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Title: History of West Lebanon High School Senior Class of 1916
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After four years of struggle our work is finished. By looking back upon the past we see what we have accomplished, not by ease or luxury but by dint of earnest labor. We did not realize that the first two year of our sojourn here, but as our classmates began to drop out by twos and threes, we gradually awakened to the fact that life was not all smooth sailing, but what we made it. May that be a lesson to us so that in the life we are about to enter we will not spend half of it before realizing the grave duties we are alloted to perform.

Our first year started smoothly with the election of the following officers: Glenn Zufall, president; Cecil Steely, vice president; Oliver Astell, secretary, and Earl Potter, treasurer. Three of our number, Vernie Young, Harley Clark, and Earl Potter quit the first semester, and Florence Cronkhite dropped out the last half on account of ill health. She is not a member of the Junior class.

At the beginning of our Sophomore year Otto Pence failed to appear. We elected Cecil Steely, president; Fred Leming, vice president; Ruth Ogle, secretary, and Ray Goodrich, treasurer. We felt very "grand" this year becaues we were allowed to occupy the west side of the assembly room. But still some were not satisfied and in the first half Bessie Heck, Esther Hall, Clarence Brown, and Thomas McDonald left us. The last half went smoothly enabling us to thoroughly learn the ways of the upper classmen.

At the beginning of our Junior year Leo Sellers and Cecil Steely failed to appear. We elected as officers: Herbert Lakin, president; John Worley, vice president; Ray Goodrich, secretary, and John Worley, treasurer.

And now on the eve of our sojourn here, may we be proud of what we have accomplished. And may future classes look back upon the class of '16 and say with pride, "Yes, they were at W.L.H.S.

Date: 5/30/1916
Origin: Maple Leaves
Author: Ralph L. Zufall
Record ID: 00000372
Type: Yearbook
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 8/10/2001
Collection: Williamsport Washington Township Public Library
Entered By: Amber M Knipe

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