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Benton Jr. High School
1936 Graduation


Benton School, a junior high school,was located at 3004 Benton Blvd. in Kansas City. One of its most famous graduates was Walt Disney.
He credited the principal of Benton, J. M. Cottingham, for fostering confidence and creativity in him during his years at Benton.
Benton School went through the eighth grade. The name was changed in later years to Holmes School.


Program
Thursday, June 4, 1936

Processional.............Benton School Orchestra
Invocation - Recessional .............Class
Address of Welcome- Evelyn Leming, Class President
Spinning Song - Isadore Comens, Ellmenreich
Salulatory - Donald Jones, "A Graduation Wish"
Roman March- Violin Enseble
Phillips Comens, Diana Bartlett, Anita Albaugh,
Thelma Brooks, Accompanist

Being Old Enough, Original Poem - William Irwin
Quartette - Diana Bartlett, Ethel Lois Long, Helen Murphy, Wilma Weddle
"Our Car" - Original Poem - Sara Rosen
"The Peddler", Russian Folk Song, Boys Chorus and Thelma Brooks, Accompanist
Prize Winning Oration - Ethel Lois Long
Valedictory - Robert Van Wye
Presentation of Diplomas - J. M. Cottingham, Principal

BENTONSCHOOL
THURSDAY, JUNE 4, 1936 - 8:00 P. M.
CANDIDATES FOR GRADUATION
Frances Ann Abraham
VirginiaLeeAdams
AnitaJaniceAlbaugh
BonnieArmstrong
DianaGoldieBartlett
Kathleen Beatty
Robert Oliver Bevis
June Elaine Bird
Esther Blanar
Jack Benard Boxer
June Maxine Burgess
Bursib DeWitt Carpenter
Mildred Chaitman
Isadore Comens
Phillip Comens
Joe Culbertson
Robert Henry Dempsey
Doris Pauline Dungan
Dixie Lee Eader
Bernard Irving Eisenberg
Jack Bernard Fichman
Robert Courtland Floyd
Charles Garrison
Libby Glassman
Dorothy May Grow
George Carlton Henning
Otto Herter, Jr.
William E. Irwin, Jr.
Donald Everett Jones
Paul Jack Kieffer
Mary Louise Knight
Hubert Sterling Long Larkin
DeVera Evelyn Leming
Ethel Lois Long
Guy Loughead
Sheridan Mallin
Vera Claire McNary
Robert McPeak
Hazel Patricia Morrill
Helen Faye Murphy
Marjorie Beatrice Parmeter
Stanley J. Pfefer
Wanita Marie Phillips
George Corwin Pierce
Rosalind Roine Ristine
Meta Claressa Roberts
Sara Sue Rosen
Saul Rosen
William Francis Rosser
Robert Allan Rush
Donald Sarver
Glenn G. Selter
Leon Sternfeld
Wilma June Swank
Verne James Tobin
Donald Van Derbur
Robert Van Wye
Homer Walters
William Bruce Weaver
George Weaver
Wilma Alice Weddle
Robert Whinery

Benton School Graduates --January 1936

Bertam Gus Barnett
Dorothy Juanita Berry
Mildred Jean Blanar
Kenneth Bourret
Sylvia Pearl Brooks
Betty Lu Byram
Blanche Ileen Cooper
Joe Dimarco
Cyrus Elwyn Dixon
Herbert C. Ferney, Jr.
Amelia Formby
Petro Harakas
Serena Kolkin
Dorothy Virginia Lewis
James Bowdvin Mercer
Marilyn Miller
Myron Nelson
James Rosser
Dorothy Jane Taylor
Billy N. Wagley
Frances Ann Wang

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