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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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Mrs. Wcky B. Smith
The 1983-84 Gold Dust yearbook is dedicated to a most
caring teacher, Mrs. Vicky B. Smith. Mrs. Smith teaches
junior English and is a Beta Club sponsor. She is also a
sponsor for the senior class, a job about which she is very
Her love of teaching is evident each day in her actions,
energy, and emotion which she puts into her discussions with
her classes. Mrs. Smith possesses an honest, caring attitude
and oken stays aher school to help her students with any
problem. She uses her good sense of humor and enthusiasm
about literature to spark interest in her students. Each morn-
ing she writes a saying or quote on the chalkboard, usually
optimistic, on topics such as kat, love, nature, time, beauty,
music, pride, and wisdom. Mrs. Smiths quote for the day is
something that many of her students look forward to reading
each time they enter her class.
Mrs. Smith is we-11 respected by her professional peers and
was elected as a Rutherford Education Association represen-
tative by the members of the S.H.S. Raculty. Mrs. Smith, a
talented singer, performs with the Murtreesboro Community
Chorus. Actively involved in her church, she also teaches a
Sunday School class.
We, the Gold Dust staff proudly dedicate this yearbook
to a truly Twenty-Four Carat Gold teacher and person,
Mrs. Vicky B. Smith.
Making Her Point. Mrs. Smith demonstrated her dedication along with
other teachers by continuing with her parentvteacher conferences in the
gymnasium aher part of the school had flooded.
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Notables and Quotables, Creativity is important to Mrs. Smith as she shows in her
bulletin board decorations and her various quotes for the day.
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