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CALGARY NORMAL SCHOOL YEAR BOOK. 1926-27 Page Five - Our School - On the prairies, in Alberta In the city known as Calgary, On the hill beside the river, On that hill sometimes called North Hill, Stands a building, dear to each one, Who has passed from out its hallways. There we met and loved instructors Oaring not sometimes for lectures, Caring more for games and dances, Loving those who understood us, Learning, laughing, playing, striving; Grand old days we spent at Normal. —C. M. LAVEETY, Grads.
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CALGARY NORMAL SCHOOL YEAR BOOK, 1926-27 tEfje 3@UJSineag Committee CARTOON BY SCHOOL—Engraving and space contributed by Hicks Engraving Co., Ltd., Calgary.
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Page Six CALGARY NORMAL SCHOOL YEAR BOOK, 1926-27 EDITORIAL. If, in the days to come, when our happy school days live only as memories, this booklet should bring back to us thoughts of the good times we had at Normal, then every page has more than fulfilled its end. As we review the activities of the past year, we may safely say that it has been most successful. The bulk of the work which rested on the shoulders of the Executives could not have been trusted to two more trustworthy and hard-working bodies than those of the students’ choice. As we come to the end of the term, we are held by two adverse thoughts. Though we are happy to be through and ready to go out to take our place, nevertheless, we feel the pang of sorrow at having to leave a school where we have had so many pleasing remembrances in the course of the past eight months. We have realized that Normal is a place where we work hard, but it is also a place where our ideas and associations tend to broaden out. If we make wise use of our leisure time, we gain benefits of pleasure from it, and wise use of our leisure time is what, in the last resource, fits us for our place in the world. We wish in closing to thank our teachers most heartily for their co-operation and interest in us during our sojourn here. We wish to thank all those who supported The Calgary Normal Light and our other school activities. We give special thanks to the Editorial Staff of the Year Book for their willing response. To any persons who have cause for thinking there was some misunder¬ standing due to our Editorial policy, we apologize. In a lesser degree we would have you think of the lines which Jonathan Swift dedicated to himself: “No single person could resent. Where thousands equally were meant. " We close in wishing all Normalites the greatest measure of health and success in the new field in which they are about to enter. VALEDICTORY (By W. D. STOVEL, Editor-in-Chief, 1925-26) So, for you the end is approaching, an end which is also a beginning. The climactic moment in the metamorphosis is at hand, when the student emerges from the Normal shell, a teacher. You will have changed in eight months from a room-hunter to a school-hunter. As a diamond you will have had many of the rough corners polished by the continual rubbing amongst four hundred other rough diamonds. Ah, how I remember what we enjoyed and suffered from September to June, from the first dance to the final reception, from “Katrina” to “The Prisoner’s Song,” from the first speech in the presidential campaign to the tennis meeting, from registration to announcement of practice teaching results, from unpractised mobs to championship teams, from loan applications to final pay¬ ments, from apparent confusion to order! And verily it was a great year! Yes, and now comes the end, which is also a beginning. Good-bye, my friends. May there be recruited from this class the Petrarchs and the Galileos of an approaching renaissance in matters educational. May you, above all, never forget that you, too, were once school children!
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