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JAMESTOWN HIGH SCHOOL
Jamestown, N. C.
Sponsor Mrs. Dene Styers
Editor-In-Chief Betty Lou Key
Associates Doris Crickmore, Joyce Neal
Society Editor Martha Caldwell
Associates Jane Montgomery, Margaret Davis
Feature Editor Doris Aspen
Associates Patsy Hine, Nancy Riley
Sports Editors Jim Kerr, Jim Layton
Associates Ronnie Janey, Randy Salmon, Ann Tolton
Art Editors Norman Faircloth, Ted Konkle
Associates Marilyn Faircloth, Edward Rogers
Exchange Editor Jewel Lineberry
Associate jo Tucker
Joke Editor Charles Sheets
Associates Randall Brown, Jim Johnson
Gossip Editors Bobby Callihan, Jim Young
Asociate Evalyn Lackey
Chief Typist Joan Spence
Associates Sue Gaither, Faye Millis, Shirley McKinney
Sonja Shook, Joyce Adams, Norma Davis,
Mimeographers Joe Townsend, Kenneth Eads, Tommy Hall
Circulation Manager Barbara Murphy
Associates Loretta Clark, Pat Morrison
Top Honors ’56
“It’s Almost Tomorrow.” This popular song title strikes
home to us seniors. It is most appropriate for this gradua
tion, the last and most important of our many senior acti
What will tomorrow hold for us? For some it will swing
wide the heavy doors of ivy-covered colleges, where we will
separate as we prepare to pursue our individual careers.
After college, tomorrow may find us teaching in a school
much like this one, or it may find us building bridges or
drawing blue-prints for skyscrapers. It may see us a fashion
designers, band directors, or even big business executives.
For others it will hold a call from Uncle Sam to come
and serve in some capacity of the armed forces: Army, Navy,
Air Force, or Marines.
For some it will hold a job as secretary, bookeeper, or
No matter what tomorrow holds for us, we will always
be fateful to our parents for putting us through school, and
to the teachers who have given us so much help through these
Yes, It s almost tomorrow, but we hope we are prepared
to meet that tomorrow with courage and faith—a firm faith
that success will come to each of us.
Band Has Busy Year
The Jamestown High School
Band has had one of the most suc
cessful and busiest years in the
entire history of the band.
Included among its many acti
vities was a trip to Miami, Florida
to the Orange Bowl festivities, six
parades, the district contest, the
state contest, concerts at Sedge-
field and Jamestown, participation
in the band clinic at High Point,
the all star football game, and the
Carolina, Tennessee game.
Our two biggest projects were
raising money for our trip to
Florida, and working on our con
cert music for the district and
state contests. Many things were
done to raise money for our trip.
First a spaghetti supper was held
which proved to be a great success.
Next, eleven members of the band
worked almost every night giving
programs to civic clubs of High
Point and Greensboro. The last
and biggest project was the giving
away of a 1956 Chevrolet on De
After the Florida trip we began
working for the district contest.
We played three numbers, a march
and two overtures, and received a
grade of 2 which enabled u s
to go to the state contest in Greens
boro. It was the first time the
band had ever received a grade that
enabled us to enter the state con
test. Our grade there was 3
which seemed to please Mr. In
Fifteen seniors will leave the
band this year but there will be
that many more to take their
places. We wish to thank Mr. In
gram for his guidance, help and
above all, his patience.
This summer Mr. Ingram will
run the seventh annual summer
band practice. It will be held from
August 6 to the 31st.
There will be two hours prac
tice each day for the elementary.
Junior, and Senior bands. There is
also planned another majorette
chnic with a famous baton in
The school dance band was or
ganized early in April as an in-
dependent, self-supporting organ-
ization. The name 88’s was decided
upon. The band consisted of four
trumpets, six saxaphones, three
trombones, and two rhythm. They
have played several dances and
programs. Philip Tate and Don
Becker were co-leaders this year.
P. T. A. GOOD DEEDS
The P. T. A. has accomplished
many things this year. The theme
was “Our Children—For Them We
Build” and the pro grams through
out the year have revolved around
this thought. Some very good in
dications of this are the help they
gave the band for their trip to
Florida, the Valentine’s party for
the high school, and the Annual
Picnic honoring the Seniors on
M-ay 24 at the High Point City
This year’s top honor student
has the distinction of beng the first
male Valedictorian at Jamestown
since 1949. Michael Young has
worked diligently and tirelessly
throughout his high school career
and his reward is well worth it.
In addition to his outstanding
scholastic record, Michael has de
voted much valuable time and ef
fort to extra-curricular activities.
As an officer of the Latin and
Math Clubs, he has proved himself
dependable, co-operative, and al
ways ready to assume responsibili
ty He has also been a member of
the Library, French, and Beta
Clubs. Michael has been an en
thusiastic member of the band for
the last four years. This year he
supplemented his list of accom
plishments by making the debating
Michael’s high school record is
certainly one to be envied. He has
achieved a goal well worth work
ing for, and we feel certain that
he will succeed in anything he at
tempts in tie future.
To those who know Doris Crick
more, it is not surprising that she
should be honored for her scholas
tic achievement as well as her out
standing citizenship. Being Sal-
utatorian of her class is the result
of iniative and hard work for the
past four years. While maintain
ing an above-average scholastic re
cord, Doris has not neglected her
outside activities. She has been
active in club work, captain of her
basketball team, chief cheerleader,
and a member of the Student Coun
Her cheerful willingness to help
both the faculty and her fellow stu
dents at any time, is only one of
her outstanding qualities Her fel
low students showed their appre
ciation of her leadership and good
citizenship by electing her as re
cipient of the 1956 Civitan Award.
She has been an example of good
citizenship to all of us and we feel
she really deserves success in the
Next Stop Washington
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Library of Congress and to see the
Capitol Building by night. This
was indeed a very beautiful sight.
The next morning, after our
breakfast at our beloved Hot
Shoppe, we were back at the Capi
tol Building. This time we took a
guided tour through the entire
building, including the Senate,
where Vice-President Nixon was
presiding, and the House of Re
During the next days we visited
such historic places as the Wash
ington Monument (Oh my tired
feet!), the Smithsonian Institute,
Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Me-
moral, Burea of Printing and En
graving (sorry no free samples),
and the F. B. I. Building. At Union
Station some of the boys almost
took a train ride, by accident.
On Thursday night we took a
moonlight cruise on the cruiser
“Mount Vernon.” Its capacity of
2500 was filled to overflowing. We
docked at an amusement park on
an island where the best attraction
was the roller coaster.
Friday night we divided into
groups. One group went to see
Cinerama, and the other to Glen
Echo amusement park.
Saturday we went to Gettys
burg, Pa. where we were guided
around the famous battlefield and
stood on the spot where Lincoln
made his famous address.
About the only thing we didn’t
do was sleep.
On our return Sunday we visited
Robert E. Lee’s mansion and the
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
At Charlottesville, Virginia, we
visited Monticello, the home of
We arrived back at Jamestown
about 8:00 p. m. No matter how
much we enjoyed the trip, there
was still that warm feeling when
we stepped off the bus in front of
Dear Old Jamestown.
The Art Department
The art department is happy to
say that since it had its beginning
seven years ago, the art depart
ment has grown in leaps and
bounds. It now requires four per
iods to take care of the art stu
The students now enjoy a much
wider field in art than did those
of a few years ago. Besides the
usual paintings and drawings,
work has been done with metals,
clay, block prints, wood carving,
and even lamp making. Another
phase of the course has been the
actual book work. The students
are required to read literature on
art and make reports.
This year the department acquir
ed something new, a kiln to be
used with clay pieces. This kiln
will not come into service until
Some of the work of this year’s
classes has been sent to Scholastic
Art Exhibit and to th elnternat-
ional Red Cross Exhibit, and has,
also been on display at school.
All in all the art classes, under
the leadership of Miss Ruth Scar
borough, have had a very good
Le Cercle Francais has met near
ly every fourth Monday of this
year. Many good times have been
had and many hate for graduation
to end this. The year began slowly
but enjoyably. Things began to roll
after first semester when fourteen
new members wer initiated. Init
iation was held at school, and most
of the innnitiates were good sports.
Afterward everyone enjoyed a
weiner roast at Pat Hines’ house.
The French Club did its good
deed at Christmas by preparing a
food basket for a needy person.
The club has enjoyed its year'
and to the seniors it says, “Bon
chance a vous!”
Saturday, June 2, 1956
F. T. A.
This year has been a very active
one for our Fuutre Teachers or
ganization at Jamestown.
Gayle Willard, a member of our
club, has been the president of
the county organization of the
F. T. A.
Gayle Rich, Ann Rich, and Mar
tha Hughes were delegates to the
state convention in October.
The county-wide meeting was
held at Jamestown. The program
was in the form of a fashion show,
showing the dress of teachers
throuhg the years. At this meeting
Randall Brown was elected vice-
president of the county council.
After the business and program,
everyone enjoyed entertainment in
Vernie Mae Clark, Becky Mc
Mahan, Gayle Rich, Ann Rich, and
Martha Hughes visited the High
Point F. T. A. in April.
Senior 4-H Club
This has been the clubs most
active year. The club itself has
been very active as well as several
members. During National 4-H
Week the club put up window dis
plays in High Point and made
$45 on fair displays. This summer
Gilda Cox and Charles Madison
will represent the club at State
Club Week in Raleigh.
We of the Library Club feel
that we have learned much this
year about the library. We have
learned to put books up and how
to use the card catalogue.
Mr. Murff gave us a number of
interesting talks on the Dewey
The hgh lights of the year were
our Christmas dinner and the Nat
ional Convention. I am sure no
onne will forget them.
We are all looking forward to
being members next year.
This year the Math Club has had
some very interesting programs.
At one of our fall meetings a prom
inent banker of High Point spoke
to us, and on another occcasion Mr.
George Davs spoke to us about the
importance of high school young
people’s knowing the fundamentals
af buying insurance.
We have all enjoyed belonging
to the Math Club this year, and
we wish to thank our sponsor, Mrs.
Moss, for her constant patience,
understanding, and cheerfulness.
Junior Classical Leogne
With the induction of the new
members last fall, the J. C. L.
boasts being the largest academic
organization at JamestoTvn. Our
capable officers this year have
P'’®sident joe Mitchell
Vcie President Joyce Bryant
Treasurer Micheal Young
Under their leadership and un
derstanding we achieved the fol
lowing this year:
1. Float for Homecoming won
2. Majority of club went to
J. C. L. Convention at Chapel Hill
3. Most successful annual Latin
The club would like to thank
our officers and our advisor, Mrs.
Miller, for our success and prog
ress this year.
Dramatical Club News
The Dramatics Club has worked
very hard this year on many dif
We have included many topics
in our studies such as acting, pa-
tomiming, and speaking correctly.
Each one was enjoyed thoroughly.
The Dramatics Club helped with
the Senior Play by supplying many
of the characters in the play, ar
ranging the stage, and helping
with the make-up and publicity.
We wish to thank Mrs. Miller
for her help and guidance.