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Courtland, CA Courtland-Union High School 1925 La Perita Yearbook 17

Courtland, CA Courtland-Union High School 1925 La Perita Yearbook 17

Freshman Class History
We entered the Courtland Union High School, very timid Freshmen, on September 12, 1924.
There were twenty-six of us. Charlotte Barner, Josephine Brown, Frederic Barry entered from Walnut Gove: Florence Way and Mary Wong and Emily Louie from Locke: Frederic Myers from Grand Island: Misao Inlino from Merritt Island: Edith Pederson from Franklin: and the rest of us from the Courtland School.
We had the honor of being the largest class in the school.
During the second week we elected our class officers who were as follows: Victoria de Back President
Willa Buckley Vice-President
Josephine Brown Secretary
Dick Hudson Treasurer
Elwood Bunnell Collector
Maria Kelly Historian
Class Motto "Never Give Up."
Flower Blue Sweet Pea
Colors Blue and Gold
Class Advisor Mrs. Berry
The Freshman Reception was held on October 3, 1924. At the reception. all of us were "dolled up'" by the upper clansmen, made to perform and called upon for songs. After the fun of the evening, we enjoyed refreshments in the Cafeteria: we remember very distinctly that we were served brick ice cream, in colors of green and yellow.

On October 24, 1924, Elmer Johnson, tiring of school, decided to work on the farm.
Frederick Myers thought that school life was too strenuous so he decided to stay home. He stopped school in the last part of January. The class then totaled twenty-five students.
After Christmas, Theodore Myers joined our class from Hitchcock's Military Academy, thus increasing our number by one.
On January 24, 1925, Gene Celli joined our class from Woodland. So we had again the original twenty-seven.
As the first semester ended, Mrs. Berry, our class advisor, left, and Mrs. Higgins took her place.
One member of our class took part in the Student Body Play. Quite a number of the Freshmen girls are in the Girls' Glee Club.
On March 27, 1925, a Costume Ball was given by the Freshman Class in the High School Auditorium. The room was very prettily decorated with poppies and lupine. Balloons and confetti were thrown down from the balcony during the dance. Cookies and punch were served all evening and all had an enjoyable time.
As Josephine Brown, our secretary, was ill for about a month, Charlotte Barner was elected secretary for the remainder of the year.
As Freshmen, we have had a very enjoyable year, and we hope that we will enjoy the next year as much.
—Maria Kelly, '28.