Norwich High School - Archive Yearbook (Norwich, NY)

 - Class of 1940

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Page 13 text:

VALEDICTORY ADDRESS "We have crossed the bay, the ocean lies before us." Yes, friends, as we talte our leave of Norwich High School tonight, we fully realize that we are about to face a new period in our lives, and a new period in the history of the world. Perhaps it is a period comparable to the darlc ages, an age of intolerance and "brotherly hatred." Perhaps it will be a Renaissance, a rebirth for this troubled world. We are deeply grateful to those about us who have aided the advancement of our education, the development of our minds, and the power of our ideals. You have given us the courage to face the future. We have crossed the bay, the ocean, mysterious, defiant, absorbing, lies before us. Even in the most difficult times there have been flashes of decency to help bring mankind forward. These are the beacon lights of hope for those who sail the turbulent waters of today. Defiantly aware of the storms to be encountered, we proudly sail from the bay to the ocean, our spirits undaunted, our heads held high in anticipation, our greatest wish to malce our Alma lvlater proud of her graduating class of nineteen fortyl Marilyn Berglas. SALUTATORY This evening the majority of us, the class of 1940, will be leaving forever the protecting walls of Norwich High School, those walls which have these many long years, become impregnated with vivid memories of the tears and laughter, hope and despair, joys and sorrows of countless boys and girls, who upon other evenings such as this have found themselves a part of the adult world. We, too, after this happy, yet sad evening will gaze upon the world with the eyes of adults rather than those of carefree youth. And we are just a bit frightened by what we see. ln this world today where chaos is icing and Wanton Destruction his consort, we must have the ability to use all of the lcnowledge and training that our patient teachers and our experiences in this school have taught us. When the tempest which now rages in our war-torn world has exhausted itself, and the two rulers of evil have been dethroned, it will be our responsibility and the responsi- bility of thousands of youths lilce us to talce up the brolcen threads of life and once again weave them into a complete, shiningly-beautiful tapestry of brotherly love, good fellowship, and peace. It is a tremendous and terrible taslc which has been thrust upon the shoulders of the graduating class not only of Norwich High School but of thousands of other high schools and colleges, but if we carry before us into the battles of life the proud standard of ideals and doctrines which our schools have taught us, we shall perhaps one day, successfully be able to complete it. If we ignore these ideals and doc- trines, we shall fail, and if we fail, there is no hope. Now, as we take one last long loolc at the regal purple and white of our beloved Alma Mater, we cannot still the poignant pain that tugs at our hearts. Qur school has become a second home and a second mother to us. For all of the benefits which she has so graciously bestowed upon us we wish to express our gratitude to those who are here tonight and to those whose spirit is here, although they are gone, who have made it possible for us to go forth into the world clad in the shining armor of faith, wrought by the care and lcindness of our school. That armor will aid us in attempting to malce our community, our country, and our world a better place in which to live. Vivian Kiter.

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We have cr CLASS MOTTO ossed the bay, the ocean lies before us CLASS COLORS Red and White CLASS FLOWER Red and White Carnation SENIOR CLASS OFFICERS President .............. William Whitney Vice-President ..... Theodore Nlillspaugh Secretary ............. ...... R ose Arria Treasurer.. ..... Samuel Eaton HONOR STUDENTS Valedictorian ....... Marilyn Berglas Salutatorian ........... Vivian Kiter Genevieve Aldrich lrhirza Benedict Samuel Eaton Phillip Aronson Erving Thompson Betty Ann Griffin Grace Haggerty Frances Grooms Rose Arria Esther lVlcKie Lucille Mitchell

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GENEVIEVE ALDRICI-I Rembrandt all over again slow but sure Genevieve, my Genevieve Gene Autrey's private tutor a cooperative spirit GEORGE AMES popularly known as "Jiggs" assets-two beautiful dimples liabilities-mania for mischief Latin changed him from a student to a poet ROSE ARRIA what savage beauty lies in those clark eyes? friendship with a smile conquering is her way, pleasant is her smile merely her smile is convincing enough happy is she who combines work with enjoyment AUDRA BELLINGER comely face Byzantine Beauty some day a man will understand me moon struck indifferent golden tresses DONALD BENINGTON a gentleman and a scholar a bit bashful of girls but surely he admires them quiet type self-satisfied anonymous flower sender MARILYN BERGLAS shining light of literature shapely femme ardent conversationalist looking into the future striving for success NINA ALDRICI-I bright colors, gaiety likes Guilford for some reason never troubles trouble looking on the bright side outside interests PHILIP ARONSON the schooI's Beau Brummel a man of many parts can't understand why I-Ionor Stu- dents have to write the pageant loves to argue and does it exceed- ingly well "Gone With the Wind" I-IUGI-I BALL speech is silver, silence is golden he if the most wise who is the most si ent sees all, hears all, says nothing it's a wise man who thinks he isnt thy words are few, but well-meant Tl-IIRZA BENEDIGI' contagious good humor bundle of energy that fascinating smile keeps the ball rolling her words are cushioned with laughter. NORMA BENNETT bonnie Iassie from the country gives nice parties permanent escort, Dick Phetteplace Buck Bennett rides again! SHIRLEY BILLINGS sweet, simple and girlish delicate modesty befitting a maiden seemingly bashful,-maybel that angelic expression

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