Jasper County, Illinois
Newton High School
Newton High School, 1924
Facts About Newton High School from the 1924 Nukomi Annual yearbook:
DID YOU KNOW....
THAT Newton High School was the first High School in Jasper County?
THAT the first session was held in 1880?
THAT the first class graduated in 1882 and consisted of ten members?
THAT in 1883 the High School was held in the third story attic of the grade school building?
THAT the first piano used by N. H. S. was purchased in 1881 and is still in existence?
THAT the first superintendent was N. S. Scoville?
THAT the first Commencement was held in the M.E. Church?
THAT the first Alumni Banquet was held in 1882?
THAT there was no graduating class in 1887 because the school was being remodeled?
THAT Miss Nancy Cummins was Principal in 1887?
THAT the three smallest classes consisted of four members each and graduated in the years 1886, 1888 and 1903?
THAT the first child of an Alumnus graduated in 1906?
THAT in 1908 and 1909 school was held in the upstairs suite of the Gilmore block while the old school building was being enlarged?
THAT in 1910 the Junior-Senior reception was held at the New American Hotel? before that time it had been held in private homes.
THAT C. E. Girhard was connected longer with the school than any one else?
THAT when the war broke out the students went to school on Saturday, so that they could be free in April in order to do their bit on the farm and in the town?
THAT thirty-eight of these were High School Alumni
THAT N. H. S. became a Community school, in 1920?
THAT in 1922, the Glee Clubs taught a new Victrola for the school?
THAT the first Annual was published in 1921?
THAT the first session of school held in the new N.C.H.S. building was in 1922-1923?
THAT the football team of '23 won every game of the season?
THAT the first class to graduate in the new building was the class of '23 and consisted of thirty-one members?
THAT the class of '24 is more than twice as large as any class that has gone out from the Newton High School?
G. H. '24.
L. C. '21
1924 CLASS LISTS
Van Trexler - Editor
Eugenia Flori - Asst. Editor
Frank McCullough - Bus. Man.
Literary: Frances Elder and Gladys Bower
Alumni: Bernice Jones and Margaret Markwell
Joke: Albert Imming and Charles Mitchell
Calendar: Lee Harris and Beulah Hunt
Society: Beulah Davis
Athletics: Idris Cornwell
Sales Manager: Paul Allison
Advertisement: Henry Kinsel
Freshman: Florence Bruner
Sophomore: Elizabeth Mitchell
Junior: Ralph Connor
Faculty Advisor: Blanche Stephenson
Board of Education
J.M. Hicks, President
J.W. Matheny, Clerk
Sarah Taylor Sunderland, A.B. - Illinois Wesleyan University - English and History
Donald F. McCash, principal - Drake University - Algebra
Blanche Stephenson - Butler College - Manual Training Normal School - latin, History and Physical Trainig
Henrietta Smith, A.B. - University of Illinois - Mathematics (NOTE: hand written next to her picture is "Died 1924")
Fannie R. Metcalf B. E. - Illinois State Normal University - Home Economics
Juanita P. Richey B. M. - University of Illinois - Music and English
Mildred D. Heath A. B. - University of Illinois - Home Economics
Glenn H. Sunderland B. S. - Southern Illinois Normal - University of Illinois - Agriculture
Charles E. Naumer - Washington University, St. Louis - General Science and Algebra
Richard Fawley - Eastern Illinois State Teachers College - Manual Arts, Commercial Arithmetic and Civics
O. W. Howell B. S. - University of Illinois - Bookkeeping and Economics
Mildred D. Stephenson A. B. - Indiana University - English
Emilie Hathorne - University of Illinois - Chemistry and Physics
Lucia Hill A. B. - Smith College - Biology and Related Arts
Senior Class of 1924
Junior Class, 1924
Frances Elder "Toots"
COLORS, PURPLE AND WHITE
JUNIOR CLASS ROLL
President: Dwight Reed
SOPHOMORE CLASS ROLL
President: Leo Bever
COLORS: GOLD AND WHITE
Sophmore Class Picture
Sophmore Class Picture,
Newton High School
1924 Newton High School Freshman Class
Class List of Newton High School
1928 Class List . . .
Teacher List of 1919
C.E. Girhard, Superintendent
A.T. Martin, High School Principal
Teachers at the High School:
Harry H. Love
J. Hal Connor
Grade School Teachers:
Inez Davidson - 8th Grade
S.O. Beals - 7th Grade
Gladys Letsinger - 6th Grade
Daisy Payne - 5th Grade
Sibyl Kennett - 4th Grade
Zola Kennett - 3rd Grade
Elma Kibler - 2nd Grade
Allie Johnson - 1st Grade
1919 Board of Directors of Newton Community High School District
George Jasper, B.T. Adkins, C.T. Kennedy, J.M. Hicks, E.F. Johnson
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