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Pike County Schools
First Commencement 1896

Pike Co Illinois



Pike County Schools

First Annual Commencement
Pike County Public Schools
Thursday Evening July 23, 1896
Circuit Court Room
Pittsfield IL

PROGRAM
Song ... Normal Singers
Invocation .... Rev. R.L. Steed
Song ... Normal Singers
Essay ... "Stars and Stripes" (Maude Johnson, Eldara)
Vocal Music .. Quartette
Essay .. "Our Country, The U. S. of A. (Mabel C. Brown, Atlas)
Song ... Quartette
Essay .. "Progress of Education" (Erma Brown, Atlas)
Essay .. "Value and Uses of Education" (Edward Criss, Pleasant Hill)
Song .. Quartette
Essay .. "Truths by Reading History" (Hettie Anderson, Kinderhook)
Music .. Normal Singers
Roll Call of Graduates .. Supt. Hatfield
Short Addresses ... Messrs. Davis, Swan and others
Song .. Normal Singers
Address.. State Supt. S.M. Inglis
Presentation of Diplomas
Music .. Quartette

ANDERSON, Hettie BARNEY, E.F. BARNES, Lester BENNETT, Taylor
BERRY, Orland BLACK, Ollie BROWN, Claude H. BROWN, Erma
BROWN, Mabel C. CRISS, Edward CRUMP, Lotta DAVIS, Hoy
DOANE, Fern DRAPER, Lulu FRANKLIN, Roy FULLER, George
GRIFFIN, Hattie HARTSOCK, Viola HOOPER, Stella HOOVER, Stella
HOYLE, Anna JOHNSON, Maude LIGGETT, Hazel LIGON, Harvey
LOVELESS, Clayton MASSIC, Bertha M. MELTON, Harvey MILLER, Georgia
NORTON, Nellie PEARSON, John PENCE, Willie POLLOCK, Roy
ROBERTS, Lewis ROGERS, Dora SAPP, Moxie SHAW, Anna
SMITH, Alsa SNYDER, Grace WYATT, Charles A.