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of Many Meetings. A group of students are gath-
in the auditorium to hear a few helpful hints Hom
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A Monotonous Duty. Mrs. Bell assists some confused sophomores
with their registration cards.
All Lined Up, Listening to speeches
made by cheerleaders, coaches, and team
members, these teachers seem to be in a
deep state of concentration.
Service With a Smile, While helping a
student with last minute preparations, Mrs.
Thompson brightens the day.
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The Mculty of Smyrna High School is a
very talented group of people. Each hculty
member works to make our school better.
This section includes information on teach -
ers' interests, accomplishments, and school
activities. A teachers job oken involves
much more than lecturing to classes, as-
signing homework, and grading papers.
Many times teachers stay aker school to
complete extra work or to assist a student
who needs help. For out Twenty-Four
Carat Gold staff teaching is more than
just a jobg it is a joy.
Full of Information. Mrs. Pmeault addresses 4-H
members during the Hrst meeting to outline the
Keeping a Watchful Eye. Coach Shackelford ob-
serves his team carefully during a home football
game. - Photo by jim Davis
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MR. ROBERT L. RAIKE , PRINCIPAL
In Recognition of Twen ty-Five Years of Service
The 1983-84' school year marks Mr. Robert L. Raikes' twenty-fikh year of service to Smyrna High School.
served as both a hculty member and an administrator, he has seen many changes come to Smyrna High School. These
changes include an increase in students, a broadening of the curriculum, and newly built additions to the school.
Aher graduating Hom MTS.U, Mr. Raikes returned to his alma mater S.HS., which was the old rock school at this
time. He taught seventh and eighth grade health and science classes. In january 1961 grades seven through twelve
moved to the newly constructed Smyrna High School, designed to accommodate 750 students. Mr. Mc Wlliams
the principal at this time.
At the new school, Mr. Raikes was not only a teacher but also the assistant football coach under jack jolly. Aher Mr.
jolly lek Mr. Raikes became head coach and also coached the basketball team. Being offered the position of principal,
Mr. Raikes withdrew Hom his position as coach in October of 1973 aker the death of Mr. McWilliams.
As PIITICIPXL he has seen many improvements made at S.HS. The school has added sbt classrooms to the original
building, a wood shop, the vocational building, and a practice field for the football team. Curriculum now ranges Hom air
conditioning and rehigeration to computer math. When Mr. Raikes was asked what has changed the most, he said "The
number of students, mostly because when I first started teaching, the graduating class was only about seventy students.
Now this number has almost reached four hundred per year."
It is an honor for the Gold Dust staff to recognize this outstanding educator in his twenty-Hhh year of dedicated
service to Smyrna High School. He is indeed Twenty-Four Carat Gold.
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