i Incipimus Novam Vitam HIGH LIFE Page Two From the Gate City of the South and the Hirthpiace of O. Henry VOLUME XXVIII SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, GREENSBORO, N. C., MAY 22, 1952 NUMBER 15 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 scene. 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 bly. 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, A VlO\rA Q 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 period. 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 bonds. 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 1585. 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 message. 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.