The Burro, Yearbook of Mineral Wells High School, 1923 Page: 39
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A History of the Sophomore Class
Experience teaches. This is indeed true, for one year of High
School adds greatly to the knowledge and ability of a student. Thus
it has been with us; each incident contributing to our learning, each
mistake forewarning to the next trial, leaving us wiser and better
prepared to meet every case arising. Being in this way prepared we
were better able to do justice to our studies and to the various activi-
ties in which we began to participate at the first of this term.
We have done our work with a vim and have done all that we
tried well. The response which we gave to the request for Tattler
subscriptions is our special pride, for we, both times, went over the
top with 100 per cent. We Sophomores have had an extra large num-
ber of studious pupils and skilled athletes among our number, the one
counterbalancing the other. Why? Because we were determined to
excel, determined to do our best to win in everything. This is why we
drew the notice and commendation of the school and town. Again, in
our edition of the Tattler, we showed what Sophomores could do in
publishing a paper. We wish that we could express our thanks to the
faithful teachers who, five days in the week, directed us in the right
way, corrected our mistakes, and enabled and encouraged us to do our
Nevertheless, there is always some point to criticize. WAhat of
our failure to support the Annual? Why did not the Sophomores per-
petuate their fame by entering and winning the vanity contest? I
do not deign to answer. Perhaps we-, but this would be an excuse.
It is done. We cannot mend, but can only hope to erase and be glad
with what we have attained.
Class Spirit! Is this not an ideal for which to strive? Many co-
operating as one person! Anything, yes anything, can be done by
class spirit; money made, contests won, goals reached. Cannot then we
Sophomores rejoice in that we have gained this, this waih will enable
us veritably to move mountains. Forever, Sophomores, where ever
we go, what ever we do, let us remember and rejoice.
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