Wednesday, March 30, 2016

1895 Hopkins Graduation Program

At the Hopkins Historical Society annual meeting Tuesday, a graduation program was shared from the 6th annual Hopkins High School Graduation held in 1895. Enis Siegfried was valedictorian, while Lula Goodson was salutatorian. Graduation ceremonies were much longer than they are now, with students giving full-length orations to the assembly showing what they had learned. Songs sang included "The Nightingale," "Love's Sunshine," and "Stars of the Summer Night." The Rev. Ezra Downs opened the graduation ceremony with prayer. The motto was, "Not Finished, but Begun." Graduates were Dora Stockton, Harry Smith, Ora Fraser, Lula Goodson, F.D. Ingram, Grace Wolfers, and Enis Siegfried.

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