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I-hstory of the Semor Class
In August IQI7 there came to Rh a C ntral I-hgh School from the publlc schools
of Dayton and Rhea County fortv nine boys and gurls r1ng1ng 1n age from thxrteen to
seventeen ye1rs To these was added one from Chattanooga makmg our number fifty
Proud of our numbers and conhdent ofour abnhty we marched toward the bulwarks
of educatnon wlth brave hearts 1nd hlgh heads but just 1 few skrrmlshes wlth Latm de
clensxons Algebraic equations et cetera forced us to dlg xn Thenceforth we made
haste slowly Durmg thls year we dxd httle else than learn to study 1nd alas' and
alackl ten of our number faded to do enough of that to pass Miss Arr1nts Enghsh
Ohl what lS more grilling than hrst year 1t hlgh
When worries crowd round you galore?
The smart upper cl1ssmen your patnence to try
W1ll snub you or else they ll ignore
When X2 Y2 you get through your head
And the value of X you can find
Those old latm verbs make you wnsh you were dead
And Blology frxghtens you bhnd
Toward the end of the term however you flnd
If you faithfully work day by day
You can chase all your bug bears away
To make Freshman life more tolerable rn the Sprmg Mxss Langford gractously took
us on a pxcnlc to Rxddle s Sprmg
The followmg year our class numbered thnrty We felt 1 httle more kmdly toward
the upper classmen and as we became better acquamted wlth quadratlc we felt 1 httle
less dread for Prof Fooshee Then too me could now begm to look ln commlserauon
on the fralltles of the Hrst year pupils Even IU dramatlcs 1 fort jealously guarded by
important UUIOFS and dlgmhed Seniors we were allowed to p1rt1c1pate t1k1ng part 1n
the Commencement play
A partlcularly pleasmg event of our Sophomore year was a social afternoon of games
and refreshments on the Hlgh School campus ofwhlch we were both hosts and guests
umors' How 1mportant we felt although our class now numbered but twenty two
and of these two dropped out early rn the year We became more actlve ln athletxcs
three boys making the football and two the b1sketb1ll team
Contmumg our pursult of the lllSI!'lOI1lC art some of our members took part m the
patrxotnc celebratlon of Armlstmce Day and many of us played 1mportant roles rn plays
glven xn the second and thxrd semesters
Durmg our junnor ye1r we elected class officers and selected as our class parents Mr
and Mrs George T Cunnyngham
On February 14th we entertained wxth a Valentlne Party havmg as our guests the
Faculty the Seniors and thenr class parents and our class parents In Aprll Mr and
Mrs Cunnyngham most dehghtfully entertalned us ln thelr home
At last we were Senmorsl Sxxteen of us reached the goal we had set for ourselves four
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EMMA ELIZABETH TAYLOR
lvlarlc Twam Lltemrv Soclety
Sull to be near
Stlll to be drest
As you were gomg to a e1st
Edgar Allen Poe Literary SOCICIY
Mandolln Guxtar Club Music Cl1ss
Good name n man and woma
ls the 1IT1l'T1Edl8fC-16 el of the soul
MILDRED CAROLYN TAYLOR
Captaln Mark Twain Literary Society
Curls Glee Club Muslc Class
Edxtor m Cluef The Bomb
If at all she lfncl a fault
Lea e t bu led this v1ult
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years before and one other came to us from Sprrng Cxty but two members dropped out
early m the year leavmg us fifteen
Of the srx boys m the Senior Class three were on the football team
We were singularly art1st1c four belong to the Gxrl s Glee Club four to the Mando
l1n and Gultar Club three are proflcxent in Plano and three 1n EXPYCSSIOD
We have had the umque dxstmctlon of havmg four br1des In our class One glrl mar
rred nn the summer and drd not return to school another marrrecl m the fall and thence
forth stayed wxth her husband whlle two marrxecl and continued the1r studles wrth us
If rt be true that a change works wonders and that variety IS the sprce of lrfe w
should be a wonderfully spxcy class for dur1ng the first three years of our hlgh school
course we had flve Sclence teachers and we close our Senior year with only Prof Foo
chee and Miss Lankford remarnmg of the five members of the faculty wrth whom we
began the year
On December 23rd Mr and Mrs Cunnyngham entertained us wxth a theatre party
at The Lyric On December 22nd we entertamed at the hugh school 1n honor of Prof
Wexr the out gomg Sclence teacher and on anuary 22nd we were Jomt host wlth the
umors honorrng Mrss Arrants the out gomg Englnsh teacher In February we gave a
pxcmc IH honor of Prof Hicks the out going Hxstory teacher and Athletlc coach
The socxal features have served to furnrsh relaxatnon from the stram of tests exams
and the Annual for to us belongs the credlt for edrtmg the Hrst Annual that Rhea
Central I-hgh has ever had
As a class we have worked together wrthout fr1ct1on the class spmt having been fine
throughout Our instructors have been pams takmg conscxentrous and Llnfalllngly help
ful As we go forth new realms to explore may we honor the1r efforts m our behalf
during these four years so full of meamng ln our l1ves
Our hxgh school days brought us both trxals and joys
But we ve usually worked with a sm1le
That s just why we 2I mardens and boys
Have made up a class so worth whxle
Our four years behmd us a story that s told
We Il press toward the llght 1n the sky
Tho we bask 1n life s sunshine or quake ln 1ts co d
Here s three cheers for Rhea Central l"l1gh
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