Sunday, March 25, 2012

1915 Graduating Exercises at Pennell Institute at Gray, Maine



Graduation Program for the Class of 1915 of Pennell Institute at Stimson Hall in Gray, Maine, on Friday, June 11, 1915.  Motto:  "To the Utmost, Never Sparing"


Note: See a 1925 Pennell Institute graduation program here.




Program


March  
Invocation
Music, Hobb's Orchestra
Salutatory, Julia Hunt Bishop
In Memoriam, Hilda Janet Leavitt
The Spring Flowers, Rachel Hunnewell Foster
Music, Orchestra
Motto Essay, Beatrice Vivia Berry
Class Poem, Velma Augusta Snow
Prophecy, Gladys Helen Burns
Music, Orchestra
The Moral Possibilities of English, Annie Frances Merrill
Presentation of Gifts, Ruby Roxanna Wilson
Valedictory, Lillian Catherina Woodbury
Singing the Class Ode
Conferring of Diplomas
Benediction




Class Ode


The pilgrim stands still on the brow of the hill
To view from afar his goal; 
He wearily leans on his travel-worn staff,
While his eyes hold a pleasure twofold.
For they rest on the path he has traveled so long,
And dream faces float on the wind;
No pleasures or friendships the future can hold
Are sweeter than those far behind.


Like the pilgrim, we now view a wonderful land,
As holy as ever he trod.
At the mystical portals of life we now stand,
Our hope on the silver lined cloud.
Yet here we must pause; the past is so dear,
And it brings the sad word we must tell.
So now with one voice that speaks straight from the heart,
We softly will breathe our "Farewell."
    Velma Augusta Snow


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1 comment:

  1. I WENT TO PENNELL INSTITUTE CLASS OF 56
    I WAS BORN AND BROUGHT UP IN GRAY. OUR CLASS
    REUNION THIS YEAR IS JULY 28, HOPE TO SEE SOME OF YOU.

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