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Page 31 text:
«ta| X relating the history of four years of diligent study, along with many frivolous moments leading to this glorious graduation. I shall mention the most prominent facts and events of the graduating class of '53.
Four years ago a group of 117 !w ys and girls entered Tarrant 1 ligh. which seemed as unknown and mysterious as the mighty universe. Soon these inferior liodies began learning and taking their place in the regular routine of the school. We take pride in believing we were an outstanding class in participation in all activities and in striving to improve.
We had the privilege of helping the Student Council get its start in its good work.
When we became sophomores, our number was increased to 222 by additional students from Pinson, Palmerdale, Springdale, Lcwisburg. North Birmingham, Walker’s Chajjel, and Sayreton. We elected class officers, cheered our athletes, served on the junior annual staff, joined dubs, and got down to real studying.
Proudly we undertook our duties as juniors. Our number now 172. we felt that we occupied a higher and brighter place in this imjiortant planet, our school. For the first time we enjoyed the privilege of Ix-ing advised by counselors—one for the girls, another for the Ik vs. The counselors have continued to give valuable assistance by discussing problems confidentially and giving helpful guidance.
At last, on Scptcmlier 5, 1952. one hundred forty-three seniors triumphantly enrolled in the happiest and brightest year of their educational life. We eagerly began our studies, elected class officers, selected the annual staff, chose who’s who. decided on the dedication, had our pictures made, ordered rings, caps, gowns, and invitations. All these acts, though small in themselves, served as frequent reminders that May 28. 1953. graduation day would eventually arrive with our diplomas.
As January came, our number had decreased to 138 localise of the demands of the armed forces, the working world, and marriage.
The new lunchroom was opened for our service on January fifth. A few weeks later we had access to the new library and the new classrooms created from the former library and lunchroom.
Fourteen seniors succumbed to Cupid’s darts and entered matrimony.
Ambitions represented by the graduates ranged from housewife to air-line stewardess for girls, and mechanic to farmer and to Navy captain for the Ih vs.
Names indicated by corresponding numbers in advertisements
Page 32 text:
Tarrant High School has done well in serving the needs of the communities patronizing it. Eleven vocational courses—acetylene and electric welding, automotive lxwly and fender repair, automobile mechanics, cabinet and pattern making, electricity, machine shop practice, mechanical drafting, office machine maintenance and repair, radio repair, sheet metal layout and fabrication, and shoe repair and leathercraft—are offered to the lx ys. sixteen years of age or older. In addition, there are courses in home economics, science, commercial arts, English, American Democracy, history (American and World), consumer economics, social living, and a complete semester in driver training.
Shining constellations which have brightened our school path arc: In sports our 1m vs have taken their place in baseball, baskctl all. and football. East year they earned the Good Sportsmanship trophy. Athletics, physical education, parties, clubs and the Junior-Senior From served to give enjoyment to the students.
And so. with time passing on. we arc preparing to end our days at school to take our place as the future generation. With the home, the school ami the church supplementing one another, we have the foundation to make that generation great.
—Nila B. I scram
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