Aurora High School Commencement – 1879

The 1879 commencement of the Aurora High School in Dearborn County, Indiana appeared in:
Aurora Dearborn Independent – 29 May 1879 – Page 3, Column 4

The twelfth annual commencement exercises of the Aurora High School will take place at the Opera House tomorrow evening, at which time four young ladies and five young gents will graduate. The expenses of the entertainment will be greater than usual this year and the school board not deeming it proper to take it out of the school fund, have wisely determined to charge a small admission fee of ten cents to all parts of the house.

Tickets for sale at all the drug stores and a Leive’s, Opera House building.

Below we publish the programme in full:

  • Music.
  • Prayer.
  • Music.
  • Bound, Free—Edwin Wilke.
  • Sparks—Laura H. Williams.
  • Growth—John B. Tuck.
  • Music.
  • Our Boys—Henry P. Williams.
  • Shams—Margie Kaster.
  • Modern Fish—E. C. Darling.
  • Music.
  • The Dawn—Sarah Williams.
  • In the Distance—George O. Foulk.
  • Victories of Peace—Mary Holman.
  • Valedictory
  • Music.
  • Conferring Diplomas.
  • Music.
  • Benediction.