According to the 1932 issue of, "The Sun Dail", it states "after the processional, Miss Geneva Oliver, of Cades Cove, Tennessee, was crowned queen of May by Miss Pauline Edwards, the maid of honor.".
The 1932, "Sun Dail", reports "the following folk dances were presented before the Queen by a large number of girls. [The dances] included the Swedish Clap, a Danish Dance, and a Norwegian dance."
A May Day parade in the 1950's. Assembly Inn and Lake Susan can be seen in the background.
The ladies pose for their May Day portrait.
Students looked forward to the May Day celebrations, especially the may-pole dances. These dances were often international in nature. The school choir would often sing and skits or short plays would be preformed.
Dancing was always a key part of May Day. This incredible action shot shows dancers before a large audience.
Students frolic and dance during a May Day celebration.
The Montreat College May Day parade.
One can note that the dress of the 1960's is slightly different from the styles worn in previous years.
These students look as if they are singing to the queen of May in the background.
The 1960 May Queen, Dee Lorez Joyner.
The 1965 May Queen Margaret Palmer Lauterer