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V acation
April 19-22
Freshman Choir
April 26
APRIL, 1957
Eleven Top Seniors
Cited On Senior Day
At the recent Senior Day activi
ties, the students in the class of
1957 who have maintained the
eleven top scholastic averages
were announced.
Heading the list was Miss Marie
Annette Slaughter, an English ma
jor from Newport, Kentucky. In
the second position was Miss Grace
E. Dungee, an English major, of
Miss Mayme J. Ellerbe, Cheraw,
South Carolina, is in third place.
Positions four through eleven are
held by the following persons:
Miss Geraldine W. Parrish, Glen
dale, Ohio; Miss Consuelo L. Wat
kins, Danville, Virginia; Miss Ann
M. Stewart, Reidsville; Miss Caro
lyn M. Ingram, Durham; Miss
Doris A. Lanier, Bath; Miss Dor
othy A. Harris, Greensboro; Miss
Frances Jean Renwick, Statesville,
and Miss Shirley J. Hudson,
One of the highlights of the
Senior Day activities was the sen
ior banquet given by the sopho
more class for their senior sisters.
A skit, presenting a retrospective
view of the seniors’ past years at
B. C., was one of the principle
The excellence of sophomore
talent was revealed through o vio
lin solo by Miss Kay R. Turner, a
clarinet solo by Miss Vivian Hop
kins, and a musical rendition by a
sophomore ensemble.
Dr. Willa B. Player introduced
a number of seniors who expressed
appreciation to the faculty, staff,
and administration of the college
for their guidance throughout the
past years.
The culminating feature of the
banquet was the singing of the
Alma Mater.
In keeping with a Bennett tra
dition of long standing, the senior
class recently dedicated another
MISS GRACE DUNGEE, a senior English major, is shown as she
receives her robe from her sopohmore sister. Miss Cecile Harri
son. Miss Dungee was lisled as the second rank'.ng inember uf her
class scholastically at the Senior Day exercises.
magnolia tree. This year the tree
was planted in honor of Mrs. J. W.
Masland, of Philadelphia, Penn
sylvania, who has for many years
been a friend of the college.
A senior motet rendered “Trees”
following the dedication which
was presented by Miss Mary F.
Holloway, of the class of ’57, from
Meridian, Mississippi.
May Day Events
To Be Celebrated
The May Day festival will have
as its theme “Women in a Transi
tion Period.” Reigning over this
program will be Miss Mildred
Taylor, a senior, who was recently
chosen by popular vote. The queen
will be attended by two repre-
entatives from each class.
In keeping with the theme, crea-
ive dances will be performed de
picting the careers of outstanding
/omen. The program is divided
nto two parts. The first half em
phasizes women of the past, such
IS Harriet Tubman, Elizabeth
Barrett Browning, Clara Barton,
',nd Phyllis Wheatley. The sec-
md half will center around the
ives of modern women. These
nclude Madam Chiang Kai Shek,
lattawilda Dobbs, and Eleanor
The dance classes are at present
Derfecting their routines under the
'irection of Mrs. Cynthia Chivers,
lance instructor at Bennett.
Jimmie Eng/ish
Elected Senate Prexy
Miss Jimmie E. English, a junior from Camden, South
Carolina, was elected in the recent all-campus elections, to the
top student leadership position on our campus. Miss English
was elected president of the Student Senate. Miss Addie Wat
son, junior from Charlotte, was elected vice-president of the
Sophomores captured the three
remaining offices in the Senate.
Miss Mary Jane Williams was
elected secretary. Miss Dequincy
Johnson, treasurer, and Miss Wil-
hemina Bundy, parliamentarian.
Miss Rosemary Wright, junior,
'rom Camden, South Carolina,
won the coveted position of presi
dent of the Student Union. This is
.n keeping with family tradition
n that her sister, Mrs. Ruby
Wright Minton, was Union presi
dent last year.
Miss Nannie Poole, sophomore,
A^as elected secretary to the Union
Board of Managers, and Miss Kay
L^ita Turner representative to the
Jnion Board of Managers.
Miss Deloris Tonkins, junior,
was elected student representative
to the Central Committee.
Miss Peggy Coefield, junior from
Kinston, will serve as Sunday
chool superintendent next year,
,vith Miss Millie Adams as secre-
ary, and Miss Anita Duckett as
The chairman for the Mid-Week
Vesper Committee for next year
ivill be Miss Mable Shirley Waters.
-Vliss Inez Jones will serve as sec-
.etary of the com.naittee.
Reigning as May Queen at our
traditional May Day activities will
be Miss Mildred Taylor, senior, of
Greensboro. Her attendants will be
alected by each of the four classes.
As editor of the Bennett Banner
"or the forthcoming school year
the student body has elected Miss
Jarolyn R. Brown, junior, from
..ohnson City, Tennessee.
Four Recitals
To Be Presented
The music department of Ben
nett College will present five
senior music students in Senior
Recitals this year. Leading the
series on Sunday, April 28, will
be Miss Marion C. Moore who will
present an organ recital. Miss
Moore is a home economics major.
On Sunday May 5, Miss Betty
J. East, a music major, and Miss
Grace M. Coleman, an English
major, will present a combined
piano and organ recital.
Miss Jacqueline M. McAlister,
a music major, will render a voice
recital on Sunday, May 12, and
culminating the series will be Miss
Frances Jean Renwick on Sunday,
May 19. Miss Renwick, who is also
a music major, will present an
organ recital.
DR. BENJAMIN E. MAYS, president of Morehouse College,
Atlanta, Georgia, is shown as he greets some of the guests who at
tended the vesper service a few Sundays ago. Miss Hilda Lewis, a
freshman, awaits her turn.
April 25 Dramatic Readings (Shaw)
April 26 Freshman Choir Concert
Jones Hall Dance
April 27 -Reynolds Hall Dance
May 3 Operas
May 4 Kent Hall Dance
May 10 Birthday Dinner
Sponsored by the Union Board
May 11 Freshman Class Dance
May 17 Honors Day
Miss Jimmie English
Annual Home'
Making Institute
“The Thirty-first Annual Home-
Making Institute will lift up for
our consideration one of the most
commanding challenges in educa
tion today.” This was the opening
statement in her foreword to the
recent Home-Making Institute giv
en by the president of the college.
Dr. Willa B. Player.
The theme of this year’s insti
tute was “Achieving Self-Fulfill
ment Through Understanding.”
Mrs. Louise G. Streat, who served
as chairman of this year’s institute
committee, was assisted by mem
bers of the faculty, staff, and stu
dent body.
Some of the highlights of the in
stitute were the panel discussion
on “Achieving Satisfactions,” the
exhibits and lectures, the discus
sion groups which considered the
topics, “Understanding Myself”
and “Relating Myself to Others,”'
and the address by Dr. Lowell
Russell Ditzen of Bronxville, New
During the Home-Making In
stitute Week, music was rendered
by the chorus of the Rena Bullock
School, the Dudley High School
Chorus, the Palmer Memorial
Singers, and the Greensboro Col-
ege Ensemble.
The culminating event was the
Sunday vesper service with Dr.
Benjamin E. Mays, president of
Morehouse College, Atlanta, Geor
gia, as the principal speaker.
DEFEAT may serve as well as
victory to shake the soul and let
the glor yout. When the great oak
is straining in the wind, the boughs
drink in new beauty, and the trunk
sends down a deeper root on the
windward side. Only the soul that
knows the mighty grief can know
tre mighty rapture. Sorrows come
to stretch out spaces in the heart
for joy.
—Edwin Markham.

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