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Shippen Township

Class of 1917

Contributed by Beverly Carter

From The Emporium Independent - Thursday, June 21, 1917 as viewed on microfilm

Can anyone put names to the faces?  The names are below.




The annual commencement exercises of the Emporium High School will be held in the Opera House this evening, beginning at 8:15 o'clock. Every preparation has been made to make this the most successful event in the history of the school. Teachers and class have worked hard to bring about this happy culmination of their efforts, and that a large audience will be present there is but little question.

  Misses Charlotte Jessop, Dorothy Howard, Helen Kenly, and Charles Prime have been selected by the class to speak this evening. Each has prepared a suitable essay, which will be interesting in its entirety. The members of the class will wear the regulatory gray gowns, approved several years ago by the Educational Committee of the State of Pennsylvania.

The principal address of the evening will be delivered by Dr. Charles Calvert Ellis. Dr. Ellis is no stranger to Emporium or Cameron county. He has already appeared at a Shippen Township High School commencement and was one of the speakers at the annual institute of the teachers of Cameron county. His subject will be "The Biggest Word in the Dictionary."

The program for the evening is as follows:

Overture, Orchestra

Invocation, the Rev. H. H. Hemming

Presidentís Address, Helen Kenly

Essay, "We Will Find a Path or Make One," Walter Tompkins

March, Orchestra

Oration, Charles Prime

Recitation, "The Old Surgeonís Story", Helen Stanyar

Oration, "American Patriotism," Dorothy Howard

Valedictory, "The Eastern Question," Charlotte Jessop

Overture, Orchestra

Address, "The Biggest Word in the Dictionary," Dr. Charles C. Ellis

Presentation of Diplomas, President J. B. Loucks

Speech, Hon. Josiah Howard

Benediction, the Rev. H. H. Hemming

March, Orchestra

The class motto is: "We Will Find a Path or Make One."

The class flowers: Red and White Roses.

The class roll is as follows: Paul Trebswether, Charles P. Prime, Fordyce Clinton Spenser, James Michael Donovan, Walter Clair Tompkins, Grace Marie Griffith, Vera Isabel Welsh, Gertrude Jessamine VanWert, Laura Jeannette Sheddy, Rose Ella OíMalley, Dorothy Hartranft Howard, Charlotte Elizabeth Jessop, Mildred Irene Joyce, Helen Elizabeth Stanyar, Helen Elizabeth Kenly, Sara Marie Burke, Catherine Loretto Egan, Lettie Annice Nickerson, E. Aloysa Metzger, Cecil Gertrude Clark.



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