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The Creston High School.
In the small space given us in this Annual,
it is impossible to mention all the commendable
things that might be said regarding our High
There is no enterprise or institution, in any
community, that should concern the public inter-
est more than the public schools and their ad-
The relation of the school to the community
is of such vital importance to the future citizen-
ship of our commonwealth, that it should appeal
to our people with more seriousness in the future,
than it has in the past.
An institution that has no other reason or
excuse for its existence, other than to prepare
our boys and girls for right living and intelligent
citizenship, is one that should be guarded with
a jealous interest. '
A factor so potent in our national life as the
public school, must arouse more interest.
The community could no more exist without
the public school, and at the same time enjoy
the better things of earth, than that the school
could endure without the support of the com-
munity. The one serves to reinforce the other,
and thus creates that intimate relationship be-
tween these two great institutions, that have so
much to do with the preparation of our boys
and girls of today to become the useful men and
women of tomorrow.
No man can be truly loyal to his country
and believe- in the mighty power and iniluence,
for good, in her free institutions, who is not
willing to concede the fact, that the imperative
need of every community is a public school, and
that it shall be the very best that circumstances
and conditions can afford. The duties and re-
sponsibilities placed upon American citizenship
today, are of such a high order and character
that we who are bearing the heat and burden of
the hour are forgetful of the sacred trust com-
mitted to us, if we do not do all within our reach
to foster that institution-the public school-
that has so much to do in shaping the future
citizenship of our country. The old must pro-
vide for the young. Free institutions cannot
exist under any other plan. The future is safe
only where wise provision is made for the pres-
ent. The boys and girls of our community have
a moral right to demand of our citizens that
they furnish them with the best possible schoo
privileges within reach of their circumstances,
so that when the world makes demands upon
them, they may be able to render intelligent ser-
vice. On the other hand, our community has an
equal right to demand from these very same
boys and girls that they give something in re-
turn for what they have received. This debt
can never be paid, however, in dollars and cents.
It is one of those peculiar accounts that can only
be settled by the individual living and practicing
in his every-day life the principles for which the
Creston may well feel proud of her schools.
Many are the young men and young women sent
out from her walls, whose lives and labors are a
credit to any community. She offers stronger
advantages today than ever before in all her
history. Three times has the course of study
been revised, during the last six years, until to-
day we are pleased to announce that we are work-
ing under a charter entitling us to the recogni-
tion of a High School of the First Grade. High
public spirit and a deep sense of duty on the
part of the Board of Education is largely re-
sponsible for the improved conditions. Surely
Creston is doing all that can be reasonably re-
quired of her, by way of providing these agen-
cies so necessary for a proper education of her
Cordially, ' ,
W. E. HEICHEL,
Superintendent of Schools.
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Ode to the Seniors.
By Pearl Schlegel.
Our High School days are about to end.
And soon o'er other tasks we'll bend:
But how well prepared to cross this untried sea.
We trust to the future to tell what we'll be.
When first thru this course we decided to go.
We thought on beds of ease we'd flow:
But we found we'd have to struggle, Yes. Alas!
Work hard to feel sure we would pass.
But, listen! my friends, no apology here we make.
Although at times we stumbled we made no great mistake.
And if our career you thin k to be a mystery,
Ask some one who knows how we sailed in General History.
Sometimes discouragement o'er our pathway strald.
But only by perserverance the price could be paid:
T'is pleasure to us now, for we see no effort vain,
Used in earnestly striving a little knowlege to gain.
And a tribute to our teachers, now we wish to pay.
For they have patiently guided us day after day.
Their kind words and their deeds burned into the soul.
Will ne'er be forgotten hut thru the ages roll.
An exception is this class for their difference ln taste.
And so this fact must not he overlooked in my haste.
For like a drama each has his own part to play.
And now their charactt-ristics I'll attempt to portray.
There's .Iohn Howard Irvin. the doctor's only son.
Who says his school life has only just begun.
Yes, Howard's quite jolly, when he once gets a bait.
And would even cut his Caesar to go fishing or to skate.
There is Tenney. our Flon-nee, the flower of thi- class.
Who never in Latin has failed to surpass: -
But so teeming is she with laughter and play.
That "To thc the kindergarten she must go" and stay.
llarry Aby. upright, manly. sedate, and so brave.
Although chivalry was horn faraway onthe wa ve:
We still have this lad and we'll use him as an example.
To show that such good things no one should over trample.
And there is Mildred Str-hhins who always has a smile
For every one- she meets. though she travels many a milv:
She has wonderful experience as life's pathway she tries.
And ne-ver tires relating how she baked her first pies.
Edythe .Iordan is another. endowed with pink chem-ks.
She startles lls all as of the future she speaks:
Classics is her standby. and what she gets lost in.
We think she'll be a Cary or perhaps a Jane Austin.
Claude Edis. whom we claim with very much pride.
For like Euclid o'er 'Rithmetic and Geometry he did ride.
Oratory is his calling and to him we'll bend our knees.
As they did to the great, renowned Demosthenes.
Yrs. feel quite assured when Charlotte 'Froutman you meet.
You'll never find a lady. paying better to greet:
She charms all she meets hy her sweet winsome manner.
At the head of our rank. Charlotte carries the banner.
Edis-yes, from their ranks we now claim two.
Rut Walter's the boy who carried our business thru:
Of all things most charming for the lad now ls ball.
In the future though we look for him in the Senate Hall.
Marjorie Zehner has such a capacity for work,
That never a lesson was she known to shirk:
And, if ln other lines does this girl so persevere.
A useful life will be hers without doubt or fear.
And as to our schoolmates. we now bid adieu.
Whatever their calling. may each one prove true:
New thoughts and lights may dazzel to decoy.
But we'll think of our school days with the same thrill of joy.
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