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TWENTY YEARS AGO - Farmer school held a patriotic program raising a new flag secured by the efforts of four high school students, Louis Nichols, Paul McCullough, Donald Battershell and Earl Smith. These boys solicited the money to buy the flag, then cut and erected the pole.
[From the Press of May 15, 1924]



Eighth Graders Rank High in State Tests
Ninety-one eighth year pupils from the Bryan Junior Senior High School took the eighth year Ohio Scholarship Tests sponsored by the State Department of Education. These tests were administered by Miss Barstow, Mr. Mick, and Mr. Rogge.
Over 44,000 pupils from the state of Ohio took these tests. These tests contained 200 items and covered English, arithmetic, science and history. The average grade for the state of Ohio was 110. Fifty-four of the ninety-one, or over 57% of the Bryan eighth grade pupils had scores above this grade and the pupils were consistently high in each of the four subject groups. Paul Carlsten ranked in the upper 1% of the eighth grade pupils of the state of Ohio.
The following eighth grade pupils ranked in the upper 25% :
Paul Carlsten.
Thomas Howell.
Larry Harmon.
Kermit Newcomer.
Allyn Witzerman
Mary Elise Dill
Gloria Lindsey
Elston Hamilton
Mary Jo Troxel
Phyllis Perry
Vineta Carlin
Mary Demas
Thomas Beach
Lynette Lorenzen
Henry Konecny
Betty Easterly
Carole Hauger
Phyllis Freed
Phyllis Steele
Earleen Wagner
Nancy Berheisel
Nancy Stoltz
Robert Jones
James DeGroff
Dolores Shaffer
Joan Sharman
Suzanne Fieldner
Joan Cotterman
James Bell
Carloyn Everhart


Pioneer Girl First In 8th Grade Test
Doris Ann Heacock of Pioneer schools placed first among the 201 Williams county system eighth grade pupils in the state scholarship test in April, according to results received from Columbus by Co. Supt. H.C. Vannorsdall. Of the 201 county students taking the test, two-thirds placed in the upper half and one-third in the upper quarter in the state.
Following are the highest ranking ten in this county, and their scores: Doris Heacock, Pioneer, 173; Norma Headley, Northwest, 170; Patricia Allen, West Unity, 167; Edwin Myers, Edon, 165; Dwanda Schad, Clay Bank, 165; David Sauer, West Unity, 164; Donald Brannan, Center, 162; Richard Gee, Pioneer, 169; Herbert Coolman, Northwest, 158; Lamar Allomong, Northwest, 158 and Jeanie Miller, Pioneer, 158.
[The Bryan Press, Bryan, Ohio, May 11, 1944 - Submitted by Kate Watson]


CLOSING SCHOOL EVENTS
Rev. Mr. Wobus of Sidney, O., will give the graduation speech at Kinkle high school commencement Friday evening, May 12. Helen Oxender is salutatorian and Berniece Keller valedictorian of the class of six, the others being Irene Baker, Kermit Baerlin, June Downing and Betty Oxender.
The baccalaureate service for eight Alvorton high school graduates will be held Sunday evening, May 14, with Rev. Franklin Trubee speaking. Commencement will be Monday evening, May 15, with Rev. Birney Roberts speaker. Graduates are John Hilger, Mary Ensign, Mary May, Arlene Balis, Betty Jean King, Watha Sevrence, John Suter and Richard Whitis who is in the navy.
Rev. Dewey Rowe delivered the address at eighth grade graduation of Superior township school in the West Bethesda church Wednesday evening. Graduates are Billy Hoffman, Modestus Fry, Patricia Fry, Ralph Rickner, Constance Kannel, Darold Beck, Dwight Miller, Ralph Cramer, LeRoy Thomas and Arleen Woodruff.
[The Bryan Press, Bryan, Ohio, Thursday, May 11, 1944 - Sub by Kate Watson]

FRATERNITY SWEETHEART
International Sweetheart of Kappa Sigma Kappa fraternity is the title won by Barbara Acus, a senior at Defiance College, during the recent national convention of that fraternity in St. Louis. She represented the Defiance chapter and was selected from eight district contestants. Miss Acus, who is majoring in secondary education at Defiance College, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Oakley Acus, Bryan, Rt. 2.
[The Bryan Times Thursday, October 2, 1958]




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