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High School
Portsmouth, Virginia
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Etta Leah Marshall
Myra St. Julien Marshall
Matt H. Thomson 
Robert E. Ricks
Percy H. Warren 
Lina Antoinette Booth
Director of Publicity
Director of Public Service
Director of Traffic
Director of Lunch Room
Y. Kirk Burch  
Myra St. Julien Marshall
Rawlings B. Williams
Charles E. Brown
Edwin M. Owens
Smith R. Brittingham, Jr
Elwood J. Lewis 
Athletic Association
Senior Class
Junior Class
Sophomore Class
Freshman Class
Student Staff
President Staff
Miss Ellen Lash 
Mr. Paul Schmedicke
   The present student body organization is the result of the work of the Boosters Club. Last fall, the Boosters Club, realizing that Student Government should mean more in our school life than in former years, appointed a committee to confer with the faculty committee, and to discuss plans for making student government more effective.                  Working with the idea that the council should represent the whole school,
and yet not be too large, the Committee submitted the following plan:
    The Council was to be composed of twelve members, the President and four
directors of departments, who were to be elected from the school. The directors were to be elected from the school at large and seven representatives from various organizations of the school. The Directors were to head the various departments, namely. Publicity, composed of the Home Room Presidents; the Public Service, composed of the Home Room Vice-Presidents; the Traffic, composed of Home Room Marshals; and the Lunch Room, composed of an assistant from each Home Room. The organizations represented were the four classes, the Student Staff, the President Staff, and the Athletic Association.

   This plan was put before the Student Body and accepted. The students were soon introduced to a real campaign in the election of the President and Directors such as they later meet in political life. In the primary vote Miss Etta Marshall received an overwhelming majority for President, making it unnecessary for another vote to be taken. The contest for the directorships developed into an interesting campaign with at least two candidates running for each office. After a week of spirited campaigning, directors were elected. Later the various organizations chose their representatives and the Council was officially installed. 
   The success of Student Government has been evident from the start. One of the first tasks of the council was the drawing up of a. constitution. After the proposed constitution was discussed in the Home Rooms, it was accepted by the Student Body. It embraces the original plan and also gives the Council power to enforce its rules. It also contains regulations regarding elections which will prove helpful to the student body in the future. The work of the Council has been carried on thru the different departments. These interested over a hundred students in their work, and their success has been wonderful.
   The Publicity Department has acted as the mouthpiece of the Student Council, presenting its plans, urging the co-operation of the students with other departments, and starting the now well known “permission slips.”
   The Department of Public Service has done splendid work. Some of its members serve as messengers in the principal’s office every period during the day. Others are posted at the doors and let only pupils with permits leave the building; still others are on duty in halls during lunch periods where they help maintain order. 
   The Lunch Room Department has, through its work, made a noticeable improvement in the cafeteria and lower halls. The lines in the cafeteria are much more orderly, dishes are returned, and the tables kept cleaner. 
   The Traffic Department has charge of the passing between classes and during the thirty-minute period. Today there is less confusion in the halls, and one’s life is safer in changing classes. The slogan of this department is “Keep to the right.” So, in reviewing the year. Student Government has been a success and greater things can be looked for from next year’s council.

URING the year, “The Student” published thirty issues, many of which were centered around a particular topic; for example, an Alumni edition, a School Spirit edition, a Local History, a Hallowe’en, a Christmas, an Easter and a Commencement edition.
    At the beginning of the year during September, a Subscription Campaign was run for two weeks, a prize being given to the registration rooms giving one hundred per cent support to “The Student.” The prize, a silver cup, was won by Rooms 114, 103, and 213. Each room possessed the cup an equal length of time, before it was placed in the library. As a result of the campaign, about five hundred and fifty subscriptions were received from the student body and
although this was not very representative from a school of thirteen hundred pupils, it exceeded the previous circulation lists by several hundred subscriptions.
   This circulation was enlarged by about sixty-five outside subscriptions and sales averaging about fifty papers a week.  The new Staff for 1926-1927 was elected on May the sixth with Henry MacKenzie as the Editor-in-Chief and Elwood Major the Business Manager. Under the guidance of the old Staff, the new Staff published the last two issues of 1925-1926.

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Christine Foote
Lloyd Beale 
Elizabeth Taylor
Milton Goldberg
R. Ernest King
Secretary and Treasurer
Concert Master, First Violinist Director and Instructor
Victor Savino
Daughtery Brownley
Dana Reaser 
Ben Katz

Clarence Williams
William Griffin 
Peter Moncovitch
Reginald Armistead
Raymond Tuttle
Bernard Mitchell
Frances Owens
Mary Fentress
Alton Allsbrook                                                                    Joseph Cragin
Lloyd Beale

Eleanor Shaw

Woodland Pusey
Rudolph Robinson                                                                  David Harrell
Christine Foote
Eunice Turner
Elizabeth Taylor 
Frances Tinsley
Gary Sharp

Alto Horn 
Donald Shaw

Roger Batchelor                                                                   Fred Greenwell
Owen Williams                         Jerome Zentz                           Saul Weiner
          HEN we look back to February of we see a remarkable improvement in the                   music at, Wilson since orchestral study has been included in the curriculum. The  Orchestra, which started with a nucleus of thirteen violins, one flute, one saxaphone, one drum and four piano players, has rapidly  grown until now it claims a membership of about thirty-five students who are playing and studying various instruments.
   Until recent years. Violin, Piano and Voice have always been the most popular branches of music study, and it is the work of the Director to stimulate interest and influence the students to study instruments which are generally not so much studied in high schools. This season has seen a very marked improvement in the number of pupils in school who are taking up the study of such instruments as the clarinet, trumpet, mellophone, alto horn and viola. We have drummers who are, at present, studying drums under professional teachers and this will, in a few years’ time, entirely eliminate the element of “faking,” so common among trap drummers.
    In the past, pupils of musical instruments have been satisfied to take a few lessons and then begin the playing of “Jazz.” This class of music is not, and will not be tolerated by the Supervisors of Orchestral Music in Eastern and Western clubs in many cities which are developing real symphonic music.
   The School Board has recently purchased a complete set of instruments, which enables a student to study an instrument without the usual expense of purchasing one. This has helped greatly in the general progress of instrumental music.
The Orchestra now has the honor of furnishing music at important events in the High School and community, but without the untiring efforts and interest of our director, Mr. King, the orchestra would never have been able to achieve the degree of success which it now has to its credit.

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