Adams High School Senior Class of '24

1924 Adams High School Senior Annual

“Work overcometh all difficulties”

Published by the Senior Class of Adams High School
Nineteen Hundred Twenty-Four


Donald CarpenterPresident
Frank SteeleVice-President
Margaret CainSecretary
Edna WestTreasurer
Kathryn ReillyCheer Leader

Class Colors: Crimson And White
Flowers: Crimson Rose, Lily-Of-The-Valley

Editor: Margaret Cain
Ass’t Editors: Frances Hollis and Elwin Williams
Business Mgr.: John Hollis
Advertising Mgr.: Frank Steele

Adams High School Senior Class of ’24


Margaret BlackstoneBeulah Button
Frances HollisEdna West
John HollisBernice Barnes
Donald CarpenterDorinne Mendell
Donald CornellAdelaide Woodall
Glen JenningsElizabeth Dewar
Floyd LaLoneEva Allen
George TrowbridgeStanley Hill
Frank SteeleLaura Coolidge
Pauline DerenBertha Hess
Margaret CainCarl Moore
Pauline BundyLouise Paul
Jessie LeeElizabeth Patrick
Kathryn ReillyKenneth Smith
Glenn GuzewichEdward Barlett
Beth DareMable Perkins
Doris WeldonWinford Gillette
Marilyn PageElwin Williams

A Brief History of Hungerford Collegiate Institute

Hungerford Collegiate Institute also known as Adams High School and Adams Elementary. Adams Collegiate Institute was incorporated by the Regents, April 22, 1855. On September 8, 1864, the school was opened with elaborate exercises, at which time General Joe Hooker of Civil War fame, made one of the speeches. The school became noted for its thorough scholarship and excellent discipline. Military drill was maintained in the school and several pupils were young men who returned to school after service in the Civil War. On January 29, 1868, this building was burned to the ground. Five days later, a meeting of the trustees was held, when it was voted to erect another building immediately. General Hungerford donated a new site, the citizens subscribed money most generously and the present building was erected, considered in those days very commodious and handsome, being large enough to accommodate 60 borders and 200 day pupils. The building was completed and the school opened August 28, 1870. The Regents named the school Adams Collegiate Institue on Nov. 16, 1883 and in the following year, one of the most disastrous fires in the history of the village occurred, burning nearly the entire west side of Main street and taking the school building with it. It has also worn the name Hungerford Collegiate Institute and later became known as Adams High School. In this year of 2000, we now know the school as Adams Elementary or the Scholtz Building. Currently the fate of the building is unknown. Discussions have ranged from tearing the structure down to turning it into a music institute.

Adams High School Senior Class of '24
Adams High School Senior Class of ’24

Top row left to right: K. Reilly, E. Barlett, B. Hess, D. Carpenter, B. Button, K. B. Smith, a. Woodall.
Second Row – – L. Paul, B. Barnes, G. Guzewich, M. Perkins, S. Hill, F. Hollis, F. LaLone, M. Page, C. Moore.
Third Row – – F. Steele, M. Blackstone, M. Cain, D. Cornell, J. Hollis, Prin. F. M. Carr, E. Williams, G. Jennings, E. Allen, E. Dewar, J. Lee, D. Mendell, G. Trowbridge.
Bottom Row – – L. Coolidge, D. Weldon, E. Patrick, P. Deren, B. Dare, E. West, P. Bundy, W. Gillette, absent.

The High School Orchestra

Through the efforts of Miss McAvoy, the music director of the school, a High School Orchestra was formed with the following members, officers, and instruments:

Gordon F. Spies (Director)Piano
Kenneth Sprague (Secretary)Cornet
Betty Dewar (Treasurer)Piano
Stanley BundyViolin
Elizabeth PatrickViolin
Floyd BatesCornet
Winford GilletteCornet
Frank SischoDrums
Moses DerenMandolin
Viola KirkeyViolin
Hollis ShelmidineAlto Horn
Carl MooreTenor Horn

Not having an auditorium this year, we did not have the pleasure of playing at the Chapel exercises, but we played for several school functions, the principal one being the Prize Speaking Contest which was held in the Baptist Church April 17. We rehearsed at homes of the various members and were always shown much kindness and made to feel we were welcome. The season for us has been very profitable and indeed pleasant.

G. F. S. ’25

Who’s Who on the Hill

Kathryn Reilly – Winner of Girl’s Prize Speaking Contest at Adams, NY.
Donald Carpenter – Winner of Boy’s Prize Speaking Contest at Adams, NY
Donald Cornell – Captain of Basketball Team
Lewis Harwood – Captain of Baseball Team
Donald Cornell – Captain of Football Team
John Hollis – Manager of Baseball Team
Margaret Cain – Editor of Annual
Miss Soults – First young lady to have her hair shingled
Laura Coolige – President of Callisophians
Donald Carpenter – President of Senior Class
Gordon Spies – President of Junior Class
Mosses Deren – President of Sophomore Class
Pauline Derenkowski – Winner of Lincoln Essay Contest
Adelaide Woodall – Winner of Second Prize in Speaking Contest at Adams, NY
John Hollis – Winner of Second Prize in Speaking Contest at Adams, NY
Kathryn Reilly – Manager of Girl’s Basketball Team
Miss McAvoy – Leader of High School Orchestra
Frances Hollis – Valedictorian of the Senior Class
Mable Perkins – Salutatorian of Senior Class

F.E.L. ’24
K.B.S. ’24

We, the Senior Class of 1924, respectfully dedicate this Annual to OUR FACULTY

Faculty for the Year 1923-24
Faculty for the Year 1923-24

Top Row, lert to right – – C. M. Thorpe, G. E. Dewey, F. O. Barbur, F. J. Kellogg, G. L. Duquette, F. B. Harrington.
Middle Row – – M. K. Pitkin, G. M. Waterbury, M. M. McAvoy, Prin. f. M. Carr, H. M. Snyder, B. D. Ewart, M. E. Wear.
Bottom Row – – E. F. Soults, H. E. Hilton, N. G. Stetson, V. M. McBath, I. A. Rawlings.

Faculty And their Positions for the Year 1923-24

Francis M. CarrPrincipal
Floyd O. BarburVice-Principal
Miss Florence KelloggMathematics
Miss Hazel SnyderEnglish
Miss Irma SoultsCommercial Department
Miss Beth EwartLatin and French
George M. DuquetteCivics and History
Miss Mildred McAvoyMusic and Drawing
Miss Charlotte ThorpeEnglish and Elocution
Mrs. Florence HarringtonHistory
Miss Margaret WearPhysical Training
Miss Grace WaterburyJunior High School
Miss Mable PitkinSixth Grade
Miss Vera McBathFifth Grade
Miss Helen HiltonFourth Grade
Miss Ildra RawlingsThird Grade
Miss Gertrude DeweySecond Grade
Mrs. Nina StetsonFirst Grade

1924 Junior Class of Adams High School

Class Motto: To achieve Fame in Spite of Obstacles”
Class Colors: Old Rose and Silver
Class Flower: Pink Carnation

1924 Junior Class of Adams High School
1924 Junior Class of Adams High School

Top Row, left to right – – Mildred Gilbert, Kenneth Sprague, Frances Hill, Dano Saunders, Mildred Gilbert, Albert Redway, Frances Collins.
Second Row – – C. Sprague, Dorothy Colfax, Harley Hammond, Alvira Green, Donald Douglas, Florence E. Williams, Henry Grimshaw.
Third Row – – Nellie Greenley, E. Chrysler, Earl LaLone, George Spies, Irene Giddings, Millie Lane.
Bottom Row – – Dorothy Greenley, Ella Shelmidine, G. Spies, Frances Howard, Frances Palmer, Irene Ackerman.

Junior Class Officers

Gordon SpiesPresident
Alvira GreenVice-President
Donald DouglasCorr. Secretary
Dorothy GlazierTreasurer

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