Semmes High School - Camellia Yearbook (Semmes, AL)

 - Class of 1951

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Elizabeth Robison F. H. A. '47, '48, '49, '50 Basketball '47, '48, '49, '50 Baseball '47, '48, '49, '50 Volleyball '47, '48, '49, '50 Glee Club Cheerleader. Tanner- Williams '49 Bruce Tew Violet Seales Spring Festival Queen '49 Sec.-Treas. Jr. Class '49 Glee Club Cheerleader '49, '50 Varsity Basketball '48 '49, '50 Captain Basketball '49 XVho's Who '49, '50 Baseball '47, '48, '49 Pres. of Bulldog Cluh Pres. Pro and Con Club Camellia Staff 4-H Club Dramatic Club Science Club Jr. Red Cross Baseball '46, '47 Bulldog Club 512601 Cyan 7 Q50 Carlton Shumock Treas, of Senior Class '50 Football '49 Baseball '49, '50 Basketball '48, '49, '50 Glee Club Whos Who '49, '50 Betty Ruth Smith Sec. of Fresh. Class '47 Sec. of Senior Class '50 Dramatic Club Pro and Con Club Bulldog Club Class Basketball Bruce L. Tanner Sec. Glee Club '49, '50 Basketball '48, '49 Softball '47 Grace Ward '48, '49, 'so Easeball '48, '49, '50 Glee Club Julia Ann Williams 4-H Club F. H. A. 4-H Club Dramatic Club Glee Club Library Assistant Dramatic Club First Aid Attendant Jr. Red Cross Civics Club Jr. Red Cross Tanner-Williams Hi-Lite '47 '48 Glee' club - 14 - 32. Margaret Williams Semmes Sentinel Staff Camellia Staff '49, 50 Athletic Assn. '48, '49 Library Assistant '49, '50 F. T. A. Library Club Who's Who '50

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6717055 Fay Lawrence Science Club Pro and Con Club Dramatic Club 4-H Club Basketball '47, '48, '49, '50 Baseball '47, '48, '49 Semmes Sentinel Staff Bulldog Club Glee Club Vice Pres. of Class. Bucatunna School '47 Sec. and Treas. of Class. Bucatunna School '48 F. H. A. 7 9 Barbara Lord Varsity Basketball '48, '49 Class Basketball '49, '50 Volleyball '47, '48, '49 Capt, Volleyball Team '49 Dramatic Club Athletic Association Semmes Sentinel Staff Bulld0H Club Pat McAdams Thomas Grady McCaskey Business Manager Camellia Stafi '50 Glee Club Science Club Cheerleader '48, '49 Pro and Con Club Semmes Sentinel Staff Gloria IVIcDuffie 4-H Club Glee Club First Aid Attendant Library Club Eulldog Club A Elton F. Pierce mate Pres. F.F.A. '49 '50 Chapter Pres. '49, 'so Q Glee Club Varsity Football '41, '48 '49, '50 Varsity Basketball '48 Pres, Junior Class. Tanner-Williams '48, '49 Voncile Pierce President F.H.A. '49, '50 Baseball '47, '48, '49, '50 Basketball '47, '48, '49, '50 Volleyball '47, '48, '49, '50 Glee Club Cheer Leader, Tanner- Williams '48 Eva Jewell Rabon Semmes Sentinel Staff Camellia Staff Dramatic Club Class Basketball '49, '50 4-H Club Bulldog Club Glee Club Pro and Con Club First Aid Attendant Office Assistant Winner American Legion Oratorical Contest '49 ,13- Norma Reaves F. T. A. F, H, A. Semmes Sentinel Staff Jr. Red Cross '49, '50 4-H Club Pres, of Civic Club, Tanner-Williams Glee Club Glendean Revette Athletic Association Pro and Con Club Glee Club Camellia Staff Class Basketbal '48, '49 Bus. Manager Semmes Sentinel '49, '50 Bulldog Club Library Monitor First Aid Attendant Dramatic Club 4-H Club



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C ass We tl1e gladuatmg class of 1950 feel IS though we Us S31 Ill o11 1 JOUIIL Of LUUISC we e th1s s11ne way whe11 we begin Ulll sehool llfe eleyen 31111 11,11 We 11ow lidllll llUVNLXlI tl11t tl1ese yea1s wexe only a pltpdl 1t1o11 fo1 1 long yoyage As we make the last moye for the beglnnmg, of our Journey lllfl step 1nto the eyex XNlClLl'llfl1,, l'lUIllOll befoxe us t eems 111 espec11lly fllllllg t1n1e fox Ll to stop fo1 moment and look back o11 wl11t h1s gone before I h1ll telate theleforc the most 1mpo1t111t 1nc1dents of ULII sehool days so that cye1yo11e Vlflltl 1e 1ds th1s sho1t h1sto1y w1ll 1e1l1.4e how LYCIUIILI, lt h1s been for us to p1LpllL ouxselxes fo1 tl1e futute O11 the n1nth day of Septembex 1939 a group of g1ll111t you11g boys and g11ls lIlUl.Cl w1th cou1age w1ll IJOXKLI and Cletllmllldllflll enteled tl1e Semmes Ele111ent11y School We thought thit LClLlLlll0Il w IS a thmg to be accompllshed w1th1n 1 few days but soon found that we yy ere VNIOIIQ., edue1t1o11 was an 1ccumu l ll0ll ot y lluable knowledge o1'e1 1 pfellllfl of yeaxs lltll Just Cllys DLll1ll,, ou1 stay 1n the elementnv school we had n1111y happy t1n1es along w1th unpleasant ones and betole we knew 1t sey en ve1rs h 1d 1olled by We w ere 1ub1l111t l.Nl'l9Il we we1e f..,lXLll the nghest honol of 1 gl 11111nar gxade student that of 1eee1y1ng d1plomas s1gn1fy1ng our ab1l1ty to take a step forwaxd When we entered our Freshman vear we were ,,1oup of bew1ldered young people There was qu1te 1 CllflClCIlCC between the two sehools We found that we h-1d entered a larger f'1eld whlch dealt w1th more compllcated matters and that we h1d mo1c than GXGI to adopt a pol1cy of glve and t1ke At th1s po1nt It was agreed that we needed some le 1dcrs from our class to help plan for ou1 fuxther tlavels H B Hare beeausc of h1s fr1endl1ness and dblllty as a leader was promoted to be our presldent We chose O Neal Ha1e as VILC p1es1dent Then to take ch nge of the busmess affa1rs were Betty Smlth as secretaly and Herman Bryant as treasurer Under thelr leadersh1p we were soon notxced by our upperclassmen dlld we forgot that we had eyer been fllghtened and bew1lde1ed Near the Cl0NlIlg of the school term ou1 el1ss presented a Sp11ng Festlyal Our re1gn1ng queen was MICk9y P10109 wlth Groyer Howell as kmg The malds of honor Bethany Rowell escorted by he1 kn1ght Albert Pounsl led the courtlers Eya Jew ell Rabon and Arthur HCHIICS Cather1ne Harwell and Ollycr George Ra mona Graham and W1ll1e Sam Iknex When we entered our Sophomole year a long Cllecllll became a reallty the IIIDLX to the ma111 bulld 111g had been completed durlng the plecedlng summer a11d we had a new sclence room la1ge llbrary home eeonom1cs room and commelelal room To lead us 1n ou1 111creas1ng e11tracu1r1cula1 1ct1v1t1es we chose Albe1t Pound as pres1de11t Helmdll B1yant as vlce presldent Catherlne Harwell as sec1etary and ONeal H1re as treasurer We contr1buted our small part to the success of all the dlfferent progr1ms that were presented L1ke every other gxoup we got 1nto and out of trouble Soon the year had sl1pped past and we once more stepped forward to a h1gher grade Hisfory Ill our Ju111o1 ye 1 we weleomed to UUI school a DLXK p1111e1pal M1 L L Milone Tnough we deeply lIllSSlCl Ulll folmer pr1ne1p1l we felt Cllflfldlllt that Mr ,lVlllUIlL would guide us well As w1s the custom new 1ff1cers were elected They were preszdent H B Hue y1ee pres1de11t Bobby R1y Anderson secretary lllel t1e1s111e1 Vlfrlel Sc1les Dllllllg thlN yea1 one cf KLII ULllNldllCllIlf.I football pl1ye1s Groyer Howell w 1s ehosen to play on the All Stax team which plaved 111 the flnal game of the footb1ll se1son The Sprlng Fes t1y 11 h1d gxown 1nto what promlsed to be an annual eyent and the lilllil a11d queen VLLIL ehoe11 flom ou1 el1ss Albe1t Pound 1e1gned as Kmg, and h1s Queen y IN V1olet Se 1les As we ippltl 1ehed the end of the year 1nd as we lULlllCl ou1 fllllllbkl LIL 1tly 111e1e1 ed p1ep11111g UI tle 111111111 Ju111o1 SLIIIOI lJillqLllT. plesenteel a new p1oblem two m 111y to feed' Ou1 Ollly solutlon seemed to l1e 111 abandornng the pxeeedent followed fox so 111 111y ye IIN th 1t of pelmlttlng e 1el1 Ju11111 1nd Sen1o1 tc lllXllL 1 flll ladv ox sw 1111 lls the CINL mlght bel We made st1ll another dey1at1o11 111 uymg this ban quet dlld 1ented the Westcheste1 Room of the Caw thon Hotel for the UCLANIOII mste 1d of using the school e1fete111 Quickly the ye1r sped by 1nd agam we came to the end of another ehool term The golden days of summe1 passed QU1CklY and the S n1or V631 loomed ahead We were eager to begm thlb te1m because lt was to be the greatest year of all F1rst the student from the Tanner W1llldmS and W1l me1 H1gh School Jolned our troops Th1s caused our company of 42 sen1ors to IDCFCASC to 50 The offxcers elected to lead th1s large band were Ann1e Greenlee p1es1dent ONeal Hare VILS pres1dent Betty Smlth secretary and Carlton Shumock treasurer Second the new h1gh school bu1ld111g was completed Th1s was composed of an aud1tor1um and gymnaslum class rooms a laxge l1bra1y and in agr1culture bu1ld1ng We semors entered whole heartedly 1nto all the act111t1es the school offered tak1ng leadersh1p as be f1tted our d1gn1ty on teams 1n clubs on staffs hold mg many off1ces and tak1ng pirt 1n many plays and entcrta1nments An outsta11d1ng ey ent 111 whlch the senlor class was well repre ented was the Camelha FCStly3l Ollyer Geolge and Johnnle Ruth Martm wcxe the rulers from the hxgh school SCHIOI g11ls dlessed 1n lox ely eyemng gowns gleeted the guests a11d escolted them through our new bulldmgs We axe 11ow looklng forward to rece1y1ng our dlplomas Then we shall be able to step out 1nto the world and do fo1 ourselves what has heretofore been the task of out loy1ng fathers and mothers So ends the hlstory of our school days days whose memorles w1ll lHl2E1 1n our m1nds On each graduate 1 bestowed a wlsh for the best l1fe can glye BETTY SMITH MARGARET WILLIAMS Class H1StOT1anS Cfass Prop esy 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