food. Sarah Doggett, portraying an angel, converses with Shirley Simmons, Mary, the mother of Jesus. (Inset) Miss Haymore, Latin club sponsor, takes time out from playing dolls to open a gift. (Above) Faculty members and offi¬ cers reigning from the head table at the banquet held in honor of the birthday of Rome are (left to right) Elaine Hoover, Bud Oliver, Miss Haymore, Mr. F inch, Mrs. Sydnor and Miss Johnson. “Roman food served by Roman slave girls, Doris Marshall and Gaye Jackson , brings surprise and delight from the freshmen guests at the an¬ nual banquet. 90 Spanish Club (jives Overlook On Spanish America One of our most interesting clubs is the Spanish club, open to all second year students of Spanish. Ac¬ tivities are both interesting and educational. Once a month members gather to learn and enjoy folk dances of Old Spain. Letters are exchanged with South Amer¬ ican students, thereby strengthening our ties and im¬ proving our relations with our neighbors to the south. In April, club members are hosts to the first year students at a colorful Spanish costume party held in the band room . Bobby Perkins and Sandra Midkiff enliven a club meeting with Spanish rythm . (Above) Mrs. Mackie, Spanish cl ub advisor , looks on with keen interest. (Center) Sandra Midkiff and Libby York entertain with the “Mexican Hatdance.’ ’ (Right) Jo Ann Woodie and Leon Davis demonstrate Spanish tech¬ niques in love-making. The Spanish students present a skit at their annual party. Dressed for the occasion are (left to right) Betsy Smith, Judy Pruitt, Billie Simmons, Sandra Midkiff, Jo Ann Woodie, and Kay Simmons. 4 it j 91 Qlee Club 3u ru is lies Sweetest The glee c 1 ub plays a big roll in our high school life. 140 members meet daily in two separate classes. Forty members from the two classes compose a cat-chorus and meet one night a week for special practice. Beginning in November the glee club has a fifteen minute radio broad¬ cast each Friday. Outside of school appearances , the glee club sings before church and civic groups. The main pro¬ ject of the club is the annual spring concert which draws attendance from our entire town. Glee Club officers looking over new music are (left to right) Jo Ann Smith, treasurer; Margaret Joyce, librarian; Gerry Brannock, secretary; Leon Davis, president; Elizabeth York, accom¬ panist; and Sandra Midkiff, vice-president. MR. CHARLES JOHNSON Director LIBBY YORK Accompanist Mr. Johnson, music director, and Sandra Midkiff listen to the tape re¬ cording of one of the glee club’s Friday morning concerts broadcast over a local radio station. 92 Music Ju Our Hills M. A. H. S. GLEE CLUB A highlight of the annual band-glee club concert was Dickie Phillips’ singing the negro spiritual “River Boy” in his rich baritone voice. The effective stage sets added to the beauty of the concert. 93 Q rowing Maud 4 dds Pep The band officers discuss ways to secure more effective practices. Racking their brains for new ideas are (left to right) Harvey Pulliam and Ausiva Mills , business managers; Lynda Pell, librarian; Mary Nell Par¬ ker, vice-president; Gibbs Gwyn, president; and Mr. Johnson, director. Not pictured: Phil Smith, secretary-treasurer. 94 And Prestige Zo M-A-M.S. The band has increased from twenty mem¬ bers in ’52 to fifty-three members this year. The band performed at all home games and tra¬ veled to Reidsville and Winston-Salem. Among other public appearances are concerts at city and county schools. Johnny Martin, Charles Carter, and Rayno Wil¬ son look after last minute details of fixing scenery for the concert. Mr. Johnson seems pleased,as he takes a bow, that his concert is a smash hit. 95 Senior Play Sum isites (c enter) “Just a-min-ute-Mis-ter Pfeffer. Twen-ty-times and then I’m through-’’ says Dick Phillips , Vicky Lauderbeck, to Bud Warren, Mr. Pfeffer. “I want someone to play with! ’’ screams Junior to her father who is subjected to a world run by women when there is no time for motherhood. 96 Peak Enjoyment The 1954 senior play, Ah ! Men ! , was a smash-hit in which acting and staging approach¬ ed professional art. Mr.Ramey lived up to his well-earned rep¬ utation for choosing interesting plays and cast¬ ing them flawlessly. The audience thoroughly enjoyed the sophis¬ ticated satire on a world ruled by women and its eventual overthrow by the men. The whole town talked about the swift-moving scenes, the en¬ joyable comedy, the fine acting, and the excel¬ lent costumes and set. Director Arnold Ramey searched for a dramatic production “entirely different” from those of previous years. He chose one that took place 100 years hence when the women ruled the world and the men were pushing for “a cradle in every home and a child in every cradle.” Mr . Ramey, director , talks to the cast of Ah ! Men ! (Seated) Janey Waggoner , Nancy Thar- rington, Betty Royal, Bonnie Blue, Peggie Britts, Dickie Phillips, Barbara Fowler, Gayle Dobson, Glenda Snow, Jimmy Sparger, and Margaret Jones. (Standing) Rebecca Hatcher, Howard Pruitt, Bobby T aylor, Smith Holcomb, Bud Warren, Jo Anne Palmer, and Dick Freeman. 97 98 ' ' ksAk-g f s ' " r . ; Shp .1 |L ¥•— nr w, - •• . v ■. •t TT J thie tics F ootball Basketball Baseball Non-Varsity Sports 99 Qramte Meats Sad Season On August 1 5, fifty boys who stayed black and blue started sweating on the practice field to build a fine team . Fans who have grown to expect good games from the Granite Bears were not disappointed. Only a heartbreaking upset by Hanes and a defeat by Reids- ville marred the season’s record. Besides games won, the score books yield some remarkable personal records. Jack Taylor, extra point specialist, made good 24 conversions out of 27 tries. Rayno Wilson , outstanding all - time tailback, completed over three-fourths of the passes he at¬ tempted. Rayno received two high honors when he was voted by the public " Player of the Season’’ in the Mount Airy Times contest and ‘ 1 Most Popular Player’’ in the Bowman Electric contest. Bobby Ward played in the 1954 Shrine Bowl game at Charlotte. This player from Mineral Springs couldn’t hold on to his pass. Per¬ haps the look on Bob Tyndall’s face made him drop it. Cheerleaders, led by Chief Juanita Dix, added color and interest to the games . 100 With 8 Witts, 2 bosses THE ' 54 RECORD Mount Airy 27 - - - Franklin 0 Mount Airy 14 - - - Asheboro 7 Mount Airy 14 - - - Salisbury 13 Mount Airy 7 - - - Hanes 13 Mount Airy 14 - - - Wilkes Central 13 Mount Airy 35 - Gray 14 Mount Airy 14 - - - Mineral Springs 0 Mount Airy 14 - - - Tri-City 6 Mount Airy 0 - - - Reidsville 14 Mount Airy 60 - - - Walkertown 13 FollowingBud Oliver’s and Gary Brown’s block¬ ing, Rayno Wilson makes good yardage around right end against Mineral Springs. w r ■ ■ . r- ■ft Jn 4 f 1 ?S I ► il I . ,or f ' i ' 1 5 Iff " V if. ■ 1 (l st row left to right) Coach Steed, Harris , Baity, Speight, Caul, Watson, G. Smith, Alderman, J ones, S. Smith, Beamer; Managers Inman, Martin, Simmons. (2nd row) Coach Moir, Cox, P. Smith, Kirkman, Tyndall, Forest, Johnson, Vaughn, Belton, Wilson, B. Adams, C. Adams, Hiatt, Kerr, Coach Shelton. (3rd row) Taylor, Frank, Oliver, Moody, Edwards, Brown, Ward, Child¬ ress, Sydnor.Hale, Britts , JL . Davis . (4th row) Cooke, R. Davis, Pruett, Gordon, Pell, Mayberry. 101 Zhe Winter Sports Season With Bobby Ward, Barton Timmons , Owen Shelton , Jack Smith, James Reynolds and Melvin Marion returning from last year’s varsity to give experience, the 1954 Bruins have an improved squad. Again the team has needed height as Ward, Smith, and Reynolds are well over six feet tall, and several other six-footers are coming up. The first games put us well on the winner’s side and give hopes for a good season even though the league appears to be the fastest it has been in several seasons. Owen Shelton scores for the Bruins against Blue Ridge. Soys ’ Basketball Squad f kj • i 4] Y 4 h l § ttii £ m 8SSS ' pi ppilt A ■ I HM| »! J BSg jmrf fi • Mm ■■■■ I A (Kneeling left to right) Ray Supthin, manager; Larry Frank, Bobby Gwyn, Owen Shelton, Burton Timmons, Ishmael Forest, and Melvin Marion. (Standing) Sam Moir, coach, Grey Childress, Bobby Ward, Bobby Moody, James Reynolds, Jack Smith, Robert Thomas, and Frank Steed, as¬ sistant coach. brings basketball Excitement The Mount Airy girls team has new hopes this season with lettermen Gaye Jackson, Kathleen Simmons , Shirley Clif¬ ton , Frances Shackleford, Jo Ann Smith, Joyce Ayers , Louise Tilley , Lou Ann Holl¬ oway and Nelda Clifton returning. The lack of height and new rules may prove handicaps. However , the Bruinettes start¬ ed the season with a tie and a win. BASKETBALL SCHEDULE 1954-1955 December 3— Blue Ridge, Home 7—Blue Ridge, Home. 10-Franklin, Home. 14—Elkin, Home. 16—Meadows of Dan, Home. January 1—High Point, Away. 4— Hanes. Away. 7—Gray, Home. 1 1—North Davidson, Home. 14—Reidsville, Away. 18—Walkertown, Home. 21— Tri-City, Home. 25—Mineral Springs, Away. 28—Hanes, Home. February 1 —Gray, Away. 4—North Davidson, Away. 8—Reidsville, Home. 1 1—Walkertown, Away. 15—Tri-City, Away. 18—Mineral Springs, Home. 22- 25—County Tourney. March 2, 3, 4, 5, Conference Tournament. Gaye Jackson shows the form that makes her an outstanding player for the Brui¬ nettes . (girls ' basketball Squad (Kneeling, left to right)Barbara Jester, manager, Mary Frances Simpson, Nelda Clifton, Bonnie Pennix, Gaye Jackson, Cynthia T ill o t son, P e ggy Monday, Ann Childress, Lou Ann Holloway, (Standing) Jo Ann Smith,Martha Car roll, Frances Shackleford , Kathleen Simmons , Louise Tilley, Wilma Smith, J- yce Ayers, Betty Hiatt, Shirley Clifton and Ann Christian, manager. 103 Spring Sports Keach Zheir Peak Jn Baseball Mount Airy Mount Airy Mount Airy Mount Airy Mount Airy 1 1 - - Mount Airy 4 - - Mount Airy 3 - - Mount Airy 3 - - Mount Airy 9 - - Mount Airy 1 - - Mount Airy 0 - - Mount Airy 12 - - Mount Airy 2 - - Mount Airy 0 - - Mount Airy 22 - - Games Won 7 - Blue Ridge - Blue Ridge - White Plains - White Plains - North Davidson - Walkertown - Hanes - Walkertown - Tri-City - Gray - North Davidson - Mountain Park - Hanes - Gray - Flat Rock - Games Lost 8 1954 SCORES 10 - 5 - 4 - 5 - 3 9 0 0 12 3 5 4 4 2 1 0 3 9 2 (Kneeling) Hubert Royal, manager. (1st row) Charles Kirk- man, Edsel Hiatt, Rayno Wilson, B urton Timmons, Bobby Gwyn, Weldon Taylor, Gary Supthin. (2nd row) James Rey¬ nolds, Zane Galyean, Gary Brown, Jerry Nester, John Baity, George Wright, Jimmy Kirkman, Coach Sam Moir. The good’54 baseball club seemed unable to shake off a seventh inning jinx that ruined its record. Six games were lost by one run in the last inning. This year the Bears are expected to growl louder than they have in recent years . With only one member lost by graduation, the squad should be greatly improved by exper¬ ience . (Left) James Reynolds shows fellow pitchers T immons, Hiatt, and Nester how he holds a curve ball. (Center) Batters preparing to lead their team to victory are (left to right) Gary Supthin, Jimmy Kirk¬ man, Gary Brown, Rayno Wilson, and Charles Kirkman. Jimmy and Charles Kirkman look over their records in the athletic scorebooks. Charles, a ’54 graduate, left the Kirkman reputation in both football and baseball in good hands. “Keep going, boy!” Rayno Wilson waves Jimmy Kirkman around third base for a score. 104 fton -Varsity Sports A to ftot Sorgo Hen With the completion of the high school gym, athletics for more students should increase with the 1955-56 term. At pre¬ sent Coach Frank Steed is doing a good job with the junior varsity in both football and basketball. Intramural basketball developed a great deal of interest in 1954. The Surry County track meet spon¬ sored annually by the Lions’ Club always brings out a large number of cinder-track enthusiasts. A large number of hopefuls are eyeing the ' 55 meet. (Mount Airy did not participate in the 1954 event.) Room 6, captained by Joyce Ayers (center) captured girls’ intramural basketball championship; room 108, captained by James Reynolds and Harvy Ayers won the boys’ cup. Coaches Steed and Coble have done a fine job on the Junior Varsity this year. 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Furniture Company 117 INDEX A Adams, Bill 48,75,86,88,101,105 Adams, Charles 48,49,50,58,86,88,101 Adkins, Aura 64 Adki ns, Minnie 67,80 Adkins, Wayne 60,86 Alderman, Ronnie 67,101 Allred, Ann 15,60,61,75,78,84 Ashburn, Jimmy 60,75,86 Ashby, Beth 16,48,84 Atkins, Carol 64,90 Atkins, Geraldine 60,84 Atkins, Josephine 64 Ayers, Billie Nell 48,75,84 Ayers, Joyce 38,48,59,84,88,103,105 Ayers, Roy 67 B Baber, Annette 42,60,62,84,88 Badgett, Bobby 32,60,86 Badgett, Carl 37,38,48,86 Baity, James 67,101,105 Baity, John 48,50,86,104 Baldwin, Carroll 60,86 Barker, James G. 67 Barker, Jimmy F. 67 Barker, Mary Ann 67,88 Beamer, Billy 60,86,101 Beamer, Yancy 38,60,86 Beason, Don 64 Beck, Belva 67 Beck, Donald 67 Belton, Billy 60,75,86,101 Belton, Dawn 48,84 Benge, Bobby 60,86 Bennett, Faye 67 Berrier, Jean 67 Beverly, Donald 60,86 Beverly, Jerry Wayne 67 Bingman, Douglas 60,86 Blackburn, Gilmer 67 Blue, Johnny 67,75 Blue, Wayne 64 Bond, Helen 67,88 Bondurant, Eddie 45,64,80,90 Bondurant, Kermit 48,74,86 Bondurant, Nancy 67 Booker, Bobby 60,86 Bowman, Barbara 48,82,84 Bowman, Buddy 67 Bowman, Carlene Bowman, Linda 67 Bowman, Mariette 67 Bowman, Patricia 67 Boyd, Jimmy 15,49 Boyd, Susan Ann 64,75 Boyles, James 67 Brannock, Carol 64 Brannock, Geraldine, 20,36,44,49,72, 73,74,75,84,92. Brannock, Mary Lynn 49,75,84,88 Bray, Betty Jo 64,65,74,90 Britts, David 60,86,101 Brooks, Edgar 67 Brown, Dean 45,64,80,90 Brown, Gary 60,62,86,88,101,104 Brown, Norma 42,60,84,88 Brown, Ruth 64,88 Brown, Sturat 15,60,86 Bunker, Louise 60,84 Burgess, Robert Burrus, Thomas 60,86 Busick, Virginia 64 C Caldwell, Dink 25,67 Calloway, Debbie 25,67,74 Calloway, Rachel 67 Cannoy, Donald 67 Cannoy, Larry 64 Carpenter, Barbara 67 Carpenter, Jimmy 49,86 Carroll, Martha 67,103 Cashwell, John 24,38,64,90 Caul, Jack 67,101 Childress, Anne 64,103 Childress, Glenda 64 Childress, Grey 64,88,101,102 Childress, Jack 64 Childress, Jerry 67 Childress, Linda 64 Childress, Peggy 67 Chilton, Geraldine 60,75 Chilton, Ruth 67 Christian, Anne 60,84,103 Clifton, Melvina 64,80,90 Clifton, Nelda 64,103 Clifton, Roy 49,86 Clifton, Shirley 27,60,84,88,103 Cline, Betty 67 Coble, Bobby 60,105 Coble, George 64 Coe, Judy 15,60,84 Collins, Shirley 60 Collins, Nancy 14,67 Collins, Willie Mae 67,88 Cooke, Ralph 60,86,101 Cox, Jimmy 64,101 Cox, Linda 20,23,41,49,55,76,77,79, 84,87 Craddock, James 67 Cruise, Wade 67 Curtis, Joe 14,49,87 D D ' Amico, Tony 67 Davis, Bob 60,86 Davis, Leon 21,24,26,48,49,50,51, 59, 72,73,74,77,86,87,88,91,92,101 Davis, Reginald 24,67,101 Dawson, Aravoley 67 Deatherage, Belva 67,88 Deatherage, Betty 49,84 Deatherage, Sammy 68 Dix, Juanita 20,27,49,59,89,100 Dobson, Carol Sue 64,65,78,80,90 Dodson, Jerry 32,60,80,86,88 Doggett, Sarah 14,17,25,38,60,78,79 80,81,84,88,90 Dowell, Jimmy 64 Dowell, Linda 68 Draughn, Esther 68 Draughn, Norma 84,61 E East, Glenn 64 Easter, Janice 68 Easter, Robert 68 Eaton, Grady 61 Edinger, John 64,90 Edmonds, Marie 50 Edwards, Bonnie 68 Edwards, Don 15,50,88,101 Edwards, Donald 68 Edwards, Jane 64 Edwards, Troy Eldridge, Louise 50,84 Ellis, Betty Jo Ellis, Dan 61,62,63,86 Everhart, Dalmar 68 F Felts, Benny 50,86 Ferguson, Audrey 68 Finch, Libby Ann 23,50,51,72,77,84 Fleming, Gaye 64 Forest, Ishmael 65,90,101,102 France, Ann 61,82,84,88 France, Johnny 68 Frank, Larry 16,65,90,101, 102 G Galyean, Zane 50,88,104 Gardner, Judy 68 Gilbert, Clark 68 Glass, Tom 65 Goad, Edwin 16,23,50,59,73,74,82, 83,86 Goad, Jimmy 68 Goad, Mary Jo 50,84 Goard, Mary 65 Goins, Billy Ray 65 Goins, J.D. 68 Goins, Kaye Ann 15,65 Golding, Betty Jean 61 Gordon, Curtis 61,62,75,86,101 Gough, Jo Ann 61,84 Gravely, Donald 61 Gray, Freddy 65 Griffin, Mona Faye 65 Griffith, Arnold 61 Griffith, Hazel 68 Gunnell, Bettie 50,80,81,84 Gwyn, Bobby 38,65,88,102,104 Gwyn, Gibbs 51,86,87,94 H Hale, Jimmy 36,43,65,101 Hall, Barbara 65 Hall, Clive 51 Hall. Elbert 61 Hall, Faye 68 Hall, Jack 15,36,51,86,87 Hall, Jerry 68 Hall, Sylvia 68 Hantz opoulos, Sylvia 51,76,77,80, 81,84,85 Harkrader, Belle 41,61,63,84 Harold, L.K. 68 Harris, Kenneth 68,101 Harris, Ralph 61 Hatcher, Mary Louise 33,51,84 Hauser, Debbie 27,64,65,74,88,89,90 Hawks, Betty Anne 51 Hawks, Curtis 51 Hawks, Franklin 68 Hawks, Hay Ford 68 Hayes, Roseann 51 Haymore, Roger 61,86 Haynes, Betty 68 Haynes, Frances 61,78,84 Haynes, Helen 61 Haynes, Peggy 68 Haynes, Peggy 65 Hemrick, Ray 20,51,78,79,86 Henderson, Gary 68 Henderson, Shirley 51,84 Hennis, Tommy 68 Hiatt, Betty 52,84,90 Hiatt, Betty 67,68,103 Hiatt, Billy 65 Hiatt, Carlton 61,86 Hiatt, Carol 65 Hiatt, Edsel 65,88,101,104 Hiatt, Margaret 68,85 Hiatt, Ralph 61,86 Hiatt, Roy 65 Hicks, Dolly 61,84 Hill, Erma 68 Hill, Ina Mae 65 Hill, Ken 61,86 Hill, Nelda 52,76,77,84 Hill, Wayne 68 Hodges, A.J. 68 Hodges, Patricia 68 Holloway, Beulah 68 Holloway, Janie 68 Holloway, Lou Ann 52,74,77,82,83, 84,88,103 Holt, Kathleen 68 Hoover, Elaine 60,61,84,90 Hornaday, Charles Hull, Dorothy 42,65,74,88 Hull, Elbert 20,52,86,88 Hull, Paul 52,86,88 Hurst, Sybil 68 I Inman, Carolyn 44,53,84 Inman, Jack 68 Inman, Johnee 65 Inman, Sam 24,68,88,101 J Jackson, Bill 65,90 Jackson, Gaye 61,84,88,90,103 Jackson, Mary Fay 53,84 Jacobs, Carolyn 14,61,84,90 Jarrell, Margaret 65,80,81 Jarrell, Wilma 53,84,88,89 Jarvis, Margaret Louise 65,74 Jefferson, Alease 61,84 Jessup, Alice 65,88 Jessup, Tim 32,61,82,86 Jester, Barbara 25,61,62,75,78,84,103 Johnson, Joe 34,45,68 Johnson, Leonard 43,65,101 Johnson, Mary Ann 16,61,84,85 Johnston, Wayne 68 118 Jones, Amy 65 Jones, Dean 61,86 Tones, Gaynelle 37,68 Tones, Linda 67,68 Jones, Martha 65,88 Jones, Raynell 68 Jones, Roland 65,90 Jones, Shirley 53,84 Jones, Steve 68,101 Journey, Jackie 65 Joyce, Margaret 20,52,55,72,73,74,84, 87,89,92 Jurney, Howard 65,86 K Kerr, Tom 16,61,86,88,101 Key, Mary Mon 50,52,78,79,84 King, Kathleen 52,75,84 King, Mabel 66 King, Newton 15,52 King, Wilma 14,61,80,81,84 Kirkman, Jimmy 61,62,75,86,88,101,104 Kirkman, Joyce 68 Kirkman, Judy Ann 68 Kirkman, Polly Kirkman, Wanda 42,62,84 Kiser, Bobby 53,86 Kurtz, Worrell 24,26,64,66,75,90 L Lackey, Dick 62,82,83,86 Lamm, Bill 64,66,74,75,78,79,90 Leftwich, Betty 53,75,82,84 Leftwich, Janice 42,62,75,88 Leftwich, Norma Jo 62,84 Loftis, Linda 68,88 Loftis, Wilma 53 Lyons, Roger Lee 66 M Marion, Melvin 32,62,86,87,88,89,102 Marsh, Annie Lee 68 Marshall, Doris 62,84,90 Marshall, Mary Jean 23,25,48,53,59,78,79, 84,87 Marshall, Nancy 62,84 Martin, Anne 62,84 Martin, Clyde 68,101 Martin, Freddie 66 Martin, John 62 Massey, Anita 53,84 Massey, Linda 66 Matthews, Barbara 62 Matthews, Bobby 62 Matthews, Charles 62 Matthews, Christine 66 Matthews, Faye 68 Matthews, Leon 62 Mayberry, Tommy 65,66,101 Meats, Doris 66 Medley, Bob 66 Merritt, Jane 68,74 Midkiff, Joan 34,62,84 Midkiff, Larry 62 Midkiff, Rachel 68 Midkiff, Sandra 17,34,62,63,84,88,89, 91,92 Mills, Ausiva 24,62,74,86,94 Mills, Ray 68 Milstead, Harlan 66 Monday, Bobby 53,86 Monday, Peggy 66,103 Money, Margaret 62,82,83 Monroe, James 37,68 Moody, Bobby 66,88,101,102 Moore, Helen 68 Morris, Louise 35,69 Moseley, Barbara 62 Moseley, Edna 68 Moseley, Linda 21,53,84,88 Moser, Shelby Jean 53,84 Mosley Sylvia 68,88 Murphy, Alvin 66 Me McBride, Jimmy McCarty, David 62,78,79,86 McGee, Paul 68 McHone, Frances 66 McHone, Fred 68 McHone, James 66 McHone, Thomas 40,68 McMillan, Betty 68 McMillian, Hubert 61,62,86 McMillian, Mabel 68 McMillan, Ronald 53 N Nance, Connie 42,62,84 Nelson, Shelby 62 Nester, Jerry 24,33,37,39,48,50,53,58, 73,82,83,86,88,104 Nichols, Philip 66 Nieuwenhuis, Dieneke 14,62,84 Nixon, Priscilla 54,82,83 Norman, Joe Henry 69 O Oliver, Bud 24,41,63,74,86,90,101 P Pack, Wayne 63,86 Purlfpr Parker! Mary Nell 15,51,54,78,79,84,94 Patterson, Donna 63,84 Patterson, Gaye 69 Payne, Betty Jo 66 Payne, Carol 69 Peeples, James 69 Pell, Jimmy 66,101 Pell, Lynda 20,23,33,51,54,73,78,79, 84,94 Pennix, Bonnie 63,84,90,103 Perkins, Bobby 34,54,75,86,91 Petrick, Marilyn 66,80,87,90 Phillips, Sarah Lou 69,74 Poore, Phyllis 69 Pruett, Gene 66,90,101 Pruett, Jenny 67,69 Pruett, Ronnie 32,63,79,86 Puckett, Maxine 66 Puckett, Roger 69 Pulliam, Don 69 Pulliam, Harvey 45,63,86,94 Pulliam, Mary Moore Pyles, Homer 69 Q Quesinberry, George 66 Quesinberry, George 69 R Ramey, Jimmy Ramsay, Claudia 61,63,84 Ramsey, Sidney 66 Ramsey, Sylvia 69 Reynolds, James 54,73,74,75,86,88, 102,104,105 Reynolds, Ray 55,86 Ricker, Norma Dean 69 Roberts, Betty 55,84 Robertson, Charlotte 21,50,51,55,77,80, 81,84 Robertson, Marvin 66 Robertson, Mildred 66 Rose, Don 45,63,86 Royal, Hubert 63,86,88,104 S Scott, Isabel 55,82,83,84 Seal, Edward 55 Sechrist, Verona Gail 69 Self, Katherine 66 Semones, Esther 69 Shackelford, Frances 66,103 Shaw, Bobby 43,69 Shelton, Carlene 63,82 Shelton, Denny 54,86 Shelton, Gary 63 Shelton, Iris 66 Shelton, Owen 26,63,86,88,102 Shelton, Sandra 54,73,74,84 Simmons, Becky 63 Simmons, Betty 69 Simmons, Clara 66 Simmons, Conrad 55 Simmons, Douglas 66 Simmons, Glenn 39,55 Simmons, Kathleen 25,38,66,75,88, 90,103 Simmons, Kay 55,84,91 Simmons, Richard 69,101 Simmons, Shirley 63,84,90 Simmons, Sue 66 Simmons, Wade 69 Simpson, Mary Frances 65,66,88,89, 90,103 Sitison, James, Jr. 16,23,55,86 Slate, Dan 65,66,90 Smith, Bettie Lou 69 Smith, Chester 69 Smith, Edward 66 Smith, Elizabeth 69 Smith, Gary 69,101 Smith, George 69 Smith, Helen 55,84 Smith, Jack 15,43,66,88,102 Smith, Jo Ann 34,63,84,88,92,103 Smith, June 69 Smith, Shannon 69 Smith, Peggie 69,74 Smith, Peggy 66 Smith. Phil 15,66,90,101 Smith, Roy Lee 66 Smith, Shirley 63,84 Smith, Stewart 69,75,101 Smith, Wilma 42,66,88,103 Snow, Betty 63,84 Snow, Roger 69 Sothern, Jo Anne 66,75,90 Sparger, Bonnie 69 Sparger, Sarah Jo 66 Sparger, Steve 63,86 Speight , Ernest 69,101 Springthorne, Sarah 15,16,23,41,48,50,56, 72,78,79,80,89 Spurlin, John 69 Starr, Betty 66,88 Starr, Margaret 56,84 Steele, Helen 64,66,88,89 Stevens, Linda 66 Sumner, Treva 69,88 Sutphin, Fay 69 Sutphin, Gary 61,63,86,88,104 Sutphin, Ray 69,102 Surratt, Carolene 66 Sydnor, Granville 56,59,88,101 Sydnor, Lucy 17,44,56,82,83,84,89 T Taylor, Denver 56,86 Taylor, Jack 17,56,101 Taylor, Duke 69 Taylor, Weldon 14,56,104 Thomas, Eleanor 88 Thomas, Nancy 69 Thomas, Robert 66,102 Thomas, Roger 69 Thomas, Vera Carl 40,69 Thore, Betty 38,66 Tickle, Edward 66 Tickle, Patricia 56,80,81,84,88,89 Tilley, Bette 60,63,84,88,89 Tilley, Kenneth 63 Tilley, Louise 56,84,88,103 Tillotson, Cynthia 69,89,103 Timmons, Burton 63,88,102,104 Timmons, Jackie Lee 69 Tolbert, Barbara 57,84 Tracy, Billy 57,86 Tyndall, Bob 16,63,86,88,100,101 U Utt, Gray 69 Utt, Catherine 69 V Vaughn, Richard 15,38,66,90,101 Venable, Billy Gray Vogler, Betty 63,84 Vogler, Mary Ruth 69,89 Vogler, Peggy 17,69,89 119 w Wagoner, James 63,86 Wagoner, Jewell 57,76,77,82,83 Wall, Sam 45,69 Ward, Betty 63 Ward, Bobby 63,88,101,102 Ward, Melvina 69 Warren, Eleanor 62,63,84,85,90 Watson, Bobby 69 Watson, Kenny 66,90 Watson, Faye 69 Watson, Mickey 69,101 Weddle, Donald 69 Welch, Jane 36,38,66 Welch, Joe 69 Welch, Frank 63,86 Welch, La Rue 57 Welch, Novie 69 Westmoreland, Rebecca 25,66 Westmoreland, Robert 63 Whitt, Elmer 63,86 Willard, Donnie 69 Willard, Randell 38,66,90 Willard, Robert 69 Willard, Wanda 38,57,82,83,84 Williams, George 45,69 Williams, Helen 69 Williams, Sybil 60,61,63,74,84 Wilson, Rayno 17,32,57,59,88,95,101,104 Withers, Bobby 43,63,76,86 Withers, Billy 69 Woodruff, Etonald 66 Worrell, Linda 35,69 Wray, Billy 69 Wright, George C. Jr. 23,36,51,54,56,57, 58,72,76,77,86,104 Wyrick, Margaret 57,75,85 ADMINISTRATION AND FACULTY Barber, Mrs. Juanita 30 Barringer, Mrs. Kate 37,50,54,74,75 Beamer, Mrs. Lucy 31 Boyles, Mrs. Mary 14,44 Finch. Mr. H.M. 14,18,22,30,31,41,83,90 Haymore, Miss Ada 34,90 Holder, Miss Eva 33,77 Jackson, Mrs. Kate 31 Johnson, Mr. Charles 45,86,92,94,95 Mackie, Mrs. Lavinia 18,34,36,91 Martin, Dr. M.S. 30,31 Moir, Mr. Sam 35,101,102,104 Monday, Mr. W.I. 31 Moxley, Mrs. Selena 31 McKinney, Mrs. Lorraine 39,40 Neal, Mrs. Mary 32,33 Nelson, Mr. R.M. 31 Pendergraph, Mr. L.B. 18,30,31 Porter, Mr. W.S. 31 Pruitt, Mrs. Anne 18,44 Ramey, Mr. Arnold 21,36,39,97 Shelton, Mr. Wallace 16,32,35,101 Shuford, Mrs. Valeria 42,44,88 Shumaker, Miss Eleanor 21,44 Simpson, Miss Jean 15,45,78 Smith, Mr. R.M. 31 Speight, Mrs. Paul 31 Steed, Mr. Frank 38,101,102,105 Sydnor, Mrs, Caroline 41,82,84,90 Thomas, Miss Annie 15,23,32 Thomas, Mrs. Vera 40 Williams, Mr. George 43 Y York, Elizabeth 14,17,23,25,34,51,57,58, 72,74,77,84,85,91,92 Young, Barbara 69,88 Youngblood, Sherrill 57,86 Staff heads David McCarty, Sarah Springthorpe, Mary Nell Parker and Ann Allred say, " We wish to express to students, faculty, and advertisers our appreciation for helping make this fourth volume of Airmont possible. 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