Photos: When Pauline was a Pupil

The Enterprise — Marcello Iaia

Pauline Williman spoke softly to current Hilltown students about her education decades ago at the one-room schoolhouse on Ketcham Road.

The Enterprise — Marcello Iaia

Child's play: Second-graders from Berne-Knox-Westerlo play London Bridge outside Schoolhouse No. 5, singing its verses as they duck through an arch of peers before the end of each cadence.

The enterprise — Marcello Iaia

Michelle Pahl, a modern BKW teacher, rings a bell, as though beginning a day the old-fashioned way at the school at 9 a.m.

The Enterprise — Marcello Iaia

An ornate stove warmed students in the Ketcham Road schoolhouse long ago. Pauline Williman recalled how her father and brother would cut wood for the stove

The Enterprise — Marcello Iaia

Yesterday's blackboard may have been replaced with today's whiteboard but the challenge remains the same: capturing students' attention.