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    Conclusion Of President’s Farewell Address
, . . But now it is time for me to
say goodbye in this, the last time
I address you officially. Mere
words are totally inadequate to
express the emotions which ac
company this occasion. But to
those of you who remain next
year, I urge you to study hand,
participate widely, smile, and
make this school a better place.
If you sincerely believe school
to be an uninspiring conglomera-
tino of facts, figures, and names
void of any meaning or coherence,
take a close look at yourself and
your school this summer, and
when you return next fall, bring
life with you into the classroom.
And to the Seniors, who are
finally, joyously, but sadly leav
ing, I offer my very best wishes.
We are the war babies, the larg
est class ever, the products of
an affluent society, our daily ex
istence threatened by nuclear
halocaust. As Franklin D. Roose
velt said, “The only limits to our
realization of tomorrow will be
our doubts of today.” Strike out
boldly and fearlessly. Avoid apa
thy and trifling. Never before
has such a tense world been
handed over to the emerging gen
eration, but with the background
we have gained here and with our
future studies, I know that we
are equal to the task ahead.
Yes, graduation is almost here
new—^just a few short days away
—and what I find hardest to bear
is the realization that I, as well
as each of you, will never see
again most of our classmates and
companions whose friendships
have molded our very essence. It
will be one of those intolerably
hot June evenings, the bleachers
packed with parents and rela
tives fanning themselves with
programs. The orchestra will play.
Rev. Bob Moore will offer an
inspiring message, the choir will
linger on its last beautiful chords.
A few warm tears will spill down
flushed cheeks and splatter som
ber gowns and lacy white dress
es. And as you walk out through
those broad, green doors, out into
the stillness and cool of the
night and away frever into your
respective lives, I humbly ask,
“Take me with you.” No, please
don’t remember me as the small
fellow who scurried about these
echoing halls for three years, nor
remember me for the few signifi
cant things I ever did here. Rath
er, remember me for what this
school did to me and for what
this school has meant to me. It
has given me an identity with all
mankind and its aspirations
through the centuries. This school
has shown me the essence of the
earth, the goodness of life, the
sheer excitement of thought, the
spark of brilliance, the beauty of
truth, the worth of man. Educa
tion has given me brief but spec
tacular glimpses of immortality,
I have made the first feeble^
groping steps toward becomir^
an educated person.
Yes, outside those gym doors
the world awaits us—pulsating,
tender, frantic, bleeding, comical,
tragic — our world. With confi
dence in our background, stead
fast courage, unfailing optimism,
and a deeper faith in God and
our fellow man, together let us
not meet that world. Let us eir-
brace it.
Farewell . . . and God be witX
Awards Mark Day of Recognition
Awards Day, honorng students who have done outstanding work at Grimsley, also marked
the presentation of a new art trophy and a new scholarship.
The 0. Hen^ Juniors presented the Leslie Garrett Memorial Art Award along with a $40tt
scholarship initiated by the Junior Civinettes.
Former Greensboro mayor, the Honorable David Schenck, addressed the student body on the
need to try before one can succeed and congratulated all who had won awards.
Civitan Best Citizen — Dave „
Delta Kappa Gamma—Charlanne
Memories of May Day long past include this scene of Stu
dent Body President David Grimes crowning the 1965 May
Queen Vickie Gunter.
Seniors Honored At Tea
A tea was presented May 19
for nearly six hundred members
of the Grimsley Senior Class.
This event, which has become a
tradition at GHS, was held at
the Alumnae House of the Uni
versity of North Carolina at
Greensboro. A large number of
this year’s graduating class at
tended the tea, which was pre
sented between five and six
Refreshments and other details
were managed by junior home
room teachers. Four members of
the Junior Marshalls helped the
faculty members in serving punch,
peanuts, and cakes. Junior or
chestra members, conducted by
Mis.s Leonard, furnished music
for the occasion.
Seniors were greeted by a re
ception line including senior class
officers. Bob Albright President,
Mary Jane Kellet, Secretary, and
Marianne Buie, Treasurer. Due
to the Whirlie baseball team’s
participation in the Conference
finals. Vice President. Larry
Dempsey, was unable to attend.
School officers were David
Grimes, President: Bret English,
Vice President: Margie Israel,
Secretary: and Treasurer, Beckv
Other notables greeting the
seniors: Mr. and Mrs. A. P. Routh;
Mr, Glenn; Mr. Weaver, Superin
tendent of Schools, and his wife;
Dr. House, Assistant Superinten
dent. an his wife; Mr. George
Jones, Assistant Superintendent,
and his wife, Dr. H .T. Allison,
Supervisor of Instruction for Sec
ondary Schools; Dr. D. K. Tally
and hi.s wife: Dr. H. T. Connor
and his wife; Dr. Joseph Garrison,
of the Presbyterian Church of the
Covenant, who will be speaker at
the Vesper Service; Rev. Bob
Moore, who will be a graduation
speaker; Miss Mary Nelle Parker.
President of the Faculty Club;
Miss Maunida Wales, Senior Class
Advisor: PTSA President Garland
Murray and his wife: and Mrs.
Daphne Stanton, Dean of Stu
According to Mr. Routh, the
Senior Tea was begun fifteen
to twenty years ago when the
members of the faculty wished
to honor the graduating seniors.
This year’s tea was organized
by the president of the Faculty
Club. Miss Parker. She comment
ed. “I really think that it was
one of the most successful teas
that we have ever had.”
Senior homeroom teachers
greeted their students inside the
Continued on Page Nine
D.A.R. Award—Mary Jane Kel-
Pilot Club Award—Carol Bowen
French Medal—Charlanne Fields
“I Dare You Awards” — Jimmy
Wilkins, Sally Andrews
Jernigan Latin Award — Francie
Junior Classical League Award—
Henry Perry
Spanish Honor Society Bond —
Ann Rozier
Mathematics Awarl—Sam White
Debating Award—Patti McCall
PTSA Council Award—Linla Har
Library Award — Jane Bowman,
Ellen Huffines, Tommy Har
Playmasters Cup—Patti McCall,
Bobby Ferrell
World Peace Award — Taylor
Voice of Democracy Award —
Francie Ferguson
Boys’ State—Tim Weikel, Steve
Girls’ State—Lynnie Frierson
Betty Crocker Homemaking
Award—Diane Dixon
Francis Jenkins Home Economics
Award—Mildred Touchstone
Ben L. Smith Award—Miss Es
telle Mitchell, Bob Albright
Stanley Johnson Physics Award—
Dean Morgan
A.M.S. Spelling Proficiency Cer
tificate—Brenda Purvis
Outstanding Typists—Barbara Al
len, Carol Bostick
Leslie Garrett Art Award—Kitty
United Nations Award—Matt Gib
Sears Home Economics Awards—
Jane Currin, Mildred Touch
stone, Jeanne Lane, Susanna
Brown, Judy Simmons, Billy
Kay Martin, Fran Davis, Su
san Martin, Brenda Purvis.
Patty McCormick
Brietz Hazelman Cup—Sylvia Ja
Grady Miller Cup—David Grimes
Harriman Trophy—Lauren Scott
O. Henry Short Story—Elizabeth
Morrah, Doug Carter
Civitan Essay Award—Pat Milo,
Betsy Bourne
Sam J. Underwood Trophy—Pau
la Main. Fran Upchurch
Whirligig Trophy — Billie Cham
Morehead—David Grimes
National Merit — David Grimes,
Ken Bell, Francie Ferguson
Junior Jaycee—Chuck Mendenhall
Sears Roebuck—Billie Chambers,
Jane Bowman, Frank Hand,
Linda Peery, Sankey Price
Torchlight—Kathy Peery
Leslie Garrett Mehiorial — Fran
Outstanding Business Education—
Brenda Purvis
Secretarial—Barbara Allen
Junior Civinette—Barbara Brit
Arnold Business Education Award
—Carolyn Baxley
Arnold Machine Shop Award—
Marvin T. Freeman
Arnold Drafting Award — James
Arnold Woodworking Award—Da
vid Sharpe
Belk D.E. Award—Gary Shepherd
DECCA “Why” Award — Larry
Janet Loman, John Ellis, Robert
Lucas, Les Salmon, Bob An
derson, Benny Nall, Harold
Julie Thayer Wins
Top Prize in Stale
Latin Competition
Julie Thayer, sophomore at
Grimsley High School, has been
selected as the first place win
ner in the North Carolina Aca
demic Contest in Latin I, spon
sored by the University of North
Carolina Extension Division.
Last April, Julie, along with
several other GHS students, took
tests in their various levels of
academic subjects, compiled year
ly by the faculty of UNC at
Chapel Hill and sent to all high
schools in North Carolina.
Julie was shocked and sur
prised when she opened a letter
in her homeroom announcing her
the winner of the contest. Along
with the honor of winning the
contest, Julie received a check
for $10.
The UNC Extension Division
sent Julie and the semi-finalists
in other subjects a letter inviting
them to visit the UNC-CH cam
pus last Saturday, May 15. There
she visited the campus library
and attended meetings and lec
tures while semi-finalists in more
advanced groups were given tests
to determine recipients of avail
able scholarships.
Powell, Jimmy Olrogge, Rick
Johnson David Nave, Rick
Dominick, Buddy Hodges,
Steve Bostick
Ben McMakin, Tim Frye, Don
Dunn, Jim Van Hecke, Jlmm]^
Wilkins, David Quinn, Bote
Albright, Phil Weaver, A1
Richbourg, Jim Payne
Roger Arhart, Henry Adams,, Car
ol Bowen, Paula Breger, Ken
Bell, Frances Benditz, Mar
tha Bennett, Kay Bowman,
Jerry Chostner, Tommy Can
non, Nancy Coble, Steve Cor-
die, Fran Davis, Becky Din-
kel, Miriam Early, Frances
Ferguson, Wayne Farlow,
Charlann Fields, Dorrie El-
dridge, David Grimes, Bill
Gordon, Frank Hand, Craig
Gibson, Susan Henley, Lou
ise Homey, Ellen Huffines,
Barbara Hunter, Mary Jane
Kellett, Irvin Lewis, Billie
Kay Martin, Chuck Menden
hall, Dean Morgan, Betty
Ann Myatt, Virginia Nelson,
Marian Parker, Nancy Pin
son, Sankey Price, Alan Ray,
Ann Rozier, Debbie Rubin,
Sara Sain, Eunice Searles,
Wayne F. Smith, Susan Stans-
bury, Bob Skenes, Linda
Smigel, Gary Smith, Susan
Ann Thompson, Alice Wel
don, Janet Turner, Pam Tur
ner, Mescal Tyson, Beth Wall,
Cynthia Wharton, Max Wil
son, Linda Weston, Nanqf
Wright, Mary Ann Maddox^
Betsy Bourne, Nancy Scott
Sports Awards
Mrs. Lambert—Bets Gunter
Key Club Award—Max Wilson
Junior Jaycee—Larry Dempsey
Sandy Nininger Award—Phil Wea
Tom McCann—Frankie Leonard
If Award—Darrell James
Bob Jamieson—Larry Dempsey
Cross Country—Don Bell
Fred Koury Wrestling—Kent Cobb
Bob Sawyer Swimming—Ted Bur
Charles Nichols Basketball—^Lar
ry Dempsey
Hammons Tennis—Wayne Farlow
Houston Hendrix Track—Bob Al
Hoyt Boone Baseball—Max Wil
Best Hustler—David James
Baker Golf Award—Charles Snipes
McDaniel Lewis—Larry Dempsey
Dr. Tankersley Award—Max Wil

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