History of the Academy
EGINNINGS are necessarily modest. Reputation in any line is only
to be attained by the price of diligence, patience, and time. So this
is but the preface, the introduction, to a record, the length and im¬
portance of which we dare not noAv estimate.
From a student body numbering less than three score, the
Academy put forth a relay team against the college teams; carried them a success¬
ful basketball league composed of four teams; placed a varsity basketball team in
the college league; put out two strong basketball squads, the varsity entering college
competition; has a tennis club of a third of the student body Avith an official tourna¬
ment; and is carrying on practice for a Special Gym exhibition and an inter-prep
track meet. Not so bad, is it?
Student government; the athletic association; the Jas. E. Dickey and Warren
A. Candler Literary Societies with the keen zest of their intersociety debates, these
must not be forgotten.
Then, above all. the comradeship spirit which is so easily felt, but so hard to
point out. The something which makes E. U. A. stand for something far greater
than three initials.
In this our first chapter Ave have given the Academy a personality. There was
no precedent, no rules, no stories of former prestige to be whispered in awed tones
by old men. But we have formed precedent and tradition. In a short space of time
the machine has become well oiled and put into first speed.
Our successors will not find the inertia of newness to be overcome; the Academy
student-body of 1915-16 has laid the corner stone and succeeded in the difficul¬
ties of self adjustment.
We have finished the first chapter of the history of E. U. A.
Phil Taylor, Historian.