Pulaski High School - Oriole Yearbook (Pulaski, VA)

 - Class of 1925

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CLASS PROPHECY S LL CLASSES that go out from Pulaski High School have a prophet of some kind. Owing to the fact that I am always prophesying about and for the Seniors, I suppose they thought 1 was the best they could do. Permit me to lift the veil and bring before you what the future holds for the Senior Class of 1925. Great things, of course, are in store for a class so gifted and studious and so far reaching in intellectual attainments — a class that dreams and plans and looks forward to the day when they can accomplish something worth while, when it can be said that the world has been made a better place to live in by their having li ed in it. First allow me to foretell the future of our illustrious Presi- dent, Mildred Carson. She will begin teaching after the com- pletion of a college course but her perseverance in the classroom and her conscientious efforts will soon win for her the superin- tendency. For the future of Margaret Brewer, I see one of the greatest lawyers the country has ever known. By her great skill and the soundness of a logical mind she has won this distinction and is permitted to argue before the Supreme Court of the Ihiited States — a privilege granted to few. For Mabel Coalson, I see her the mistress of a pretty little bungalow with roses twined around the back door. Domestic duties have not changed the buoyant happy disposition of her girlhood days. She is also one of the foremost charity and wel- fare workers in the city where she resides. For Marie Hardy I see an exceptionally brilliant career. She has ceased to be the quiet staid “grandma” of her high school days; she puts her thoughts into action, she is a famous liteiary woman as well as a social reformer; she is also Congresswoman from the Ninth District and none of us will be surprised when we find that the Hardy Reform Bill will pass Congress by an o ' er- whelming majority. To Lena Gray, who is steadfast, trustworthy and ambitious, success is sure to come. There are many things she could do but she prefers school teaching to anything else, but she doesn’t punish her pupils severely as you might think she would be- cause she hasn’t forgotten her own mischievous school days. 34

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mid-term exams arri -ed. Could it be possible we had just fooled away the first half of the year? First one teacher and then another would tell us that we must get down to work if we expected to be seniors. Finally we realized that though it was all right to have fun we must study also. Some of our class- mates failed to realize this and when the final exams came — alas! Only twenty-five were allowed to be called, what we had worked so hard all through high school to reach — Seniors. CHAPTER I ’— “SEXIORS” Our last year has been a busy one. Some folks think Sen- iors haven’t anything to do. We thought so once, but it would keep anyone busy trying to take full ad ' antage of our one or two pri ' ileges and wondering how on earth we could acquire one more at least. Then there’s our annual that we must give much attention to and try to make it the best ever published. Now let us stop a minute and think. Is this honor of being a Senior really as great as it seems? There’s a sadness as well as gladness, for your school days are the happiest days of your life. And now to think of leaving all your dear class-mates and teachers who have worked so faithfully with you for four long years, and also to our principal must be gi ' en some credit for our Class being just exactly what it is. But I think our memory will not let us forget our friends in P. H. S., even though it did let us forget our studies at times. James Cummings, ’25. 33

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Owing to iMyrtle Myers’ mathematical ability, she will make one of the greatest architects of the Twentieth Century. Any- one as ambitious and courageous as Myrtle could not be satis- fied with anything but a dazzling career. The future holds for Dorothy Spence a place as member of the faculty of Columbia University. She is, of course, a French teacher. We would expect nothing less of a student as am- bitious as Dorothy. Success will surely crown her efforts. For Selma Quesenberry the future holds a responsible posi- tion as stenographer for the Ford Motor Company. Owing to Audrey Sasher’s ability to learn French, she will become French governess for a millionaire’s children in New York. For Virginia Snider I foretell a great musical career. Due to her wonderful talent and untiring efforts she will become President of the International Music Club which meets in Vienna annually. For Virginia Roberts the future holds a place as petite dan- cing teacher of folk dances in a kindergarten school in New York City. For Rhoda Neel Sheppard the future holds a picturesque little bungalow in Hollywood, California, where she is famous as a movie actress; even we in Pulaski will see her on the screen. Some of us will even visit her in Hollywood. After completion of a course in nursing at Johns Hopkins Hospital, I see Louise Strauss doing public welfare nursing in the slums of New York City. Because of her charitable dis- position she has won the title of a second Florence Nightingale. For Louise Hurst I foretell a highly successful musical career. She will receive a degree from Randolph- Macon College but she is selfish and isn’t satisfied with one degree. She will get a degree from the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. She will be a great and highly accomplished musician. For Anna Smith, who has talents differing from the rest of us, I foretell glorious success for her as a great prima donna in New York. Her name will ring throughout America and will win fame well deserved. For James Cummings the future holds a place as a social and welfare worker in the slums of Chicago where she devotes her 35

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