North High School - Polaris Yearbook (Nashville, TN)

 - Class of 1947

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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. Lipscomb. 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 School. 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. THOMAS DOZIER

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