Aurora High School Commencement – 1891

Commencement for 1891 of the Aurora High School in Dearborn County, Indiana appeared in:
Aurora Dearborn Independent – 28 May 1891 – Page 3, Column 3

Commencement Exercises—Aurora High School.

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An immense audience assembled in the Opera House on Friday last to witness the Twenty-fifth Annual Commencement of the Aurora High School. The class was represented by seven young ladies and four young gentlemen, and the very pleasing manner in which each acquitted himself will cause the memory of the class program of ’91 ever to be a pleasant one. And if all their future steps be as brilliant as the ones put forth by them on this evening, a grand victory will be theirs when they “Gain the Heights.”

Salutatorian, Stella B. Bobbitt—“The End Crowns the Work”

Abbie B. Dale—“A Rift in the Clouds”

Edward C. Hopping—“Superstition”

Mamie L. Emrie—“Bones”

Mellie McCune—“Life is a Landscape”

John H. Walton—“Looking Back”

Grace McGuire—“Possibilities Within Reach of American Girls”

Henry Wilhelm—“Influence of Character”

Bessie Bleasdale—“Oratorical Experience”

Roswell R. Walton—“The Grandeur of Self Sacrifice”

Valedictorian, Nellie Smith—“Time has Crowned Thinking King”