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From the Gate City of the South and the Hirthpiace of O. Henry
Awards Are Given to Deserving Students
Seniors To Present Class Day Program;
To Be Followed by Traditional Luncheon
Highlights of their high school
careers will be recounted by mem
bers of the senior class, in their
annual Class Day program Friday
morning, May 23. For the first
time the graduating seniors Avill
march into the auditorium wear
ing their coveted caps and gowns.
Johnny Colmer and Nancy Pugh
are billed to take the leading parts
in the production that is reminis
cent of school days. Superlatives
of the graduating class will be
presented in a festive May Day
Under the direction of Miss
Tuttle the choir will introduce
scenes of sophomore, junior, and
senior years with original and ap
propriate songs. The traditional
Last Will and Testament and the
Prophecy is to be revealed Friday
morning before the student assem
Representatives of all junior
high schools, and all members of
the rising sophomore class will
participate in the traditional ex
change of colors.
Norma Veney is writing commit
tee chairman while Dave Wright
and Joanne Kreiger prepared the
script which will be similar to
those in the past. Headed by Carol
Stroud, the Prophecy committee
was formed by Lane McGregor,
Fred Ayers, Joyce Strother, Tess
I Russell, and Jimmy Betts. Dick
i Ledbetter, chairman, Anne Wrenn,
I Gay Williamson, DeArmon Hunter,
and Bob Clark framed the Last
Will and Testament of the class
of ’52.
Miss Eula Tuttle, and Miss
Dorothy McNairy supervised the
production; Mr. Sam Underwood
advised all Writing committees.
Jimmy Spears and Frank York are
in charge of stage arrangements.
Following this program the sen
iors will attend the traditional
senior luncheon at Starmount
Country Club at 12 o’clock Friday.
Lane McGregor will act as mistress
of ceremonies; Dr. Eugene Few
will deliver the invocation.
DeArmon Hunter will extend a
welcome to guests and seniors, as
Mrs. Hicks presents her response.
Slated to entertain the students
with his violin and “The Hot
Canary” is Lutz Meyer. Norma
Veney and Dave Wright will pre
sent a skit as part of the enter
tainment program. An original
farewell song, composed by two
members of the graduating class,
will be followed by the concluding
Alma Mater.
Included on the list of honored
guests are Mr. and Mrs. Ben L.
Smith, Mr. and Mrs. A. P. Routh,
Dr. Eugene Few, and all senior
homeroom teachers.
A faculty committee formed by
Miss Burnsides, Miss Harrell, and
Miss Carter made final arrange
ments for the annual luncheon.
Art students, under the direc
tion of Miss Dehoney, designed
invitations for the event. Sale of
student tickets began May 12, and
closed May 15.
Junior Classical League
Chapter Is Begun Here
The first meeting of the Junior
Classical League was held in
Room 6 on April 30. At this time
about twenty-five Latin students
who were interested in forming a
local chapter of the J.C.L. were
present. -The members decided to
write to the National headquarters
to obtain a charter. All twenty-
hve students ordered the silver
torch pin, the emblem of the Jun
ior Classical League.
Many of the Latin students be
came interested in forming this
local chapter after attending the
state convention in High Point on
April 26. This convention was the
first to be held in North Carolina.
Pictured above are the members of the annual Class Day committee.
They are left to right: Patty Vaughn, Carol Stroud, Dave Wright,
Joanne Kreiger, Lane McGregor, Norma Veney, and Lutz Meyer.
Commencement Exercises
To Be Observed June 2
The graduation exercises for the j
class of 1952 will be held on June
2, 1952 in the Greensboro High
School auditorium at 8:00 P.M. At
this time the 364 seniors, 208 girls
and 156 boys, will receive their
diplomas signifying the comple
tion of the high school course.
The members of the graduating
Senior Class voted to have student
speakers at the exercises rather
than inviting an outside speaker
to deliver a talk. The three stu
dent speakers who will participate
are as follows: Norma Veney, De
Armon Hunter, and Dave Wright.
These students a;*e developing
their talks around a central theme,
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and each speaker will have
maximum of ten minutes, so that
the time allotted to the speeches
will not excel thirty minutes.
Summer School Data
Given to Students
Registration for Summer School
is on Wednesday, June 4th at 9:00
A.M. in Senior High’s auditorium.
Registration must he made in
person and the applicant must
have his tuition fee with him.
Two subjects are the maximum
allowance to any student during
Summer School. A fee of' 15.00
per subject or $25.00 for two sub
jects will be charged.
All subjects for which as many
as five students register will be
taught. The faculty is to be chosen
from the teachers of the present
Senior faculty. Each subject will
have a two and one-half hour class
Summer School begins Wednes
day June 4th and will end Satur
day, July 12th. School will operate
six days per week and the sched
uled hours are 8:00 A.M. until
1.00 P.M. Holidays ill be held
on Friday and Saturday, July 4th
and 5th respectively.
Credit will be given on any
successfully passed work. Credit
will not be given to any student
who has more than one unexcused
absence and two unexcused tar
dies. , ,
The purpose of summer school
is to help students make up defi
cient work, have an opportunity
to strengthen themselves by tak
ing extra work, and to get en
richment courses which they dont
have time to take advantage of
during regular sessions.
After the completion of the
speeches, the seniors will receive
their diplomas from Mr. Ben L.
Smith, Superintendent for the
Greensboro Public Schools. Mr. A.
P. Routh, the high school princi
pal, will then present the remain
ing awards which were not given
at the Awards’ Chapel. These
awards include the Best-All-Round
student from the graduating Sen
iors, the O Henry Short Story
Award, and the Scholarship Award
to the Senior with the highest
scholastic average. The seniors
awarded the scholarship and best-
all-round honors will receive
Each graduating senior will be
given a minimum of three tickets
to distribute to those whom he
wishes to attend the exercises. As
there are some thirty or forty
seniors who will attend summer
school classes in order to complete
the required course, and there
fore, will not attend the gradua
tion ceremony, there is a possi
bility that each senior will be
allotted four tickets. The capacity
of the high scRool auditorium is
The graduating class of seniors
voted to have its exercises in the
school auditorium rather than in
the Greensboro High School Stad
ium. The committee is planning
to keqp the ti^e length of the
program within the limit of one
hour and thirty minutes.
Officers Are Eiecfed
By Junior Red Cross
Senior’s Junior Red Cross Coun
cil had elections at its meeting
Monday, May 19. This was the
organization’s last meeting of the
school year.
Larry Emerson was elected
president of the group succeed
ing Patty Vaughn. Chosen to fill
the position of secretary was
Nancy Schlag, who succeeds Carol
Stroud. Re-elected vice-president
is Chris Velonis.
Members of Senior High School’s
chapter of the Junior Red Cross
are: Virginia Williams, Alice
White, Barbara Jamieson, Chris
Velonis, John Stuart, Carol
Greenberg, Dorothy Hart, Tommy
Fesperman, Patty Vaughn, Carol
Stroud and Betty Walker. Mrs.
Mary Madlin is advisor. All mem
bers except one were present at
the meeting.
Choir Under Direefion of Tuftle
Presents Firsf Half of Program
The assembly program held on i
Tuesday, May 20, consisted of}
several renditions by the choir j
under the direction of Miss Eula|
Tuttle and the presentation of j
awards by Principal A. P. Routh.!
The first hour portion of the
program was presented by the
choir. A viola devotional was
played by Anne Kearney, after
which the choir offered a religious
piece entitled^ “He Maketh Wars
to Cease.” Ari'ne Wrenn was fea
tured as soloist. Other renditions
included “While We’re Young,”
“Ride of Paul Revere” and “Con
cord Hymn” from the “Song of
America,” two folk tunes, “Old
Joe Clark,” and “Country Style,”
and in conclusion, “The Battle
Hymn of the Republic.” Bob Sti-
gall played two piano solos be
tween the Choir’s selections. The
president of the Choir, Fred
Ayers, announced the numbers,
and Virginia Anne Redhead ac
companied the group..
The program was then turned
over to Mr. Routh by the presid
ing Vice-President, Anne Carlson.
He then gave the platform to
Coach Jamieson who then pre
sented the athletic awards. The
first award given was the Bob
Jamieson Football Cup, named for
the present athletic director, and
it to Jim Melvin. Larry Bateman
was then given the Basketball
Trophy by Mr. Jamieson for the
most outstanding work on the
basketball team. The Hoyt Boone
Baseball Trophy, given by a for
mer student of G.H.S. was pre
sented to Rodney Edwards. The
Garland Murray Swimming Cup
was given to Jack Harden. Mr.
Murray is a member of the Red
Cross. Arthur Scott received the
Hendrix Track Award, which is
donated by Bill Hendrix, a lead?
ing citizen of Reidsville in honor
of his father. The Charles Baker
Golf Trophy, which was presented
for the second time this year in
honor of a former G.H.S. coach,
was given to a Junior, Chuck Dog-
gett. Joe LeBauer received the
Phillip Hammond Tennis Trophy,
which is given by two of our most
public spirited citizens. Bill Whed-
bee received the award for being
the most outstanding athlete of
t^ Senior Class. This award in
cludes sportsmanship, citizenship,
and scholarship, and is given by
McDaniel Lewis, an outstanding
Greensboro citizen.
Mr. Routh then presented the
musical awards. Betty Lou Cresdy
was awarded the H. Grady Mills’
Cup, which is presented to the
student who is most outstanding
in instrumental music. Bob Stigall
was presented the Robert G. Trox-
ler Music Award for his service
in the vocal department. The
Brietz-Hazelman Cup was given
to Joanne Krieger, for outstanding
work in the vocal department.
Anne Kearney was awarded the
Harriman Orchestra Trophy, which
was given by members of the class
of 1952.
Veney Takes Dramatic Award
Henry Ferrell, the Editor of
High Life, was presented the
Olive Minor Betts Journalism Cup
for his outstanding contribution in
the literary field. This is given
by a former High Life advisor.
Mose Kiser received the Sam J.
Underwood Publications Cup, pre
sented by Quill and Scroll mem
bers of the class of 1952 in honor
of the present advisor. Norma
Veney was presented the Play-
masters’ Cup and DeArmon
Hunter, the Debating Club Cup,
for their work in the Dramatics’
Department. Harriet Vaughn re
ceived the Girls’ Alumni Cup from
the Physjical Education Depart
ment, Carol Stroud’s essay “A
Symbol to Live By” won the Civl-
(Continued on Page Five)
"'Whirligig’ Staff Starts
1953 Wor\ Immediately
Even before the 1952 Whirligig
is off the press, the Whirligig for
1953 is already under way. For
several weeks staff members have
met to plan for volume four in
our present series of year books.
Some of the plans for its general
theme and design have already
materialized. Editor Pat Gregg,
associate editor Betty Jane Up
church, and art editor Sylvia
Phillips are working out these de
tails with the adviser. Miss Powell.
Although yearbook designs and
contents remain essentially the
same year after year, staffs are al
ways searching for new ways to
present the material.
New contracts have been signed
with the engraving company in
Chicago and printers in Charlotte;
but photography contracts, equally
important, are yet to be signed.
There are two such contracts, one
for portraits and another for in
formal and group shots. As the
Whirligig is rated each year by
the National Scholastic Press Asso
ciation. it must reach a very high
standard of quality in photogra
phy, engraving, and printing, as
well as in design and written ma
terial. The highest rating that can
be obtained under this Associa
tion is “All American.” Whirligig
has won this rating twice and the
1951-52 staff are hoping for a third
top score.
Staff members for the 1953
Whirligig are as follows: Editor-in-
chief, Pat Gregg; Associate editor,
Betty Jane Upchurch; Art aditor,
Sylvia Phillips; Assistant art edi
tor, Ann Button; Senior editors,
Ann Hobbs, Mary Ruth Mitchell;
Junior editors, Stewart Colson and
Barbara Jamieson; Engraving edi
tor, Robert Thompson; Literary
editors, John Sauvajot, Ann
Hunter, Margot Hammond; Photo
graphy editor, Dottie Foster;
Business Manager, Martha Jordan;
Business staff, Henrietta Reed,
BeSs Bach, Tricia Booth, Beverly
Roberson, David Kersey, Kelly
Maness, Jim Harrington, Joe Le
Bauer, and Ray Lutz.
Dr. Eugene C. Few
To Preach Sermon
The assembled body of the
graduating senior class of 1952
will congregate at West Market
Street lyiethodist Church on Sun
day, June 1, to hear the tradi
tional baccalaureate sermon.
The message will be delivered
by the pastor of the church. Dr.
Eugene C. Few at 8:00 P.M. The
regular members of the church’s
congregation have been requested
to relinquish the space usually
filled by them to the parents of
the students.
. It has been the practice over
the years for the sermon to be
delivered in various churches
large enough to seat the students
and their parents. A rotation plan
has been adopted whereby the
service is held in alternating
churches every year. Last year
the service was held in the First
Baptist Church with the pastor.
Dr. Claude Bowen, delivering the
The school choir will furnish the
necessary music. *This too has be
come a matter of tradition. The
pieces selected are not available
for publication at the present time.

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