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I ' . ' rxmi- BILLY RAY JENKINS CONNIE RUTH PARKER There was always more fun than a barrel of mon- keys when Connie and Billy were around. They were always gay, friendly and willing to listen. ROBERT LEE ROBERSON MARILENE MEWBORN Marilene ' s determination to major in Home Eco- nomics never wavered during her high school career, reflecting her constancy of purpose. Robert ' s knowledge always impressed his classmates.
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The year was Nineteen Hundred and Fifty Six when we first undertook the task of becoming Freshmen. Thirty six in number, we took everything in the least of worry. We had joys and sorrows of our own without worrying about the rest of the high school. Our sponsor was Mr. Ben Wethington, loved by all. He was a happy carefree teacher who didn ' t like to study or stay indoors, so none of us argued or put up any resistance. We also had a very athletic class. We had two boys to make the varsity basketball team, Roy Jones and Jerry Smith. We also had some good baseball players, Jimmy Harrell, Andy Mewbom, Douglas Kearney. Finally our greenhand year came to an end and we were about to take another step in life. Now we were Sophomores and a little more grown up. Our number had decreased by six. Six friends were out of school to take on life alone. We also gained two new members. Our sponsor this year was Mrs. Jane Anthony, a fine teacher and a sweet person. Under her motherly guidance we undertook to making money for our many needs. We did several different things to obtain that " scarcity " money. We sold candy, had sweetsales, and a few others. This year was one of our most prosperous years. Two years had passed now and once again it was time to take another broad step in our school life. " Juniors, " how good that word sounded. We were no longer underdogs but we were next to being big dogs. The year began with Mrs. Ernestine Godfrey as our homeroom teacher. This year had the promise of being our big year. We had to plan for our semi-annual Junior-Senior Banquet and this began right away. We appointed committee after committee, and we all worked triumphantly to get together our Banquet. The theme of our Banquet was " Evening in Paris. " We had an excellent reception and everyone seemed to be well pleased. We also had our Junior supper and our play. Both were very successful, especially our play, " Aaron Slick From Pumpkin Crick. " Our cast seemed to be very talented, espe- cially Pat Harrell. This year was one of the happiest of our career. We enjoyed working and struggling to make things successful. At last we approached the Senior door staring life squarely in the face. Now the moment had finally come; we were a bit uncertain, but there was little time for that after we had plunged into the first few days of school. There the year was like a panorama passing before our eyes. There was our Annual Staff suffering vigorously to get our annual published. James Humphrey our president, presided over our meetings. Mrs. Rosalind P. Britt, our sweet homeroom teacher, guided us with the utmost care, and never led us astray. She never gave us too little of her time, and we do thank her. Times of happiness, times of disappointment; faces happy as only youth can be. We are pulling the curtain on our high school years, holding in our hearts bright dreams for the future. WILLIAM GERALD SMITH Historian
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tke future. c o Have you ever had a dream that was so real you just lived the whole thing? Last night I attended a banquet that took place in the days of old Scotland. This was a time in which there was color, bravery and valor in which the upper class of people and the favorites of the land carried on a life of carefree enjoyment. Gradually the scene changed as I saw my fellow classmates in Mrs. Taylor ' s English class and heard her reciting: God, God forgive us all! Look after her; Remove from her the means of all annoyance And still keep eyes upon her. So, good night; My mind she has mated, and amazed my sight. I think but dare not speak. .And as I looked at each of my friends I saw them change before my eyes. First I recognize A.V. BATTEN and realize that he has achieved his ambition of being a highway patrolman, he al- ways did want the fastest Ford around. As I begin talking with him I find there have been many changes since our high school days. ROBERT ROBERSON has graduated from the military academy at Denver Colorado and now is one of the most promising scientists in the air force. MARILENE MEWBORN has become the teacher she looked forward to so long. I find ROY JONES has won the State Agriculture award for the most progressive farmer in Greene County and that he and TENY GAY have a family now. When I begin to ask questions about the rapid growth in Walstonburg I am very proud to hear that DENNY TYSON owns the new Super Market. RAY HARDISON is manager of the Buick Sales and Service for this district. A. J. WALSTON has opened his long hall speed shop and keeps the cars in shape for BILLY BOYKIN, a successful race driver. KENNETH WINDERS has become a successful newspaper reporter and has written several magazine articles and a book. Now I am approached by five U.S. soldiers, CECIL C LA YBORNE, RUSSELL MERCER, CHARLES TYSON, MELVIN BASS and SKIPPER HALL, all of whom are now serving their first four years. Now I find that PEGGY HOLLOMAN, RUBY DENTON, HILDA PADGETT and DOROTHY HART have made a career of nursing. My next conversation is with DOUGLAS KEARNEY and ANDY MEWBORN. Douglas has become a high school coach at a newly opened school for boys, while Andy is the agriculture teacher there. AUSTIN VICK, one of the younger classmates has become a basketball player, professionally. As I continue talking I find that JANIE BURRESS has married and begun raising a family and HELEN MOORE has become a private secretary. PAT HARRELL is now a secretary for Perry Mason making loads of money. Now I recognize a most elegantly dressed man, JERRY SMITH, who owns his own men ' s clothing store. Next I hear the voice of a man I have heard quite often in the past years, JIMMY MOORING, an announcer at the local television station. Then I see JULIA COX and CONNIE PARKER who have become beauty operators and RALPH CIA YBORNE, a barber. Then JAMES HUMPHREY, now a preacher gets up to introduce me, but now I realize it wasn ' t James but mother calling me to get up and go to school. If we could only harvest the fruits of ones dreams. BILLY RAY JENKINS Prophet
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