On September 10, 1923, thirty-six trembling
students fresh from the grammar school of Uvalde, began their high school career. Thin students,
fat students, good students, and bad students composed the lot. Some were extremely tall and
others were extremely otherwise. Ages varied from thirteen to seventeen. The first day was spent
in enrolling and receiving books. The second week we were divided into two sections, A and B.
As days passed Algebra became a name not to be feared. Ancient History revealed itself, and
English became clearer. In General Science we had our first experiment in chemicals, magnets,
and fonds. Although we were green at the beginning of the term, we soon were "on" to the ways of
the upper classes. By Christmas we demonstrated that the freshman has a surer aim with an apple
core than any upper classmen. But all the year was not spent in hard study. Tje Freshman
Hallowe'en party was declared by all present to be one of the most enjoyed of all social
activities of the year. As class officers we elected Willie Neely as president, Lambert Landrum
as vice president, and William Taylor as secretary and treasurer. Although unaccustomed to
leading, the freshman class soon fought its way high into all school activities.
As time advances, the members of the freshman
class realize that they must make the most of their opportunities and with the same enthusiasm
of their freshman days lay a strong foundation for their future lives.