Oswayo Valley Mail, June 1930
Class of 1930 Graduated Last
with Impressive Exercises at Church
Thirty-One in Graduation Class This Year.
Commencement Was Fine. Alumni To Hold
Banquet and Dance This Evening.
Thirty-one bright young men and women have stepped
out into the cold cruel world today having been graduated from the Shinglehouse
High School at appropriate services held in the Methodist church last night.
During the 23 years of the life of the local
high school the class of 1930 is the second largest in number on record
to be graduated in June. The class of 1929 holds the record number with
a class of 32 members. The senior class graduating in 1926 with 27 members
held the record for three years, but now takes third place.
Following the processional by the high school
orchestra and invocation by Rev. R. M. Safford, Helen Toner delivered
the address of welcome. Rachel Donovan, Helen Goodspeed, Gertrude Ahl
LaVere Nelson next presented the class history in a charming manner.
This was followed by a short address by Jay Cummings, class president.
Harold Alty delved in the statistics of
his class in a novel manner. The class medley by Margaret Bunker,
an oration :Success: by Grace Corwine, and the advice to Juniors
by Howard Nichols and Weldon McDonald
were equally enjoyed
by those present.
Kenneth Signor, class pessimist and Belle
Bennett, who delivered the mantel oration and High Lumn, who
responded briefly in behalf of the Junior class handled their parts to
Hortense Trask, Elladene Winship, Alyene Torrey
Crooks prophesized the coming events
concerning their class mates. Neil Haynes,
class optimist, was a bright spot in the program. Alice
Russell and Gertrude Foote presented
each member of their class with tokens of remembrances. This
was followed by the Class Song by members of
the Senior class.
"Last Pill and Pepsodent" by Babbitt Harris
was a very clever method of disposing of class property
and privileges. Hennrietta McDowell recited
the class poem followed by the validictory by Ethel
Torrey. The program concluded with the
presentation of diplomas by Prof. W. H. Briggs, benediction
by Rev. R. M. Safford and a march by the
The departing Senior Class delightfully entertained
the members of the local high school, faculty,
eighth grade and visitors during the chapel period
The following program was thoroughly enjoyed:
|Orchestra -- Favorite Song of Freshman Year
|Facts of High School Terms
|Facts of Sophomore Year
|Orchestra -- Favorite Piece of Sophomore Year
|Happenings in Junior Year
|Senior Class Song
|Recitation -- "House by the Side of the Road"
|Quartet -- "I Dreamed We Were the Faculty"
||Howard Nichols, Alonzo Patterson, Harold Alty,
|Play -- "Sing a Song of Seniors"
|Duet -- "When You Come to the End of the Day"
||Helen Toner, Margaret Bunker
|Toasts to Freshmen and Sophomores
||Harold Alty, Kenneth Signor
|Farewell to Faculty
The program concluded with the presentation of
flowers to the faculty. Jay Cummings, Class President was given
a ring in remembrance by his class mates and for his loyalty to his Class,
also the Glee Club sang a Farewell song to the Seniors.
Sunday evening the graduating Seniors attended
the annual baccalaureate service in the First Baptist church, going to
the church in a body.
The speaker of the evening was Reverend J.
S. Jewell, D. D., of Pittsburgh. He spoke briefly but with words of
excellent advice to the members of the assembled student body.
Alumni Hosts Tonight
Tonight the Class of 1930 will be the guest of
honor at the eighth annual Alumni association banquet to be held at the
Masonic Hall on Oswayo street. Extensive plans have been carried out and
the class will be royally entertained. A short program will be carried
out with singing and musical numbers by the orchestra which will later
furnish inspiration for the dancers at the I.O.O.F. Hall.