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WE WILL Be UG-J ' a (Pruet In THE fall of our school year ’39-’40, the faculty was the first to appear upon the scene. Most of them had come from other locales; but they soon got acquainted and we ' ve all had lots of fun working together throughout the year. From Ashland, Alabama, came our new principal, Mr. Edgar G. Pruet, who claims as his Alma Maters both the University of Alabama and Peabody College, where he received his A. B. and M. A. degrees, respectively. Our Home Ec-spert, Miss Charlotte Booker, hails from Blackstone, Virginia. She spent her last four years at Mary Washington, but has so captivated interest here that P. 11. S. now calls her our own. W ith the new gym, new dressing rooms, modern showers and a handsome coach Mr. John S. Coiner of Washington, I). C., grad- uate of William and Mary — everything in the Physical Education Department was complete; and who should be in charge of the new com- mercial room but Miss Mary Hays, graduate of Bow ling Green Business University. She com es to us from Kentucky and has interested many in the course of Commercial Science. Miss Mary Ann Sanderson, the Bird ' s Nest addition to our faculty, migrated here after obtaining her B. S. degree at Farmville State Teachers College; and she has proved a valuable asset to the Department of Social Studies. We were also able to capture tall, sophisticated Miss Catherine Wood, who came to us from Vir- ginia Intermont College with an enviable record. She received her A. B. from Randolph- Macon and was orginallv from Pulaski. " Gone With the Wind” had its Scarlet O ' Hara, but P. H. S.’s Ralph O ' Hair, from Hampden-Sidney, b!ew : in one day as a third member of our Social Studies Department. Our Bundy hopped in from Lebanon, Vir- ginia, to try out her mathematical wizardry, w hich she acquired at Madison College, on P. 11. S. students; while Miss Virginia Harman of Dublin, Virginia, full of vim, vigor, and vitality, began her teaching career in math at P. H. S. in September, 1939. Miss Harman attended Radford State Teachers College and Randolph- Macon. Included in our Science Department is Miss Laura Dalton, our good ol ' standby, who has been faithful to P. H. S., and we are proud to claim her as one of our own. We’ve a Yankee too, in this department— Miss J. Frances Allen of New York. She’s attended the University of Virginia, Radford, and the University of Mary- land in her young life and her major interest is biology. Civics and English are the subjects which Miss Elizabeth Painter of Draper, Virginia, teaches; and her list of Alma Maters are Farm- ville, V. P. I., and Clountbia; while Miss Eliza- beth Blair, of Max Meadows, Virginia, obtained her know ledge at Stonewall Jackson and Vander- bilt. She is our exclusive French teacher, and also teaches English. Moving hither from Roanoke, two years ago, came Miss Elizabeth MacDonald, who won her degree from Roanoke
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ARE JUSTLY PROUD () UR beautiful new gymnasium is also the pride and joy of every student of P. H. S. Most of us can remember our anxious anticipation as we watched it grow with wonder- ing eyes from the sturdy and solid foundation; and none of us were disappointed; in- stead, we gazed in awe at its spaciousness. Physical education as a scheduled course of study was introduced this year for the first time in our history, and the regular gym classes were held under the exclusive direction of Coach John S. Coiner, who carefully instructed both girls and boys in the various phases of physical training. Social life in the gym began with its formal opening on October 20, with a dance following. Since then, other various dances, as well as all sports and other extra cur- ricula activities, have found their special places in the use of our P. H. S. gym. Our Commercial Department under the direction of Miss Mary Hays is also located in this new addition. G‘J mnasium
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LONG REMEMBER v (Sitting) MISS ELIZABETH BLAIR (B. A.) (Standing) MISS J. FRANCES ALLEN (B. S.) MISS ELIZABETH PAINTER (B. S.) MISS CHARLOTTE BOOKER (B. S.) MR. Jj ' OY A jiT (B. S. fuUA - Jt Xu» AJL - » L6X . asS 0U College, but she has also attended Columbia University. English is her main interest, anti she has also directed Senior Dramatic Activi- ties. Radford claims Miss Lynnwood Kinder, but she has also attended Duke University. Her home ' s in Radford, Virginia, and she has a fine reputation of b eing exceptionally well acquainted with both English and Latin. Usually good things are kept for last, and not by far the least in our estimation is our Diver- sified Occupations teacher, Mr. Foy Aust. He has been an inspiration to many students who otherwise might have dropped from student ranks; but at some future time, after climbing the ladder of fame, they will owe their success to Mr. Aust. He attended William and Mary L, University of Virginia, and Radford, an a B. S. degree. f , Co iuiX o TOP PICTURE (Left to right) MISS MARY ANN SANDERSON (B. S.) MR. JOHN S. COINER (B. S.) MISS CATHERINE WOOD (A. B.) MR. RALPH O ' HAIR (A. B.) MISS JEAN MISS MARY HAYS MISS LAURA DALTON ( MISS VIRGINIA HARMAN (A. B.) MISS LYNNWOOD KINDER (B. S.) MISS ELIZABETH MacDONALD BOTTOM PICTURE
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