Harriet Whitney High School - First Lady Yearbook (Toledo, OH)

 - Class of 1958

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To the Class of 1958 There is an old saying that good things come in small packages. The small class of 1958 is an example of this, we hope. What is lack- ing in numbers should be offset by the quality of the product. During the three years at Whitney several of your group who started so bravely as sophomores made up their minds to leave be- fore completion of high school. The loss is theirs. The reward for completion is yours. The faculty join me in offering best Wishes. The sense of satisfaction you find in this achievement should make life more Worth living. "So long as faith with freedom reigns And loyal hope survives, And gracious charity remains To leaven lowly livesg While there is one untraddey tract For intellect or will And men are free to think and act Life is Worth living still." Is Life Worth Living -Alfred Austin ETHEL WOODEN Principal

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Dedication Miss Ethel Wooden started her teaching career a half century ago. 'Tve tried a good many other things in my life but still like teaching best." Miss Wooden faced a class before she had gone to college. She was seventeen. The town was small flonia, Michiganj. Her uncle was director of the one-room school. So, of course, Ethel Wooden found herself in that room facing sixteen elementary school children. She was the first member in the family to teach. Her first preparation for the profession came at Ypsilanti Normal School. ln 1927, she received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan as result of summer work over a period of six years. She taught in Belding, Saulte Ste. Marie, Michigan, and in Rockford, Illinois. In 1920, she found that a new area of education had opened- vocational training. She was destined to be a pioneer in this field. The Smith Hughes Act was passed by the federal government in 1917. It provided for the setting up of vocational schools and for federal reim- bursement of teachers who staffed them. University of Michigan prepared a special course for this training, Miss Wooden was one of its first graduates. In Pontiac, she helped establish a continuation school. The law required that girls and boys who left school at the age of sixteen should continue their studies one day a week until eighteen. The continuation school offered this training, then placed them in jobs. The young vocational teacher's career led to a.Master's Degree from the University of Michigan in 1933 and a job in Cincinnati. From there she was called to Toledo to be part of the adventure that Whitney Vocational High School for Girls represents. The school has gained a nation-wide reputa- tion. Miss Wooden, plus a cooperative staff, is the reason. In 1946, she was given the Cleo Murtland Award for Outstanding Woman in American Vocational Education by her alma mater, University of Michigan. Miss Wooden has been an active life member of the American Vocational Association and the Women's Section for Trade and Industrial Education. At the St. Louis meeting in 1956, she was presented an award for continued attendance at conventions since 1920. During college she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She is a member of Zonta, and former national vice-president of Pi Lamda Theta. "Her gift to Toledo is hard to measure, The success of her school is her greatest pleasure. She has added a glowing page to education In offering each girl a vocation."

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