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The Class of '52
On June Thirfeenfh, I952. anoTher senior class will Take iTs place among The many
which have been graduaTed from SainT Mary's High School. For us. The seniors. gradu-
aTion is more Than a ceremony, because iT marks a poinT in our lives from which we ma
review The pasT and look inTo The fufure. Our four years of high school have been prof-
iTable. and in reTrospecT, we can see The personaliTies and evenfs which have helped
us To face whaT lies ahead.
When we enfered SainT Mary's as freshmen. we were unsure of ourselves, and The
condescending sfares of upper classmen made us somewhaf apprehensive. We were
hopeful, however, for we could see The spiriT of friendliness ThaT prevailed aT Sainf
Mary's. The rigors of iniTiaTion were forgoTTen when The seniors honored us wiTh The
freshmen recepfion, OuT of The Cradle. Very soon, oTher classes had a greaT regard
for our class. for from The beginning we showed our willingness and enfhusiasm To sup-
porT whole-hearfedly every school funcTion--whefher aThleTic or social. Even in The firsT
year our class boasfed varsify foofball players. as well as TalenTed arTisTs and a repre-
senTaTive number of honor sTudenTs. IT was in our firsT year, Too, Thaf we became ac-
quainfed wiTh Sisfer lvl. Joan, O.P., who was our class Teacher for Three years, and
whose foresighT and guidance were To a greaf exTenT responsible for our success as a class.
ln our sophomore year, we noT only supporfed school acTiviTies. buf sponsored a
few ourselves. Our firsf dance, Shenanigans, had an lrish Theme, and even The mosf
unpronounceable Lafin name had a Gaelic flavor when The decorafing commiTTee added
O or a Mac on each nameplafe. ln The Spring we published The sophomore KeTTle.
This was a significanT evenT, for iT showed The presence of poTenTial iournalisfs among
our classmafes. -
ln an unbelievably shorT Time. we were juniors and upperclassmen. We plunged wiTh
vigor inTo The hosT of acTiviTies,ThaT were sponsored, for The mosf parT, in honor of The
seniors. A rainy Ascension Thursday did noT dampen our spiriTs as we played' The role
of hosTs aT The iunior-senior picnic. We chose a regal Theme, Royal FanTasy. for The
dance we gave To benefif Fafher l-lofsTee's leper colony aT Tala. The Junior-Senior Prom
held aT The Officer's Club was The occasion of iniTiaTing a new cusTom, ThaT of giving
each seniora bid To The dance.The romanTic aura of prom nighT passed quickly as we
faced The harsh realify of meefing The deadline for The Junior KeTTle. By This Time our
poTenTial iournalisfs had become experienced end efficienf, and The publicaTion of Junior
KeTTle broughf The year To a close.
ln Sepfember l95I we. as seniors assumed The responsible posifions of The school.
The cooperaTion which we had culTivaTed as lower classmen proved an asseT To us as
leaders of sTudenT governmenf. IT was during our senior year ThaT The auThoriTy of The
execufive council was sTrengThened and exercised, especially in The capacify of meTing
ouT punishmenTs on The recommendafions of The procTors. To sTudenTs who had violaTed
sTudenT body regulafions. Well-planned sTudenT body meefings produced several ac-
complishmenfs, noTably The resolufion To honor The memory of Monsignor lvlcGough by
erecfing a memorial in The church. and secondly The changing of The name of The year-
book Green and WhiTe back To iTs original TiTle of Cauldron. IT was This year also
ThaT a long-awaifed proiecf was accomplished, namely. The purchasing of inferclass aTh-
leTic Trophies, and The scheduling of inferclass games. We made an especially fervenT
reTreaT under The direcfion of Fafher Leach. The culminafion of our enfhusiasm is The
publicaTion of The i952 Cauldron. Every eTforT has been made To make This firsT ediTion
of The new Cauldron one To remember. The iunior-senior picnic aT The Old l'learsT
Ranch. and The Junior-Senior Prom broughf our school days aT Sainf Mary's To an end.
For The mosT parT we can look back proudly over our four years aT Sainf Mary's.
We owe a debf of graTiTude To Those who have made our high school days so worTh-
while. We appreciafe The help of our Teachers. The Dominican SisTers. The sacrifices of
our parenfs, and The lessons which our companions have, perhaps unconsciously, TaughT
us. Our four years aT Sainf lvlary's have sTrengThened us in our resolufion To carry Chris-
Tian principles inTo all our fuTure underfakings. We leave SainT lvlary's wiTh a deep sense
of graTiTude and a promise on our parT To be Truly represenTaTive of our Church and our
School- -Josephine Esparza '52
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ROBERT FERNANDO ALVAREZ
Sancluary Sociefy 49
Block S.M. Sociely 49 52
B Team '49
B Team '49
MARY DOLORES ALVAREZ Cauldfof' Sfaff 52
Transferred from Edxson Hugh School '49 Lxlerafure Cornmrflee 49 52
Mlsslon Commulfee 50 Block S M Soclely 52
Parish Achvllles 52 Chrlslmag Mlmes
Chrnsfmas Choral Group 52 Inferclass Baslcelball 5l 52
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