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. . . i e is a highway and its milestones are the years.” Joyce Kilmer five
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LIFE IS A HIGHWAY All over our state new roads have been constructed to facilitate travel. Citizens of Petersburg are especially conscious of the Richmoud-Petersburg Turnpike, a new highway linking our city to Richmond. As travel is an essential feature of American life, the Missile staff has chosen a comparison of highways and school life as its theme. The class of 1959 arriving at Petersburg High School entered as ine.xperienced travelers just beginning their journey. Traveling the highway through the four years of high school, they faced and conquered what seemed insurmountable barriers; they rose again with hope for the future. As they continued their journey, there were many attractions which brightened their way. Though their steps may have detoured from the road, the senior travelers always returned in order to achieve their destination. The purpose of the 19.59 Missile is to present the pleasant mem- ories of friendship, the obstacles that have been overcome, and the milestones that the seniors have passed. four
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DEDICATION “We may not all be scholars, but we can all be ladies and gentlemen.” This is the familiar code by which the late Mr. Ed- ward B. Smoot lived and taught. For more than fourteen years Mr. Smoot dedicated himself to the students of PHS. He not only made chemistry fascinating to his students, and brought biology to life for them, but taught the importance of an indi idual . . . his beliefs, desires, and ideals. After ha ' ing Mr. Smoot for a teacher, one knows not only chemis- tr ' or biology but that there is much more to life than learning derived from hooks. Mr. Smoot’s devotion to young people did not end at the close of the school each day, for his afternoons belonged to his students as well. A vivid illustration of this is the work he did with the PHS tennis team. Every afternoon in the spring and fall, he could he found at the tennis courts playing with and coaching the hoys of the team. A man deeply respected by his students, his friends, his fellow facidty members, a man worthy of this respect, a man who will ever he remembered by those who knew and lo ed him for his generosity, his good humor, his kind patience, his influence for good, though he never realized how much he did for others. It is to Mr. Smoot, teacher, coach, friend, Christian gentleman, that we humbly dedicate the 1959 Missile. six
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