Back in the distant past when I was a member of the Hamilton High school student body, there were always those individuals who stood out from the rest. Regrettably, I was not one of them. For me, those years were dominated by my budding maturity which brought with it a certain amount of reluctance to capitalize on talents I didn't know I possessed. Fortunately for me, my music held me in good stead. It was in Miss Louise Baird's music class that I learned to develop poise and self confidence, and for that I will be eternally grateful for my wonderful 4 years as a Hamilton Hornet from the class of 1951.