The third annual Interscholastic League county meet for the Negro schools was held March 6 at Booker T. Washington school, Bay City. All schools of the county were in attendance and most of the schools were represented in some phase of the league work. County demonstrator Mrs. Washington and the various clubs of the county had a most creditable exhibit of the various types of work done by the several clubs. This work was judged by the committee of ladies from the Missionary Federation of Bay City who serve as an inter-racial committee for that body: Mrs. Amos Lee, Mrs. A. D. Hensley and Mrs. Montague.
The following students were winners in the several classes.
Peyton Creek school, first place, Emma Martin and Willie Moore.
Live Oak school, second.
Clansey Chapel, third.
Clansey Chapel, third.
El Maton, Eliza Walsey, second.
Ashwood, Z. L. Jefferson, third.
Ashwood, Jeannette King, second
Lillian Jackson, first
Margie Johnson, second
Dola Mae Monroe, first.
Live Oak School, second
Willie Mae Austin, third
Mabel Kennedy School, first
Bay City, first
Velma Jackson, first
Mollie B. Hawkins, second
Margie Ree Johnson, third
N. B. Scott, first
Margie Ree Johnson, second
Lottie Bell Boone, third
Bessie Mae Wade, first
Willie Mae Austin, second
Margie Ree Johnson, third
Lena Weldon, second
Clansey Chapel, third
Arthur Baldridge, first
Lucille Weldon, second;
Ethel Brown, third.
Bloomers--Elnora Johnson, second.
Door Stop--Elnora Johnson, second
Pot Holders--Gertrude Stanford, second; Willie Mae Austin
Pillow Top--Pearl Morgan, first
Towel--Willie Monroe, first.
When all points were counted Clansey Chapel, Blessing, won first place in the county. Pledger, second place and Peyton Creek, third in industrial work.
List of winners in regular league events:
Debate--Boys, Wendle and Lucas, Booker T. Washington school, Bay City.
Girls, Pearl Morgan and Clemmit Petit, Booker T. Washington school.
Declamation: Class B School
W. W. Smith, Jr, first, Bay City
Dave Young, second, Sargent
Rost Lee Allen, third, Bay City
Christine Roberts, first, Bay City
Mary Louise Stewart, second
Alberta Eaton, Mabel Kennedy School, Cedar Lane, first place
N. R. Scott, Vann, second
Carrie Lee Chester, Van Vleck, third
Catherine Spiller, Mabel Kennedy School, Cedar Lane, first place
Bennie Allen, Live Oak, second
Mellenry Baldridge, Bernard school, third
Music Memory: Booker T. Washington school, Bay City
Spelling: Mabel Kennedy school, Cedar Lane
Claire Pollard high school, Cedar Lake
Booker T. Washington school, Bay City; Mabel Kennedy, Cedar Lane and Mt. Pilgrim; Bernard School tied for first place
Naomi Boone, Sargent, first place
Vernece Boone, Sargent, second
Desceina Jenkins, Bay City, third
Girls--Sargent and Cedar Lane girls tied for first place
Booker Washington, Bay City, won county championship with a total of 45 points. R. Windle, George Eaton, Weldemar Bouldin, Cleo Wiggins and Johnny Hart did much towards bringing the championship to Bay City.
Rhoads of Bernard, Iron, Blessing and Ambrose of Pledger were outstanding performers for the other teams.
A. G. HILLIARD, JR., Director General
The district meet will be held at Kendleton, April 10 and 11. Let all who qualified attend the meet and win honors for Matagorda County.
The Daily Tribune, March 16,
The Negro county
meet was held at Booker T. Washington school Friday and Saturday,
March 18 and 19.
The day was
bright and sunny with a characteristic March wind blowing. All the
schools of the county were well represented and the meet was off to
a grand start by 9:30 when an assembly was held in the auditorium of
the school building.
arithmetic and writing contests were held during the morning.
One of the most
interesting features of the county meet was the display of
industrial work from the schools of the county. This work comprised
sewing, canning, cooking—there were some lovely cakes—and cabinet
work. A log cabin with clapboard roof and wooden hinges to the doors
made by the boys of Ashwood school, was ingenious and interesting.
Several schools exhibited plow stocks, wagons and farm tools made of
the native woods. Among other articles made of corn shucks was a
chair with the seat of which was woven of the twisted shucks the
work smoothly and neatly done by pupils of Live Oak school.
A breakfast set
done in cherry with black trimmings was a very attractive exhibit
from Mabel Kennedy school.
It would require
too much space to describe the entire exhibit but we were impressed
by this fact, in viewing the work of the schools.
If the students
can compete such excellent character of work with no equipment and
no funds what might they not accomplish given materials with which
to work and the proper working tools. The Negro teachers of
Matagorda County and the demonstration agent deserves the
co-operation and the support of all who are interested in the
development of industrial education in the county.
The Bay City
Negro P. T. A. has done some outstanding work at the school in the
improvement and the equipment of the grounds. They have placed
swings and teeter boards on the grounds, planted trees and flowers
and are doing their part nobly in helping the school.
afternoon basketball and field and track contests were held and in
the evening the declamation and singing contests furnished a most
committee met last Saturday to complete reports and have furnished
the following record of contests and winners.
Junior: A. G.
Hilliard High, Bay City, Theresa Roberts and Martha Sauceda.
Sub-junior: Markham, Pledger, Van, Sargent, Cedar Lake, and Cedar Lane, ties.
Junior Class B—Mary Louise Seward, Bay City; Christene Roberts, Bay City; Martha Pettaway, Sargent.
B—Rosa Lee Allen, Bay City; Mollie B. Hawkins, Claire Pollard
School, Cedar Lake; Alice Mae Hawkins, Pledger.
Field and Track.
championship won by Bay City.
run—Ashwood, first; Bay City, second; Bay City, third.
Bay City again wins the championship and so retains possession of the silver cup awarded the league by the Missionary Federation.
Prof. and Mrs. G. H. Sanford, with a group of students motored to Bay City Friday morning to represent Palacios in the Interscholastic County meet for the colored schools.
Places won were:
and Gloria D. King, essay writing, 1st place
Every one came home happy, and concluded it was a day well spent filled with success, thus making it, the “End of a Perfect Day.”
We have completed the round of visits to the Negro schools of the county. We asked the various colored teachers to send in the names of all children making 100 per cent in attendance and 100 per cent in spelling in order that we might publish the names.
Cedar Lake school alone reported seventy children perfect in attendance.
Clemville reports 100 per cent of the enrollment making 100 per cent in attendance.
Live oak school, Mary Williams teacher, reports twelve children making 100 per cent in attendance and in spelling.
Sargent school, Carothers teacher, reports seven perfect in both attendance and in spelling.
Wilson Creek, E. L. R. Roberts teacher, four children. From that school, one girl, Lossie Cater, has not missed one day during the entire school session.
Chalmers school, Willie Mae Thompkins, reports two children, Myrtle Jones, 4th grade, and Holland Jones, 5th grade, perfect in spelling for one month.
Eight children from Van school, Cammie Craig teacher, reported perfect in attendance for one month.
Gainesmore school, Junior Clardy?, reported six children.
Mabel Kennedy school, Willie Cooper, reports six children perfect in spelling.
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