Junior class history
Junior Class History
Albert Cage President
Nina Kunes Secretary
Eva McElfish Historian
Charles Brooke Vice-President
Inez Shoemaker Treasurer
Robert Mann Sergeant-at-Arms
Miss Gerardine Pritchard Adviser
IN the morning of September 3rd, 1925 through the doors of Penn High School rushed a group of outwardly calm freshmen, for in spite of the fact that there were no seniors the group of ruling sophomores was feared equally as much as if they had been upper classmen. Much to our joy we escaped the horrors of initiation. After this escape, the class of freshmen began to feel just "a little bit" more important and began to work on an almost equal basis with the sophomores.
Early in the year the class met and elected the following officers: President, Willard Gainor; Vice-President, Robert Mann; Secretary, Gertrude Woodyard; Treasurer, Frances Botsford; Class Historian, Albert Cage.
A short time after the beginning of school, the sophomores began to warm their hearts toward the forlorn "Freshie" and made us feel as though we were a part of the school when they gave us a weiner roast on September the 10th.
The freshmen won recognition on Tuesday, October 4th, when they overwhelmingly defeated the sophomores in the football game to the tune of 13-0. This was a hard fought battle and very exciting. An enthusiastic group of rooters cheered the players throughout the game.
The social season of the year was opened when the freshmen gave a Hallowe'en dance in honor of the sophomores. It was a wonderful success and will have a permanent place in the minds and hearts of all who were present.
The freshmen were very much relieved, when they no longer had to endure the horrible name of "Rats," for after mid-year examinations in rushed another large group of people who immediately filed into the unoccupied section where every one goes under the title of "Rats."
In 1925, our school won fourth place in the "Track Meet," and many of the points were scored by members of the Freshman Class.
Summer passed and we came back to school from our vacation, qualified to be dignified sophomores. All were very anxious to welcome the new class of shy freshmen.
At the first meeting of the Sophomore Class the following officers were elected: President, Robert Mann; Vice-President, Albert Cage; Secretary, Eloise Bridges; Treasurer, Genevieve Poling. The class decided to put forth the best efforts possible to make the class the best.
The main social event of the year was a Hallowe'en Party which proved a great success. The months passed by quickly and then came mid-year examinations, leaving a seething brand upon some and waving a magic wand over others. Then came the track events in which several members of the class distinguished themselves.
As we entered P. A. H. S. for the third time, we realized just what it meant. We plunged immediately into the usual whirl of activities and studies. Our first momentous problem was that of choosing our class ring. After being practically submerged with samples, the class finally selected one which made the whole school envious.
Once more for another year the social functions were begun. The opening event for the Juniors was a "Kiddie Party." Arrayed in children's garb they were not the advanced class of Juniors, but once again became little tots full of fun and gayety. This was a "great big success" and will be long remembered. Spring brought with it the meritable production of the musical comedy "Pickles." The crowning event of the year was the Junior-Senior Prom given the latter part of the semester. Nothing has ever surpassed it in the history of P. A. H. S. We were very proud that we had given the seniors a dance which they would never forget. But after all the fun came the inevitable exams. At last we are about to attain our goal. Thus, the Junior Class has finished the third lap of its race. One more year then—memories.
Pennsylvania Avenue High School, Cumberland, senior class.
South Cumberland Library
26 cms x 20 cms
Printer: J. P. Bell, Lynchburg, Va.
School yearbooks; Cumberland (Md.)--Genealogy.
Cumberland, (Md.), 1928