Powell High School - Panther Yearbook (Powell, TN)

 - Class of 1950

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SILK lllll QL XSS lllST0llY Our hugh school days mught well be compared to a game of ball whuch uf you ut well y u wun, uf you play ut u you lose Early un September l946 we the Senuor class of l95O assembled at Powell Hugh School to begun our game There were ahead of us four long years whuch to us seemed remote and far unto the future yet we were eager to play the game and make our scores We organuzed as any group would do What an organuzatuon the Freshman Team' Mrs Eleanor McCaskull and Mr B F Evans coached us that furst year and called the game accordung to the rules L C Jenkuns was elected presudent to hold the team to gether and to unform us of our progress Frank l-lerrell was selected as vuce presudent to assust L C un putchung a good game Robert Vandergruff attended our funances whule Betty Wells furnushed the press wuth our scores and accomplushments Algebra and Englush were to be over come and then cuvucs home economucs scuence and agruculture We dud not struke out on these although there were many foul balls called Soon we began to feel that there were sugnals to learn and plays to put unto actuon We gradually took form and developed unto a wunnung team When the Freshman year came to a close we found that our records and aver ages were beyond what had been antucu pated We had run even past furst base To make the score a luttle more note worthy we entertauned a raduo and scuence club and had sponsored Edmond Roberts and Nancy Cooper as kung and queen candu dates After a bruef peruod for rest we pre pared for another stretch the Sophomore year Wuth the seasons return un I947 we found that several of our players were muss ung namely Irene McElroy Barbara Bowen Harold Bowman Edward Moore Jeanette Paunter Edmond Roberts Bull Sharpe Eve lvn Ledford Wuth fewer people we knew that we would have to work even harder Team work must have developed to a greater extent thus year because belueve ut or not we passed economucs and geography No wonder we dud so well wuth such sponsors as Mr A G Haworth and Mr Wull J Swafford and such offucers as Bettye Capps and Robert Vandergruff presudent and vuce presudent resoecflvely Ruth Bur oun secretary Mae Mann treasurer and Wunston Bullen reporter We scored a home run when Ruth Burgun became carnu val oueen our Sophomore vear lt seemed that we had been on the players bench onlv a few munuutes when we fo' nd ourselves anturunatunq the thurrl base The Junuor Year Now we could slude on thurd' Englush agaun and home economucs musuc cnemustry Spanush agruculture and typung We must meet these qualufucatuons We grabbed up our mutts and gloves We must go We must wun thus game Quuckly we elected offucers and sponsors Robert Vandergruff presudent Jummy Duncan a new comer vuce presudent Wunston Bullen secretary Charles Roach treasurer Betty Wells reporter L C Jenkuns sergeant at arms umpure and coach Mr H l- Fowler and Mr Aaron Pratt It was not long before we duscovered that agaun we had lost several players who had euther struck out or jouned other teams Lawrence Copeland Muldred Cassidy Luna Fortner Paulune Gentry Bar bara Jean Berney Betty Hutchunson Ralph Mulls and Betty Jo Rogers Added attractuons that year were the sponsorung of Wunston Bullen and Jummy Evans as carnuval candudates the Junuor Varuety Show and the Junuor and Sensor Banquet Our scores were so hugh thus year that the chuef umpure Mr W W Morrus thought that they were umportant enough to be recorded on a card even to Mrs Mc Caskull s Englush grades The fourth year brungs the bug round up What wuth speech arts specual themes play practlce class meetungs pucture mak ung the Junuor Senuor Banquet and grad uatuon we have only a luttle tume for oc casuonal studyung ln spute of these hunder ances to effectuve functuonung we can report a year that us satusfactory from many pounts of vuew Our senuor year has been a happy one At the very begunnung of our senuor year we knew that our most capable leaders were needed so we chose Charles Roach as presudent Jummy Evans qualufued as vuce presudent Bettye Capps as secretary Clyde Mereduth treasurer and Franklun Massey reporter As sponsor Mrs Ross coached us un smooth play cooperatuon and sportsman shup The games seem to have been played un swuft successuon of events and now that the year us alomst over we are lookung back ward at the mustakes we have made yet lookung forward to what the future may hold For after thus season us completed the curtaun wull fall the team of l95O wull dus band and each wull choose an unduvudual game of Iufe All hustory us a story of gradual develop ment We have taken a few steps un the rught durectuon possubly bequnrinq to walk and fallung pretty often yet we have been able to catch a qlumpse of the possubulutues of a hugh school educatuon We trust that a oreater performance us un store for us as each member of the class of 50 launches out to hus separate thrullung adventure ,X 1 Y y V Y' . 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