Graduation from high school was an event to celebrate. Elaborate ceremonies were held and whole families attended to witness the event.
When Sebree High School in Webster County, Kentucky held their graduation in 1910, the following article appeared in the Henderson Daily Gleaner on Wednesday, 27 April 1910.
The Sebree high school closed one of the most successful years of its history Monday night. There were ten graduates and each one rendered their part of the commencement program with credit to themselves and to the school.
Gibney Oscar Letcher, of Henderson, delivered the class address. There was a good crowd out to witness the closing exercises, many of whom were out of town people.
Invocation was given by the Rev. D.S. Edwards and the benediction was delivered by Rev. S.E. Ragland.
The following are the names of the graduates: John A. Powell, Jr., Dexter W. Ramsey, Kenneth S. Agnew, H. Townes Hardin, Philip D. Powell, Fabian Biggs, Lockie Brown, Frances Smith, Flora Osborn and Paul E. Ashby.