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Page 16 text:
Junior llinotrelg latin
Club, Sottballg 011
Club: Home Economies
Senior Clan Tourmmentg
J. B. SWAFFORD
Annual Staff, Junior
Minstrel, Football, '58,
These did not have pictures made:
J. C. Carlton
Annual Staff, Secretary
Senior Classg Chorusg
Night, Junior llinstrelg
Future Famerg Track
Annual Staffg Softball,
Latin Club, Stunt Night
Home Economics Club,
Junior Minstrel, Chorus
'40, Band lajoretteg
HUGH DAVID WALTON
Future Fifllllflf Junior
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ELI ZABETH PRINCE
Junior Minstrel, Drill
Annual Staffg Softballg
Home Econonics Clubg
Latin Clubg Drill Teamg
Sergeant at arms of
Junior Classg Secretary,
Social Science Clubg
MILDHED MARIE RILLIHG
Senior Class Tournamantg
Civics Clubg Chorusg
Editor of Annualg Bandg
Junior Minstrelg Chorus.
Annual Staff: Chorus,
All City Basketball,
'41, captain, '4lg 011
Clubg Junior Hinstrelg
Civics Club: Dramatic
Annual Staffg Civics
Club: Drill Team:
Sophomore and Senior
Annual Staffg F.F.A.g
Science Clubg Stunt
Nighty Senior Class
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'Columbus'1 this word has a place in everyone's heart. Would you not
believe that the gallant senior class of 1941 has played just as important
part in the making of its school history as did Columbus in the founding of
America? If you do not believe my words, then gather around and I will point
out some of the frontiers this class has conquered. n
In the autu n of 1937 an intelligent and enthusiastic group of sixty
boys and girls started their first year working for a higher goal in life.
The class chose Elsie Hulan as their president, and Miss Corinne Smith as their
sponsor. This was a prosperous year. The class organized a very encouraging
girls' basketball team. Through the cooperation of its members, the class
won second place in Stunt Night.
At the beginning of the fall term of 1938, the class again chose Miss
Corinne Smith as their sponsor and Betty Ann Baird as the president. Many of
the members gained places on the nnin basketball squad. The girls' team went
to the semi-finals of T.S.S.A.A. basketball tournament of the Eighth District
in which Sara Sexton, a member of this class, held main position as guard.
The girls of this class won the class tournament. Soon this year had rolled
y By 1939 the class could proudly call themselves Juniors. They chose
Margaret Phillips as their president and Earl Horner as vice-president. Miss
Smith and Mr. Torrance were placed as sponsors of this class and with their
worthy assistance the class presented uThe Dixie Minstre1s'. The money secured
was used to entertain the Seniors by taking them to Cedar Forest National Park
near Lebanon, Tennessee in May.
Many of the members of this class held main positions on the basketball
and football teams. During this year the class won first place in a health
program in which all classes participated. A iollar was awarded by Dr. Lentz
in recognition of this stunt. With the passing of examinations, the activities
of the class for the year were ended.
Finally September 6, 1940, rolled around. The class had proudly won the
title of 'Seniors'. There was never a class that was more proud to boast of
that title. The class roll had now dropped to forty members. They chose Sybil
Beckham, as president, Juanita Sullivan, as vice-president, George Steele, as
secretary and 'Dad' Smith, as treasurer. Miss Smith and Mr. Terrence were
chosen as sponsors. At a later meeting the class decided to publish the fourth
edition of the nBellevue Owln. The following were selected to fill important
positions on the annual staff. Fred Rauschenberger, editor-in-chief, Betty Baird,
assistant editor, J. B. Swafford, business manager, Albert Mitchell, assistant
This year the girls' basketball team, seven members of which belonged to
this class, was the runner-up in the T.S.S.A.A. tournament. Again our group
captured the girls trophy in the class tournament.
In May, 1941, the class presented the senior play. It proved a great success
The proceeds were left as a gift to the school.
The class has now reached the day of departure. They are now leaving the
old familiar haunts of their high school days and are setting sail on a new sea
of life. If the class by its efforts has added to the glory of Bellevue High
School, it can only toss the torch to those who followg and hope that they may
continue what this class has begun.
In the future may this history bring pleasant memories to the Class of 1941
Eileen Crick, Historian.
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