archives (-.nllege r-, Qftensuofo, haste N.C. ter V acation April 19-22 THE BENNETT BANNER BENNETT COLLEGE Freshman Choir Concert April 26 VOL. XXIV, NO. 5 GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA 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 Greensboro. 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, Greensboro. 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 features. 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 loosevelt. 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 Senate. 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 jianist. 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. I LET’S KEEP OUR CAMPUS BEAUTIFUL THIS SPRING 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. CALENDAR OF EVENTS 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 Thlrly-Flrst 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 York. 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.