Oak Bluffs High School - Beacon Yearbook (Oak Bluffs, MA)

 - Class of 1934

Page 12 of 52

 

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10 THE B EACON The other schools on the Island have not yet taken up speaking contests. We hope they do soon, for we would be interested in an Interscholastic Speaking Contest. We do regret, how- ever, that these contests were not ar- ranged while some of our best speak- ers were still in school. Nevertheless, we hope that Oak Bluffs will continu- ally improve the quality of her public speaking contests, and we know that when the three schools do compete against each other, our Oak Bluffs speakers will be second to none! WE THANK YOU We know that we could never have realized the happy goal of graduation had it not been for the many kind hands which have so often reached out to aid us. Mr. Merrill, as our class adviser for the last two years, has safely guided us in all our doings. As principal of our High School he has given us his untiring attention, which every pupl under his jurisdiction receives from him. Miss McDermott, while not our class adviser, has worked so hard with us that she could not have done more were she our adviser. Under her watchful eye, the Commercial Depart- ment has done a most excellent job in the preparing of this manuscript. We also extend our thanks to the typists. Mr. Downs has helped to make not only our last year, but our last three years a success. As our teacher, we have benefited infinitely from him. llc helped to make the Speaking Contest a success, at which the Seniors real- ized a certain sum. He coached our play and has given us from time to time advice in regards to the publiea- tion of the "Beacon", While we have only worked with Miss Alley for a brief period, we have learned to hold the highest regard for her, She, too, has greatly aided us, especially as Faculty Adviser to our "Beacon,'. VVe must also thank all those good townspeople who have cooperated with us in every way toward realizing our trip to Washington. Again we say "Thank Youn. FAREWELL We wonder why there is so much sadness attached to this simple word -farewell. Many have pondered upon this same question, none have ever ex- plained it satisfactorily. We will not attempt to. Farewell is such an important word. Before we can say hello we have to say farewell. Yes, before we can say hello to a 11ew place we must say goodbye to our old haunts. Before we say hello, 'Washington, we have to say farewell to Martha's Vineyard-even though only temporarily. Before we say hello, Heaven, as one of our class- mates did, we have to say farewell, Earth. And nearer to us right now-- before we say hello, College, or hello, Life, we have to say farewell, School, and, believe us, it is not the easiest thing to say. It gives us an unexplain- able feeling. Tears rush to our eyes. We feel as if we were being torn from something We love! How often have we been down to the boat to see a summer friend off, and when we said goodbye- Oh! it gave us such a fun- ny feeling, even thought we did know they would come back next summer. But, we in saying farewell to Oak Bluffs High School know that we will not come back. We have completed that part of our lives. ln saying farewell, a thousand and one fond memories fill our minds. Probably the most vivid are those as- sociated with our High School life. How many are the friends we have made here. The teachers have made

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