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DO YOU KNOW ? , , ) Q YOU kno w that, when this school was built in 1914, there were only six teachers? We now have twenty-one. Do you know that only twenty-two subjects were offered then? There are now forty-two subjects offered. The Commercial Course was introduced in 1925, which included two years of book- keeping, two years of typing, and two years of shorthand. In the year of ifs organization this course entered a student in the state contest, who won high honors. P. H. S. was the second high school in the state to offer a course in Diversified Occupations. Starting in 37- 38, this was offered fo a limited number of students. In the spring and summer of 39, the gym and Home Economics Cottage were erected. The gym has a value of $35,000. We have one of the most up-to-date cottages in Virginia and are proud of the care which has been given it. The course in industrial arts was initiated in ' 40- 4 1 . A large room in the basement was converted into the " shop, ' which contains very modern equipment. Sports have always played a large part in the activities of P. H. S. Do you know that in 1914 a baseball team was organized? In 1925, football and basketball were introduced, but there were never very many people attending the games. Now, well — judge for yourself the crowds that attend the games! And the school spirit displayed on these occasions!! One year the Girls ' Basketball team was the champion of Southwest Virginia. In ' 39, our swimming team, the Goldfish, won the state championship. Everyone was proud of this group of boys. There has always been extra-curricular activities combined with the regular work. Several clubs were organized, some having names that stir our imagination. For instance, the " Is it Who? Who Is It? Club, ' and the Bachelors ' Club, the Globetrotters Club, and many others. There was once an orchestra named " The Midnight Serenaders. " Three honor clubs were organized; the Boys ' Hi-Y, the Girls ' Hi-Y and the Beta Culb. ★ ★ WILL YOU REMEMBER? j OW Miss Brosius asked, " Will the back of the room please stay with us " ? Asking George which way the fox went? Maybell ' s red shoes? The smell of paint from the cafeteria? Being snowbound? The long hours working on ye ole annual? The Faculty Game? Mr. Aust ' s stories? Hunting for that bottom locker? Those hall passes? Which frog was " Bigger " ? — according to Ohmer! Mr. Pruet ' s " heretofore " !? Barton ' s bow tie? The change to War Time? Those fatal exams? To bring your excuse tomorrow? PAGE SIXTY-TWO
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SOCIAL HIGHLIGHTS September 3 .. .School Began September 14 First Issue of Oriole Chirps September 24 Installation of Beta Members September 26 Martinsville Game October 3 Radford Game October II Narrows Game October 14 First Six Weeks Ends October 18 William Fleming Game October 24 William Byrd Game October 31 Marion-Homecoming Game October 31 .... .. ... Homecoming Dance November 7 Pearisburg Game November 14. Wytheville Game November 18 Farmers ' Ball November 20-21 Thanksgiving Holidays November 27 Second Six Weeks Ends December 16 Jackson Memorial Basketball Game December 18 Dublin Game December 20 Christmas Holidays January 4 Christmas Holidays January 6 William Fleming Game January 9 . ... .William Byrd Game January 13 Blacksburg Game January 15-22 Mid-Term Exams January 16 Radford Game January 20 Narrows Game January 22 First Semester Ends January 23 Marion Game January 26 Second Semester Begins January 27 Draper Game January 30 Christiansburg Game February 3 Marion Game February 6 Narrows Game February 10 Radford Game February 13 William Fleming Game February 14 Football Banquet — With Bill Dudley February 17 Draper Game February 17 Mock Faculty February 20 Blacksburg Game February 24 William Byrd Game February 27 Christiansburg Game March 3-4 Snowstorm March 13 ..Faculty Game May 15 Senior Play May 22 Senior Prom May 29 Senior Banquet May 31 Baccalaureate Service June I Commencement
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