Brown Childhood Scrapbook with Scottie Dog, 1953, Anne Martin Wilson, “Senior Honors”

A newspaper cutout describing Anne Wilson receiving high school honors

A newspaper cutout titled “23 Seniors Win Ratings of Honor At James Monroe” that features Anne Wilson as a recipient. The subtitle reads “Girls Capture Two Top Places for ’53” and features a photo of Anne Wilson.
The upper lefthand clip reads ” 23 Seniors Win Ratings of Honor At James Monroe
Girls Capture Two Top Places for ’53
A couple of coed co-editors have walked off with top scholastic honors in the new James Monroe High School’s first graduating class.
Anne Martin Wilson, 18-year-old daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Fielding L. Wilson, 607 Hawke St., and Margaret Anne Castle, 17-year-old daughter of Dr. and Mrs. William Castle, of Falmouth, automatically became valedictorian and salutatorian of the…”
The second clip below says “Bridgewater St,; James Carter Rowe, 90.8, son of Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Rowe, 114 Caroline St.; Ann Cralle Bryant, 90.4, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Bryant, 1409 Franklin St.; Thomas Parker Mann, 90., son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Mann, 1413 Winchester st.; Peggy Jean Garrett, 89.6, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Garrett, 1510 Prince Edward St.;
Nancy Louise Hart, 89.4, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Hart, 1425 Franklin St.; Thelma Runyon (Tucky) Lewis Jr., 88.6, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. M. Lewis Jr., 415 William St.; Joel Richard Brown, 88.3 son of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Brown, 1111 Caroline St.; Alma Frances Rowe, 88.28, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Rowe, 1311 Washington Ave.; Mary Lloyd Faber, 88.20, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Faber, 703 Prince Edward St.; Bernard VanDenberg (Van) Hall, 88.05, son of Mr. and Mrs. B. A. Hall, RFD 1;and Norma Constance LeFevre, 88.02, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. L. LeFevre, 916 Sylvania Ave.”
The upside down clip reads “Training Union, 7 p.m., evening worship, 8 p.m.
Beginning Monday, 7 p.m. there will be Prayer Service each night at the church through Friday in preparation for the Revival which begins April 5th. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Royce Dowdy of Healing Springs, Va.
Stafford Methodist”
The upper righthand clip read “[Fr]edericksburg, Va., Thursday, April 2, 1953”
The lower righthand clip says “Anne Wilson Wins Quiz Round With Record Score
Miss Anne Martin Wilson, 1953 valedictorian of James Monroe High School, won the semi-final round today in the WRVA quiz contest in Richmond.
The 18-year-old scholar compiled the best score in the history of the quiz. The victory raises her scholarship to Westhampton College of the University of Richmond to $600.
Miss Wilson, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Fielding L. Wilson, 607 Hawke St., missed only one question in this morning’s semifinals.
Her record high score of 170 defeated Chesley Treadway, of Hermitage High School in Richmond, and Margaret Foster, of Waverly High.
The recorded quiz will be broadcast at 10 p.m. Friday, April 10, over station WRVA, co-sponsor with the university.”

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