Pontiac Senior High School - Quiver Yearbook (Pontiac, MI)

 - Class of 1949

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Presented here is a frief description of the courses and some of the activities of- fered at Pontiac Senior High School. Our Vocational Department is doing much to provide pre-job training. Pon- tiac is an industrial community, and an ef- fort is made to provide the kind of courses which will prepare students for effective and efficient employment in industry through such courses as Machine Shop, Automotives and Drafting. Speech students may participate in a number of activities designed to prepare students for effective speech work. Basic courses in speech are offered as well as specialized courses in dramatics and radio broadcasting. Our Radio Workshop broadcasts weekly programs over Radio Station WCAR. Practical home problems are dealt with realistically in our Home Economics De- partment. Courses are offered in sewing and cooking. I-leolth for I-loppiness Physical Education Group Bernice Richards, Hercules Renda, Elma Waterman, Arthur Van Rizen, John Pet- rakis, Reva Baily Knot pic- turedl. 12 Home Economics Group The I-lomemokers Clara Gaylord, Grace Hunter l3.l-IS. Curricula prepares Our Instrumental Music Department and Vocal Department are outstanding for their quality of work. We have a very fine band, and we are equally proud of the choir, boys and girls glee clubs, and ensembles. The Department of Athletics plays an important part in the curricula at Pontiac. A wide selection of courses is offered. Those who preier team sports may parti- cipate in football, basketball, swimming, cross-country, track, golf, tennis and base- ball. Individual sports include swimming, tennis, golf, and tumbling. Through the girls' physical education program, gym- nastics, tumbling, basketball, volleyball, table tennis, swimming, archery, and cor- rective gymnastics are offered. Our Science Department is noteworthy in the range of subjects offered. Biology, physics, chemistry and senior science give the students interested in science an op-

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The Channel at Understanding English Group Row 1: Ethel Lighterness, May B. Derragon, Robert Beauchamp, Irene Cunat, Lillian Jacobs. Row 2: Etna Ellison, George 'Fisler, Mary Helen Wilson, Helen Paris, Harold Dearing, Mary Rubert. Row 3: Betty Fournier, Gertrude Martin, Vir- gina McDerrnet, Helen Hunt, John Antisdel. The Universal Language Music Group Dale Harris, Rosarnond Haeberle, George Putnam Language Group Neil Gray, Iama C. Hook, Helen Anderson, Monroe Price Speech Group Ola Hiller, Mary Parrish Art Group Cherry Konersman, John Allshouse



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Future Citizens of the World portunity to make a selection in the field of their choice. Because of the demand for office work- ers, our Commercial Department has grown and expanded to a point where we now' offer many types of training for every student in the department. Typing, bookkeeping, office practice, shorthand, office equipment and business machine courses are only a few of the phases em- phasized. The Mathematics Department offers courses in algebra, geometry, and trigon- ometery. v The English Department provides train- ing in the fundamentals of composition, letter writing, American and English liter- ature. Students interested in journalism may write for the school paper. Many types of experiences connected with the publication of a paper are available to these students. Our printing department prepares the copy and publishes the paper. Creative art, the brush pen, pencil, ham- mer and chisel, clay, and chalk, is em- phasized in a comprehensive art program. Commercial art, designing, interior decor- ation, landscaping are only a few of the phases of art work emphasized. The social sciences are emphasized throughout the school system. Along with the ordinary history courses, Pontiac offers courses in foreign relations, Amer- ican problems, government, economics and consumers' education. Every effort is made to develop in our students pride and respect for our national traditions and in- stitutions. Commercial Education Commercial Group Row 1: Jean Wallin, Clara Meyer, Lucille Brown, Ada MC- Donnall, Inez Slater, Ella Ann Vaughan. Row 2: Margaret West, Loys Kader, William Lacy, Winston Bouck, Bertha Stephens, Carmi Odell, William Tompkins. Not pictured: Louise Vaughan. 13

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