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The Dailey News
January 18, 1901 Page 8

North Denver High Scool Cuts Loose From Tradition and Graduates A Class.

The mid-winter graduation exercises of the January class of the North Denver High School last night went off with great éclat and to the satisfaction of the students and the many friends who crowed the auditorium.

The girls formed the regular commencement day picture in their pretty white gowns and big bunches of roses and carnations. The program was an invocation from the usual cut and dried entertainments on such occasions. The graduates sat on the platform and enjoyed themselves instead of waiting in fear and trembling for their turn to come. The class president Miss Mamie Mullin, was the only one who had to make an address, which she did in good style. Then President James Baker of the State University gave an interesting address on what had been accomplished in the arts and sciences in the century just closed, followed up with a few words to the class on what was expected of the young people in the coming century.

The picture left by the class as a memorial to the school was presented in a graceful speech by John Cory and accepted by Miss Marguerite Flagg. Dr. Smedley, president of the school board, then presented the diplomas as Dr. Curtman was not able to be present. The music was furnished by Miss Rose Marie Johnson, a piano solo, quartet, Misses Winifred Rucher, Merle Jones and Roy Porter, Miss Jessie Stocker playing the violin obbligato in the last song "The Night Has a Thousand Eyes,". The closing song was by Miss Grace Welch.

Principal E. I. Brown expressed himself as very much pleased with the success of this first mid-winter graduated class and the smoothness with which it has been accomplished without any friction in the general work of the school.

Those who received diplomas last evening were:

John Jerome Cory
Mabel Emery
Carolina Henrietta Johnson
Mamie Frances Mullin
Ethel Mae Onyon
Alice Eunice Pendery
Ellen Agnes Ransom
Fannie Ethelwyn Rowland
Mary Ethel Salmon
Grace Allce Scott
Victor Clyde Smedley
Chester Ceylon Smith
Grace Glenrose Welch.
Donated by: Rita Timm 1895 Denver