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- - 1886 - - PARIS HIGH SCHOOL COMMENCEMENT

Special Telegram to The Inter Ocean.
Paris, Ill., June 8.-The commencement exercises of Paris High School occurred to-night in the M. E. Church. The graduating class and their subjects are as follows: Charles O. Pearce, "Education Wins;" Mary Gatz, "The World a Bee Hive;" Emma Magner, "Ventures;" Elmer Laughlin, "Self-confidence;" Marie McKinlay, "A Half Day;" Grace Noell, "Paul Pry;" Alfred E. Harvey, "War a Civilizer;" Myrtle Lamson, "Strikes;" Mac Davis, "Nothing;" Ida Trogdon, "Pocketa." The diplomas were awarded by the Hon. Henry Vansellar. An interesting feature of the annual exercises is the handing down from seniors to juniors of a hatchet made by the late Paris Edge Tool Company with remarks of a humorous character.
[Source: Daily Inter Ocean (Chicago, IL) Wednesday, June 9, 1886, submitted by Mary Kay Krogman]


- - 1896 - - CHRISMAN GRADUATES

Special to The Republic.
Chrisman, Ill., May 15.-The twelfth annual commencement of Chrisman High School occurred tonight. Following is the list of graduates and subjects of their addresses: William Sayre, “Brutus” G. Lloyd Burtner, “The Story of Modern Europe”; Daisy Brothers, “The First American”; Ora M. Mitchell, “The Wandering Jew.” President A. K. Debola of Shurtleff College made an address.
[Source: St. Louis Republic (St. Louis, MO) Saturday, May 16, 1896, submitted by Mary Kay Krogman]


- - 1901 - - COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES

Paris, Ill., July 18.-All of the graduating pupils of the Edgar county common schools assembled in the circuit court room at the court house to-day at 2 p. m. Judge Henry Van Sellar, of the circuit court, delivered a very able address to the graduates. County Superintendent George H. Gordon delivered a short address and presented diplomas to 102 graduates. A class picture was taken in the court house yard by C. E. Joy.
[Source: Daily Illinois State Register (Springfield, IL) Saturday, July 20, 1901, submitted by Mary Kay Krogman]





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