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Watauga Democrat. (Boone, Watauga County, N.C.) 1888-current, May 09, 1935, Page PAGE THREE, Image 3

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MAY 9. 1935 Commencement Year at Cove C Sunday night marked the close of one of the most successful years in the history of the Cove Creek High School. The school has enrolled 278 elementary and 237 high school students this year, totaling 515, and making an average attendance of 92 per cent for the entire year. Of these students, about 250 ride in on the four buses operated by the school, some of them coming as far as IS miles. All the buses in order to transport the large number of students have had to make two leads both morning- and afternoon. One bus lias been operated over the lower Cove Creek and Watauga River road which has been in a very bad condition for several months. Despite this the buses have run every day, with but few tardies and not an accident so far to their record. The physical equipment of the school has been greatly improved du* ring the year. Principal S. F. Horton has been instrumental in carrying on a Work Relief program which has given employment to an average of 12 men and two women since December. An appropriation for materials was secured from the government which was increased locally. The basement of the high school building has been developed with a commodious reading room, a stack room for library books, a manual arts workshop and an enlarged dining room in connection with the lunch room built last year under the C. W. A. A tennis court has been excavated and the dirt used for raising the front lawn. This lawn has been sowed in grass and uic members of the Community Club have donated shrubs and flowers for its beautification. The county had a 208foot well drilled on the school grounds last fall and the purnp, pressure tank and pipe lines have been installed by E. R. A. workers. 100 Fed Daily The school has averaged feeding 100 students daily since the lunch room opened in December. The lunch linderweicht thn nnrtor.npiwilooro^ ""-l for the children of those parents who were on the relief roll. Students who could, brought produce to exchange for lunch tickets, others paid cash for their lunch, while those on relief were j given lunches free. The lunch room! is equipped with two large pantries, a Majestic range, oil stoves, kitchen sink, cabinets, cooking utensils and a commodious dining room that will seat 200 children at one time. Miss Annie Dougherty, home economics teacher, assisted by Crs. Charles Fletcher and Mrs. Ralph Bingham, are -S responsible for the success of the lunch room project this year. One new department was added this xjZ*. year, a course in Typing, shorthand 2g|| and bookkeeping. Under the instruction of Mi*. Roy Ellison, this departmeni has made splendid progress. The , State Department of Vocational Edu-' cation appropriated $200.00 with which to purchase typewriters and to pay tlie salary of the instructor for teaching those students who were taking the course as a vocational subject. This appropriation has been supplemented with fees sufficient to pay for the equipment in full. Agricultural Class Progresses The class in agriculture under the instruction of George G. Farthing, has done an immense amount of good. The farmers from far around in the neighborhood have come to look upon the department as of last mg benefit because of the large auicunt of practical work that has been done by the class in the community, and because of the farm projects that the boys are. making arrangements to carry forward this summer. A feay ture that deserves special mention - was the community fair held last fall and also the series of meetings held this spring over the entire high school district. The coach has made an enviable! record in athletics. Under the leadership of Coach C. P. Pyattc the boys' basket ball team was able to go into the final game in two of the strongest tournaments held in this section of the State, that of Mars Hill and of Winston-Salem. In both of these, how. | ever, they lost the final game with a narrow score. It has been the policy of the school for every student to play a certain amount each day, whether or not he is on the athletic team. Classes in physical education have provided volley ball, indoor baseball,, football and other forms of fun-loving play. This policy has proven successful in lessening problems of discipline, in improving health conditions and in a higher standard of class-room work. Perhaps the most outstanding need of the school is for additional books for the library, both elementary and high school. Our aim for, next year is to develop this field and also better equip the laboratory for the teaching of science. The teachers in the PlPTYlPnf'nrif OPhAnl rinth/Mit owt. Anf side aid, have already secured a fairly adequate supplementary set of books for each room. New Plan of Club Work A new plan of club work and home room programs has been inaugurated this year by the principal, Mr. Horton. Clubs have been inaugurated which meet on alternate weeks, thus giving every student an opportunity of belonging to two clubs. There were nine different clubs. Home Economics, Agriculture, Debating, Nature Study, French, History, Girl Scouts, Leadership, and Glee Club. Each club was ; Ends Eventful jt reek High School i* ; jc MAE SAYS "NO" c Famed Screen Aclress Denies [ Reported Marriage. 1 nOLLYWCXID.?Map West, (pic- 0 hired above), screen lady of many ^ curves, is sti 1 standing pat Uiat j she has never been married and de- ^ nies Milwaukee reports that she be- ' came the brid i of a Frank Wallace <. there years aj o. Also, of having ta- J Irnn lYiif" a worirlincr lip.inco al IIr\iia_ ton, Texas. j supervised by a teacher. The first 30 ^ minutes each morning was given over F for chapel two mornings a week and S on the other m jmings this time was a used in home room activities. This !i plan has worker very successfully in j Liidi. it iit?j give i every child an op j portunity for self-expression within o his own group. lour periods providj ing for supervised study have been used throughout the rest of the day. p Through skating parties, commun- 12 ;ty fair receipts, sale of season tick- b ets and basket ball game receipts, the tl gymnasium management has been G able to pay a 25'.' dividend ar.d the interest on the indebtedness on the d gymnasium. It is Imped that this buil- ^ ding can be paid for in full within E another year. Thus far, the school and B local community have taken carc of tl the indebtedness on this building. u Members of the school faculty are: tl S. F. Iiorton, principal; Miss Annie __ Dougherty, home economics: G. G. Farthing, agriculture; Roy Ellison, English and Biology; Mi's. S. F. Horton, history and civics; Miss Mildred Griffin, English; Miss Jennie Love, i French and English; Miss Juanita Worthing ton, history and mathematics; C. D. Pyatte, mathematics and coach of athletics; Dean Swift, scveulh grade; Miss Blanche Stokes, sixth grade; Mrs. Charles Lewis, fifth grade; Miss Annie Mao Sherwood, fourth grade; Mis3 Grace Bingham, j third grade; Mrs. \Y. T. Payne, .second grade; Mrs. J. C. Mast, first grade; Mrs. Maude Spainhour, piano and Mrs. Howard Simpson, art. Commencement Activities The children of the grades presented an operetta, "Peter Rabbit," on Friday night, April 19. This program was well given and was enjoyed by everyone present. On Friday morning of last week the seventh grade graduates of the entire district met in the auditorium !of the schfin! and ivprp nrrlr>r? rH - plomas by Superintendent W. H. Walker. There were 97 who received diplomas. A reading and declamation contest was held in which Ruth Banner of Cove Creek School and Glenn Farthing of the Valle Crucis School won the prizes for first place. Perfect I attendance certificates for the year were given the following students: * First Grade: Leo Mast and Barbara Sue Farthing. Second Grade: Gordon Spainhour. Third Grade: Louise McConnell, Clara Norris, Gordon Bingham. Sophronia Banner, John Bingham. Fourth Grade: Mary Dotson. Mary Ruth Greene, George Hill, J. V. Miller, Cap Ward, Fred Ward. Fifth Grade: Albert Moody. Bennie Baird. Sixth Grade: Maririr Rnirri RUixr I Harmon. Ruby Bingham, Margaret McConnell, Bobby Brooks. Rachel Henson. J Seventh Grade: David Graham. Sue | Mast, Frankie Ward. | Eighth Grade: Erylene Hartley, Marian Graham, Chloe I'almcr, Georgia McConnell, Lewis Farthing, Shetton Dugger, Gordon Spainhour, Hay Johnson, Carroll Shook, Hoy Isaacs, A. I'. Glenn, Conlcy Presnell, Jack Grogan. Ninth Grade: Roxana Bingham. I Blanche Fletcher. Beryl Graham, Jamie Harmon, Maxine Moody, Ersal Presnell, Brady Campbell. Lenwood Blair, Lynn Isaacs (7 years). Tenth Grade: Fred Greene, Durward Hartley, Russell Oliver, Ruth Johnson, Olive McGlnnis. Eleventh Grade: Bob Bingham, Dottie Glenn, Wheeler Farthing, Paul Phillips, Ruby Glenn, Elizabeth Johnson. Reading Circle Certificates Reading Circle certificates were also awarded to the following students: Second Grade: Gordon Graham, WATAUGA DEMOCRAT?EVERY robert Presnell, Fred Walker. Hons- I if si or Mast. Herbert Tester, Dean Tes- this or, jimmy Billings, Billy Billings, schc loyt Edmisten. fact Third Grade: Everette Tester, Lora Jreene, Earl Tester. Louise McConiel!. Gene Reese, Sophronia Banner. BlSI 3 race Banner. Hjyg Fourth Grade: Howard Cole, Ruth Kj Greene, Jard Presnell, Margalee Pal- ?g ner. Junior Williams. J. V. Miller. Bg Seraldin Bingham, Eugene Smith and g r'aul Brown. ^ Fifth Grade: Junior Swift, Robert J? hng'nam, Albert Moodv. ? Sixth and Seventh Grades: Ruby m Vtkins, David Graham. Frar.cis Oragg ; g; Elizabeth Bingham, Harold Mast, j rrankie Ward, Lillie Presnell, LucfUe Valker, Smith Walker, Rachel Hen- jj? ion, Clyde Tester, Margaret McCon- | 5|5 xell. Ruby Bingham, Ernest Lewis, ^ .'irginia Banner. Class Exercises fi|; On Friday night the Senior Class K lad full sway for their class oxer- |p rises. The tneme was ' Attic Memoics" and was carried out in an ap>ropriate setting. The stage was dec- | fji. rated with ferns, Easter lilies, palms rej l id the class colors, lavender and S| jold. At the close of this exercise gr Tommander Wilson Norris of Watau- fej a Post of the American Legion, precntcd citations and medals to Miss j&j Lima Smith and to Wheeler Farthing, vho hod been elected by popular vote |g >f fellow students as the best citi-1 ag .ens of the school. Immediately fol-1 S? owing this presentation, Principal S. j Horton awarded diplomas to the j & ollowing members of the Senior' j|| lass: j i lJ? Alfred Adams, Margaret Adams, j ?$: amcS Barlow Marion fe Singham, Bob Bingham, Loy Brown, ?? Sculah Baird, Wheeler Farthing (Sal- i g| itatorian), Fuby Glenn, Dottie Glenn, j ! w J tan ley Harris i Valp(fiR(nrinnj I nuis ! ?5 lartley, John Henson, Jack Henson, j 2 }ean Jennings, Ned, Elizabeth j jfi ohnson, Ruby Johnson. Thomas, Law- ? ence, Pauline Mast. Ora Mast, Luther ; 9 Tiller, Harold Moody, Nannie Mundy, g| 'aul Phillips, Loy Presncll, Alma 9 Imith, Her.sel Stokes, Sclnia Thorn- , 9 s, Dewey Thomas, Grady Tyree, Doi- ' 9 e Warner and Beatrice Winebarger. m The classes in Home Economics 9 o?o q fachinn qhnw nt fho hi'mntlinr i H f this program. B Senior Play Saturday night the Senior class *|j resented its annual play, "Ted J j H Tops In." This play was perhaps the R est. ever presented here. Music for j j S3 lis exercise was rendered by Mr. G. ' ga Far tiling and his orchestra. The final exercise was given Sun- ! H ay night at the Benson's Chapel j iethodist Church when the Rev. E. >. Butt, pastor of the Church of the I I foly Cross at Valle Crucis. preached I gp if- baccalaureate sermon. He urged KH pon members of the graduating class ' BSB le importance of character building 895 1 Bfaw^fe A Futur i&y P" - ^^^vXv. ":".... -? THE SIGN OF ^Oppif ft Stop at any of the 30,000 Esso dealers i in# the familiar Esso sign, if you're in di Ask for a copy of "Esso Tours and Det crs official monthly publication contai of current road construction; vacation data; etc. Individual road maps arc also STANDARD THURSDAY?BOONE, N. C. lccess is to be attained Music for j service was rendered by the high ! c >ol glee club and members of the !! nty. i ! Our i | HAS GC rA j! i ^ i f | THE ENTIRE ? WITH j j ! 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