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Page 12 text:
YOHNNY GREEN President NOEL MvWHlH'l'Eft Corresponding Secretary
IIMMY IONES Vice President ULIUS SNEED Treasurer
SHIRLEY BURNETT . Recording Secxetiry EVERETT TOMLINSON Sergeant-it-Arms
The Alumni Association of North Nashville
High School is proud to be presented in this,
the 1947 POLARIS.
This organization was founded in Septem-
ber, 1946, when a group of enthusiastic peo-
ple began mailing postcards to every grad-
uate of the school. Much progress was made
in those first meetings when officers were
elected and the Constitution and By-Laws
were written and adopted.
Our Association is carried on by the of-
ficers and the various committees: The Ways
CS Means Committee, Program, Memberships
We are striving to cooperate with the
school and the other organizations of the
community to make it a better place in which
We extend a cordial welcome to each and
every member of the 1947 Graduation Class
to join us in the Alumni Association, and to
become better acquainted with all of the
graduates of our "Alma Mater."
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Sl Illll lZlASS HISlllIll
We, the graduating class of 1947, entered
North Nashville Iunior High School on Sep-
tember 8, 1941. There were 150 of us who
were assigned to the following teachers:
Miss Iimmie Harvell, Mrs. Elizabeth B. lack-
son, Miss Katherine Murray, and Mr. G. O.
Our junior high years in this "knowledge
box" passed rapidly. ln the ninth grade we
presented to our fellow classmates the Fresh-
man Party which everyone thoroughly en-
ioyed. At the end of the spring term of 1944,
the students who had completed the ninth
grade received their certificates in the audi-
torium at an informal graduation program.
As the time approached for us to advance
into the Senior part of North High, there was
no doubt in our minds as to our importance.
In fact, we were feeling quite grown-up, even
though a few of us had obtained tenth grade
status the hard way trepeating a coursel.
The senior high years passed. Each day
provided more classes with more work. We
learned that school work can be difficult,
but stretching ever before us was our long
sought goal, to be a Senior in North High
The year before we attained this coveted
rank found us well represented in the hap-
penings around school. We took part in all
the events of the year from football to essays.
During this period we produced a musical
play entitled, "Iolly Iunior Follies", the first
play of its type to be presented at North High.
lt was so well received at its initial produc-
tion, that after numerous requests, we re-
peated it. Also in the spring term of our
iunior year, we entertained the senior class
formally at the annual lunior-Senior Prom.
Six of our boys were members of the base-
ball team which won the lnterscholastic
League Championship. They were Virgil
Nipper, Lindy Freeman, Hansel Krantz. Iirn-
my Iennette, Rav Rector, and Bud LaRue.
Now we are Seniors! Iirnmy lennette was
elected president of our class. Martha Iones,
by virtue of the highest average. was presi-
dent of the Honor Society. Ann lones servefl
as president of the Senior Y-Teens. The PO-
LARIS Staff was headed by lean Medley, as
editor. This year the football squad counted
among its number two seniors---Virgil Nip-
per and Iimrny Iennette, who played in the
All-Star game at the end of the season. Sara
Io Chapman was chosen Football Queen
and reigned with her two attendants, Ann
Shearon and Mary Lee Burns, at the home-
coming game. Iames Dickey was chosen
Company Commander of the R. O. T. C.
Four senior girls served as R. O. T. C. spon-
sors-Honorary Captain, Alberta Odum, and
Honorary Lieutenants, Ann Shearon, Bettye
Sears, and Sara Io Chapman. Mary Lee
Burns and Carl Schutt were victorious in the
closely contested election of Miss North High
and Bachelor of Ugliness. They were intro-
duced along with the superlatives at a dance
given by the Seniors in their honor. Other
outstanding social events were a Wiener
roast and a sneak day. The North Sim' won
first place honors in the Anti-Tuberculosis
Contest with Martha Iones and lean Medley
as Co-Editors of the publication. lean Wade
played the part of a native in the production.
"Rain" at the Nashville Community Play-
house. We were happy to welcome four re-
turning servicemen to our number--Paul
Waggoner, Albert Friedman, Elvin Hoffman
and Dan Hayes.
We are leaving to posterity the first com-
posite picture of a graduating class at North.
It is to be hung in the Library.
The time is drawing near. We are grow-
ing rnore and more distracted as we begin
our last minute cramming for exams. Be-
tween roaming the halls and eating lunch
we worry about our invitations, flowers,
dresses and suits. Our minds tif still work-
ing? hop from one thing to another.
Finally the last days arrive and we fight
through these exams pleading with the
teachers to have mercy on us. One exam fol-
lows the other. They are finished! We await
the results. During this period we could
easily become mental cases.
The last hour is here! We slowly climb the
steps and enter into our probable doom.
What? We all passed!
On Wednesday, Iune 4, 1947, we find
ourselves in a happy state of mind as we
make out way to our graduating program.
Everyone is talking ct once: "Be Careful,
you'll step on my shine." "ls my hair
straight?" "Hurry upl it's almost time."
Slowly we make our way to the stage
and take our places. We sit nervously while
all of the speeches are being made. At long
last those are finished and we await our
diplomas. Look, a tear in your eye. Why, I
am crying, too. In a few minutes our high
school days will be over. These are among
the happiest moments of our lives.
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