Our First Yearbook, 1920
Our very first annual, the 1920 Volunteer, is a slight, paper-bound booklet which was published in conjunction with the graduation of our first senior class. A peek into the pages of this first edition offers us an interesting picture of student life in the 1919-1920 school year. Unlike the thick and colorful publications today's technology makes possible, this yearbook relied on pages of simple type, sparsely punctuated with photographs and intricate drawings by students. By 1920, the Demonstration School had officially grown into a nursery school-through-12 grade program, yet just the juniors and seniors were individually pictured in the yearbook.
Most importantly, this first issue of The Volunteer serves as an essential link back to the earliest pieces of our story - a story begun in no small part by the menbers of the senior class this annual honors. Features dedicated solely to the 30 members of that class - including a detailed "Class History," and "Last Will & Testament," a creative story predicting life in 20 years, and even a heartfelt "Class Poem," make clear the affection the class of 1920 felt for their classmates, and the school they helped cultivate.