North Carolina Newspapers

Reflector May 28-29
Supply Room 11:45 to 12:30
From the Gate City of the South and the Birthplace of O. Henry
Mikado May 25
Seniors Receive Awards
at Graduation Exercises
HOMESPUN HONORED Students Make Choice of
Contests Include Contributions
to Two Essays and a
Short Story
Archer Presents 145 Graduates Diplo-
jjias—Phillips Makes Awards and
Recognition of Work
At the graduation exercises on
June 1, three silver cnp awards will
be made to the outstanding seniors in
the class. These include essay con
tests and a short story contest.
For the past several years the More-
head cnp has been given to the stu
dent who writes the best essay on a
subject pertaining to the Revolutionary
There has been a short story contest
for several years, known as the O.
Henry contest. At first a cup was the
award, but it was later changed to a
set of the works of O. Henry.
The Greensboro Civitan Club this
year started another essay contest.
This is one to promote citizenship and
a new subject is chosen each year per
taining to citizenship.
Besides these awards, a scholarship
prize will be given the senior having
made the highest average during his
high school career. A cup will be
given the senior who is voted best all
around by hii? fellow classmates. These
awards will be made by C. W. Phillips,
principal. Henry Biggs will receive a
silver cup for a chemistry paper. This
will be presented by Professor Jen
nings, of Greensboro College.
Diplomas and certificates will be
presented to 145 graduates by Fred
erick Archer, superintendent of
Greensboro schools. On the back of
the diplomas an entire class roll is
printed and a complete record of high
school work. Miss Lottie Morgan,
school secretary, is responsible for all
this work.
Both G. H. S. Publications En
tered in Class A—High Life
Gets Honorable Mention
‘‘The Gift of England” Given
at the World War Memo
rial Stadium
Member of Staff for Past Two Years;
Active in Journalistic Field
at G. H. S.
Louis Brooks was unanimously
elected editor-in-chief of Homespun for
next year. The election was made by
the rising senior classes of G. H. S. on,
May 11, with semesters 6 and 7 as
the voters.
Brooks and Elizabeth Boyst were the
two Homespun nominees for the edi
torship. Brooks led in the count by a
very large majority.
David Stern and Henry Weiland
were the nominating committee’s choice
for business manager, while Bill
Latham was the nominee from the
floor. Stern was elected after a close
race with Latham.
For the past two years Louis Brooks
has been on the magazine staff. Pie
has proved his ability in the magazine
field in every way. Ever since he
entered high school he has been in
journalistic work. During his fresh-
fflan and sophomore ymars he acted as
the editor-in-chief of the class issues
of High Life. At present he is an
associate editor on the paper staff.
Stern is a sophomore and for the
past year has been assistant business
manager of the magazine, Homespun.
“The Gift of England,” a pageant
written by Miss Kate C. Hall, of the
Aycock faculty, was presented by the
children of the grammar schools of
Greensboro at the World War Memo
rial Stadium, Tuesday, May 15. About
a thousand pupils took part in the
Each department of the city schools
had a certain task in pireparing for
the large undertaking. The music de
partment furnished an orchestra for
the occasion. The art department,
under the direction of Miss Lena Boley,
took charge of the artistic side of the
program. The physical education de
partment coached the dances for the
different scenes.
The pageant was arranged in ten
episodes which told the story of Eng
lish and American literature. The
prologue opened with a group of chil
dren gathered from all parts of the
world to celebrate a May daj^ festival
on the border of Fairyland. The use
of a giant story book, on whose pages
the stor3^ of English and American
literature was told, was brought in the
prologue. This scene was staged by
students from Pomona Grammar
The first episode pictured the Can-
terbuiy Pilgrims and was staged by
students from Mclver school.
The next scene was Robin Hood and
the ballad makers of England, which
was staged by students from Glendale
The third episode was a tableau rep
resenting the famous poems, “L’Al-
legro” and “H Penerosa,” by Milton.
This scene was staged by students of
Caldwell school.
The pageant clearly followed the his
tory of literature, ending by a Maypole
dance by the children from Glendale.
Miss Hall and Miss Mary Morris di
rected the pageant.
Individual Merit Prizes Awarded Dele
gates in Three Classes—Dr. Smith
Presents Awards
Publications totaling 76 from the
Southern States competed for honors
at the third Southern Interscholastic
Press Association convention at Wash
ington and Lee University. May 11-12.
Prize-winning publications were not
announced until the “Made-in-Vir-
ginia” banquet, Saturday night, May
Homespun, of Greensboro High, won
first prize in magazines grouped in
class A. This is the second time the
magazine has brought back such honor.
In class B, The Critic, of E. G. Glass
High School, Ljmchburg, Va., was
awarded first place. The prize maga
zine in class C was The Record, pub
lished by the Robert E. Lee school,
Staunton, Virginia.
Sky High, Asheville High School
newspaper, Asheville, N. C., received
the first prize award in class A. This
is the first year Bky High has entered
at the S. I. A. P. convention. In class
B, The GhatterJ)ox, from Danville, Vir
ginia, won first prize and the class C
award went to The Blue and Gray, pub
lished by Weston High School, Weston,
West Virginia. Annuals from the
schools represented were judged and
the La Retama, of the Brakenridge
High, San Antonio, Texas, won first
place in class A. The honor has been
awarded the annual for the past two
consecutive years. Staunton Military
Academy, of Saunton, Va., win first
prize among the class B annuals. The
Fir Tree, of Woodberry Forest School.
Woodberry Forest, Va., won first
honors among class C annuals.
Delegates from the schools repre
sented had previously stood a journal
ism examination sent out by the Lee
Leaders for Coming Year
Well Pleased With Work
That G. H. S. Is Doing
This Year
(Continued on Page Six)
Several Faculty Members Highly Com
pliment “Mikado” and Express
Enjoyment of Play
Bill Bjmrs, a member of the June
graduating class, and president of the
Student Council at Greensboro High
School, has passed all his entrance
requirements to Annapolis. Robert
Leonard, a 1926 gr^iduate, has also
passed his.
“The music of the Mikado is very
colorful and appealing. Even though
it is classical, the average person can
appreciate it,” said Miss Searcy, of
the English department of the high
school, in speaking of the Mikado, the
light opera written by Gilbert and
Sullivan. The Mikado is to be pro
duced by the high school music de
partment, under the direction of Grady
Miller, May 24.
Miss Virginia Hollingsworth, also of
the English department said: “The
Mikado is the best light opera I have
ever seen. It is very colorful, and has
a great deal of humor. The characters
have possibilities for starring.”
Miss Laura Tillett, head of the Eng
lish department, said: “I was very
pleased with the Mikado; I thought
the music was especially good. The
setting was very picturesque.”
Miss Nell Chilton and Mrs. Mary S.
Ashford both expressed their enjoy
ment of the play, which they saw dur
ing the past winter in New Vork.
Frederick A. Archer, superintendent
of the Greensboro Public Schools, said
in a recent interview, “I am more than
pleased with the work being done by
G. H. S. students.”
“Prizes are a poor thermometer,” he
continued, “but since no yard-stick
could exactly measure the effort of G.
H. S. students, we will take these
into consideration.” He then recounted
outstanding prizes that Greensboro has
won this semester. “This progress is
not due so much to the teachers,” Mr.
Archer added, “as to the students.”
Continuing, Mr. Archer expressed
extreme satisfaction over the better
ment of education. “My father,” he
said, “used to have the idea that edu
cation was olily a suitcase with a small
box of geometry and a large bundle of
Latin and English.
“Some students,” explained the su
perintendent, “have ideas which cen
ter around the library. For these stu
dents, in the new high school, we wish
to have a large library. On the other
hand, those students who ideas cen
ter around drama should have ade
quate facilities to carry these ideas
out. Those students who wish to make
an extensive studj^ of science should
have a museum where specimens of
woods, rocks, birds, and the like could
be kept. This is the school board’s
idea for the new high school,” said
the superintendent in concluding.
Girls of Greensboro High Elect
Elizabeth Boyst as Girls’
Council President
Lipscomb, Schoffner and Hunt Are
Cheer-leaders for Next Year;
Elect Class Officers
Charles Rives won the office of pres
ident of the Student Council by a large
majority. Weiland and Rives ran close
at first, but Rives soon took the lead
and kept it. The entire student body
had a voice in this election on May
16-17, conducted by the Student Coun
cil of G. H. S. At this election the
first use of the Australian ballot was
made. On Wednesday, Bill Petree,
nominee from the floor, was elimi
nated, leaving Rives and Weiland to
fight the battle. Thursday a re-elec
tion was called with the votes in favor
of Rives.
Elizabeth Boj^st was the choice of
the girls of G. H. S. as Girls’ Council
president. A re-election was called on
Thursday and the final race for presi
dent was made by Clyde Norcorn and
Elizabeth Boyst. Katherine Lambe was
eliminated in the election Wednesday.
Rachael Lipscomb will head the
cheer leaders squad next year. Rachael
was unanimously elected chief cheer
leader and will have as assistants
Charles Schoffner and Ernest Hunt.
Last year Rachael was assistant to
Clarence Phoenix and has been on the
cheering squad for the past two years.
Class officers for 1929 were elected at
the same election. May 16. Semester
4 and 7 officers were not elected be
cause candidates had not been pre
viously nominated.
James Webb will lead next jmar’s
mid-term class. He was president of
semester 7. The student council rep-
(Continned on Page Five)
Emma Griffin and Clyde Norcorn Share
Joint Responsibility of Paper
for Coming Year
The following letter was received by
the senior session room teachers while
the president of the Senior class was
away on his trip to New York:
“My dear Miss : ‘
“I will thank jmu to inform your ses
sion room that as president of the class
i will be glad to have all the members
of the senior class attend an informal
tea at my home, 106 Fisher Park Circle,
from 5 to 6:30 on the afternoon of
Tuesday, May 22.
“No formal invitations will be issued,
but I sincerely hope that all can be
present. “Dick Douglas.”
Emma Griffin and CljMe Norcorn
were electe deditors of PIigh Life for
the next school term. Members of
semester 6 and 7 of G. H. S. were the
voters at a joint meeting on May 17.
Nominees were presented by Doris
Hogan, chairman of committee. Nor-
com and Underwood were the nominees
for managing editor, with Norcorn re
ceiving the majority.
Griffin and Margaret Betts were
nominees from the staff for editor,
with Margaret Britton nominated from
the floor. Griffin polled a large ma
Albert Lindy was chosen as business
manager for the paper. Lindy and
Orane Postlewait were the staff nomi
nees, with Lindy taking the majority.
Lindy is business manager of the 1929i
Reflector and a High Life reporter.
Griffin and Norcorn are both asso
ciate editors on the publication staff
and have been active in journalistic
work for the past two years. Both the
new editors have contributed to the
magazine. Griflin is on the 1928
Reflector staff, while Norcorn is assis-
1 tant editor of the 1929 year book.

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