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m PAGE SIXTEEN CLASS POEM GRADUATION BELLS RING! Graduation Bells Ring! Now—as our class raust part And each of us must go our way, Sadness lingers in our hearts; But out we go into the world's continuous line, To make our footprints upon the path of time. Graduation Bells Ring! The past is gone; yet we shall never forget Our struggles along familiar paths, side by side; And the eager moments we have spent. Now we have become more mature, Making our faith and knowledge here secure. HP Graduation Bells Ring! Our yesterdays are done; yet they linger sincerely. In the future, we shall strive to do our best— To face hardships and failure severely, And through this faith, we shall cast away all fear, As this, our graduation day, draws near. Graduation Bells Ring! Another great day, a few more good-byes, To our friends here made, both old and new, To our teachers with heavy hearts and tear-filled eyes, But all this makes a link unbreakable and bright; As through this world, we are guided by His light. —Charlene Frields. :
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S.ENO URS BILLY TERRELL Basketball '45-'47, ‘‘M'' Club '45-'47. MILDRED THOMPSON Glee Club '43-'44, Speech Arts Club '44-'45, Bas‘etball '45-'46, Manager Basketball Team 47, ““M " " Club °45-'47, Annual Staff '46-'47. JOHN VOWELL Football '45-'47, F.F.A. '42-'47, Beta Clb " 45-'47, Science Club ‘45, ‘‘M'' Club °47, F.F.A. Crop Judging Team ‘47, Annual Staff " 47, World Affairs Club '43. JOHN MILTON WALL F.F.A. '45-'47, Basketball '45-'47. PORTER WARD Football °44-'46, ‘‘M'' Club ‘45-'47, Aero- nautics Club '44-'45. BILLY WHITEHEAD Basketball '44-'47, Football ‘46-47, ‘ " M " ’ Club '44-'47, Science Club ‘44, F.F.A. '43- 45. REBECCA WHITSON Cheerleader ‘43-46, Glee Club ‘43, Band ‘A43-'47, ‘'M'’ Club '44-'47, Basketball ‘45- ‘47, Annual Staff '47. BOB WILLIAMS Football '45-'47, Basketball ‘45-'47, ““M " Club °45-'47, Science Club ‘43-44, F.F.A. ‘43, Annual Staff '47. ANN WOOD Member of Class '45-'47. CARL WORKMAN Football '45-'47, International Relations Club ‘43-44, ‘'M " ' Club '45-'47. PAGE FIFTEEN
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CLASS HISTORY In the year 1943, a wide-awake and smiling group of boys and girls descended upon Martin High School. With eagerness to become a part of her life, we entered whole- heartedly into all activities. After having been here for four years, we have made a permanent record for ourselves. When we entered hign school as freshmen, we were approximately ninety strong; yet now, only forty-seven have traveled to the end of the road. However, whatever our class has lacked in quantity, it has made up in quality. Our first home room sponsors were: Mr. Thomas Cade, Mrs. Imogene Boyd, and Mr. A. G. Capps; but Mrs. Frank Wiles soon took Mrs. Boyd's place. As freshmen, our class participated in all school activities with much pep and enthu- siasm. We were initiated by our upper-classmen before we were really considered high school students. Several of our class appeared in the Speech Arts Club play, “Pigtails.”’ At the end of the year, we had a freshmen and sophomore party. At the beginning of the sophomore year, the thought of initiating the incoming freshmen made us revengeful, as we had suffered much at the hands of the sophomores of the previous year. Mrs. Wiles and Mrs. Boston were our home room sponsors. A few of our class took part in the Speech Arts Club play, ‘Good Glory.'’ At the end of the year, our superintendent, Mr. R. N. Ba ker, became president of Bethel College at McKenzie, Tennessee; and Mr. Robert Ma,shall was elected superintendent of Martin schools at the beginning of our junior year. When we entered upon our junior year, many students from Chestnut Glade and other schools came to take their places among up and be a part of us. This year, many of the juniors were prominent players on the football team and both the boys’ and girls’ basketball teams. The Beta Club, an honor society, was organized ut this time, and our class was well represented in the number of members eligible for membership. We had much fun selling drinks, hot dogs, and snacks at the basketball games, and later, selling magazines to earn money for the junior-senior party. We gave a banquet at the Strata Club for the seniors, and both juniors and seniors took part in the program. Mr. Shultz from Murray State College, Murray, Kentucky, gave the after-dinner address. According to the comments heard, everyone enjoyed this occasion very much. Near the end of our junior year, Rosalyn Allen won one of the Nashville Banner Essay Contest prizes. We considered this a great honor for the junior class and our school. Last, but certainly not least, comes our most eventful year. We are dignified seniors. This year several new teachers came to Martin High School; Mrs. Davis and Mrs. Wiles are our home room sponsors. At the beginning of the school year, we elected our class officers. Tom Wood was elected president; Denton Bell, vice-president; Dorothy Birchett, secretary; Walter Alexander, treasurer; and Janette High, reporter. At the end of our football season, Margie Barry was elected football queen. Ellen Fitts won the distinction of being chosen for the D. A. R. Best Girl Citizen Award. Our basketball teams were well represented by seniors. Our girls’ team was divisional champion. We have had much to look forward to—class rings, class pictures, cards, invitations, the senior play, the junior-senior party, an annual, and graduation. The seniors sponsored an annual this year, the first one that Martin High School has had for many years. The staff is made up entirely of seniors. A WHO'S WHO Contest was sponsored also by the seniors. When we leave Martin High School in May, we will close the door on one of the happiest and most important times of our lives. We shall take with us many happy memories of our high school days; and may the new roads of life, which we shall trod, be full of pleasant memories, happiness, and success.
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