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History of Senior Class Isn’t it strange, that when we were Freshmen we thought that Commencement Day was the very loveliest of all the school year, and now when our graduation day is actually here, we’re really very sorry to leave P. H. S.? Of course, one couldn’t expect us to be wholly in tears and mourning, for there is always a happy side to everything, and graduation assuredly has its good points! How little we dreamed when we entered high school and the way seemed so difficult that it would be only too short. As “Freshies,” what manners we affected and what high hopes we had! We were now members of that great body called the “High School,’’ and some day hoped to be grave and reverend and dignified Seniors. But oh, how far away that all seemed! So we just had a good time then, trying not to show our ignor- ance of new systems too much. Almost before we knew it, we were Sophomores. Then, it seemed ages since our Freshman year, and just about as long before we would “finish school’’ as the phrase is. Gracious, what horrible studies confronted us! We had never seen any- thing like this before, and sincerely hoped never to meet with such terrors in the future. Then it was that we put in most of our studying, and, as a result, were so glad of any hard earned rest that we just decided to enjoy ourselves and not worry about dignity or establishing a precedent or anything. You know you never can be young but once, so why not have our fling now. But the next thing we knew (though usually we didn’t know much of anything) we hopped over into the Junior room, where we didn’t feel a bit at home, but which seemed to be the place where everyone expected us to be and was rather surprised if from force of habit we walked into the room where the Sopho- mores held sway. Surely, now with only two more years in school, we must begin to add to, or perhaps we should say to accumulate, our stock of dignity. But did we? Nay, not so. The evils of boning and cramming were over for the present, so why not have a little more enjoyment? Exams may come and exams may go, but fun goes on forever; that is, with apol- ogies to Lord Tennyson. Almost before we could realize it, however, we discovered by some subtle power of intuition that we were at last privileged to reside in the longed for and coveted, though somewhat chilly, Sanctum of the Seniors, just across the hall. For the second
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