Sunday, May 17, 2009

Corydon High School Graduation 1917

Corydon High School in Henderson County, Kentucky graduated its largest class in 1917. Details are given in the following article, which appeared in the Henderson Daily Journal on Wednesday, 23 May 1917:

“The week of the 27th will mark the close of one of the most successful years’ work in the history of the Corydon High School. The exercises of the week will begin with the baccalaureate sermon Sunday evening, May 27, by Rev. J.M. Price of Louisville. Services will be in the Methodist church and will begin at 8 p.m.

On Tuesday evening, May 29, the class play, ‘When Dreams Come True,’ will be presented at the High School auditorium.

The commencement exercises will be held Thursday evening, May 31, at the High School auditorium, when seven young men and ten young women, wearing gray caps and gowns, will be given their diploma by Supt. E.L. West. The class of 1917 bears the distinction of being the largest class that has ever graduated from the school.

The officers of the class are:
Robert Hughes, president
Basil Raymond, vice-president
Elizabeth Conley, secretary
Joseph Brown, treasurer

The other members of the class are Albert Chandler, Sarah Lee Loyd, Margaret Ball, Mary Ball, Owen Stapp, Zelma Pritchett, Lucille Jones, Ralph Gibbons, Stella Alderson, Frances Anderson, Eva Smith, Della Head and George Martin.

The faculty of the Corydon High School is composed of the following members: E.L. West, superintendent; Miss Rixie Brooks, first assistant; Miss Laura Harris, teacher of English; Miss Nell Powell, teacher of history and geography. We have a faculty that cannot be excelled in the state and the people of Corydon are proud of the excellent work and the high standard on which they have placed Corydon High School.

Members of the Board of Education are as follows: Dr. J.R. Sigler, president; John W. Powell, secretary; J.T. Anderson, treasurer; V.G. Conley; Rudy Head; E.D. Ball; Robert I. Hughes and W.A. Muncaster.

On the night of the commencement, Echols’ orchestra, of Henderson, will furnish the music and President R.H. Crossfield will deliver the class address. Admission will be by ticket and a large audience is expected to be present.

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