Burnet, the county seat of Burnet county, is beautifully and favorably situated in the midst of encircling hills and mountains, at an elevation of more than 1,000 feet above the sea level. Lines of daily communicacion are had with Austin and Llano by rail, and with Lampasas by stage. Telephone and telegraph lines give ready connection with leading points.
High and healthful, with streets and outlying grounds adorned with evergreen and deciduous growths, Burnet presents a park-like appearance exceedingly attractive.
Statistics point to Burnet as one of the healthiest places in Texas; and the remarkable purity of its atmosphere, the beauty and picturesqueness of its surrounding scenery, the high social, moral, and religious influences of its cultured and hospitable citizens, together with the various Christian denominations and their organized Churches and Sunday Schols, give it superior advantages as the seat of an Institution of Learning.
The commodious two-story School Building, which is well adapted to school purposes and affords accomodation for a large number of students, is located in a beautiful grove on a slanting eminence and overlooks a lovely prospect.
The section rooms&emdash;one of liberal size for each teacher&emdash;are comfortably warmed, well ventilated, and conveniently supplied with maps, charts, globes, and desks and seats of the most improved styles. In addition to two large and well finished recitation rooms there has been added, within the last year, a spacious auditorium, which in the combination of utility and artistic taste and beauty would be an ornament to any city. It is seated with opera chairs.
A large cistern on the school campus affords an abundant supply of pure water.
BURNET HIGH SCHOOL
The C. C. Pearson prize, a GOLD MEDAL, was awarded to Andy Moses for the best original Essay in a competitive contest during Commencement week. The decision on the merits of the productions was made by a committee not connected in any way with the High School. Prizes offered by Miss Minnie O. Rawlings to students in Grammar grade were awarded as follows: Tennyson's Poems to Miss Ida Martin for highest proficiency; Gold Pen to Miss Clara Smith for standing second.
The Principal's GOLD MEDAL was awarded to C. L. Humphrey, who was adjudged, by the records made during the session and on examination to have attained the highest degree of proficiency in attendance, deportment and scholarship combined.
The next annual session of the Burnet High School will begin the First Monday in September, 1892, and continue nine scholastic months.
There can be asked no fairer tests of the merits of the school and its claims upon public confidence and patronage, for the soundness of its methods of instruction and discipline, than the cheerful and hearty endorsement of the Board of Trustees, the steady growth of the school itself, the encouraging words of impartial critics, the almost universal local patronage, and the long list of non-resident students.
Competent and experienced teachers have been employed in the various departments; and with expenses comparatively low, with good buildings well supplied with proper appliances, with the most advantageous natural surroundings, and the active interest, sympathy and co-operation of an intelligent people extending a hearty, helpful encouragement, the outlook for the future was never before so promising.