Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on June 5, 1973 · Page 12
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n t r n ea By NORMA CUNNINGHAM (Start Writer) Mortarboards and an and Circumstance' 1 •'Pomp abound in the land as high schools Knoxville High School again graduate a senior class. While it is an annual ritual that carries the same trappings, it is unique because there will never be another Class of 73. Schools and parents tend to rate seniors by the number or organizations to which they belong and ask the same questions about school or future. But how many times are their feelings and thoughts on education and community given serious consideration? Hie Class of 73 has spent life in the community. What are flheir feelings about the education provided them? What are their opinions on the community in which they live? Is it the kind of community' in which they wish to spend their lives and rear a family? VICKI SNYDER and Asa 12 years in a school system. Hall, Knoxviye High School In many instances class members have resided their entire seniors, are in agreement that Knoxville school system has provided them with a good education. "I would rather go to school here than anywhere," Vicki said. The school has good facilities and provides students the opportunity for independent study, she said. "We have a good faculty that is willing to help the students. We don't have the kind of school, that just feeds out information everyday and expects the student to feed it back the next day, 5 * Vicki commented. a meeting pfaics for sentof oitizetas. Asa and Vickl would like to make Knoxville th*lr ihome. She is being married in June &md his plans for the future are not yet set. "I'm thinking ©bout college, but I may work a year before going on to school," Asa.said. While both concede society could stand changes, they agree there are no simple answers to the problems, "I KNOW something is wrong, but I think you have aM ends with Am added. Vicki is the daughter of Mr. and Mm Stan Snyder of KnoxviMe. She Ms been an active member of GAA during' her high sdhool years. Asa is the son of Mr. and Mrs. East I didn't particularly like [q be jn fl , f to Asa Hall and Vicki Snyder . •. in tune with Knoxville school to start with, but I have found subjects that interested me," Asa said. He said it is his opinion that the educational system in Knoxville has no weak points. He has been able to find courses that will help him in the areas in which he is interested. Both seniors are also in agreement that Knoxville is a good community. "YOU HAVE a better rela- and make closer friends an a small community and high school," Asia tended. 'Too feel like a part of the community in a town like Knoxville. In a big city, I think you wold feel left \>ut," Vicki said. If there are any changes the Knoxville seniors would like to seie in their community, it would be increased recreational facilities, including really understand what our national -leaders face/' Asa commented. "I think leaders are doing the con- ou r best they can under the circumstances," he added. Vicki taaid Asa agree that the high school years are thei best years of one's life. 1 'Sometimes they are the most difficult, but yes, they are the best. During our high school years we can get involved. When you're out making a living you forget or don't have time. People are where it's at," Vicki said. "High school is the best time. After this your friends marry and move away, and you gat to work at the samsi routine. You have an opportunity for leadership in school, and you can participate in sports and clubs. I hope the younger students enjoy their high school years because it Before You Too ^ Much Insurance 7D SEE |lf.| 'I'm. 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The leading tax revenue reductions were for corporate profits taxes, $20 billion; state and local tax deductions, $8,5 billion and capital gains tax, $5 billion. Copyright © 1073 Newspaper L'nterprlBe ABHTX. TAKE TIME to READ "THE ONLY UNION OPTICAL THE MIDWEST FRAME Dispensing Optician Mon. & Fri. 9 AM - 8 PM TUiS.-WEO.-THURS. | SAT. 8 AM - 5 PM Union Optical Co. - s i ;?5fiSf^ Tornadoes Struck j 5 Mi Hi on Trees BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (UPI) 'Iltoe tornadoes that struck Alabama May 27 destroyed 15 rn i 11 i on trees conbaini ng 1.5 billion board feet of lumber, the. Alabama Forestry Commission estimated Monday, The commissi on es ti mra ted the loess at $3 million. Foresters said a 62-mile strip of damage to woods arid forests was reported between Greensboro and Wilton. enn Twice Weekly in the Galesburg Register-Mail Gaorge Hall of Galesburg. A member of K Club tand the Jester staff, he was vice president of the Art Club. KAREN MARTIN, Al Green and Rex Gulson are each outstanding in different areas of tneir graduating class at Galesburg High School. Karen stands at the top oE her class academically; Al is Galesburg High School the top student in the vocational field, and Rex is tops in the field of arts. They are all students who have opinions about their community, their education, and they articulate these opinions well, "My first six years of school were lousy. Teachers were oblivious to students and their needs, and too many of them were really only interested in their own specialized field/ 1 Al says. "Fourth and sixth grades were just party time, and I had a hard time trying to catch up in my first year of junior high school," he contends. AL SETTLED down and became a serious student in ninth grade when he found vocational courses and a teacher who was interested in teaching those courses. He thinks younger teachers relate better to students and are more willing to accept a give-and- take relationship in the classroom that allows a student to express his opinions. "I am not as strong as I would like to be in some areas. Some of the fault for that must be mine, too," he muses with a grin. Rex agrees that students soon learn that teachers have a preference fcfr a particular course. "I am interested in the arts, and in the lower grades there is little art and music — it's just shoved off into a dusty corner," he says. He has had the opportunity to have many of the courses he wanted in high school, but he suggests that some program be instituted to allow students to work at their own pace in academics. "Many students get behind in the academic subjects early in the year. "Because of that they lose interest and eventually get lost," he points out. HE FEELS that counselors are not as interested in students as they should be. "If a student is not close to his parents, he loses out. When you need help with picking a college or learning about one, you need someone who knows about colleges," he maintains. Karen does not agree. "I feel I have had excellent teachers, and I believe I am prepared for college. I think you can make what you want of your school years," she says. Al wants to settle in Galesburg. "It's a nice small town without the problems of a big city, and I have roots here. It has problems, and these problems somehow gel pulled into the school system. The prejudices here are hidden but passed on to kids," he states. Galesburg is the type of (own both Karen and Rex the right moral tone for ourselves," he says. Rex maintains that corruption in government affects the everyday feelings of youth. "The fact that it is being uncovered will eventually result in greater trust, because they're going to have would like to make their home, to clean it up. but they are not ready to commit themselves to settling in their hometown. GALESBURG offers most things afid is made up of a good crosssection of people," Rex says. "Sure, I went through a spell of saying there was nothing to do here, but that's a. state of mind," Karen smiles. All three GHS seniors feel changes are needed in society, and they feel those changes must start with the individual. Contending that indications of corruption at high levels of the government show that morals are at a low point, Al says that individuals must set such high standards that they will be an example to others around them. "Our church teaches that you HE AGREES that religion is a definite factor. 'Everyone needs a basic goal in life, and religion is the only thing that sets a goal Family standards, too, have a bearing," he says. Jf Karen could accomplish one goal, she would wipe out apathy. "Wc criticize the government, but if it is supposed to be the government of the people, why don't people do something? You can't gripe if you haven't done something to help," she states firmly. 1 'Religious conviction does play a big part. You only hear the bad about religion. It should be encouraged, not forced," she says. All three reject the idea that the high school years are the best of one's life. "If I believed that, I shouldn't hide your light un- §£(3 der a bushel, and I believe it. We're all going to have to set (Continued on Page 13) at THE BANK of GALESBURG Payments Can Be Made Our Bank Lobby, Drive-Up and Walk-Up Facilities or By Mail. The Bank That Leads The Way 11 MEMBER F.D.I.C. MAIN & KELLOGG PH. 343-4141 \

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