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TEE OR|AEGE ECHO
[zm. 1.4 — NO. 2
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Johnnie Mason, Ulysses
( anie Alston
Hattie L. McCauley
OUR MODEST BEGINNING
An excerpt from the Senior class history
presented on Class Day by Evelyn Burnette.
il?il(‘v Earii.'tte, editor of the
Oraiifx'e 'Ecliu and Valediotorian
of liis class.
Class PresidenCs Parting W^ord
\THE 7th GRADE
GLORIA lASON, E-eporter
One of the .most interesting thingf
that vre have studied this year is the
Continent , of Africa. We studied a
bout Africa in fourth grade,, but I
thought it was' a terrible, dark con
To it, 1.
rE"s,'* toad S a..- «
lavfto be partly afraid of graduation day because of the fact
i%TaS^'t'do“es nofbfvVto do so very much to naake bis
graduation from high school a happy oue — a time for receiving
his certificate of his ^ ®jggg^\“th l^rely get-' tineiTt, idith uiaiivilized people living
drift^S^general growth. Wliy then does a student continue to miss
days in school, cut classes, come to ^bool tardy ^en be knows
that he is seriously affecting Ins standing in school? All the wor|,
hft on^misses through the y.ears cannot be made up m a few
weeks. It is much easier to keep uli' with the lessons
malts than it is to let the work required pile up and then under
tension try'to catch up within a short period. ,
Thus let me say' this .parting word to succeeding senior
classS that the best thing to do is to ‘«e down” and work
dai’ d?y. Then one can come to graduation day with an
burdened spirit, and without fear and trembling.
The Class Song
By Margaret Earrington
The evening star is slowly, slowly fading,
The day is gently drawing to a close;
And oiir faint hearts are sad and heavy' laden.
When joy should reign, and all should be repose.
Orange County, Dear! You’ve led us to the goal;
Thy spell can soothe us and our hearts console.
Our work’s begun and greater tasks we face;
jThough shadows come and sorrows of the night;
Thy' power shah ever lead us to that place,
AVhere doubts all flee through thy sustaining grace.
And when ’tis done, thine lio.'ior still proclaimed.
On high with angels by thy glorious name!
Letter To The Editor
We the lucmbcra of tbe Fifth grade,
A. Division, with the help of crur
teacher Mrs. Lenton, express our good
wishes to the graduates. We look for
ward to our graduation seven years
from now. To achieve this goal this
year we have had many interesting
actinties in which we all participated.
Wo have had three assembly pro
grams: A Columbus Day Program,
The Christmas Story, And a George
Washington’s Birthday Program. ^
At the beginning of the school^
Yi-ar, our ‘-lass organixed a club, the
n:imc of which is the Hobby Club. We
idocted our own officers. We had as
president, Ruthie Stroud; Yice-Pres-
irlent, Bettyr Briggs; Secretary, Alice
G. Hargraves. Our club gave one
party and an egg limit at the Easter
Two stinlents in our class have per
fect attendance records for the year
Alice Hargraves and Robert Winston.
They are also honor roll students.
Eleven of our classmates have been
on the honor roll this year. Such nc-
complisliments will lead us on to grad
nation in 1954.
We wish the faculty and students
a happy vacation and a joyous re
turn next fall.,
.STUDENTS OF GRADE .5A
Orange County Training School
Eighth Grade B Division
The Eighth Grade B. Division has
about completed a successful school
year. Mc.Arthur Alston lias starred
in athletics. Raymond Alston has
learned to sing. Burnes Atwater has
refused to get any shorter and never
enters a cigar stand. Albred Bar
bee lias learned to like the girls.
Alfred Perry has gotten fat. Pete
in jungles among ferocious animals
and many other horrible things
Now we have learned that Africa
ia a continent with many rich na
lural resources, such as gold, silver,
copper, iron, rinc, and d'amonds. The
city of Kimberley eontains one of the
largest diamond mines in the world.
Even though the northern part of
Africa contains a .vast .area of desert
land, known as Sahara Desert^ which
is not suitable for, inhabiting, there
are mauy' countries .there making
rapid progress, like many American
countries. Many of the countries
were invaded jmd ...Cluenced by Euro
pean iwopTe, .,0 taught the natives
niodern ways of Imng and improved
their standards of livnng. It is in
teresting to learn that Egypt has been
called the mother of civilization, and
contributed the art of embalming the
dead, as well as fine architecture to
Another important unit of work
is in language arts. We liave increased
cur rate of reading, and our vocabul
ary comprehension. Some pupils have
made rapid progress in their rate in
reading, such as Mary Atwater, who
increased her r.ate 270-650; Cynthia
Boothe, 200-522 per minute; and
many others have made such read
Wc wish to congratulate the Sen
iors for haNung completed their high
school education. We hope they will
continue their education in various
colleges next ycir and will hold high
the bl:ick and oiange for 0. C. T. S
Barbee, Ix-onavd Cole, Ralph Ed
wards, and Ernest Weaver, have
rned how handsome tlioy are.
Ramona Barbee and Rosa Jlitchell
have thickened their friendship.
Peggy Battle has grown sweeter as
the winter passed on has developed
an even sweeter smile. Marion Jones
has polished up her varied talents,
singing, reading, organizing quartets
and making friends. Marion has also
■gotten quite pretty. Cnrlee Edwards
learned to keep warm. Lillie Thomp
son and Emma Brown have grown
into glamour girls. Reuben WilUams
has become a perfect gentleman
(thanks''' to ' M^. PickE^rd) Juanita
not giggle. V.'iiHam McCauley and
Robert Partin have found heavy
voices. Lovely little Martlicnia Gat-
tis has thrown away her temper.
C:irrie Cotton has gotten even more
intelligent. Quiet little Emma Browir
A.nuie Burnette, Jolmnie Hairston
Ada Hackney, and Eva Pennix have
learned to study. Clyde Burnette and
Oscar Norwood have developed a
never-waveriug fondness for Mr.
Smitli. Dottie Farrington has decid
ed not to sleep in class. James Ed
wards has fallen in love, but with
books. So long folks until next school
Eighth Grade B.
REUBEN WILLIAMS, Class Pres
LILLIE THOMPSON, Secrelary
PKOGY battle, MAlilON
JONES, News Heporters.
SENIOR CLASS GIFT
A Large Out Door United States Flag, Costing $79.00
.The history of an individual is the accumulation of little ex
periences which at the time of occurrence may be consid-red as
of no significance; yet a series of minor experiences i-unning
tlirough the years soon begin to reflect as the ehan.ctt r of u per-
It is no trouble to find items in life histories of members of
our class today whicli liave been common in the lives of our great
men or women of American history. But we who are soon to be
r-raduated from this school are yet yomig and the events of our
fives and so modest that they do not yet mark certain ones as great
characters Most of tlie great men and women of the past came
to the end of their high scliool days having ^lerformed the same
simple tasks in life as we who graduate a few days hence. ^
In our class today are tliose who, with modest beginnings,
may become national or international cliaracters in the time to
come, just as others have been in the past.
|Thus, with interest and pride, we recall today, a few modest
events and achievements in the lives of the members of the Class
of ’47. As we take leave we wisli to be remembered as follows:
AS WE WISH TO REMEMBERED;
Mattie Atwater, by her beautiful voice in the choral club.
Carrie Alston, by her athletic achievements and her experi
ence as May Queen in 1947.
Mary Baldwin, by her athletic achievements.
Norman Barbee, by his perfect attendance, his athletic con
tributions, his place in the band, his third rank in scholarship
over three and a half years, his deep eoncentratiou, his ability to
find worthwhile things to do, his presidency of the Senior Class.
RilOy Barnett, by his courtesy, dignity, versatility, first rank
in scholarship, athletic contributions, place in the band, the
choral club, and the N. F. A. Quartet.
Samuel Boyd,. by his athletics, his fine cooperative .spir
it, his place in the hand, the choral club, the N. F. A. Quartet,
his All-State rank in football. ■
Betty Brooks, her dancing, membership in Student Council,
and in N. H. A. ' n :
Evelyn Burnette, by her beautiful writing, which kept her
serving the office and many of the teachers, fine service as secre
tary of Senior Class.
Annie Byrd, by'her. fine work in basketball.
Rosa Byrd, by her. quietness.
Isabel knth Carver, by her work with her favorite English
teacher, and her fine cooperation.
Leroy Clark, by his neatness in dress.
Joseph Wesley Gotten, by his leadership in the Studeru
Counc l, his organizing the Student Court, service throughout the
school, and fine scholarsh'p record.
Florinc Davis, by her work in the Principal’s office and (her
excellent knowledge of French, tee heel.).
Mamie Edwards, by her athletics and singing.
Margaret M. Farrington, h.v her second rank in scholarship,
her leadership in N. H. A. and in the Student Council, her
Matthew Farrington, by. bis athletics, his courtesy, his sing
ing ill the choral club, and in N. F. A. Quartet.
Lenora Geer, by her solo work and her Per-son-al-i-ty 1
Samuel Head, his cooperation in athletics and in his home
Warren Jones, by his music in both tlie choral club and his
accompaniment at the piano, (and liis pranks).
Jolmnie McNeill, by her alertness in French.
Thomas McDuffie, by his pleasing personality.
Virgmia Norwood, by her knowledge of home economics.
Otis Pettiford, by his athletics, his fine drawing and print
ing, and his music.
Helen Rogers, by her gentle manners and her alertness in
French grammar and reading.
Paul Smith, by his neatness in dress.
A FEW SUPERLATIVES
Youngest girl in class Johnnie McNeill
Youngest boy Riley Barnett, Jr.
Oldest girl Rosa Byru
Oldest boy Leroy Clari.
Ten Ranking Highest In Scholarship;
Riley Barnett Helen Rogers
Old age and infirmity seem to
vu ,,be„the ipain qualifications for
Trice can ^spenii five minutes and jaj’AValking.
RUBY ATWATER AND
SADIE JONES WIN
4-H CLUB HONORS
Ruby Atwater and Sadie Jones,
botli cf first year high school, won
■first place in the county-wide food
demonstrations contest at Hillsboro
I High Schoob on Saturday, May 24.
The contesting teams represented
lubs from .all oomnuinitios in Orange
County and tlic two high schools.
Winning first place in the county
contest qualifies these girls to com
pete for State honors in the contest
to be held at A. and T. College,
Greensboro, N^rth Carolina on June