The closing exercises of the Victor school were
held last week. On Wednesday night, the senior class gave a class
play entitled "Up to Freddie." It was given in the opera house and
was free to all. The house was packed and everybody enjoyed the
program. The cast of characters included the members of the high
school class and also Miss Hagen and Messrs. MaWhinney and
Dougherty. The performance was a surprise and a treat. The high
school chorus gave two excellent numbers and Rev. J.C. Osborne sang
a solo and an encore.
The class day exercises on Thursday afternoon
were held in the presence of an invited audience at the schoolhouse.
The program was of especial merit. There were responses from the
junior class which showed talent and interest which will come to the
front next year.
The commencement exercises proper were held on
Friday evening at the opera house. The invocation was delivered by
Rev. Osborne; Mrs. G.W. Oliver and Miss Ella Holmes sang a beautiful
duet, and Mrs. Holst and Mrs. MaWhinney sang a duet which was much
appreciated by the big audience. Mrs. Lura Kneeland Sherman played a
delightful piano solo and the chorus from the high school again
favored the audience. The address to the seniors was delivered by
President Henry R. Fancer of the College of Montana. He made a
pleasing talk and one that carried inspiration to the audience as
well as to the graduates.
The class consisted of Bessie and Rosie Sestak,
Pearl Rowe, Ruth Sontag, Gladys Watters, and Earl Dowd. It was a
class that has made exceptional grades during the four years of the
course and every member has evidenced ability that will lead to
success in life. The diplomas were awarded by H.A. Briggs, president
of the school board.
Superintendent Holst announced that Miss Bessie
Sestak, with a grade of about 98 in the four years of work, had won
the scholarship offered by the state board of education. The College
of Montana also offered a scholarship to be awarded by the
superintendent to some deserving member of the senior class. This
scholarship was presented to Miss Gladys Watters as the one most
likely to use it.
The Western News, May 28, 1912
Victor, May 24 - The commencement program given by the
graduating class last Friday night at the opera house was well
attended in spite of the inclement weather. The parts were well
rendered to an appreciative audience. The program was as follows:
Music, orchestra; class poem, Sadie Foley; class grumbler, James
Sestak; cartoonist, Lester Johnson; music, orchesta; class history,
Frances Waylett; class prophecy, Cecil Perry; giftorian, Nellie
Weatherford; resolutions, Clarence Rehorst; class will, Una Cates;
music, orchestra; bonfire, class; presentation of diplomas,
Professor J.W. Long. The class colors were silver and old rose;
class motto, "Be Square;" class flower, deep pink rose. Immediately
following the program, a reception was given by the sophomores in
honor of the seniors, the members of the high school and eighth
grade, the teachers and the parents of the graduates. Light
refreshments were served and a social time enjoyed.
The Western News, May 24, 1917
Commencement Program Was Held Last Week
High School Graduates Received Diplomas From Principal W.H.
May of Victor School
Victor, May 27 - Commencement exercises for the High School
graduating class and the eight grad were held at the opera house
last Wednesday evening. Rev. Bunch, instructor of religion of the
state university at Missoula, delivered the commencement address.
The program opened with a selection by the school orchestra while
the members of the senior class, Prof. W.H. May, Rev. Bunch and Rev.
D.F. Peterson marched to the stage. Rev Peterson gave the
invocation, Stanley Yates, salutatorian, gave the address of
welcome; Robert Safley, Charles Owings and Rob Smith played a violin
trio, assisted at the piano by Kathryn Safley; Rev. Bunch delivered
the address; Miss Marion Wagy sang “The End of a Perfect Day,”
accompanied at the piano by Mrs. G.R. Safley; Rosamand Robinson,
valedictorian, farewell address; Professor W.H. May made a short
talk and presented the diplomas to the high school class and the
eight grade; Rev. D.R. Peterson, benediction.
The high school graduates were Harry Breen,
Stanley Yates, Rosamond Robinson, Teddy Hess, Marie Thrailkill,
Annie Paddock, Lester Close and Eugene Groff.
Eighth grade students receiving diplomas were
Kathryn Safley, Nellie Fristo, Louise Mahan, Mildred Tillmann,
Harold Gibson, Clarence Von Blaricom, June Wood, Joe Greenfield,
Robert Chamberlain, Lena Hammer, Frances Hess, Henry Marek, Herbert
Thrailkill, Joe Maki, Robert Eddy, Chester Smith.
Ravalli Republican, May 20, 1931
Class of Twenty-Three Get Diplomas Monday Night
Montana Normal College Professor Commencement Speaker;
Special Honors Presented on Occasion
Commencement exercises for 23 students graduating from the Victor
High School were held at the school gymnasium Monday evening.
The class appeared, wearing caps and gowns of royal blue and gold,
the school colors. They marched from the rear of the room to the
stage while the processional was played by Miss Jean Gordon.
The stage was beautiful with large bouquets of
apple blossoms in pots of blue and white. The class motto, “ Today
we follow, tomorrow we lead,” appeared in silver letters on a
blue background at the back of the stage. The invocation was given
by Rev. John Walpole. The salutatory address, “Our Future Pathway,”
was given by Eleanore Clausen; the glee club girls sang “By the Head
of the River”; Kathryn Madigan gave the valedictory address, “What
the Student Gains.” The commencement address, ‘Life As a
Business Proposition,” was delivered by Dr. H.E. Albright of the
State Normal College at Dillon.
Superintendent Raymond Kimball gave a short talk
and presented awards. Kathryn Madigan received an award to any unit
of the Greater University of Montana; Eleanore Clausen received a
badge in recognition of second place; the class leadership trophy
was received by Vic Warner and the athletic trophy for football,
basketball, track and tennis was presented to John Goneau. The
American legion medal for “Better Citizenship” was presented to
Robert Notil by a representative from Ravalli Post. No. 17.
Certificates in bookkeeping were presented to Edith Martin, Pearl
Olson, Vic Warner, Kathryn Madigan and Eleanore Clausen.
The diplomas were presented by Alf Martin III,
chairman of the school board, to Donna Amos, Maxine Bissell, Maude,
Wilma and Richard Brookins, Eleanore Clausen, James Esche, John
Goneau, Sidney Groff, Josephine Harrington, Herbert Hess, Leslie
Hinman, Kathryn and Madge Madigan, Edith Martin, Norma McCune,
Robert Notil, Pearl Olson, Eleanor Schach, Harold Schumacher, Frank
and Vic Warner, and Genevieve Young. The glee club sang “Slumber
Boar,” Rev. Walpole gave the benediction and Miss Jean Gordon played
Ravalli Republican, May 20, 1937
Tuesday will be the beginning of the school year
for all districts in Ravalli County. Raymond Kimball is again
superintendent of the Victor schools. His teaching corps includes
Sebren Hockett, Miss Jean Jordan, Miss Maryalys Marrs, Willard
Sturdevant, Miss Luverne Kind, Miss Margaret McDonald, Miss Bernice
Carter, and Miss Alma Johnson.
Ravalli Republican, September 1, 1938
Commencement exercises for Victor's largest
graduating class, 26, were held at the school gymnasium Monday
evening. The procession entered as the school band played a march.
Superintendent Ray Kimball gave a short talk and presented the
eighth grade graduating class of 22 members.
Dan Mathisen gave the high school valedictory
address. The commencement address was given by Dr. J.E. Miller, Dean
of men at the University of Montana. The band played three
selections. The girls' glee club sang two songs. The American
Legion's citizenship award was presented to orin Beller and another
citizenship award was given to Phyllis Backlin. Dan Mathisen
received a scholarship to the University of Montana and Phyllis
Backlin received a scholarship to the Butte Business College. The
diplomas were presented by H.A. Briggs. Rev. John McDonald, pastor
of the Community Church, gave the invocation and benediction.
Those receiving high school graduation diplomas
were: Phyllis Backlin, Eileen Cote, Mildred Lupton, Evalyn Fifield,
Mabel Lupton, Blanche McVey, Dorothy Robinsion, Ethel Riley, Helen
Semmens, Ferne Seeger, Mavis Ess, Marjorie Hobson, Ollie DeBree,
Robert Bustard, Charles Goneau, Lawrence Higle, Bill Stanley, Dan
Mathisen, Donald Young, Robert Weitzel, Robert Francis, Donald
Dilts, Orin Beller, and Merle Edgerton.
The 8th grade graduates were Marjorie Backlin,
Shirley Boucher, Betty Chilson, Helen Cates, Mina Hinman, Elizabeth
McWirk, Alice Simmons, Ruth Smith, Lois Seeger, Betty Trowbridge,
June Trowbridge, Gale Warner, Hubert Copeland, Herman Foos, Richard
Edgerton, Willard Garrin, Leslie Koon, Benjamin Puckett, Harold
Reynolds, Robert Sizer, Irvin Winship, and Raymond Gingerich.
Ravalli Republican, May 18, 1939
Commencement at Victor Tonight
Victor, May 13 - Baccalaureate services were held at the Community
church Sunday evening for the 14 members of the senior high school
graduating class. The Rev W.H. Besire, Missoula, delivered the
sermon and the Rev. P.F. MacDonald, Victor, offered the prayer.
Eileen Hoppe played the processional. The congregation joined in a
hymn. The high school glee club sang several selections and Ruth
Smith contributed a solo, Audrey Wendell playing the
In the graduating class are Donald Francis,
Charles Dean, Martin LeClair, Glenn Smith, Charles Larson, Dorothy
Edgerton, Joyce Stanley, Dorothy McWhirk, Naomi Harper, Ruth
Hornung, Ellen Cook, Lois Riley, violet Martin, Eileen Riley.
Commencement exercises will be held in the
gymnasium Thursday evening, May 14.
Ravalli Reublican, May 14, 1942
Victor High School Commencement
Baccalaureate services will be held Sunday in the
Community Church and commencement exercises for members of the
Victor High School graduating class will be May 15 in the high
school gymnasium, Superintendent Donald Bunger announced this week.
Both programs will start at 8:30 p.m.
Members of the graduating class are: Gordon
Babbitt, Robert E. Duffield, Jacquian A. Brown, Mayme M. Ess, Alvin
L. Copeland, Lorraine Granteer, Earlene M. Roberts, Betty Riley,
Charles W. Rogers, Lula M. Swigert.
The baccalaureate program will include the
processional by the intermediate band, invocation by the Rev.C.R.
Miller, Hamilton; scripture by the Rev. W.H. Bessire, Missoula; hymn
by the congregation, sermon by the Rev. Mr. Bessire, hymn by the
high school chorus, benediction by the Rev. Miller and recessional
by the intermediate band.
The commencement exercises will open with the
processional by Mrs. Wallace McCrackin, invocation by the Rev. E.H.
Tetwiler, Stevenville; valedictory address by Robert Duffield,
advanced band selections, eighth grade presentation by
Superintendent Bunger, songs by mixed chorus, presentation of
memorial by senior class, address by the Rev. Mr. McCleave,
presentation of scholarships and awards by Superintendent Bunger,
salutatory address by Jacquain Brown, presentation of class by
Superintendent Bunder, presentation of diplomas by Harold White,
songs by mixed chorus, and benediction by Rev. Mr. Tetwiler.
Ravalli Republican, May 9, 1945
Victor Graduation Exercises To Be
James L.C. Ford, dean of the school of journalism
at Montana State University, will be the principal speaker at the
Victor commencement exercises next Wednesday evening at 8 o'clock in
the high school gymnasium.
Fourteen seniors and 21 eighth graders will
receive diplomas at the joint graduation exercises. The diplomas
will be presented by Maurice Gould, chairman of the school board.
Graduating seniors are Wilma Richards, Lorraine
Hinton, Darlene Hinman, Pauline Allnutt, Marlene Wayman, Lawrence
Trowbridge, Alfred Larson, Claude Ankeny, Lloyd Larson, Milton
Harper, Richard Hill, Raymond Mann, Dale Mansfield, and Judith
Baccalaureate will be held at 8 o'clock Sunday
evening in the Community Church.
The Western News, Thursday, May 18, 1950
exercises for Victor High School's graduating class of 1974 was
held in the school gymnasium the night of May 22. Twenty three
seniors received their diplomas.
High school graduating class of 1974: Gerald Allen, Edith Anderson,
Shelly Anderson, Sue Bauman, Dan Bell, Darlene Buchholz, Virginia
Chaney, Deborah Dill, Tommy Dobberstein, Bob Garland, Melina
Henneman, Steve Hinman, Marlene Hochstetler, Kathy Long, Vonna
Martin, Kathy Moisio, Debbie Olson, Rodney Palin, Sharon Penner, Kay
Robinson, Valedictorian Cristi Rockford, Tony Thornbrugh, Randy