Juneau High School
Class Song "The Cardinal and the Cream" Written by Irvin Warren
A Reverie "Great Women" Cecelia McLaughlin
Paper "The Lure of Gold" Edward Wallace Christoe
Chorus: (a) "Der Brave Grenadier"
Paper "Our Merchant Marine" Albert Rapp
Monologue "The Call of the School" Margaret Blossom Cragg
Piano Solo "La lisonjera"-Chaminade-- Alvin Goldstein
Paper "The Salmon Preparation for the Market" David Christoe
Oration "My Ideal Man" Thomas Stevenson Cole
Essay "Footprints of the Russian Bear in Alaska" Cecelia Tibbetts
Trio "That Little Peach"-Neidlinger--Christoe, Warren and Cole
Awarding of Diplomas by: Judge T. R. Lyons
(b) "Scarlett and Black"
The balcony will be reserved for public school pupils. No flowers or gifts will be received in the hall.
Elks' Hall last night was crowded long before the exercises began, by people of Juneau, Douglas and Treadwell, anxious to show honor to the largest class that has ever graduated from the Juneau High School. The spacious auditorium was beautifully decorated in the school colors, scarlet and black, while class pennants of the different years were hung around the hall, and the platform was a mass of red and white ribbon, the 1909 class colors, together with the class pennants.
There were nine members of this year's class six boys and three girls, a rather unusual proportion for a graduating class. The class flower this year was the carnation, and the three girls carried beautiful bouquets of the flowers in red and white.
The exercises opened with the class song, "The Cardinal and the Cream," written by Irvin Warren, one of the graduates. It was excellently rendered. Then followed a reverie on "Great Women," by Miss Cecelia McLaughlin. It treated of women who have influenced the movements of countries and women whose names will forever live as promoters of good. Among others, Miss McLaughlin discussed John of Arc and Queen Victoria. Everyone appreciated the paper as it was well delivered and both interesting and instructive.
Edward Christoe's paper on "The Lure of Gold," was of especial interest to Alaskans and showed careful thought and study.
The two German selections, "Der Brave Grenadier" and "Die Lorelei" given by the German classes were so well rendered that an encore was demanded and responded to.
Albert Rapp, amid much applause gave a paper on "The Merchant Marine." Everyone enjoys a paper from Mr. Rapp, as he brings out so clearly the points of his subject and shows such a fine grasp of the matter discussed.
"The Call of the School" by Blossom Cragg was one of the best parts of the program. The monologue was rather humorous, and still it taught lessons. Miss Cragg is so at home whenever she appears on the platform that the interest of the audience centered upon her during her part.
Alvin Goldstein furnished the next number, delighting the audience with a Chaminade selection on the piano, and had to respond to an encore.
David Wallace Christoe, one of the brightest of the Douglas boys, gave a paper on "The Salmon Its Preparation for the Market." He discussed in a very able manner the different stages of the work the catching of the fish, their preparation for consumption, and the different cannery methods of work. Every one here is more or less interested in this industry, and few could have presented the subject more clearly than did Mr. Christoe.
Thomas Stevenson Cole seemed to win the most applause of the evening, not only on the account of his own popularity, but for the popularity of his subject "My Ideal Man Bryan." All through his school life Tom Cole has seemed interested in Bryan, and as it is on the subject nearest to our heart that we can best speak of, he excelled last night.
The essay of Cecelia Louise Tibbits "Footprints of the Russian Bear in Alaska, " was a most interesting paper and gave insight into the history of the country before Uncle Sam held dominion over it. The influence of the Russian pioneer, as well as that of the American pioneer was discussed together with the Russian church and the Russian teachings.
The vocal trio "That Little Peach" by Messrs. Christoe, Warren and Cole was much appreciated, and they had to respond to an encore.
After this followed the awarding of diplomas by Judge Thomas R. Lyons, who complimented the class, and discussed briefly the advantages the members had in having so fine a head as Miss Yuie. He then gave the class some good advice regarding future college, and told them what the diplomas should mean to them.
The exercises closed with two songs, "The School House and the Flag" and "The Scarlet and Black."
Juneau should be proud of this class, for each member showed the results of fine training, and of careful individual thinking.
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