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The past year, we trust, has been a memor-
able one, in new experiences, new acquaintances,
and acquired knowledge here at St. Mary's Semi-
nary Junior College.
Through the medium of this book we are en-
deavoring to record some of these outstanding
experiences for you, and if this Castellan has
captured just a little of the spirit of our past
year at St. Mary's, we feel it will be a success.
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To Miss Claire V. Stickney, we
the graduates of 1952-53 dedicate
this issue of the Castellan.
Miss Stickney received her early
education at Notre Dame de la Com-
passion, Hauteville et St. Dennis,
France, and she has done graduate
study at the University of Havana.
Needless to say, her studies abroad
have equipped her with a knowledge of the people and customs of these
foreign countries as well as their language. She has also done graduate
work in the United States at the Catholic University in Washington, D. C,
and at Middlebury College in Vermont.
In addition to being an excellent teacher, Miss Stickney has shown
her students the more social side of foreign countries through her able
sponsoring of the French Club. This French Club, through Miss Stick-
ney 1 s leadership, has given many enjoyable picnics for its members as
well as an annual dance which is looked forward to by all the students.
She also presides over the French table in the Dining Hall and through
her work as a teacher and a friend, Miss Stickney has fostered an active
interest in languages.
Throughout her many years at St. Mary's, Miss Stickney has always
been known to support and uphold the traditions of our college.
We, the students of St. Mary's Seminary Junior College, would like
to say, "Merci Beaucoup, Mademoiselle Stickney."
MAY RUSSELL, President
A. B., Western Maryland College; M. A.,
Teachers College, Columbia University; L.
L. D., Western Maryland College; Graduate
Study; Johns Hopkins University, University
of Michigan, Harvard University.
PEARL HICKS, Dean
A. B. George Washington University; B. E.
George Washington University; H. M. George
Washington University; Ph. D. Resident
Requirement Completed; Graduate Study;
George Washington University, University of
LOUISE K. ROTHA
A. B. Woman's College of the University of
North Carolina; M. S. University of Chicago;
Graduate Study; Duke University; New York
University; Cornell Medical School.
Mrs. Julia Halstead
Betty C. Clutts
Rosamond J. Jones
Loretta M. Stallings
Bessie B. Courtney
M. Louise Truxal
S. Ethel Chance
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ROBERT ADAMS "Bob"
"He does it with better grace but I do it more natur-
Friendly and easy going with a beautiful voice.
Bob has sung at many of the assemblies at SMS and
with the Choir on some of its local performances.
It seems to us that one of his favorites could very
well be "Every Day is Ladies Day With Me".
LEE BRECKENRIDGE "Lee Pee"
"The gentleness of all the Gods go with thee."
Choir 3; A. A. Board 4; Signal News Production Man-
ager 4; Castellan Staff 4; Library Assistant 4; Bowl-
ing Team 4.
In her quiet way, Lee has endeared herself to the
hearts of many of us at SMS. She has been the best
Treasurer a class could ever have because no one
could ever refuse her. Wedding bells will ring for
Lee soon after a young soldier comes back from the
war--the best of luck as a future housekeeper, Lee!
JOAN PATRICIA COOK "Cookie"
"They are able to accomplish anything they take in
hand because they seem to have the power necessary
for doing so."
A. A. Board 2, Treasurer 3, Pres. 4; Varsity Softball
1,2,3,4; Varsity Basketball 2,3 4; Varsity Hockey
2,3,4; Varsity Volleyball 4; Choir 1,2; French Club
1, Treasurer 2, Pres. 3; Council 1, Treasurer 3,4;
May Day 1,2; May Princess 3,4; Home Ec. Club 2;
Samadra 1,2, Pres. 4; Assembly Committee 2; King's
Daughters Committee 3; Orientation Committee 2,
3; Castellan Staff 2,3; Signal News 3,4; Class Treas-
With a quick smile and a twinkle in her eye,
Cookie has gone her busy way doing a great job in
the field of athletics and in the many organizations
to which she belongs.
VIRGINIA ANN DAVIS "Ginny"
"Good nature and good sense must ever join. To err
is human; to forgive, divine."
Varsity Basketball 3,4; Varsity Volleyball 4; Signal
News Staff 3; Home Ec. Club V. P. 4; A. A. Board
Sec. 4; May Day 3,4; Castellan Staff 3,4; Council
Ginny has her own brand of sublte humor which
never fails to bring forth a laugh from those near her.
She doesn't believe in crossing any bridges before
she gets to them, a trait which has enabled her to
hold down several important positions here with ease.
SMS is going to miss you, Ginny Davis!
PATRICIA LOUISE FISHER "Patty"
"The grand essentials to happiness in this life are
something to do, something to love, and something
to hope for."
Council V. P. 3, Pres. 4; Home Ec. Club 3; Choir
3,4; Samadra 3; FTA Sec. 3; A. A. Board 3,4; Social
Committee 3; Castellan 3; Signal News 3; King's
Daughters Committee Chairman 4; Fall Play 3; May
Court 3; May Princess 4; Orientation Committee 4;
Current Events Club 3.
Patty is just the finest kind. She is the sort of per-
son you can take your troubles to, for she will always
understand and try to help. This understanding and
insight has helped make Patty one of the best Student
Council Presidents SMS has ever had. Home Ec. is
her specialty and she plans to further her study at the
University of Maryland next year. Here is wishing
Patty the very best of everything in life, for she de-
TOMMY RAY GARDENER "Bing"
"Not love thy life, nor hate; but what they liv'st,
As one of the two male members of the Senior
Class, Bing has managed to liven up many an hour in
the Smoker and in the classroom. If his two years at
SMS have made him a little philosophic on the sub-
ject of women, we can well understand and sym-
pathize. Next year fling plans to continue his studies
at George Washington University.
MARGARET OWEN GOLDSBOROUGH "Mamie"
"The truly brave are soft of hearts and eyes and feel
for what their duty bids them do."
Current Events Club 3; Social Committee 3; A. A.
Board 3, V. P. 4; Hockey Varsity 2,3,4; Home Ec.
Club2,3; Choir 2,3,4; Court 3, 4; Class V. P. 3; Coun-
cil V. P. 4; May Day 3,4; Orientation Committee 3,
Marniecameto us three years ago via the Eastern
Shore. She can feel at home anywhere there is a
rebel flag in view and a fellow Eastern Shoreman in
sight. During her stay at SMS, Mamie's mastery of
words and wit brought her many friends. Studies have
never been a worry to this Sem Fern, and with her
sound judgment of people and eagerness to help others
she is bound to be a success.
ELIZABETH ANN PASS "Bettie"
"The game of life is looked cheerfully on when one
carries in one's heart the inalienable treasure of
Home Ec. Club Treasurer 3, Pres. 4; Visual Aids Com-
mittee Chairman 4; Signal News, Editor 4, Production
Manager 4; Social Committee 3; Library Committee
3,4; Class Sec. 3; Court 4; A.A. 4; May Day 3.
Bettie is a capable lass who gets things done qui-
etly and efficiently. She has a great sense of humor
and a nick ol saying the wrong thing at the right
time. Bettie also has a good deal of common sense
and can always be counted on to see things in their
perspective--unless, of course, you get her Irish tem-
per up. In June of '54 Bettie will become an Army
wife and who knows but what she'll be the General's
Lady some day!
BETTE JEANNE SACHSE "B. J."
"Let's have an Utopia Free from worry, free from
Choir 3,4; Plant Committee Chairman 3; Council 3;
Class Pres. 3; A.A. 3; May Court 4; May Day 3; Ori-
entation Committee 4; Social Committee Chairman
4; Castellan Editor 4.
A lazy grin, long legs, and an intense desire to
hit the sack are B. J. A convincing talker, B. J. has
contrived to talk herself in and out of more scrapes
than any of her less silver-tongued school mates,
She intends to put this ability to good use in the field
of law; one smile and she'll have the judge wrapped
around her little finger.
The Senior Class Last Will and Testament
We, the SENIOR CLASS of 1953 being of sound mind and body do hereby make
our last will and testament.
I, VIRGINIA DAVIS, will my love for sports to my roommate, Sunshine Clough.
I, BETTIE ANN PASS, will my West Point Pennant to Suie Doyle, my invi-
tation to the CamiH Hops at Norfolk to Dotty Enniss and my red chest of
drawers to my lil 1 sis, Grace Mary Ellis.
I, LEE BRECKENRIDGE, will "Chris" that long awaited speed in shorthand
to Christine Frazer.
I, BOB ADAMS, will my talent of reasoning things out to Jim Roseberry, who
is going to need it if he continues to court St. Mary's girls.
I, JOAN PATRICIA COOK, will Miss Chance's book on Contract Bridge and
exclusive rights to Miss Russell's office third period on Monday morning
to my roommate, Bobby Lee VanDevanter.
I, PATRICIA LOUISE FISHER, will an extra large dispenser of scotch tape to
my lil' sis, Gail Harbold, and to Ruthie Ensor I will a little sis who will
need all the advisin 1 and care that her big sis has needed this year.
I, TOMMY RAY GARDNER, will my position of the most popular, best look-
ing, most intelligent, wittiest, most talented, and only graduating Senior
boy to J. S. Guy.
I, MARNIE OWEN GOLDSBOROUGH, will my love for the Eastern Sho' and
my partiality for the South to my lil 1 sis, Dotty Enniss. I will my position
as right fullback on the hockey field to Margaret Slingluff -- may she get
less bruises there than I did.
I, BETTE JEANNE SACHSE, will my "pee wee" bulletin board to my lil' sis,
Ann Harwood Watson, my enthusiasm for weekends to Faye Seifert, and the
cluttered nature of the space under my bed to Carolyn Lewis.
FLORENCE SELBY ATKINSON "Flo"
"The pursuit of the perfect, thatis the pursuitof sweet-
ness and light."
Freshman Pres. lj Student Council 1,2; A. A. Board
2; Samadra Club 1; Castellan Staff 2; SignalNews
Flo is one of those capable Eastern Shore girls.
Serving as class president last year and vice president
this year, she has proven to be quite an asset to our
Sophomore class. She plans to do secretarial work
CHERON BLACK "Cheron"
"I'll find a way or make it."
Choir 2; French Club 2; Home Ec Club 2; Signal
News 2; Council 2; FNA 2.
One of our Navy Juniors and recognized by her
warm smile, Cheron has made St. Mary's her home.
Her ability to lead and her willingness to follow has
made the one year she has been with us an active one.
We all hope that Cheron finds happiness in her future
career as a nurse.
PEGGY SCOTT BOOTH "Scotty"
"The sweetest garland to the sweetest maid."
Choir 1,2; Home Ec. Club 1, Treasurer 2; Cheerleader
Scotty. as one of our class beauties, represented
S.M.S. this year at the Apple Blossom Festival. She
sets a good example for all of us with her neatness,
kindness and quiet manner. Her plans for the future
include the Naval Academy and becoming an Airline
LOIS BUCKLER "Lois"
"Full of Sweet Indifference."
May Day 2; Home Ec. Club 2; Bowling 2; Samadra
1; Plant Committee 2; King's Daughters 1; Library 1,
Lois is one of the cute, petite lasses of our Sopho-
more class. Almost all of the time she can be found
in the smoker with Pat. Her plans for the future are
based on marriage.
ELAINE CETNAROWSKI "Sue"
"We have met the enemy and they are ours."
French Club 1, Treasurer 2; Samadra 1; May Day 1,
2; Hockey Varsity 2; Basketball Varsity 1,2: Kina's
Daughters 2; Class Vice-President 1; Student Council
1; Castellan 2; Choir 1, Treasurer 2; Fall Play 2;
F.N. A. 2; President 1; A. A. Board 2; Current Events
Club 1; Bowling 1,2; Athletic Association 1,2.
Sue is always seen madly dashing to typing class
or to get in a yearbook assignment. As one of our
most versatile Sophs, she has represented us on coun-
cil, in drama, and in athletics. Next year Sue will
pursue a Nursing career at the University of Mary-
PATRICIA CHANDLER "Pat"
"Fine art is that in which the hand, the head, and the
heart go together."
A. A. board 2; Castellan 2; Basketball Varsityl.2.
Softball Varsity 1,2; Choir 1,2; Plant Committee 1,2;
Library Committee 1,2; Signal News 2; Home Ec
Club 1; Art Club 1,2; May Court 2; May Day 1;
Bowling 2; Athletic Association 1,2.
Pat is known for her "easy going" personality.
She is one of the Soph's most enthusiastic artists.
She has represented us in many athletic events.
Needless to say that Pat's future plans are in her main
ANN TERHUNE DOYLE "Suie"
"Humor is the drug which it's the fashion to abuse."
"Suie" is the gal who has a humorous remark for
just about everything. You can always be sure that if
there is a party she will be there. But there is one
thing that Suie takes seriously and that is her plans
to be a Navy wife. Anchors Aweigh!
CAROL DUNBAR "Carol"
"Music, the one thing of the world that I love most."
A song, a tennis racket, and--most important—a
friendly smile are the things we will remember most
when Carol graduates. A Rosemary Clooney fan and
record collector, Carol always has the latest disk of
the Hit Parade.
FLORENCE McNAMES HISER "Florence"
"I'm ignorant of music, but still in spite of that, I
always drop a quarter in an organ grinder's hat."
Sophomore Treasurer 2; Samadra Club 1; King's
Daughters Committee 1; Home Ec. Club 1,2; A. A.
Board 2; FNA V. P. 1, Pres. 2; Orientation Commit-
tee 2;Social Committee 2; Current Events Club 1,2;
Varsity Hockey 1,2; May Day 1; May Court 2; French
Florence is always willing to lend a helping hand
with almost everything. She is a good organizer with
a lot of vitality. Her contagious laugh may even be
heard as early as 7:20 in the morning. She has made
a career in medicine her ambition.
IRIS HEARN "Iris"
"The world is a comedy to those who think."
F. N. A. Secretary, 1; Vice-president, 2; French
Club, 1,2; Library, 1,2; Signal News, 2; Choir 1,2;
A. A. Board, 2; Current Events Club, 1; May Day, 1,
Iris is one of our EasternSho' girls. Her good sense
of humor haswon her many friends at S. M. S. If you
hear laughter you know Iris is around. She plans to
take Nurses Training next year. Although Iris is on
thisside of the Atlantic, her heart is on Germany with
a certain soldier.
"Hike to praise and reward loudly, to blame quietly."
Athletic Association 1; Future Nurses of America 1,
Treasurer; Home Economics Club 1.
A twinkle in the eye is a sign that Holly is plan-
ning to make someone smile. A word from Holly and
the world seems brighter.
"The secrecy of success is constancy of purpose."
Varsity Hockey 1,2; Varsity basketball 2; Varsity soft-
ball 2; Athletic Association Board 2; Choir 1,2; li-
brarian 2; Samadra 1,2; Home Economics 1,2.
Mary's participation in varsity and class games is
a sample of her energy and willingness to help the
team. Dramatics was another field in which she gave
much of her time.
NEYSA LYNN McCOY
"He who is not prepared today will be less tomorrow."
Athletic Association Board 2; Varsity Hockey 2; Var-
sity Softball 1; Choir 1,2; Samadra 1; French Club 1,
2; Home Economics 1,2.
A hearty laugh and a desire to please gains Neysa
Lynn many friends. A job done by Neysa is one well
done. These attributes will aid her in her chosen
profession of nursing.
ANNE McMAHON - "ANN"
"Into the well which supplies thee with water, cast no
Home Economics 1; Samadra 1; French Club 1,2; Fu-
ture Nurses of America 2; Choir 1,2.
Hailing from the Eastern Shore, Anne has given
the Music Department her cooperation, time, and her
voice. Anne's participation in many programs was
enjoyed by all.
FITITA MEDINA "Fitita"
"With tears and laughter for all time."
This year Fitita has been our passport to a new
country and language. There's been fun for all of us
exchanging customs and views with her. Her ready
laugh has become a tradition in the halls of the dorm.
PATRICIA ANN MYERS "Pat"
"Man is not the creature of circumstances, circum-
stances are the creatures of men."
Cheerleading 2; Home Ec. 2; Softball 2; Bowling 2.
Pat can be found most anytime in the Smoker
playing bridge or talking about her various esca-
pades. Many of the girls in the dorm marvel at now
she manages to getto breakfast on time. We all hope
she will come back next year and give us lessons but
rumor has it that she will be starting a secretarial
SARAH PARROTT "Tay"
"Blest with temper whose unclouded ray can make
tomorrow as cheerful as to-day! "
Choir lj Cheerleader 1; Fall Play 1; Athletic Asso-
Tay's another of our gals who just can't stop talk-
ing about Virginia. But that doesn't stop her from
giving all of her time and effort to help us Mary-
landers. Her wit and fun always provide a laugh and
she can cheer up even the most downhearted.
JAMES ROSEBERRY "Jay"
"Gather ye rosebuds while you may."
Jay is known for her southern accent and his repu-
tation for being late for English class. His favorite
play must be Romeo and Juliet. Jay has done ex-
tensive writing and was feature editor of S. M. S.'s
Signal News. He has been accepted at the University
of South Carolina as an electronics engineering ma-
SUZANNE SHOWER - "SUE"
"Such sweet compulsion Hath in Music."
Choir 1, president 2; Athletic Association 2; French
Club 1, secretary 2; Home Ec Club 1; Assembly Com-
mittee Secretary 2; Class Secretary 1; Samadra 1.
Sue is one of our fun-loving and quipping Sophs.
Although her first love is music, a certain boy at C.
H.M. A. runs a very close second. Sue will study music
Class Secretary; Athletic Association Board 2; Varsity
hockey 2; Assembly Committee 1; Choir 1; Samadra
1; French Club 1,2; Future Nurses of America 1,2;
Home Economics Club 2; Current Event Club, Presi-
Anne's energy and willing participation in class
and school activities has been of value to her class
and S.M.S. A combination of brains and personality
is the make-up of our southern belle Anne.
MARGARET TALBOT SLINGLUFF - "MARGARET"
"The wealth of mankind is the wisdom they leave."
French Club 1,2; Home Ec Club 2; Student Council 2;
Court 2; Current Events Club 1,2; Assembly Commit-
tee 2; Orientation Committee 2.
Margaret is noted for her good "common sense".
During November most of her time was devoted to
campaigning for "Ike". Although she is not classified
as a bookworm, you can always find her curled up
with a good novel; her knowledge of current events
is unlimited. With her persuasive personality Margaret
is bound to be a success.
SHIRLEY SHUGART - "SHIRLEY"
"A woman's guess is much more accurate than a man's
Court 1,2; French Club 1, Pres. 2; Orientation Com-
mittee 2; Home Ec Club 1,2; F.N. A. 2; F.T.A. 1;
Castellan 1; King's Daughter's l;Current Events Club
1,2; Christmas Pageant 1,2; Ass't Editor, Signal News,
2; May Day 2.
Shirley has been a great contributor to our class
projects this year. In addition to always pushing for
our class goals, she has been willing to help out each
of us individually. Shirley is quite an asset to our
class scholastically.also, being one of our top students.
JOY STROUD "Joy"
"Silence is golden."
Joy is one of our most even tempered classmates.
She always takes things as they come and never seems
to complain. She is noted for her slim figure and
vigorous appetite. Joy's future includes modeling
MARCIA MARIE TRIPP "Marcia"
"The glory, jest and riddle of the world."
Choir 1; Samadra 1; Athletic Association 1.
Marcia 's sweet personality and willingness to lend
a helping hand when it's needed most have made her
a valuable member of our Sophomore class. Marcia
plans to be an English major in college.
We, the Sophomore Class of '53, being of sound mind and body do hereby
leave this, our last will and testament.
I, FLORENCE ATKINSON, will to Pat Mattingly nickels for the coke machine
to Marie Vallandingham, our table at Greenland's.
CHERON BLACK, dedicate a "certain" record to Pat Donaho - the one that
only Pat and I like.
LOIS BUCKLER, will to my little Sis, Little Bit, my ability to stay awake
in class, and my home in St. Mary's County to Barbara Taylor.
SUE CETNAROWSKI, will to my little Sis, Linda Lou Long, my ability to
get things done at the last minute.
PAT CHANDLER, will to my little Sis, Sally Mayanado, my ability to put
off today what I can do tomorrow.
SCOTTY BOOTH, will to Anne Williams my ability to translate Cuentos
ANNE DOYLE, will to Bobbie Melocik and Pat Donaho my fabulous week-
ends at the Naval Academy.
CAROL DUNBAR, will to Diane Barnes my appreciation for Rosemary
IRIS HEARN, will to Bobbie Melocik my hot water bottle to keep her feet
warm at night.
MARY HOLMAN, will my punctured cartiledge to nextyear's Softball vars-
HOLLY HOLLISTER, will to Billie Jean Whittington my algebra book so
that she may further her knowledge of her favorite subject.
FLORENCE HISER, will to Anne Williams my ability to get appendicitis at
the right time.
NEYSA LYNN McCOY, will to Barbara Taylor, my little Sis, my ability to
keep my room clean and my shyness toward boys.
ANNE McMAHON, will to Janice Taylor my place at the diet table in the
TAY PARROTT, will to Janice Taylor my southern accent and my speedi-
SUE SHOWER, will to my little Sis, Molly Young, my menagerie.
PAT MEYERS, will to Billie Jean Whittington my love and everlasting
friendship for C. H. M. A.
FITITA MEDINA, will to Linda Lou my contagious laugh.
JOY STROUD, will to Billie Jean Whittington my slim figure and natural
ability to keep it that way.
MARCIA TRIPP, will to Bobbie Melocik my fabulous chemistry grades.
SHIRLEY SHUGART, will to Faye Seifert my long eyelashes in the hopes
that she can use them effectively.
ANNE SLUSSER, will to Billie Jean Whittington my Thursday night phone
MARGARET SLING LUFF, will to Mary Lynn Grey my picture of "Ike".
Rear row, left to right; B. Harbold, D. Enniss, M. H. Ward, D. Barnes, P. Childs, M. Anderegg, Miss Truxal. On
the steps, left to right: S. Moyer.P. Mattingly, B. VanDevanter, E.Dallam, G. M. Ellis, A. Mitchell, D. Clough,
C. Lewis, C. Frazer, R. Ensor, A. Shorter, B. Jarboe.
Headed by Chris Frazer as president,
the Junior classhad an active year in 1 952 -
53. Other class officers were Doris Clough,
vice president, Jean Fleming, secretary,
and Diane Barnes , treasurer. Class spon-
sor was Miss Truxal.
Chief activity for Juniors was the co-
planning of the graduation prom with the
Sophomores . To win money for this dance ,
Junior class members raffled off a cake--
with highly profitable results. At other
times in the year the class served tea and
cookies during exam -week, decorated a table
at the A. A. banquet, and as a final obligation
arose at six o'clockin the morning on June
6 to pick daisies for the Class Day exer-
Top: Miss Truxal, sponsor; Christine Frazer,
president. Bottom: Diane Barnes, treasurer,
Doris Clough, vice president.
The Freshman class chose as
their president Linda Lou Long;
vice president, Sally Mayonado;
secretary, Barbara Melocik;
treasurer, first semester, Dora
Anne Shierholtz, second semester
Ann Watson. Miss Stallings was
These active Freshmen or-
ganized intramural hockey, bas-
ketball, and bowling teams, and
won the high school champion-
ships in basketball and bowling.
They also won the Speech Arts
Contest in May with the skit "My
Double and How He Undid Him-
self." And as a climax to a very
succesful year , the class was re-
presented by five members in the
new Executive Board of the A. A.
at the annual spring banquet.
Standing, left to right: L. L. Long, P. Gillespie, M. L. Gray,
J. Taylor, B. J. Whittington, S. Mayonado, B. Taylor, A.
Watson. Seated: F. Seifert, P. Donatio, B. Melocik, A. Wil-
liams, M. Young, Miss Stallings.
Top: Linda Lou Long, president; Miss Stal-
lings, sponsor; Sally Mayonado, vice presi-
dent; Anne Watson, treasurer; Barbara Melo-
In memory of Dora Ann Schierholz, we the students
of St. Mary's Seminary Junior College would like to
dedicate this page of the 1952-53 Castellan.
We shall always remember the sweetness and
friendliness of our departed friend. Although we knew
her for such a short time, her contribution to our lives
and the many, many pleasant memories shall linger in
our hearts always.
In life no finer friend; in death no fonder memo-
Front row: B. VanDevamer, P.Fisher, J.Cook, C.Frazer, M. H. Ward, M. Goldsborough, F.Atkinson, Miss Clutts.
Second row: Miss Hicks, C. Black, F. Seifert, B. J. Whittington, M. Slingluff.
The Student Council, under the leadership of Patty Fisher , had a very
Early in the semester council members were active in orienting the
students into the way of life at St. Mary's. During the year they sponsored
a number of assemblies ,the outstanding example being the Christmas pro-
S.G.A. also sponsored the May Prom following the May Day dance
program. The couples danced under the sky of romantic Paris , and in the
shadow of the Eiffel Tower. After the Prom a most successful social
hour was held in the Smoker.
The Student Council, in order to place more meaning on our honor
system, made a revision to the Constitution of S.G.A. in 1 953. The major
changes were the establishment of an Honor Court, the changing of court
to House Committee, and the reclassifying of the duties of each body.
Joint Advisors: Miss Clutts, Miss Hicks. Left
to right: M. Goldsborough, vice president;
C. Frazer, secretary; P. Fisher, president; B.
First row: M. Holman, R. Ensor, L. L. Long, C. Lewis, A. Doyle, Miss McDougall, S. Shower, S. Cet-
narowski, E. Dallam, I. Hearn, F. Medina. Second row: B. Melocik, B. J. Saches, M. L. Gray, S.
Mayonad'o, A. McMahan, C. Frazer, N. L. McCoy, H. Hollister, S. Booth, B. Pass. Third row: P.
Chandler, M. Tripp, J. Stroud, A. Williams, A. Watson, J. Taylor, T. Parrott, P. Donaho, C. Black,
M. Goldsborough, P. Fisher.
This year was an outstanding one for the Seminary Choir. Under the
direction of Miss Jean McDougall, and accompanied by Sue Shower, the
group gave a wide variety of programs throughout the county and state.
A nativity pageant, "Adeste Fideles." and the annual Carol Festival
were presented in the Music Hall and gymnasium at Christmas time , and
in March the choir toured for three days in the Baltimore area, visiting
Two innovations for the Seminary choir this year were the Choral
Clinic, held on campus and attended by three community choirs, and the
Music Follies, highlighted by a hilarious Overture, and a series of in-
terpretations of "Jack and Jill."
The Athletic Association is
an organization designed to pro-
mote athletic competition and to
increase class spirit and loyalty
toward the school.
In line with the practical ad-
ministration of these aims, the
A. A. sponsors numerous dances
for the student body during the
year as well as many fund raising
benefits for the welfare of the
school as a whole.
The A. A. has an
extensive sports pro-
gram and plans all
varsity as well as in-
body of the organiza-
tion is the Board, for
which any member of
the association is
eligible. The Board
consists of president,
vice president, secre-
tary, and treasurer, as
well as a manager for
each of the sports par-
ticipated in during the
The Home Eco-
nomics Club met in
the Home Ec. cottage,
with Miss Barnes as
their sponsor. Bettie
Pass presided over
the meetings with the
able assistance of
Ginny Davis as vice
Lewis was secretary,
and Scotty Booth
capably managed the
funds. The club's
activities during the
year included the
Halloween party and
the Silver Tea, and
the sponsoring of
The year ended with
a gala picnic.
1ST ROW: C. Lewis, S. Booth, B. Pass, G. Davis. 2ND ROW: M. H. Ward.
D. Enniss. M. Holman, P. Myers, L. Buckler, B. J. Whittington, B. Melocik,
M. Slingluff, R. Ensor, A. Slusser. 3RD ROW: N. McCoy, B. Harbold, P.
Mattingly. C. Black, P. Donaho, Miss Barnes, F. Hiser, M. Young, A. Mit-
chell, S. Shugart, H. Hollister, C. Frazer.
Following the summer break the
SIGNAL NEWS staff returned to the
halls of S.M.S. a little green but en-
thusiastic. With the new editor, Bettie
Pass, and the staff, the activities were
given more publicity than ever before.
The Signal News survived various dif-
ficulties in the first semester, with the
staff learning by experience. The edi-
tor for the spring semester was Liz
Dallam, who gained much by applying
her journalism directly to newspaper
production. We want to thank Miss
Truxal and the staff for what they have
accomplished for the SIGNAL NEWS
SEATED: M. H. Ward. STANDING: Miss Truxal.
L. Breckenridge, E. Dallam, I. Hearn, S. Shugart,
C. Frazer. Not shown: G.Davis.
for Saint Mary's Dra-
matics. It is the
governing body of all
which take part dur-
ing the school year.
The club sponsors the
first school play; this
year it was HUR-
Later on, Samadra
helps with the
and THE BIRTH OF
also sponsors a dance
with the Art Club.
bers handle make-up, props, scenery, and prompting, and -- most important
of all -- run errands during production times. "Acting ability isn't necessary
in order to belong to Samadra," to quote Miss Elliott, the club sponsor. "All
that is needed is an ability to work hard."
STANDING: Miss Elliot. 1ST ROW: B. Melocik, B. Harbold. 2ND ROW:
Enniss, M. H. Ward, M. Holman, M. Tripp.
The Art Club,
under their able
leather work (such as
making wallets), clay
modelling, and all
types of sketching
kept the girls occu-
pied during the year.
The Art Club, to-
gether with Samadra,
sponsored one of the
most successful in-
formal dances during
the school year. The
club plans in the fu-
ture to make field trips to the various art galleries in the Washington area.
They also will make sketching trips to the waterfronts.
SEATED: R. Ensor, M. L. Gray, P. Chandler, P. Childs, C. Frazer. STAND-
ING: Miss Harms. Posing: T. Parrott.
The year 1952-
1953 was successful
for the Court of the
president of S. G.A.,
servedas judge. The
rest of Court was
made up of permanent
ing the classes, two
who served for three
week intervals, one
rotating f a c u 1 1 y
member and the ad-
visor, Miss Clutts.
The court saw that
rules were upheld and dealt with all infringements in a way to help the individ-
uals develop good school habits.
During the last six weeks of school, Court worked with other branches of
S. G. A. to effectively establish the changes in Student Government, making it
a more important body than it had been previously.
Left to right: M. Goldsborough, M. Slingluff, M. L. Gray, S. Shugart, Miss
Clutts, C. Lewis, B. Pass.
Flash! ! ! What
will the length of our
skirts be this fall?
What effect does the
H-bomb have on the
future? All these
topics are discussed
weekly inthe Current
Events club under the
supervision of Miss
Clutts. The club also
sponsored a debate
and mock election in
the fall. AnnSlusser
was the president and
directed the club ac-
F. N. A.
This year was the
first for the Future
Nurses of America
and it proved a very-
successful one. Miss
Chance was the club
advisor and the pres-
ident was Florence
Hiser. The girls took
a field trip to Doctors
Hospital in Washing-
ton, D. C, and it
proved to be an edu-
cational as well as an
Left to right: BACK ROW: A. Mitchell, H. Hollister, M. Slingluff, I. Hearn.
FRONT ROW: A. Doyle, C. Black, A. McMahan, B. Melocik, F. Hiser, A.
Slusser, S. Cetnarowski.
Under the guid-
ance of Miss Stick-
ney and the club pres-
ident Shirley Shugart
the French club met
once a month. The
girls got practice in
their French conver-
sation and also learn-
ed French songs.
Later in the year, the
club presented a
radio broadcast in
which all members
BACK ROW, left to right: L. L. Long, J. Taylor, A. Watson, S. Shugart, M.
Slingluff, A. McMahan, I. Hearn, Miss Stickney. FRONT ROW: N. McCoy,
C.Lewis, B. Melocik, M.L.Gray, S. Cetnarowski, F. Hiser, C. Black, A.
Slusser, S. Shower, P. Gillespie.
KNEELING: D. Clough.S. Cetnarowski, A. Slusser, M. Hol-
man. STANDING: P. Chandler, L. L. Long, M. Young, B.
VanDevanter, J. Cook, G. Davis, F. Seifert.
This year volley-
ball was a varsity
sport and the team
played in a tourna-
ment at Majorie
Webster. It was also
played at S. M. S. as
an intramural sport
and the highlight of
the season was a
game between the
faculty and the winner
of the class tourna-
ments. It proved to
be a terrific game
and the students won,
of course !
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1ST ROW: I. Hearn, L. L. Long, P. Childs, D. Clough, P. Gillespie. 2ND
ROW: M. Young, P. Donaho, J. Cook, B. VanDevanter, G. Davis, F. Seifert.
G. Washington U. 3
1STROW: C. Lewis, S. Clough ,
J. Cook, M. Holman, S. Cet-
narowski, B.Taylor. 2ND ROW:
P. Childs, G. Harbold, M.
Young, B. VanDevanter, F.
Seifert, N. McCoy.
Tennis matches are held both
in the fall and spring. There
are two singles chosen and four
couples, with no fewer than
three matches and no more than
five played among participants.
Sunshine Clough was the winner
of the matches for fall and
Softball, one of the
sports sponsored by
the A. A. for intra-
murals, had one of its
greatest seasons in
'52-'53. The high-
light of the season
was the annual Army-
Navy game, which
was won by Navy.
The teams are picked
from members of the
varsity and junior
1ST ROW: F. Seifert, J. Cook, P. Childs, P. Meyers, M. Holman. 2ND ROW:
P. Chandler, L. L. Long, M. Young, G. Davis, C. Dunbar.
Left to right: B. Melocik, S. Booth, P. Meyers, T. Parrott.
Always there to cheer on and pep up the varsity
teams are our smiling cheerleaders. These four
gals are ever ready supporting the teams with their
rousing yells and songs. No game would be complete
without them on the sidelines.
• ■ •
Left to right: L. L. Long, F. Seifert, S. Cetnarowski, P. Gillespie, T. Parrott, M. Holman.
Samadra's annual fall production for
1952 was "HURRICANE ISLAND," a
children's theatre presentation directed
by Miss Elliott. The plot concerned
Pilgrim, a small boy, played by Peggy
Gillespie, and his gradual acceptance
on Hurricane Island by Madame Vandee-
vender, played by Linda Lou Long,
and her two children, Sue Cetnarowski
and Faye Seifert. Other members of
the cast included Tay Parrott as Gypsy
Joe, and Mary Holman as The Captain.
An unusual feature of "HURRICANE
ISLAND" was the "working set," which
boasted a house, an alarm bell, a wind-
mill that pumped, and a real hurricane
complete with wind and storm effects.
Faye Seifert. Sue Cetnarowski, and Mary Holman.
Birth of Tolerance Pageant
The Calverts and the party of
Pilgrims arrive on the shores of
Mary's Land led by Father
White. The settlers are greet-
ed by Chief Werowance. The
friendly Indians give the set-
tlers gifts of corn and fowl.
This is the Calvert drawing room where plans
are proposed for the settlement of Mary's Land.
Toasts are being made by the Calverts to the
success of the journey and to the settlement of
the new land.
Margaret Brent pleads for the
right for women to vote. She
is voicing her opinions before
the Governor and Council of
Left to right: L. Buckler, G. Harbold, E. Petalis, I. Stroud, B. Melocik, G. M. Ellis.
This year's Christmas Pageant was done to the tempo of music. The
College Choir under the direction of Miss McDougall furnished the music
while the cast under the direction of Miss Elliott adeptly presented the story
of the birth of Christ. Over half of the school was in the cast while the re-
mainder served on
One performance was
given, followed by the
Festival. This was
held in the Gym by
candlelight where we
were host to several
Left to right: E. Dallam, S. Cetnarwoski, P. Gillespie, F. Seifert, I. Hearn,
Left to right: M. Goldsborough, Mr. Broun, Miss Russell.
A class of thirty-two graduates participated in the 109th Commencement
exercises, at which Governor Theodore R. McKeldin was guest speaker. The
following awards were announced by President May Russell: President's
Medal, Patty Fisher; First Honor Graduate, High School, Shirley Shugart;
First Honor Graduate, College, Patty Fisher; Palmer Prize in character,
Margaret Slingluff; D.A.R. Citizenship Prize, Marnie Goldsborough and
Shirley Shugart; American Legion Award, Anne Slusser; Pippin Prize in
character, Florence Atkinson; Stephen M. Jones Prize in citizenship, Joan
Cook; Mattie M. Kee Prize in music, Sue Shower, in penmanship, Scotty
Booth, in spelling,
Iris Hearn, in mathe-
matics, Bing Gard-
ner; Science Award,
Cheron Black; Weems
Award in athletics,
Joan Cook; Langley
Award in Art, Chris
Frazer; D.A.R. A-
NjtjW* Wtt B I ward in History,
ough; Ark and Dove
Essay prize; James
k. Prize in French, Bar-
bara Melocik, in home
economics, Ruth Eli-
Left to right: D. Clough, F. Seifert, P. Fisher, P. Booth, J. Cook, F. Hiser, B. J. Sachse, P. Chandler.
May Queen Joan Cook was crowned by Admiral Pride on May 9- Her
Court consisted of two Senior princesses, Patty Fisher and B. J. Sachse; one
Junior princess, Doris Clough; two Sophomore princesses, Patricia Chandler
and Florence Hiser; and one Freshman princess, Faye Seifert. Peggy Booth
was Maid of Honor, being our representative to the Shenendoah Apple Blossom
Festival. The Queen's attendants were Jean and Jill Meyers as train bearers
and Christopher Lepper as crown bearer.
"The Sleeping Beauty" was the theme of the modern dance program. It
was presented to the Queen and her Court and the audience as a dance inter-
pretation of the classic fairy tale. The soloists were Sue Cetnarwoski as the
Princess Aurora and Cheron Blackasthe Prince. The modern dance classes
made up the rest of the cast and Barbara VanDevanter was the announcer for
the entire program.
Cheron Black and Sue Cetnar-
Most Likely to Succeed
Most Versatile —
Most Musical —
Most Witty —
B. J. Sachse
Most Likely to Succeed --
Most Versatile --
Most Athletic --
Most Musical --
Most Artistic --
Most Witty --
Left to tight: B. Van Devanter, G. Harbold. L. Breckenridge. F. Atkinston, P. Chandler, V. Davis.
Seated at table: Miss Truxal, B. J. Sachse, S. Cetnarowski.
In our earnest efforts to give you a bigger and -- we hope -- bet-
ter yearbook, the Castellan staff stubbed its toe on several treacher-
ous deadlines and missed its hoped-for delivery date. But we sin-
cerely hope your copy will seem the more precious to you, reflecting
as it does the life of the Seminary in both its rush hours and its
leisure. B. J. Sachse was editor-in-chief of the '53 Castellan staff;
Florence Atkinson, assistant editor; Gail Harbold, layout, and Pat
Chandler, assistant; Lee Breckendridge, business manager; Barbara
Van Devanter, photography; Sue Cetnarowski, copy; Virginia Davis,
Mrs. Roger C. Hearn Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Howard
Mrs. G. Gardner Shugart Mr. and Mrs. George L. Buckler, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph W. Davis Burroughs Bro.
Mr. and Mrs. S. C. Vallandingham Davis Pontiac
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur P. Atkinson Compliments of Park Paint and
Mrs. Margaret B. Dryden
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Breckenridge
Miss Eloise N. Pickrell
Mr. and Mrs. Kenelm Dallam
Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Myers
Mr. and Mrs. George Sachse
ST. MARY'S COUNTY
Tudor Hall 1750
Community Library Branch
Lexington Park, Maryland
St. Mary's County
NORRIS AND NORRIS
J. Richard Norris
Always Better Hardware
Telephone: GReenwood 5-5191
ST. MARY'S HOTEL
"With the Atmosphere of Home"
A. M. ABELL, Manager
Telephone: GReenwood 5-531 1
Phone: GReenwood 5-2161
Open 6 Days a Week
Monday - Friday
6:00 A.M. 9:30 P.M.
8:00 A.M. 9:30 P.M.
"Why not drop in for
food that's different"
RADIO SERVICE AND SUPPLY
Records Players Needles
Radio T.V. Sales & Service
Next door to Florance
Grocery & Modern Cleaners
Great Mills Road
Phone: G.M. 6333
Lexington Park, Maryland
Great Mills 3911
— Orders to Go —
TEMPLE OF BEAUTY
Lexington Park, Md.
Phone: G.M. 4422
Edwards for the Children
Fashion Craft in Dress & Sports
for the Ladies
"The little shoe store in the country"
Park Hall, Maryland
Lexington Park, Md.
Phone: G.M. 7701
HEWITT SUPPLY COMPANY
Callaway & Lexington Park
Lumber - Mill Work
Hardware — Paints
General Building Materials
Phone: Gt. Mills 44J
Gt. Mills 23131
F. ELLIOTT BURCH
Golf Petroleum Products
Charlotte Hall Md.
Phone: Mechanicsville 39
Phone: Mechanicsville 63
BURCH & WISE
T obacco and Candy
Mechanicsville 6 or 26F2
W. C. MATTINGLEY
J. F. WOOD
Meats — Self Service
Funeral Home — Ambulance Service
Phone: Mechanicsville 44F3
Joseph C. Mattingley, Owner
Charles J. Mattingley
Telephone: GReenwood 5-6201
THE PARK MEN'S SHOP
Lexington Park Maryland
PACKARD SALES 8. SERVICE
Lexington Park, GM 4461
Paul Colonna, Prop.
Phone: Mechanicsvil le 61
J. L. HAYDEN & SON
General Repair and Welding
Painting and Metal Work
Phone: Mechanicsville 13F3
GM 4451 - 7621
Lexington Park Maryland
Phone: GM 6882
BATHING FINE FOOD
GRACE & MAC'S
St. Mary's Beach
GR 5-6683 Sand Gates, Md.
TRANSFER AND STORAGE, INC.
Coast to Coast Moving
Dougherty Bldg. Lexington Park, Md.
Phone: G.M 2-1211
JOHN R. DRURY & SON
HOME - HARTFORD - COMMERCE
Fire Insurance Companies
Phone: G.M. 5-7181
Restaurant — Fountain
Phone: G.M. 5-2671
Thanks for your Patronage
ST. MARY'S ROLLER RINK
Lexington Park, Md.
DEITZ SHOE COMPANY
Lexington Park, Md.
Shoes of Quality
For the Entire Family
Phone: G.M. 5344
1000 WATTS 1370 ON YOUR DIAL
First in Southern Maryland
FROZEN FOOD BANK AND
LOCKER PLANT, INC.
AND SUPPLY COMPANY
Millwork - Hardware - Paints
Phone: Great Mills 238- J
McNEY MOTOR CO., INC.
CHRYSLER - PLYMOUTH
Phone: G.M. 5-5241
LONG'S GULF SERVICE
GAS -OIL TIRES -TUBES
PHONE GREENWOOD 5-2661
Shop and Save
Phone: Greenwood 5-6101
Feminine Apparel — Accessories
Lexington Park, Md.
— next to the Park Theatre -
"Large enough to accommodate
Small enough to appreciate"
Lexington Park Md.
Phone: Gt. M. 6161
Open 9 A.M. - 12 P. M. Daily
Lexington Park, Md.
Gt. Mills 220
CONGRA TULA TIONS
LEXINGTON PARK THEATER CO.
Park Theatre Inc.
Lexington Park, Md.
"Your popular price
Lexington Park Maryland
Telephone: G.M. 5621
Flowers for all occasions
(Flowers by wire)
Lexington Park, Md. Leonardtown, Md.
G. M. 4633 Leon. 195
W. P. T. X.
Your Radio Dial
SEVEN GABLES HOTEL
on beautiful Patuxent River
Rooms and Cottages
Open Year Round
R. H. Blacki stone
owner - manager
POINT LOOKOUT HOTEL
LEXINGTON PARK HOTEL
Nationally Famous Brands
Modern Department Store
Opposite Ben Franklin Store
Specialize in Fresh Meat
Fruits and Vegetables
Just the best — Try us by test
Som Millison Phone G.M. Ill
GREAT MILLS FURNITURE
Great Mills, Md.
"Where prices are low and quality prevails"
Mr. Fred A. De Jager
THE STYLE CENTER
Lexington Park, Md.
Cocktail Lounge and Restaurant
One Mile from Naval Air Station
on Great Mills Road
Telephone: G.M. 3301
FIRST IN SOUTHERN MARYLAND
First and Only Funeral Home
Built Expressly For Funerals
Originators of the Ambulance Service
Leonardtown, Md. Greenwood 5-31 1 1
JUNIORS OF '53
Sales and Services
For Ladies Apparel
LEXINGTON PARK VARIETY STORE
You help St. Mary's County enterprisers
and farmers when you buy
For home delivery call Greenwood 5-5151
Lexington Park, Md.
Gt. Mills 220
— Ray and Jack -
Lexington Park, Md. G. M. 6161
Thru These Portals Pass the Most
Beautiful Girls in the World.
Lexington Park, Maryland
Great Mills 5491
Infants' - Children's
Toys Yard Gords
DYSON'S GULF SERVICE
LEXINGTON PARK, MD.
Edward E. Dyson
Phone: Mechanicsville 95
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Phone: G.M. 3303 ^^^m^^T
Newspaper and Printing Offices
THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK
Lexington Park and Leonardtown
OF ST. MARY'S
Great Mills 2- 1011 Greenwood 5-2131
"Be County Wise — Read the Enterprise"
CECIL AND MATTINGLY
Plumbing Lighting Heating
Phone: Greenwood 5-5201
MEATS: GROCERIES: FRUITS
VEGETABLES: FROZEN FOODS
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