Commencement exercises for the Blackshear High School, 1923 Henderson Co., TX

Athens Weekly Review
May 31, 1923

Commencement Exercises for Colored High School Held Monday Night.

Commencement exercises for the Blackshear High School (colored) were held Monday night. Supt. S. R.
LeMay delivered the commmencement address while President B. Sigler of the School Board delivered the
diplomas. Laura Jefferson wasthe valedictorian, while Aurdee Derrough was salutatorian. The program
was carried out in a splendid manner and a great many white people were present for the exercises.

Following are the graduates from the Blackshear school this year:

Will Hyte Blanton
Goldia Gloria Burks
Jewell Worthy Butler
Beadie Bynum
Enree Leon Bynum
Audrie Withal Derrough
Jeanette Hamlet
Willard Maudrice Howard
Laura Lucile Jefferson
William Penn Jefferson
Clara Vivian Jones
A. B. Lewis
Frankie Mae Miller
Katerine Katrina Miller
Thomas O. Sherman
Maggie Bell Trammell
Bessie Mae Williams

Submitted by Bunny Freeman

Black History of Henderson Co. TX

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