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Lawrenceburg High School Commencement – 1889

Commencement exercises of the Lawrenceburg High School in Dearborn County, Indiana for 1889 appeared in:
Lawrenceburg Register – 13 Jun 1889 – Page 2, Column 3

Commencement Exercises.

The fifteenth annual commencement exercises of the Lawrenceburgh High School took place at the Court House on last Thursday evening. There was a very large attendance. The essays of the members of the graduating class are as follows:

[See newspaper for full essays.]

The War of Muscle and Money by Thomas J. McKim

Political Rascality by Oliver D. Wharton

Lawrenceburg High School Honor Roll – 1888

Honor rolls for 1888 of the Lawrenceburg High School in Dearborn County, Indiana appeared in:

Lawrenceburg Register – 18 Oct 1888 – Page 3, Column 3


The following pupils of the High School have not fallen below ninety percent in scholarship, deportment and attendance, for the month ending October 5th:

B Grade—Mamie Johnston, Mary West, Marie Dumont, Zeph Dunn, Cleophas Wharton.

C Grade—Frank Brooks, Edward Winkley, Benjamin Smith, Grace Prichard, Ethel Bradley, Dollie Smashea, Laura Larimer.

Lawrenceburg Register – 15 Nov 1888 – Page 3, Column 4


The following students of the High School have not fallen below 90 per cent in scholarship, deportment and attendance for the month ending November 2:

C Grade—Ethel Bradley and Frank Brooks.

B Grade—Mary West, Zeph Dunn and Anna Lang.

Lawrenceburg High School Commencement – 1888

Commencement proceedings of the Lawrenceburg High School in Dearborn County, Indiana for 1888 appeared in:

Lawrenceburg Register – 9 Feb 1888 – Page 3, Column 1

The High School graduating class of 1888 will be composed of Misses Carrie Walter, Mary Rabe, and Kate Hornberger, and Messrs. Edward Emmert, Oscar Wainscott, and Sims Craig.

Lawrenceburg Register – 31 May 1888 – Page 3, Column 3


Fourteenth Annual Commencement.

Following is the programme:



Salutatory—Carrie Walter.

America, Her Wealth and Free Education—Mary Rabe.

Are we Naturally Deceitful?—Katie Hornberger.


Our Coast Defences—Ed. J. Emmert.

Enjoying Life—Lulu Menke.

Inventions—Carrie Walter.


Valedictory—Edward J. Emmert.

Presentation of Diplomas—Dr. C. B. Miller.



Lawrenceburg High School Commencement – 1887

The 1887 commencement of Lawrenceburg High School in Dearborn County, Indiana appeared in:
Lawrenceburg Register – 16 Jun 1887 – Page 3, Column 4



Few finer audiences ever assembled in the Court room than that which greeted the High School graduating class on last Friday evening. The audience was composed of interested and appreciative people, and they voted the Thirteenth Annual Commencement a glorious success. The graduating class consisted of five young gentlemen and two young ladies.

The exercises opened with the debate: “Resolved, That women should be allowed to vote.” Miss Mary Sanks taking the affirmative in the discussion, while Miss Lizzie Schaerger sustained the negative of the question.

Tolbert Sortwell, in an oration, dilated in a very interesting manner on the subject of “Knavishness.”

Ira Miller’s oration was an excellent one upon the subject of “Luck and Pluck.”

“Loyalty” was the subject of Harry Sim’s oration.

The debate, “Resolved, that Jefferson was a greater man than Lincoln,” was next on the programme, and the question was discussed by the honor boys. Charles Hodel was given the valedictory, first honor, while Clinton Fitch was made salutatorian.

Lawrenceburg High School Commencement – 1885

The 1885 Commencement of Lawrenceburg High School in Dearborn County, Indiana appeared in:
Lawrenceburg Register – 28 May 1885 – Page 3, Column 2


The Twelfth Annual Commencement of the Lawrenceburg High School, held at the Court House on last Friday evening, was one of the most successful ever held.

The Salutatory, “Old Things have Passed Away,” by Ella Squibb, was well chosen and finely rendered. “Monuments of Time,” by Martin Givan, showed careful study, and did the author credit. “Friendship,” by Nettie Burk, was full of beautiful truths, well woven together. “Life is as you Take It,” by Stella Fisher, was so original and rendered with such natural ease that it called forth much applause. “Sickly Sentimentalism,” by Jennie Huff, was a fine hit at soft affectation, and a “too early display” of the tender sentiment called love. Her production was good, and delivery excellent. In “Graduation—what Next?” Will Miller showed how the average boy gets through school, and asked the important question: what of the future? Louisa Decker’s essay, “Great Things from Small Beginnings Come,” was as good as the best of the evening, and the delivery was almost faultless. Curtie Hodel, in her essay on “Owls,” insinuated that there are wingless owls, that blink and stare and only look wise, and are pretty generally objectionable to other people. Her essay was very well written. The valedictory, by Albert Geisert, was a sensibly written and naturally delivered address on “Politics from a School-boy’s Standpoint.” Albert deserves credit.