University High School - Nunc Dimittis Yearbook (Ann Arbor, MI)

 - Class of 1936

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NUNC DIMITTIS PREFACE TU LIFE CHAPTER SEVEN Unlike most seventh grades, we started out with a bit of experience. Several of us had spent a semester in the now non- existent sub-seventh, and therefore commanded much respect from the newer members of our class. Of the ten teachers new that year, Miss Harriman, Miss Saurborn, Mr. Walcott, Mr. Dunham, and Mr. Andrews have remained with us. Miss Regal, an exchange teacher for that year, was the boys' homeroom teacher: and Miss Henry, now Mrs. Sherman, piloted the girls. Bud Ruthven and Iean Wills were the presidents of their respective groups. Early in the year the eighth grade girls gave our girls a "Baby Party" at which we wore even more childish clothes than usual. In the fall we gave a shadow pantomime of Cinderella. We remember with great sympathy Cin- derella's CBeth'sl heavy tears of marbles, which rolled noisily from the stage. The new Elementary School provided us not only with a cafeteria, but new quarters for the Fine Arts Department where the girls discovered their artistic abilities. Since the boys' Mechanical Drawing classes met every week in the Elementary School, we all had a good excuse to explore the far corners of the building, in spite of many warnings from the principal's office. The basketball team, with the invaluable aid of our ardent support, reached the state finals where they were defeated by St. Augustine. The whole school celebrated the team's achievement with a gala after-school party in the gym- nasium. CHAPTER EIGHT After returning from summer vacation, the boys discovered that they were to have a new homeroom teacher. Miss Copass, with her soft Texan drawl, had taken Miss Regal's place. During a homeroom party in the "rec" room, which we gave for the seventh graders the first week, we looked over the newcomers and felt much older and more ex- perienced after a year in U. High. Our second celebration was a Hallowe'en masquerade party in which everyone was forced to walk through spooky tun- nels where paddles were ably manipulated by evil goblins. Those of us who were taking Latin attended the Latin Club banquet in the cafeteria, garbed in togas of hastily contrived sheets. Since classes next morn- ing were of meager proportions, it was generally concluded that Roman food didn't agree with us any too well. Our one assembly, given by the two social studies classes, contrasted the colonial life of the New England and Virginia settlements, and all of us par- ticipated in the Washington Bicentennial program. Our grade composed and acted the scenes portraying the youth of Washington and his experiences as a surveyor. The year ended with the boys well in the lead in the window-breaking con- test. CHAPTER NINE The high spots of our last year of junior high, outside of our dramatic attempts, were three. The boys upheld their record by breaking six plate glass windows. In November Miss Henry announced that she was now Mrs. Sherman. The only party we had was a rodeo. It required so much energy that no more social efforts were forthcoming. Two of the outstanding assemblies of the year were put on by our class. Members of Miss Cudlip's English class aired their budding theatrical ability in an artistic dramatization of The Odyssey. The colorful Grecian costumes and a stately pillared background were class projects and added greatly to the effec- tive staging. The girls' Physical Education class toured the world for assembly on the S.S. Saurborn, and dances of all nations were given on board. The pro- gram was so applauded that it was chosen for the exchange assembly with Iones School. Page Fourteen

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