The Emerald: the Waterford Union High School annual
[Contents] Table of contents, p. 5
Another leaf . . . from Brazil Once upon a time in a faraway country there was a seed planted with loving care by the son of Willy the Wolverine, named Wally. Wally dug the hole and planted the seed, pressing it carefully with his paw. He watched over the seed and protected it from the birds, squirrels, and other wild animals. Everyday he would water the seed, and wait for it to sprout. He would sit under the sun and talk to the seed, and keep it company as it grew. The seed grew into a tall sturdy tree. Wally stayed its bodyguard. Many a hun- ter would hide behind it and many children would play around it. Wally soon discovered the tree was the growing-up tree, for the higher it grew the more it had to share with people of all ages. The trunk was composed of the faculty and administration. The limbs were made up of the student body and each leaf was a single indi- vidual joined to the whole tree and kept alive by the nourishment from the trunk. The fruit of the tree was oddly shaped and green and white in color. Wally named the fruit of the tree as it fell. He named it Spirit-Pride- Determination-Self satisfaction-Accomp- lishment- Knowledge-Wisdom-Experience-Understand- ingLeadership-Opportunity-Scholarship and the Love of Life. As each leaf blew away to find new exciting places, there was another to replace it the next year and as each piece of fruit fell to the ground, he learned to understand his purpose in WHS: to protect it and help it grow strong in mind and body. Wally thought that it might take some people longer to find the growing up tree than others. He gives us in the be- ginning of each new year a guideline which we should follow and which he hopes will help us to find what we want in life. THE GROWING UP TREE IS NOT EASY TO FIND, YOU MUST HUNT WITH YOUR HEART, YOU MUST HUNT WITH YOUR MIND. YOU MUST LEARN TO BE PATIENT AND LEARN TO BE WISE: FOR THE THING THAT YOU SEEK IS A WONDERFUL PRIZE! Table of Contents INTRODUCTION S. .FACULTY and ACADEMICS . . . . UNDERCLASSMEN . . . ORGANIZATIONS STUDENT LIFE SPORTS SENIORS CLOSING INDEX * . ADVERTISEMENTS * *
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