Brief History of the Class of 1941
HISTORY by Emogene and Tom Sandlin
Four short years ago, 48 happy-go-lucky freshmen entered the doors
of our Alma Mater to begin our high school education. It took time
for us freshmen to become accustomed to the new life and the new customs
which high school life offered. From reading, writing, and arithmetic,
we had risen to adventures in science and literature.
In the fall of 1938, we happily entered our Sophomore year; our
freshmess had disappeared and we had become quite familiar with
the school customs and curriculum. During this and the remaining
two years we were able to enjoy more social functions of the school
life. Our class increased to 87 by the coming of students from the
other schools of our district.
Entering our Junior year we regretfully lost 11 of
our class. We enjoyed giving Peter Beware, a three act comedy, to
raise money for our Jr.-Sr. banquet, one of the most notable events
of the year. This year was so filled with activities -- mental, physical,
and social -- that before we realized it, the time had come to move
Becoming "Dignified" Seniors caused no change in our
feelings -- toward ourselves and toward the rest of the school.
We were fortunate to have Fay Thomas, Lucille Elliott, and Nathalee
Baxter join our class so near the end of our journey. In our first
class meeting, the class officers were elected:
President-Morris Baxter; Vice President-Arlie Lawler; Secretary-Fay
Thomas; Treasurer-Bobby Scogin. Mis Dana Prickett, our most beloved
teacher, who was also our home room teacher during our high school
career, was unanimously elected to be our sponsor. Through her patient
guidance and her initiative, we have been able to progress and she
has led us through the struggles of our high school life.
Although our lessons suffered greatly, this year seemed to blossom
forth and to be really worth while. It was filled with activities
-- athletics, musical achievements, club activities, the Senior
play, the school paper, the annual, the Jr.-Sr. banquet and preparation
for graduation. Thus, through tears, through laughter, through fears,
through joy, through
work, through play, we have reached the tope of the ladder; and
as we, the Senior Class of 1941, understand our endeavors, we have
achieved the pinnacle of success!
Throughout life may we always strive to fullfil the meaning of
our motto: "TO THINE OWN SELF BE TRUE"!