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
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
Ravalli Republican, May 25, 1917
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
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.
Ravalli Republican, May 9, 1945
Victor Graduation Exercises To Be Next Wednesday
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 Patton.
Baccalaureate will be held at 8 o'clock Sunday evening
in the Community Church.
The Western News, Thursday, May 18, 1950
Commencement 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,