Vevay High School Graduation – 1898

Vevay High School [Switzerland County, Indiana] graduation report appeared in:
Vevay Reveille – 5 May 1898 – Page 4, Column 3

Vevay High School Commencement.

The thirty-second commencement exercises of the Vevay High School were held Friday night, April 29, at Metropolitan Hall, which was filled with relatives and friends to witness the last lesson of the four young ladies and two young gentlemen, who bid adieu that night to the school duties of Vevay High School.

The stage was tastefully decorated in the class colors, red and white, and blooming plants. The class motto, “Truth Shall Conquer,” in red letters on a white ground was arranged in the center of the background.

The class was one of the smallest that has graduated from this school, but one of the brightest, the orations showing originality and much preparation. Where all did so well it would not do to discriminate in favor of any particular one.

The music was furnished by the Vevay Orchestra. The ushers were Misses Carrie Brown, Edna Kincaid, Grace Shaw, Zella Jain and Messrs. Walter Baird, George Scott, Howard Cole and Earnest Griffith. The invocation was by Rev. J. Murray Taylor.

The following are the graduates and their subjects:

If we Knew, Miss Edith May Golay; We Build the Ladder We Climb, Miss Luella Brindley; Our Country—Its Possibilities, Mr. Harry B. Dupraz; Face the Foe, Miss Olive Marie Dufour; Problem of Invention, Mr. William Henry Spivey; In gathering Roses lookout for the Thorns, Miss Emma Frances Kemp.

Rev. W. E. Morris skillfully conferred the diplomas.

Superintendent Amie Trafelet and Prof. E. P. Danglade, Principal, have every reason to be proud of the class of 1898.

Rev. R. A. Kemp dismissed the audience.