North Penn High School - Accolade Yearbook (Lansdale, PA)

 - Class of 1956

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Page 11 text:

DR. A. KURTZ KING, 511perzi.i'i11g P1711 cipczl To see the students from North Penn's various component schools amalgamate into a loyal, happy and unified student body under the North Penn High School banner, has been very gratifying. This happened in a remarkably short time following the opening of the new school. in spite of obstacles. For every students contribution toward such building of school spirit I extend heartfelt thanks and congratulations. Members of the Class of 1956 have earned special praise for their leadership in student affairs during North Penn High Schools first year. To transfer longest roots in their former school to top re- sponsibility in the new school was a real challenge which was well met. On the other hand, this first graduating class is having the opportunity and dis- tinction of enjoying the first benefits of the new school and its grand school plant. Many who graduated in earlier years. and many who are attending other schools envy the Class of 1956 and those who will be graduated here in subsequent years. Thus, this big challenge is also an unusual op- portunity which should be cherished for years to come. The value of a diploma depends upon the esteem of the issuing institution. Students and alumni of the North Penn High School need to do all they can to boost their school if they would have maximum benefits from its seal of graduation. liarly graduating classes have a special responsibility because there are no older alumni from a new school. Beyond the selfish reason of boosting ones school so that its credentials will be more valuable. is the social obligation of gratitude. Many have been generous in their thinking. giving, and sacrifice so that each pupil to attend North Penn may have a most attractive and a fully equipped building and a truly comprehensive. effective. modern secondary school pro- gram. Students who can benefit from that superior offering should be very appreciative and eternally grateful. That means YOU. every North Penn student. XY'hile you cannot repay those who gave you that opportunity, you can reflect apprecia- tion and can. in turn. afford the best educational opportunity to your children and others of subsequent generations. Your teachers deserve your praise for their share in bringing the advantages of your schools into your grasp. During this first year in the new plant they did much to guide the adap- tation and to facilitate learning. The initial year in North Penn High School has been a grand experience for all. in spite of the patience and understanding which circumstances required. For all that everyone did to help the general cause I hereby express a sincere THANK YOU Qlnmmvnhatinn sinh iischurtatinrt in Eurrg Nurth 1321111 linight

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NORTH PENN ,IUINT BOARDS OF IZDLCQATION l'1l1! Run: R. Pearlstinc. A. lx. Ring. Ly. Landis. XX, Friday. C. Knapp. F. Koenig. Rex. XY. Verwcy. H. bprogcll. NXQ Braxton lnot showingl. Strom! Ren: Xllcikel. XY. Gehman. N. Haines. li. Hendricks. H. Huns- bcrgcr. C.. Daly. E. Dreshcr. Y. Lauchmen. l. XX'illi.rms. C,. Natc. P. Bergey. 7771711 Run J 'l. Rorer. H. Burkart. H. lfrank. XY. Fuss, NY. XX'c1ng.1rtncr. 5. Hcndricks. li. lican. Eiatnrg nf The North Penn 'Iointure is more than just a realityg it is an active. growing concern. The first graduating class. the class of '56, is living proof of the wisdom and foresight of those who first envisioned the jointure. Nearly ten years ago. it became evident that the present school systems were inadequate and limited by outmoded equipment. ln May of 19-19 the hrst step was taken when some of the eight districts now in the jointure met with the idea of creating a new and better secondary school. For a time the idea lay dormant in the minds of all but a few. since disserlsion among the residents of the area. temporarily halted progress. However. differences were finally re- solved. and work began in earnest toward realization of the dream. ln 1952 a joint School Board contracted Howell Lewis Shay and Associates as the architects. Because of the inability of the Board to borrow suthcient funds for the project. it was found necessary to form the North Penn joint Authority. Legal compli- I., Kriebcl. NY. XX'hitman. XX'. Dcrstein. XY. l..rn.lis, l'ffni.'1 Kon: H. Mtliinstry. R. Brown. D. Farlcy. P. Wack. C. Fryer. C. Lewis. l.. Moyer. .Htmfnti flfwtfxfx C. Stauffer. H. Eyes. XY. Auf der Heyde. P. Fox. bl. Kulp. rl. XY'eirman .lltrzzlbui-t1tri': li. Zitto. XY. Shellcnbergcr. N. larrzelcie. li. F11-cd. R. Crroff. Eniniurr cations delayed further action until in April. 195-1. the Authority received bids and signecl contracts for the construction. lt is recorded that ground was broken on june 14. 19541 that the school opened Septem- ber 1-1. 1955. that the cornerstone was laid October 26. 1955 and that the newly completed building was dedicated on December 19. 1955. But history does not tell of the long hours given by the building committee. the boards. the authority. nor the many meetings with archi- tects and personnel. Nor does history pay its proper tribute to Ralph R. Smith. who. from the conception of the jointure. worked ener- getically toward its formation and acceptance. Most important. history does not record the solidarity created with the construction of a modern school. and the cooperative efforts of pupils and teachers working together to make the story of the North Penn 'Iointure an even greater success.

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TO THE CLASS OF 1956: Olnngratulannna urs s runxquc chs rcnon Hot rre hrst cliss to graduate from thc North Pcnn Hrgh School Hou h rye h 1d thc prryrlcge of ettrnt, mxny of the polrcrcs md procedures yyhrch through the yeirs yyrll become thc t11 drtrons of our school The past year has been truly a ycu of pry neermg a year of problems and decrsrons year of experrmentrng You haye been an rm portant part of thrs year Xou haye shared rn the planmng and responsxbrhtres of the year Xou have contrrbuted greatly to the successful openmg and operatlon of the school Xxllflllluf your help rt yyould haye been most drfhcult to haye had the school functron as smoothly as rt drd For thrs the Admrnrstratron and the faculty are most grateful XX'e learn by clomg Wife pront from exper1 ence We become greater through sacrrhce I am sure that as proneers of the neyy and yy on derful North Penn Hrgh School you have learned much and haye lncreased rn character greatly To proneer means to go before to prepare the yyay for others Thrs you haye done and Uhr Nnrth livnn The emblems of the North Penn Hrgh School Hag deprct much that IS characterrstlc of lcnrght hood md it mrght be of mterest to record rn rnterpretatron of the flag F11'Sf you yy1ll obserye that thc mayor colors are the school colors of Columbu blue and Nayy blue Thc lcnrght that lb dcprctecl rn the Hag rs the 1ns1gn1a of our school and our mckname has become the North Penn Kmghts Vyfhen the Hag rs unfurled you yyrll obserye the erght pornts of the compass rep resentrng the erght school drstrrcts The largest pomt represents North and the lcey stone yy hrch IS S1gI11f1Lc1flIlJfPOS1f1OI1 rmportance unrty and strength represents Penn Thus yye haye North Penn XX rthm the slcetch formed by the erght pornts of the compass IS the ngure of a lxlllght sug gestrng such outstandrng characterrstrcs as cour age honor loyalty chxy alry drgnrty hdehty and determmatron I trust that you senrors yy1ll accept the challenge of lcmghthoocl and the hne rcleals yy hrch rt represents UELVIN f SI-IISIER A1 lffylhf PIIPILIPJZ done yy ell I trust that the experrence you haye had yyrll carry oyer rnto hfe and that you yyrll alyy ays lead the yy ay for others proneerrng to future greatness Best yyrshes for success rn your future lrfe Srncerely WALTON E LANIDES P11111 fprzf fltgh Srhnnl 1F lug 'sf . U l c tll . lc tue - -Q-1 ,, , , . c Y 1 . f 1' l ' A' R 5 , l , -.- L -, .,- c . . - V , .' ,- , .f- r . c . ,- ,, , ,, UZ. K- A A , y , - , -' ' 1. ,1 W 1 5 L . D 7 I 1 I f 4 ' - I V 1 ' 7 . - ' , . . .. . V Y y 1 Y ' ' 1 y 1 ' " 1 y 1' ., - ,f V . . - , - y ,, I , ' 1 Y' 'f V Y I 4 1 1 v vk . 1 ' S S . 1 " 7 I v r I ' y . , r , , ,, , , I 7 . . Q l . , ,U 1' 1 . r , V 1 ' 1 . , .4 4- . . J I . i I , 1 Y . f Y ' X 1 ' f 1 - '--- 7 D - 2 S S 2 .' V ,A 1 y f A 1' - -- 1 VV 1 ' I I I' A A' ' . ,. , I . Y V. . . -I 'Q 1 ,vw 11 . . ,,. . W Q 7 v .Y . Q 1 L - , . ,- Y ' 1 1 1, ' -, - 4- ,- -f -- 1 f . 4 , , y . V - V g 5 A f I . . . - , .vig ,. 4 cl

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