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Asheboro High School 1937-1938

 

Asheboro High School in 1938

Asheboro High School in 1938

AHS-Administration 1938

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Asheboro High School in 1937-1938
Just like any other school in the area, Asheboro High School was trying its best to prepare students for the future. The school was led by Reginald Turner (superintendent) and Miss Alma J. Lassiter who was the principal. The students at Asheboro worked hard to maintain their grades and to prepare for their next stage in life. The senior class of 1938 worked especially hard. At the beginning of the year they nominated David Stedman (President), J. C. Ellen (Vice President), Marie Craven (Secretary), and Truett Frazier (Treasurer) for class officer positions. The students of the senior class also selected a class motto, a class flower, class colors, and class mascots. Seniors at Asheboro chose “forward forever, backward never” as their class motto, the violet as the class flower, and orchid and silver as the class colors. As for the senior class mascots, several youngsters tried out for the position. However, only two of them were selected. The senior class decided to have Howard Seawell Jr. and Sara Elizabeth Trollinger represent the youth of their class as mascots. The junior class at Asheboro was also preparing for the next stage in life, becoming a senior. However, they had to make it through their junior year first. Just like the senior class, the juniors elected class officers at the beginning of the school year. Sam Taylor was elected to lead the class as the class president while L. D. Burkhead Jr., Margaret Stowe, and Lucile Cox were elected as vice president,, secretary, and treasurer respectively. Seven members of the junior class were also given the opportunity to be junior marshals. These seven students were at the top of their class and would participate in the graduation ceremony. Helen Cheek, Frances Burrows, Margaret Stowe, Lewis Wright, R. E. Mabe, L. D. Burkhead (chief marshal), and Donald Chisholm were the seven students who made the grade to become junior marshals.

AHS-Band 1938

AHS Band

Activities in Asheboro were not plentiful, but students did have a few options of how to spend their after school hours. There were a total of six clubs that students could participate in, including journalistic club, newspaper, yearbook, and band. None of the clubs were short on members. There was one club on campus that only had a few members and that was because it was an academic based club in its first year. Asheboro High School organized their chapter of the National Honorary Beta Club in the fall of 1934. This new club was to succeed the previous Alpha Honor Society which was a local organization. In 1934 there were nine charter members who elected Sidney Truesdale as the first president. Since then Carl Phillips, Helen E. Brown, and David Stedman have followed as president of the National Honorary Beta Club. Members of the club were chosen from the junior and senior classes and the members were chosen for scholarship and character. The watchwords for the club were loyalty, courage, and leadership. The officers for the 1937-1938 school year were David Stedman (President), Edna Mae Winningham (Vice President), Helen Phillips (Secretary), and J. C. Ellen (Treasurer). Besides the clubs on campus, students could also participate in sports. However, there were even few options for them to choose from.

AHS-Football 1938

1937 Football Team

In 1937-1938 there were only five sports teams at Asheboro High School. Those five teams were the cheerleading squad, football team, girls basketball, boys basketball, and baseball. The football team for Asheboro was made up of twenty three members and one coach named Coach E. C. Swing. During the 1937 season the football team went 5-3-1 on the season. They put up impressive numbers throughout the season including a 39-0 stomping of Troy. Even though they lost three games, Asheboro still outscored their opponents 146 to 45. The 1937-1938 girl’s basketball team had a pretty good season. They played 19 games and finished with a 7-11-1 record. Unfortunately for Asheboro they lost their only tournament game, but it must have been a close game the whole way through because the final score was Asheboro 26 and Gray’s Chapel 28. Head coach for the girl’s basketball team was Miss Virginia Barker.

1937-1938 Boys' Basketball team

1937-1938 Boys’ Basketball Team

The boy’s basketball team of 1937-1938 had a very impressive season. They only lost four games all season including their semi-final loss in the county tournament to Ramseur. Asheboro did have an impressive win over Franklinville in the opening round of the county tournament where they defeated Franklinville 49 to 19. Asheboro finished the season with a record of 15-4. Head coach for the boy’s basketball team was E. C. Swing. There were no scores for the 1938 baseball team, but the team was scheduled to play 12 games during the season. The team was coached by Marshall Cox.

 

 

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