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SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, GREENSBORO, N. C., APRIL 30, 1954
Sixth Superior Rating
Calendar Of Coming ^
For the sixth consecutive year,
a superior rating was secured by
the Greensboro Senior High School
Orchestra at the state-wide mhsic
festival held at the Woman’s. Col
lege of the University of North
Greensboro and High Point were
the only two orchestras that played
in the Grade Six group. High Point
received an excellent (2) rating.
For its first number, the orches
tra played “Herod Overture” by
Hadley. The strings next played
their entry, “Silver Threads
Among the Gold.” Last, the group
rendered the fourth movement to
Dvorak’s “From the New World
The Greensboro group is di
rected by J. Kimball Harriman.
Amanda McConnell is concert mis
Judges for the occasion were
Glenn C. Bainum of Northwestern
University, Ronald Faulkner of
Mary Washington College, and
Irving Cheyette of Syracuse Uni
The festival started on Tuesday
morning, April 20, and lasted until
Friday night, April 23. In that
short period, more than 3000 sing
ers and instrumentalists partici
pated in the annual event. The
various stores and eating establish
ments on and around the W. C.
campus were swamped with busi
ness. The two articles most in
evidence were Confederate flags
and water pistols, the latter caus
ing the most commotion.
Mane» To Receive
Best (fiizen Award
April 29-May 1 — Washington |
I May 5 — May Day exercises,
May 6—Choir assembly.
May 7—Installation of officers.
May 11—Awards Assembly, Class
Day practice begins.
May 17—-Senior Tea, Alumnae
May 19-—Library books due by
4 p. m.
House, Woman’s College.
May 20 — Class Day. Senior
Luncheon, Sedgefield Manor.
May 21—Senior exams begin.
May 23—Baccalaureate Sermon,
First Baptist Church.
May 24—Junior and sophomore
American Theme Selected
For Annual May Program
JuniarSr Seniors Submit
Entries For Magazine
In an elimination vote of the
student body taken earlier this
month, Kelly Maness was elected
the recipient of the annual Civitan
Club Best Citizen award.
Serving in the capacity of school
president this year, Kelly has di
rected and participated in a large
number of activities. In addition
' to his student council duties, he
I has been an active member of the
Key Club, Syitt Club, and Les
Freres Hi-Y, as well as the Mono-
I gram Club, He has been a mem
ber of Torchlight since his junior
Tuttle Directs Choir
In May 4 Assembly
House Presents Awards
At Annual Drama Meel
Presentation of dramatic awards
by Robert B. House, Chancellor
of the University of North Caro
lina on Saturday evening brought
to a close the Thirty-first Annual
Festival of the Carolina Dramatic
Association which attracted stu
dents and directors of dramatic
art in schools and colleges through
out the state.
The PLAYMASTERS, under the
direction of Miss Mozelle Causey,
received honorable mention for
their performance of the one-act
play The Opening of a Door.
Those J^ttdnding the Festival
were Barbara Massey, Peggy Kin
sey, Jo Frances Bullard, Eleanor
Pearman, Gloria McQueen, Mary
Ann Boone, D. Ann Welch, Mike
Temko, Dale Pearce, Forbes Ram
sey, George Cox, Miss Causey, and
Mrs. J. T. Welch.
The group left Greensboro by
oar Friday, April 23 and returned
Sunday morning, April 25.
Tennis and swimming occupy a
great deal of Kelly’s time, and he
is organizer of the hillbilly group,
Kelly and His Boys, plus being a
stellar member of the choir.
Early in May, Kelly and win
ning students from the other Guil
ford County schools will be the
guests of the Civitan Club at a
Friday luncheon. Chosen on the
basis of their service, character,
and leadership, these students are
chosen from a list of seniors pre
pared by the teachers.
Other GHS students named in
the first election were Ralph
Bright, Johnny Carroll, Jimmy
Powell, and Joyce Steele. Bill
Greene, also student body presi
dent, was named for this award j
last year. I
May 4, the choir will present!
its annual school assembly under j
the direction of Miss Eula Tuttle, j
The exact music has not been'
selected, but a tentative outline
has been nominated. !
The program will consist of
varied music with the first part
of the program being sacred. Some
of the numbers listed are “Salva
tion Is Created,” “Once to Every
Man and Nation,” and “The Last
Words of David.” j
Several soloists will take part
in the program. Bob Strandberg is
to sing “You Alone.” June Tew
has been selected to do a soprano
solo and Michael Temko a baritone
one. Other ensembles have not
been chosen at this time.
On the lighter side of the pro
gram the choir has selected “Wliil;!
We’re Young” and the “Orchestra
Song.” Two popular numbers, “Thf
Marching Societ.v Band” and “Any
where I Wander” are also listed.
Two patriotic numbers will con
clude the program—“Give Me
Your Tired, Your Poor,” and the
traditional ending, “The Battle
Hymn of the Republic,”
“North Carolina Engl is h!
Teacher,” quarterly magazine, an
nually puts out a complete student j
^s.sre in v'hich work is submitted j
from North Carolina high schools
by members of the Junior and I
Senior Classes and is then judged I
by a select committe of English;
The pieces of work submitted
cannot be over 700 words, and each
student is limited to three entries.
All types of original work such
as sketches, poetry, and short
stories are accepted.
This year Senior High was very
well represented in this student
publication. Dawn Barbour, a sen
ior student, received recognition
for each of her three entries. Her
essay, “Trees,” was published and
her two other entries received
In the essay or sketch classifica
tion, Amanda McConnell’s “The
Ballet Dancer” and Rose Whar
ton’s “Twinkle, Twinkle Little
Star” were published. Henrietta
Re' d’s “Her Face Spoke” was also
In the poetry section, Nancy |
McGlamery’s “Yesterday and To
day” received the honor of publi- .
Senior High students were also
given honorable mentions. Claire
Jacoby, Bettie Jane Upchurch,
Rose Wharton, Dawn Barbour,
Barbs^'a Jamieson. Martha Leonard,
and Harvey Knox received this
“American Festivals” has been
selected as the theme for the May
Court entertainment to be present
ed Wednesday, May 5, at 5 p. m.
on the school lawn.
Command performances at the
royal court, interpreting the var
ious festivals of American history,
will include numbers by the march
ing band; the girls’ physical edu
cation classes doing the traditional
maypole dance; an Indian ceremon
ial; a West-coast festival—the Gas-
parilla Invasion; the girls’ glee
clubs in a Negro Cotton Festival;
ana the boys’ and girls’ physical
education classes in a Mountain
Carole Homey and Gloria Shaw
will perform for the queen a Royal
Ballet duet, and Margie Boren and
Billy Stewart will dance at the
As the iigure for the dance the
minuet will be done by the ladies
of the court and their escorts. '
Members of the training band,
directed by Mr. David Arner, will
play the processional and the re
cessional, and Kelly Maness, presi
dent of the student body, will
crown the queen.
In the court, along with the 17
girls and their escorts, will be
Duke Strother, five-year-old bro-
■>'er of senior Frances Strother,
who will be the crown bearer;
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Annual Festival Held
For Top N. C. lingers
Senior Band Cops Superior Rating;
Play Grade Six Music In Contest
Service Club Inducts
Eight New Members
Eight new members were induct
ed into the Greensboro Senior
High chapter of Key Club Inter-
nauonal at the weekly supper meet
ing on Wedripsday, May 21, at the
This service organization, the
junior order of the Kiwanis Club,
added four sophomores and four
juniors to its membership. Sopho
mores inducted were Walker Lock
ett, John Jester, Dick . Robinson
and Leon Boggs. Larry Cox. Fred
Hutton, Charles Woods, and Nor
man Odyniec were the junior ad
Each week two of the Key Club
bers are guests of the Kiwanians
at their Wednesday luncheon meet-
Under Director Herbert Hazel-
man, the Greensboro Senior High
School Band gave GHS a grand
slam in the 1954 music contest at
Woman’s College when they were
awarded a superior rating on Fri
day night, April 23.
Following the precedent set by
the choir and orchestra, the band
gave a “stirring performance,”
stated the judges. For its warm-up
march, the group rendered “Dune
din,” by Kenneth Alford and “Ren-
zi” by Richard Wagner. The judges
selected “Outdoor Overture” by
Aaron Copland for the third num
ber. The two other pieces submit
ted by the band were “H Guarney”
by Gomez and “Jerico” by Morton
To play in the contest, each
band has to have at least an ex
cellent rating in its own district
contest. Then, each band prepares
a march and four of 10 pieces
selected earlier in the year at a
m°eting of band directors. The
pieces are graded from Grade One
I to Grade Six, according to their
degree of difficulty. After the
. march, the band plays one of the
i four pieces it has submitted, and
the judges pick one of the remain-
I ing three.
1 Other ratings in the contest
were; Lindley Jr. of Greensboro,
I second orchestra—E; Lindley Jr.
of Greensboro, second band—S;
Central Jr. band—G; High Point
Jr. band—E; Lenoir Jr. band—S;
Lindley Jr. of Greensboro, first
orchestra — S; Central Jr. of
Greensboro —• E; Piedmont Jr. of
Charlotte—E; New Hanover Jr. of
WRmington band—S; Lindley Jr.
of Greensboro, first band—S; High
Point Jr. orchestra—E; Statesville
—E; New Bern—G; Williamston—
E; Appalachian—E; King’s Moun
tain—G; Drexel—S; Valdese—G;
coff—E; Chapel Hill—S; Char-
I lotte Central—E; Alexander Gra-
: ham, Charlotte — E; Waynesville,
orchestra—S; Charlotte Central,
(Continued on Page Reven)
Resting awhile before they have
to start their marching are the two
N. R. O. T. C. scholarship winners
from Senior. Bob Phillips, left,
will use his grant at Duke and
Charles Davis at Georgia Tech.
PhlllipSr Davis Awarded
i. 0. T. C. Scholarships
Seniors Making Sixteenth Capital Jaunt
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This is the sixteenth time in the
past 18 years that the seniors have
jaunted to Washington. At first
the parties were small-15 to 20
members who traveled by private
cars. The largest trip that has
been recorded required five busses
to transport the 165 students to
This year 117 students are mak
ing the trip. The chaperones are
Miss Virginia Powell, Mr. and Mrs.
A. P. Routh, Mr. Phillip Wea
ver, Mrs. Katheryn Pierce,
Mis Mary Ellen Blackmon,
and Mr. J. P. Seawell. Mr.
Routh has been a consistent mem
ber of each safari, while Mr. Sea-
well has made the trip for the past
One of the biggest problems con
fronting the seniors of this year’s
excurion was the restriction of
taking only one suitcase per per
How Ellen Dennis emptied the
contents of her original four trunks
into one bag is still the eighth
wonder of the world. Although lit
tle Mary Ellen Rierson packed
enough clothes for a whole sum
mer abroad, she still had plenty
of room to spare.
Mary Kearney, a former GHS
student who now lives in Wash
ington, offered the services of her
icebox to all economizing seniors.
But who can afford food when the
amusement park with its many
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Seniors Bob Phillips and Char
lie Davis have recently been
awarded N. R. O. T. C. scholar-
« in-' which will cover all their
college expenses for four years.
“In addition to expenses, $50 a
month will be given us for spend
ing money,” explained Bob.
At the end-* of their college ca
reers, the boys will spend three
years in the navy as commissioned
officers. The curriculum for boys
participating in the program in
cludes two summer cruises during
their final years at school. One is
to Europe and the other to South
America. Their first two summers
are to be spent in boot camp. Bob
and Charlie will receive complete
orders in August.
Picked on the basis of a written
exam, physical tests, and personal
interviews by members of the
Naval Department in Washington,
the boys were among 600 chosen
from all over the United States.
Bob, who plans to attend Duke
University, is a member of the or
chestra and DeMolay and is presi
dent of the band.
Charlie’s plan is to study at
Georgia Tech. He is a member of
the 1953 football squad, the Syitt
Club, and the Key Club.
Bobby Clark, president of the
student body in 1952, is studying
at Duke now on a navy grant.
Strains of melody floated through
the campus of Woman’s College
last week as the festival choruses
prepared for their annual perfor
mance held in Aycock Auditorium
last Wednesday night.
Miss Iva Dee Hiatt from Smith
College directed the Chorus 11
I which had 36 GHS choir members
J in the fold.
Early Tuesday morning the
chorus gathered at Curry High
School for their first rehearsal.
Again in the afternoon and that
night they practiced. These ses
sions lasted about two hours and
brought out the endurance of the
choral group. Wednesday morning
and afternoon they put the final
touches to the interpretation of the
music. The same night they ren
dered a program of varied music
from Mozart to Sullivan.
Over 500 voices from 42 schools
combined to bring the 1954 Chorus
II festival to Greensboro.
Three GHS students had solo
parts. Mary Ann Thomas won the
coveted soprano solo part in the
number “When the Foeman Bears
the Steele,” a Gilbert and Sullivan
production. Greta Lucas performed
the alto solo from the same num
ber. June Tew had the soprano
solo in the spiritual “Behold That
Four other students were alter
nate soloists. They were Claire
Jacoby, Stewart Cass, Eddie Rob
bins, and Kenneth Cates.
These festivals bring together
the best voices in the high schools
of the state and combine them into
an All-State Chorus.
Seniors Win Grants
From Local Colleges
Winning scholarships to Guil
ford College were two GHS sen
iors, Dawn Barbour and Nancy
Dawn received an award from
the Major Alsa C. Howard Fund,
established in memory of Major
Howard’s wife, Emily S. Howard.
Dawn is a member of the choir,
secretary of the Bible Club, and is
on the Class Day Committee. Dawn
plans to study religious education.
Nancy, a member of the HIGH
LIFE and HOMESPUN staffs, has
been awarded an Amos Stuart
Scholarship. She also plans to
study religious education at the