STATE HOME GRADUATES.
Graduating Class Do
State Full Credit.
The graduating class of the State
Home high school held their
exercises last night. The class
consisted of Oscar Carpenter, Bessie Anderson, Etta Owens, Vernon
Hebel, Minnie Mae Brown, Johnnie
Rylie, George Gilbert and Pearl
Coogle. The program for the evening
"Welcome Pretty Primrose Flower"
Salutatory—"Woman and the Present
Class History—Pearl Coogle.
Mae Brown and Johnie Rylie. .
"Two Years of, Wilson"—Oscar
"Rub or Rust"—Etta Owens.
"Texas A. and M. and the
Metropolis"—Minnie Mae Brown.
"Carmena"—Lane Wilson, Johnie
"Class Prophecy"—Bessie Anderson
Valedictory—"Present War Making
The class acquitted themselves
with credit to themselves and the
great state institution of which they
The exercises were witnessed by a
large audience there being a goodly
number from Corsicana. Superintendent
W. F. Barnett of the home presided
and among those who occupied
seats on the rostrum with the
class were Tom Finty Jr., the
widely known correspondent of the
Dallas News. President J. M. Dyer of
the Corsicana Business League, and
the teachers. When the program had
been completed, every number of
which was thoroughly enjoyed and
enthusiastically applauded, Mr. Finty
delivered the diplomas following a
brief but very thoughtful address to
the class, which was attentively
to and no doubt highly appreciated.
Besides the diplomas several of
graduates received certificates for
special work such as bookkeeping,
stenography, domestic science, manual
training, etc. Superintendent Barnett
made the closing address in which he
outlined the work in the home and the
school showing with what diligence
the graduates had pursued their
and how much they merited the
success which they had attained. Mr.
Barnitt also complimented the people
of Corsicana for their generous
in the work of the home.
Preceding last night's exercises
being a part of them there was held
yesterday afternoon a declamation
contest in which Oscar Carpenter was
awarded the first prize of $5 in gold
and John Owens the second prize of
$2.50. The judges were J. S.
J. G Smith and H. M. Mauldin.
In a spelling contest Miss Bertha
Mae Burton won first prize, $5.00,
while Charley Leeds won the second,
this prize being $2.50. Miss Burton,
will be remembered, won first place
the county spelling contest held
weeks ago at the high school.
The graduates were the recipients
of many flowers and presents. Mr. J.
M. Dyer of the J. M. Dyer Dry Goods
company, gave each of the girls a
handsome ivory stick lace fan and
each of the boys a handsome
Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, June 1, 1915
Submitted by Diane Richards