The Burro, Yearbook of Mineral Wells High School, 1923 Page: 65
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THE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
The life of Mineral Wells High School has been a period of upward
growth and development, a period of struggle and reaching out on the
part of its students. From the little rock building to the present
High School building-from a graduating class of ten to a graduating
class of sixty, marks the progress of the institution. But with grad-
uation the school we have learned to love should not be given up I
An organization for the purpose of maintaining the ties between
school and graduate, and between graduates, has been attempted
several times in the past but has proved unsuccessful until this year.
S. J. Smith, upon taking up the duties of principal in our High
School sensed the need of such an organiaztion and began agitation
for its development. All ex-students were notified and at 7 o'clock
Tuesday evening, December 26, 1922, all ex-students and mid-term
graduates met in the High School Auditorium and under the super-
vision of Mr. Smith, who began a very enthusiastic discussion of the
project, perfected an organization of the graduates of Mineral Wells
This organization is called the Mineral Wells High School Alumni
Association and is to serve many constructive purposes as well as
bring together in a social group all those who have fought and worked
for the Mineral Wells High School.
Officers were elected to serve until the next meeting during the
Christmas holidays of 1923 when the association will probably meet
around its annual banquet table. Tom Stewart was chosen president,
Frank Payne, vice-president; Laura Wallace, secretary, and Dr. R. L.
Yeager, treasurer. A membership committee was appointed which
was to increase the membership before the next session. A member-
ship fee of one dollar was decided upon, to cover any incidental
Graduates and lower classmen, its' up to you to make this associa-
tion a success. Count, among S our other expenses of graduation, your
membership fee to the Alumni. In this manner and in this only, will
we be able to retain and cherish materially our present relationship
to our first Alma Mater and our personal association throughout the
coming years when old acquaintances and activities will hold a spe-
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