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Page 31 text:
Variety of Subjects
I'm ahead of you, Pat," Rod Mdnitold brcigs to Potty
Wilson cis they work the crossword puzzles in their
Senior Scholastic Moigcxzines.
Two years ot history is Cl minimum require-
ment ot PHS. Although much clctss discussion
concerns current events, sociotl studies does
not dectl entirely with recent hcippenings. World
history is otiered to either sophomores or sen-
iors While juniors leorn ot their own country's
birth ond growth. Unless they tctlce government
ond sociology in summer school, seniors ore
required by low to receive credit in these sub-
jects during their loist yecir.
Cathy Wise and Danny Mullet seem to be doing ci
little lost-minute cromrning for Mr. Spondous ever-
threatening current events quiz.
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Foreign Languages and History Include
This year students have three foreign lan-
guages from which to choose. French now is
loeing offered and is taught by Mrs. lean Rose.
The first few weeks students were tauaht orally'
with the aid of a tape recorder, but without the
use of books Interest in this new language has
Two years ot Latin are offered to students
wishing to take this ancient but still useful lan-
guage, Spanish can also be taken for two years,
Mr. A1 Martinez, the Spanish instructor, pro-
vides an authentic accent because his native
tongue is Spanish.
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Math Courses -- Difficult but Challenging
i - 1
Hesitcrting momentarily. Karen Kunkle checks over
her figures while Clotilda Giver and Steve Beverly
continue working their college algebra problems.
"Sure wish I had remembered to bring my own com-
pass," says Steve Clark in geometry class.
Math is becoming more and more important
in the last changing world of today. Through
their courses, students are shown how math is
used in new discoveries and engineering feats.
They discover how important mathematics can
be tor a career in engineering, drafting, archi-
tecture, astronomy, or any one ot a large num-
ber of occupations. But the process of building
a logical system of thought is also important,
regardless of what field ot work a student en-
ters. And this is another added benefit of math-
ematics. lt teaches students how to correctly
combine ideas, and to build a logical system of
Skills acauired in earlier mathematics
courses such as arithmetic and algebra are ex-
tended in the more advanced studies.
Sophomores at PHS are offered a course in
plane geometry. Under the guidance of Miss
Elizabeth Ridenour, they learn how to apply
theorems and corollaries and also to plan and
prove constructions. The junior year means
advanced algebra and the senior year brings
one semester of solid geometry and another ot
Although only algebra and geometry are re-
quired for students on the college entrance
course, many pursue their interest further and
take as many as eight semesters ot math.
Examining a figure made in solid geometry class
for a theorem proof are Mary Bullock and Bruce Miller.
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