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The Class Roster and pictures are as represented in the Woodrow Wilson High School, Portsmouth, Virginia yearbook or annual of the year indicated on the page. The Roster may not be complete and pictures and names may have been removed by request of the person involved. Also, it does not officially indicate the year of graduation and/or that the party in question graduated. If you are not represented in your class, you will be added to the last page of the year and you may submit a photo to be added. All information on these pages came from the yearbook represented and alumni who have passed on information and may not be accurate.
SEPTEMBER September 11 School opens and amid much confusion and noise, schedules are arranged. September 18.Societies are re-organized and a successful year is predicted. September 19 Boys report for football. Coach Landis with excellent material begins coaching for a Championship team. OCTOBER October 16 John King, one of our most popular and able Seniors, was elected President of the Student Body. October 27 This day was set aside to be observed as "Navy Day." Many of our students visited the local Navy Yard and viewed quite a number of new and interesting activities. October 28 Girls report for "Varsity Basketball Team." Many of our last year's stars NOVEMBER November 9-15........... "Father and Son Week" is suitably celebrated. November 24 The Dramatic Club presents Booth Tarkington's "Seventeen." Having an able and well selected cast, this play was one of the most successful ever presented in this school. November 27 Fighting hard from start to finish the Presidents defeated the Commodores of Maury, thus winning the Eastern Virginia Championship. DECEMBER December 6 For the third time, in three consecutive years, the Roanoke team defeated the Presidents for State Championship. December 19 The Spanish Society successfully presents "Variedades," a most delightful and entertaining program. December 15 The Senior girls are awarded the "Inter-scholasticChampionship" under the successful coaching of Miss Mildred Stewart, Captain of the Varsity December 23 Christmas Holidays begin, to everyone's great delight. JANUARY January 5 We start the new year with high resolve and purpose to work for our January 13 Room 21O, a Senior registration, is presented a banner by Coach Landis for selling the largest number of Athletic Association passes. January 26 Exams!!!! With heavy hearts and book-laden arms we tread our way thru FEBRUARY February 1 Sorrowfully we bid farewell to Class 24½ and with open arms we February 9 We have succeeded at last in organizing a school orchestra under the leadership of Professor King. We expect a very successful year. February 18 Spartacus," an interesting and educational picture, is presented by the Latin February 25 The Girl Presidents defeat Hampton, thus winning Tidewater Championship. February 25 The French Club presents "Le Surprise d'Isidore" and "Scences de l'Opera Faust," two entertaining one-act plays. MARCH March 6 The Senior Boys, by virtue of six straight victories, win the school title in March 12 Much confusion and excitement is created by the first practices for the March 13 In one of the fastest games of the season, Wilson girls defeated the Waynesboro sextet, winning Eastern Virginia Championship. March 2O "Senior Hodge Podge" is successfully presented. It was one of the biggest things ever attempted by a Senior Class of this school. March 21 In one of the most exciting and thrilling games of the season, Roanoke sextet defeated the Wilson sextet by one point, winning State Championship. APRIL April 1 Baby Day at Wilson
April 7 Many cameras are broken by the taking of statistics pictures. April 9 The Lanier presents, "The Girl I Loved," by James Whitcomb Riley, a very sweet and entertaining picture. April 9-14 With great happiness and rejoicing we celebrated our Easter Holidays. April 18 Wilson Track Team defeats South Norfolk but loses to Maury at a track MAY May 2 The Physical Training Department presents a May-Day Program at the Naval Hospital which was witnessed by a large and appreciative crowd. May 22 The Juniors entertained very royally the dignified Seniors. The banquet was very successful and everyone had an enjoyable time. JUNE June 6 After much reviewing and cramming, we, with trembling hearts, take our June 13 Our Class Play, a delightfut entertainment, is presented. June 14 Arrayed in caps and gowns we are greatly edified by the Baccalaureate June 15 With joyful hearts we receive our diplomas but in tears and sorrow our high
Listen, my friends, to something gay: April first was baby day. Babies short, babies tall, Babies large, babies small. Some had all day suckers, Some had dollies dear, Some had funny animals That really did look queer. But some who are so dignified, Surely thought it awful When coming on to school that day They encountered such a carful. And all day long you heard the call Of Janes, Corettas and Mollies, But truly it wasn't the Seniors at all, ' Twas only the babies' dollies. So all day long they romped and played, And when the last bell sounded, They scampered home with books and toys, For Baby Day had ended.
Farewell, Oh! Sophs and Freshmen, too, For soon our journey will be through; And we could not with conscience clear Leave you without a wish sincere. To all who hear us, now farewell! This melancholy anthem swell To worlds of joy and worlds of pain In which, by chance, we meet again.
Oh! Junior Class, I bid adieu And leave a record here for you. Excell! Excell! howe'er you may, And you will win your fame some day. Keep up your scholarship so high And keep your eyes upon the sky; Uphold your honor and your name In the class and in the game.