|H||O said the class of 1914 was all right? We, the Sophomore class of the Anamosa High School said so, for we represent the eminent class that is at present occupying the Sophomore seats in A. H. S., and we wear the lovely red rose and the beautiful colors, maroon and steel gray.
When we entered high school in the fall of 1910, the upper classmen were so glad to welcome us that they used up three of their blankets the first week. Even the members of the Board of Education were so glad to see us enter the high school, that they remodeled the assembly hall before our entrance.
At our first class meeting we selected Ralph Harrison as our president and he performed his various duties exceedingly well. Class parties and moonlight picnics were arranged that were greatly enjoyed by all. The other officers during our Freshman year were:-Harold Pelton, vice president; Chester Miller, secretary; Ina Hill, treasurer.
We so easily mastered the text books placed before us the first year, that we gave the teachers just cause for extolling our studious dispositions. Thus, our first year passed rapidly, and we too possession of the Sophomore seats last September, somewhat diminished in number, but wonderfully improved along intellectual lines.
At the first of this year Chester Miller was chosen as our leader and although he has given a large part of his time and attention to the Freshman class, he has by no means neglected the class of 1914. Ralph Harrison as vice-president and Edith Jump as secretary-treasurer are our other officers.
As Freshmen and Sophomores we have loyally supported athletics, music and the literary societies, by giving them accomplished athletes, musicians and literary geniuses.
It is not at all necessary to mention further the fame, glory and honor of the class that has so faithfully tried to live up to its excellent motto,-“Not at the top, but climbing.” We hope and fully believe that we shall go on through our high school life, pushing forward to and reaching the better things until at last we shall reach the top and success will be ours.