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Class of 1919

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"History of te V[ass of' 1919"
RUSSELL SCHOENFELDT    ..      ......        President
CECILIA FLARITY .    ......             Vice-President
KENNETH SAYRE .      ......         Secretary-Treasurer
EDNA CLARKE     .  .  .   . Assistant Secretary-Treasurer
Miss CONNORS ...        ..........           Advisor
S0 ONE can tell what the future holds for the members of the class of 1919,
but the history, up to the present moment, is one to which every junior can
point with pride.
On one bright September day, in 1915, we entered High School, forty-six strong.
During our first year, we studied hard and surpassed all other classes in intellectual
ability. We held many social events with the hope of creating a spirit of unity
among our members. We entered the Oratorical and Declamatory contests but
although we were unsuccessful we gained much experience.
In 1916, we returned to take up our duties as Sophomores. Our class roll had
diminished somewhat, but we still had left thirty-eight members. Two members
of our class were on the Football Squad that succeeded in capturing state honors.
Three of our members were chosen to help represent the school as debaters. The
girls, not being eligible to become members of the Girls' Literary Society, organized
one of their own; while most of the boys joined the Boys' Literary Society. In
music our class showed exceptional talent, many of them belonging to either the
Orchestra or Glee Club.
We started in on our big year in 1917. Our class had decreased in membership.
Two of our former members had answered the government's call and were in camp,
preparing to fight the kaiser. At the present time our class holds the record among
the classes in high school in regard to the number of members in the service of their
country. This year five of our members were on the football squad, while we had
three representatives on the debating teams. In the extemporaneous contest, our
class won first and second places; while in the Original Oration contest we won
third place.
The Junior year of a class is the most important year of a student's career. It
was customary in the past for the Junior Class to give the Junior prom, but with
patriotic motives we changed the prom to a patriotic event, namely a benefit dance
for the Junior Red Cross. At the time of writing, preparations are under way for
a Junior Banquet, given as a farewell to the Seniors. This banquet will undoubtedly
be a success.
Thru our past three years we have shown exceptional ability in many lines and
with such a good record, we are now ready to take the place of the worthy Seniors.

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