The Bridgeport Post from Bridgeport, Connecticut on January 17, 1965 · Page 46
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The Bridgeport Post from Bridgeport, Connecticut · Page 46

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C-BIGHT BRIDGEPORT SUNDAY POST, JANUARY 17, 1965 J union Post Latin Honors Co to Prep Once Again By THOMAS BUCCELLO Fafrfield Prep Recently the State Latin Contest trophy awarded by the Connecticut branch of the Classical Society of New England was put on display in the Prep library. This is the third Latin trophy acquired by Prep this school year. William Churchill was the team leader, scoring top honors in the Cicero division. Another trophy acquired early in 1964 was the first place award of the Latin contest sponsored by the Association for the Promotion of the Study of Latin. To gain this winner must trophy, the hold three If William l»nur£lllll, l/unwu mcuuwau, iruimiii */na«, «..«««»«« -»--.--.---. ^-...-- t sponsored by the Catholic Classical Association of Greater New York and first prize, tudy of Latin. The latter trophy has been won for nine consecutive years by Prep. . . , .., In 1M4: first place, Cicero Division, Latin Contest i ·V-(MUVU 111 *WV*t » « » » pl-TWCf flLVlV *ra*MVH t WIBU *TM..».TM. latin contest of the Association for the Promotion of the S \An Intellectual Hand Is Extended By CATHY MURTHA Deabury High School The National Honor society tt Dmbury high school has begun a tattling eervlce to aid stu- denti who need academic help. Under th« leadership of president Rodney Mallloux the club hu i*t up a iyitem where stu- denti may get help that supplement* regular classroom work and regular after school sessions conducted daily by the classroom teacher. The group decided to , conduct the tutoring because they wished to do aome kind of service work that would be of help to the echool. DanW O-Grady, the it- tUor to the honor society, state! that he and principal Muraane "heartily endorsed the project which will fulfill a lelt need and enable the Honor toclety to put Into actual practice the Ideal of service, which la one of the four prerequisite! lor membership." In order to be tutored,- students had to be recommended by their subject teacher. After being checked by the Housemasters, the names were matched with a tutor on the Honor society committee, which is headed by Rodney Mailloux and secretary Christine Crow*. The tutoring will take place during school time in study periods available to both the student and the tutor. The students work in separate rooms throughout all four houses of the new high school plant. The teaching, which began last Monday, is scheduled for two hours each per week. "It is hoped that the first impact of this tutoring service will be felt during midyear examinations, "says Mr. O'Grady. "Once the basic schedule is well underway, attention will be given to assisting students with special problems such as language barriers." Thirty-five members of the tociety, which has a total of 47 seniors, have volunteered to work on the tutoring program. At present 64 students have requested tutoring help, and all of these are being accommodated. A total of 16 hours o( teaching a week are devoted to making the project a success. Students are being tutored In algebra I, Spanish III, French I, English IV, general science, French HI, chemistry, Latin II, 3lane geometry, French 11, trlg- Hiometry, and English II. Members of the committee are Donna Dow, Don Dawson, April Hicks, Mary Zarour, Linda Levy, Reldy, Becky Brewer, June Peterson, Barbara Bush, Anne Murnane, Sue Trocolla, Diane Edson, Linda Stelnfeld, Bob Co-l viello, Dlanna Macchlaverna, Fran Valluzzo, John Layok, Nancy McGowan, Mario. McLoughlin, Bob Bergman, Norma Kalil, Vic Kenton, Stan Derbin, Hugh Tully, Sharon Cromwell, Rolf Arend, Jane Gorman, Ellen Rifkin, Aleta Rossi, Karen Ruiz, Sue Mauks, Tony Proli, Debby Werner, and Evelyn Barchi. A 'Merciful' Initiation By MIDGE NICOLSON Warren Harding High School Initiations were held recently for the staff of the Presidents Post, Harding's newspaper. Due to the top secrecy of the initiation rites, there will be no picture with this article. The initiation took place at the annual staff banquet: Qualified members of the freshmen probationary staff were initiated after the dinner. Abraham J. Mellitz, adviser to the Post, made a speech before the actual initiation began. Members of the printed staff who conducted the ceremony were Mary Ann Landock, Midge Nicolson, James Swetz, and Marilyn Wright. The ceremony was not long and drawn out; it was short and merciful, depending on how you looked at it. The only junior to be initiated was Daniel Anniell, who will be placed on the business and circulation ~staff. The freshmen initiated were Mark Bierne, Susan Chalupa, John DeFelice, Sharon Loiko, Robert Mar- cincyzk, Edwin Milan, Jeffrey Mills, Sharon Mokin, Anthony Scialis, Denyse Seller, Michael Stanio, Donald Tkacs, Katherine Vlamis, and Daniel Ward. All the freshmen will be placed on the printed staff as assistants. This is a type of probationary position, as only hard wonk and constant attendance at meetings will keep them on the staff. The requirements for initiation were frequent attendance, a willingness to work, obedience, and loyalty to traditions. These freshmen members, along with many non-members, meet every afternoon before school, due to Harding's double sessions. Because there is only a half hour between the time the morning session lets out and the afternoon session begins, the freshmen are not able to become full-fledged workers on their school paper, however, that half hour is buzzing with activity. All the journalists look forward to next year single sessions, when they will be able to do all that is planned. A second initiation is scheduled for June. This includes sophomores and juniors. Don't look for any drop in daytime hemlines anytime soon. Jphn Weitz, pace-setting New York designer, says hemlines will stay high simply because they're practical in this, our fast moving age, when clothes must leave room for motion. "It's like Agnes de Mille (dancer-choreographer) once said to me," said Weitz. "How can you pivot in the middle of 57th street with traffic bearing down on you?" What Is a Writer Before He Is One? By RICHARD BOWEN Roger Ludlowe, FalrHeld Where did Hemingway, Steinbeck, Salinger, or any o? today'si writers come from? A fellow gen- 1 eraily has the impression that they were somehow born differently from the rest of us--perhaps hatched out of an egg, bom in a log cabin in New York city, or some other equally strange origin. .Scientists and authors alike, however, assure us that such is not the case. To validate this unorthodox opinion, examples are obviously in order and, Roger Ludlowe can present two of the species, Sue Waas, winner of the recent National Council of Teachers of English award, and Carla Milhauser, a runner up. At last, with these two authors In the making, the mstery may be solved. What Is a writer like before he Is a writer? Sue Waas, a senior, is a quiet girl with a few school activities. Formerly, she was secretary of Haynes House longs to the French club, a school Literary Magazine, and writes a serialized story for Fox, Ludlowe's Newspaper. Her favorite occupations are lounging about and reading a book or magazine or listening to music. Contrary to some of our quaint illusions, Sue got no great thrill out of writing down her thoughts, no matter how well they might come out. She enjoys writing only when there's a purpose, ie. an assignment. She may enter either Barnard or Simmons college and then become a freelance magazine writer. Carla Milhauser, also a senio uana Miinauser, aiso a senior, school , or a one or iwu-yea is a vivacious girl, active in junior college near her honv school affairs. She is Silimanjtown." The picture has vastl; _. PLANNING TOTORING SCHEDULE-Commltlee members and club officers Join prcsl- _tttRo*»wM«lU«Dr (left) to plan Daabury'j Honor society tutoring project. They are (first nw WttorltM) pmMert Rodney M.IIIoux, vice president Vic Kenton, Ellen Hochman, (sec- Mi row) Nancy McGowan, and treasurer Bob Rcldy. They were Sue Waas's, Carla Mllhauser's, and Joseph Stefan's. These students then entered the full scale contest. Each one submitted a 250-300 word autobiography and another composition of any type. They also took two tests, one for writing skill and mechanics. Although the papers were .submitted last spring, winners were not announced until this December when a new crop o[ juniors were already anticipating the spectre of national competition. Both Sue and Carla regard the awards as a great hope in gaining college acceptance. In fact Sue has already received 10 or 12 college letters asking her to attend them. On the personal side winning has not changed either girl's attitude towards writing- it's just a pleasant task when I' must be done. Types of Colleges Vastly Changed The first step in higher ed ucation is learning about al the different types of colleges and universities available toda; in the United States. "There was a time," says In genue Magazine (Jan. '65 is sue), "when a young womai planning on going to college could choose between only a few types versity, a .. state-owned small, private - . · i-- . lege for women, a tinishm; school', or a one or two-yea House Council secretary, Associate Fox editor, belongs to the French club, and works on a school literary magazine. She enjoys reading, folk dancing, playing the recorder, and, surprisingly, does not enjoy writing. After, graduation, she hopes to attend Boston university and then perhaps become a teacher. Apparently there is no difference between these girls and the rest ot us except for a glib pen- no growing mania for book filled garrets or quiet studies well stocked with pens and paper. The National Council of Teachers of English Award is a recognition of a student's high writing ability. The solo material award is a certificate and. a definite advantago when applying for scholarships or for entrances to college. Each stale has as many winners as it has representatives In Congress; for Connecticut that's six. A state committee eliminates many of the hundreds of entries -limiting it to 20 or 30. From that group, the six are selected and the rest arc runners-up. The competition at Ludlnwc for (his year's awards occurred last year. The Initial qualifier was an Impromptu class competition for all Junior English students. The school's English teachers then selected three of the many compositions as "best." changed today, 2,139 in stitutions of higher learnin from which to choose--state un iversities, city colleges, privat women's or coeducatioaal co leges, professional colleges, lib eral arts colleges medalist ratings from the in:. Prep gar- thc students averaging 118 a possible 120, s compared with a nations: iverage of 48 points per stu- lent. This is the ninth coa ecutive year in which th 'rep, under the Rev. Ed ward J. Welch's coaching has gained this trophy. Winning students in this contest, many of whom participated in the other two Latin m a t c h e s , were Jan Blonski, William Cash, William C h u r c h i l l , Richard Clarke, Andrew Cjulewicz, Simon Harak, Eric Hardt, William Hirschfield, John Holohan, William Kosturki, Thomas Lonardo, John Lukach, Mark McCormack, Donald McGowan, David Rackiewica, Wayne Smith, Robert Belletzkie, Derry Chuga,, A l b e r t Kezel, Charles McBridge, John McQuillan, R i c h a r d M a 11 e 11 e, Patrick O'Connell, F r a n c i s Peters and Stuart Reasoner. Third contest in whic Prep drew top honors i 1964 was the Latin contes sponsored by the Cathol' Classical Association i Greater New York. William Churchill gained first place in this contest's Cicero Division, also. The Latin instructor for the-team is Father Welch. Beside teaching the honors section in sophomore year, Father Welch is also the head of Prep's English department. He is known for his book on Latin grammar used extensively throughout the United States, and for his success in coaching Latin students for individual and team victories. Father Welch has given new life to Latin language. "Every year we try t o - a r range a program in which the students can display their skills," Father Welch said. "We sing songs in COTILLION QUEEN-Smmng happily. Cotillion, is Judy Stone, center. Her court included, from Orelup maid of honor; and Mary Ellen Schaaf. Central's Musical 'Debs' Her Pride ^*^ _ - I-.- _ t _ . . . l A * 1 «AMl1«V ATlff By JUDITH UNGER Central High School In Elizabethan England, a ma- rigal was an elaborate musical (imposition written for several oices for each part, usually with- ut instrumental accompaniment. In Central high school, a ma- Irigal is a girl who Is a part of vocal collocation raced debutantes. of socially The girls, rearing a-.distinctive costume lave performed at numerous inners for. various organizations. The "Madrigals" are led by Mrs. Julia Swanson, CHS' music In- tructor. Composing the group are: Katherine Blssenden, Diane Boone, Marilyn Elchenblat, Sharon Goldberg, Nancy Helblg, Linda Magura. Ivy Marsh, Betty McLellan, xsretta Mmdez, Gail Morales, Donna Nshmlas, Anna Nelson, Marilyn O'Connell, Arline Perrln, Edith Schwartz and Meryl Swin- kin. Kathy Blssenden became a "Ma drigal" because she enjoys group singing. She likes to read and oi paint. To enter into some Held o! IBM is her future ambition tathy's favorite vocalist Is Bob jy Vincent. "AH my life I've loved to ·Ing and being a Madrigal gives me an opportunity to sing more often," sayi Diane Boone. Singing makes her happy; so does sewing her own clothes and collecting bracelets. Diane likes social- games, dancing, and "lots ol school spirit." She dislikes people with artificial personali- Ities, and any ot Central's defeats. She plans to go to college to sludy (o become a therapist for mentally retarded children. Marilyn Eichenblat, who be came a Madrigal simply becaus she loves singing, is a judo en thusiast. She loathes people wh are not punctual, housework, an rising early. She is a "Beac Boys" and Jan and Dean fan Marilyn plans to become a lega secretary. Sharon Goldberg finds th group a tool for vocal expressio and development. The beach I the summer, tennis and ice ska ing are a few of the things tha Sharon likes. A future teachei she admires Barbara Striesan and Johnny Mathis. Disliking breakfast and an eaj er Madrigal describes Nancy He' big. She likes all kinds of musil ranging from Bach to Gershwi to the Beatles. Studying nursin at Boston university, and soro day joining the Peace Corps as gistered nurse are In Nancys ture. Betty McLellan gets satisfaction and enjoyment from the results of hard work with the Madrigals. Involvement with many sports takes up much of Betty's time, as she wants to be a physical education teacher. She likes the harmonizing In staging groups such as the "Ronets" and the ·Four Seasons." To become a private music teacher and suede clothing are two things that Loretta Mendez concentrates upon. She takes accordion lessons, and finds her membership In the Madrigal* very profitable. Tie Beatles are her favorites. The smallest and the youngest f Central's Madrigals Is Gail Morales..She Is constantly hoping o Improve her voice, and many Imes Is found "singing along" rith Mitch Miller and Mary Marin In their different records. She uotes, "High hopes turn Into reams for I picture myself uer- ormlng at the Metropolitan, it not ither a Spanish teacher or medical technician." Donna Nahmias, having taken voice lessons since she was ten Latin, translate passages i sight, try to generate a b of the flavor of Cicero' Rome. Some educators be lieve Latin is dead, but t my way of thinking it is on of the most effective peda gogical and humanistic in struments we have. kes classical, popular, «nd ihow years old, finds the Madrigals give her an opportunity to be- :ome accustomed to group sing ng and solo work. She enjoys working with ,the other girls to earn to sing new music. Donna ikes sculpturing and writing let ers to special friends. She dis ikes diets and chimpanzees. Mu sic education is her future. Learning how to ski is taking up much of Anna Nelson's tim this winter. Monster movies an. Beatle haircuts are two of he dislikes. Anna plans to become : stewardess. Her favorite vocal ist is Robert Goulet and 'her fa vorite singing group is the con vivial Smothers Brothers. To become a professional sing er, is Marilyn O'Connell's fu ture plan. Joan Baez is her fa vorite singer, reading good nov els a like, and motorcycles ar a dislike. Being a Madrigal, 1 a special Inspiration to her. Arline "Ton!" Perrin findi that being a part of the group Is a lot of fun. Her future ambition Is to become a teacher, and she enjoys playing the piano. Ton! likes eating good food, but dislikes the Beatles and the other "long haired" singing groups. Her favorite group is the "Supremes." Edith Schwartz loves to work with children dislikes being idle. Peter, Paul and Mary are among her favorite vocalists, and Edith takes modern jazz dancing lessons. Being a Madrigal, has led her to self-expression. In the future, she would like to work as either a social worker or physical therapist. Bowling and crocheting ar Meryl Swinkin's hobbies. SheJ .-_ , , . ·'",' music, with especially Robert joulet, Harry Belafonte, and ohnny Mathis. She uses Tweed «rfume, and meat loaf and iron- ng are two things that Meryl oathes. She will study teaching. Not only are these girls mu- ically talented, but they are also ood will propaganda represent- ng Central high school. feen Music Tastes Are Well-Rounded Teens have well-rounded tast- s In the music appreciation phere. They like It sweet, hot, country style, clasclal and top- cal. Among the newly popular folk" are: Carolyn Hester, of Greenwich Village and Austin, Texas, who has clear round tons and a magical way with ongs of unrequited love and melancholy. Her Columbia rec- rd "This Life I'm Living" and 'That's My Song," a Dot re- ease, are well worth the 1U- enlng. · Phil Ochi Is part of the ·protest" school of song writ- :rs and performers. His Elec- ra disc "All the News That's Fit to Sing" Is all Ochs-written and typical of his stand-up-end- e counted style of singing. College Preview Given 2 Students By CAROL ANDERSON Newtown High School Sarah Larrabee and JoAnn ^awrence are two girls who are not waiting to complete high school before obtaining collegiate experience. The gids, both seniors at Newtown high school, are part of a group taking a course In ntroductory anthropology at the college = . level at 'Darien high school. This Is a three-credit course being conducted by Dr. deWaal Malefijt of Hunter college. This course does not replace :he advance placement courses offered by Newtown high school. It is more specialized, and the limited number of qualified students in any one high school would ordinarily make its offering financially prohibitive. It offers an important advantage with Instruction at the college level. These gifted students are given i preview of what it 1« like to tudy under an experienced college teacher who Is an authority in his field. This course and two others, a history of science, taught by Dr. Frederick Kreillng, and astronomy, taught by Dr. Alfred Bennich, are open without charge to all qualified students regardless of what high school they attend. The Beatman Foundation spon- ;ors the courses and underwrites ill costs. ' Junior Poit Photo-- MFFT CFNTRAL'S MADRIGALS-Sealed left to right, Gall Moralei, Betty McLellan, Sharon Goldberg, Nanc Helblg and Meryl Swukln. Standing left to lifjrt eTMinda ^^l^uSSSlt^ Btaend.Tlx.rrtU Mend«, Ivy Mtnh. Dime Boone, Donoi Nahmlu, Marilyn Elchenblat. A 'onnell. rin and Marilyn O'Connell. Junior Poit Photo-- H«roU P. rinltaur, OHtnl Swukln. Standing left to li nblat. Amu Nttooo. AdlftV

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