TOM FENN, President
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Junior Class Roll
||Essie Fry Gibson
||Lila Nell McLean
|Viva Mae Duke
||Susie Mae Williams
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Junior Class History
Attention Dear Readers....
The history of the 1925-26
Junior Class is now before you. Up to the present time the Juniors
have been very reticent concerning the history of our class. Not
because of shame on our part but because of modesty. In fact we were
at first dubious whether to reveal our remarkable past or not. But
knowing that the Dosta would not be a success without our history (?) we
have decided to give you the barest facts in the simplest form.
So, gentle readers, our past is now revealed in which
you will find the most wonderful achievements, the highest honors, and the
most remarkable accomplishments of any group of people in the World; and
that is not conceit, only self respect.
At the close of the seventh year of Junior Hi our future as a
class was rose-colored, with now and then a golden light shining through.
The cause of this rosy appearing future was the fact that we were going to
enter V.H.S. But, alas, our air castles were doomed to be torn down.
For on the first day we were sadly disillusions. We were thoroughly
and efficiently ragged by the Sophomores. Nevertheless in spit of
the ragging and the strange environment we were determined to accomplish
great things. As a result six Freshman names appeared on the honor
roll. They were Will Campbell, Frances Cleveland,
Mildred Posey, Louise Johnson, Melba Young and John
At the beginning of the Sophomore year we had the
Lion's share ragging the Freshmen; in fact, the Juniors and the Seniors
were left in the cold to a certain extent.
The novelty soon wore off, however. Then we
turned our brilliant mental abilities to loftier things. Behold the
result: In the eleventh District High School Meet we represented the
school in four of the contests as follows: music, debate, essay and
pole vault. The representatives were Melba Young,
Marguerite Langdale, and "Bubber" McGowan. Needless to
say they did extremely well and won many points for V.H.S.
At the end of this year the class had a large number of its
members on the honor roll. They were, Virginia Jones,
Frances Cleveland, Mildred Posey, Joe Watts and Will
Campbell. Many of the Soph boys were awarded gold footballs at
the end of the year for the [sic] stellar services. They were as
follows: "Bubber" McGowan, John Winn, Harry Mixon
and William Simmons. In baseball we also had a number of
candidates the most notable of whom were, A.D. Mullis, "Bubber"
McGowan, George Everett, and Frank Garbutt.
Now in our Junior year we have reached the acme of
achievement in honor and service, but we hope to raise the standard and
gain higher levels during our Senior year. Our accomplishments are
many and varied. We have several of the best Varsity football men in
our class, as those already mentioned. Also we have the best
cartoonist in V.H.S., Billy Haygood, who is a member of the Annual
Among the basketball players of the Junior class were
Harry Mixson, John Winn, Jesse Davis and Joe
Griffith and Julian Stovall. They were all good players.
Among the girls were Mildred Posey, Grace Garrett, and
Louise Johnson. The captain of the baseball team is a Junior--George
Everett; and its manager is another--John Winn.
In the district meet this year the Junior class made a
good showing. Melba Young and Billy Haygood
represented Dosta in ready writing and helped to make the good showing
that we made in the meet.
The Junior class possesses the handsomest boy in the
form of A.B. Mullis. The most timid is "Bubber" McGowan,
and the best joke teller is Essie Frye Gibson.
We think we have the best Junior class in the best
school in the best town in the world.
Marguerite Langdale, Historian
Who's Who Junior Girls
Who's Who Junior Boys
|Biggest Lady Killer
Sayings of the Junior Class
||Beware of my great bulk
||Music hat its charms
||And yet the girls all smile on
||Baseball, "the king of games"
||What Billy says goes
||'Comon you seven
|Essie Fry Gibson
||I wouldn't ask you that
||I love me
||I'm a poet but the world don't
||Jesse is always right
||Lend me your compact
||Man is equal regardless of color
||Hurrah for Miami