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ADDRESS OF WELCOME - CLASS DAY
VVe the Class of 1938 have gathered here today to hold our Class Day
Exercises. In behalf of the students and faculty I wish to extend to you a
most cordial welcome.
Today will mark one of our last times together, and the day would
not be complete unless we expressed our gratitude to our parents, teachers,
and friends who have in every way aided us in our progress during the past
Shortly we will start out into the world leaving our school-days,
classmates and joyful memories behind. This departure tends to sadden us,
yet the feeling of our first triumph seems to offset this.
But this is not the time to let sentiment interfere. We have too
much to look forward to. VVe will have problems confronting us which must
be solved. In view of this fact, we resolve, here and now, to try with thei
greatest of determination to make our future a happy and successful one.
It was September 1935. The long awaited day had at last arrived
and we entered Natick High School with much anticipation. The three years
ahead of us seemed, like a lifetime but today the last of these years for us is
quickly drawing to a close.
As Sophomores we experienced the feeling of beingl on the outside
because it was in 1935 that the double session plan began. Some of us who
took the college course were in the morning session but there were so few
of us that we didn't seem to count at all. The boys and girls who were in
the afternoon session just went to school-they had no activities and not even
a representative in the Student Council but we all finally felt that we were
a part of the school when we entered into the preparation of Christmas boxes
for the needy of Natick. The remainder of the Sophomore year was un-
eventful as we had no opportunity to enter into any of the school activities.
As juniors we claimed a place of recognition. VVe selected Alfred
Grassey, Edward Lee., Hester Pfeiffer and Rita Marciano to be our leaders
and under their able leadership we entered into the activities of the school-
The junior Prom was the highlight of this year and the climax of the year
was the election of six 'juniors to the National Honor Society. They were
Betty Graham, Ann Davis, Lois Forster, Emma Loring, Rita Marciano and
Wle returned from our last vacation ready to take our place as digni-
fied Seniors. jimmie O'Regan, an outstanding scholar as well as athlete, led
our football team through a successful season. Charlie McManus, our new
coach, built up a fine defensive club. Only three of the opposing teams
managed to cross our goal linen-Attleboro, Norwood and our old rival Fra-
mingham. Our first social affair of the year was the Football Dance at which
the co-captains for the following year were announcedl.
During our Senior year two subjects created much interest namely,
the selection of a new class ring and the point system. Both were acted upon
by the entire student body. A new class ring was selected and the point
system, whereby more students could participate in school activities and no
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