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The Hawkinsville High School through the years has been outstanding. During the last half century seventy-five per cent of its graduates have enrolled in the different colleges and have generally taken good stands, the school for years ranking ninth in the State. None of this excellent record could have been possible without a uniformly splendid teaching force.
Prof. T. A. Clower, a man of eighteen years successful experience, succeeded Professor Harris.
From 1926 to 1935 the Hawkinsville public schools have made some progress despite the depression. Many books and magazines of value have been added to the library, and a half-time librarian is employed.
In athletics, the teams representing the school have acquitted themselves well. In 1928 there was a championship football team, and a girls’ basketball team that placed second in the district; in 1929 a championship track team; in 1931 a boy’s basketball team that placed second in the district; in 1932 a boy’s basketball team that won the championship of the eastern section and was considered second in-the district, and a championship baseball team; in 1933 a championship doubles tennis team and golf team; in 1934 a championship singles tennis team and golf team and a doubles tennis team that was second in the district; all these have contributed to the athletic prestige of the school.
In literary events the school has done well in debating, music, reading, declamation, one-act plays, essay and home economics contests. In 1932 the school representative won the district music contest and placed third in the State contest.