Sunday, March 25, 2012

1917 Graduation Program of Kennebunk High School at Kennebunk, Maine



Graduation Program for the Class of 1917 of Kennebunk High School at Kennebunk, Maine.




Graduation Exercises of the Class of 1917
Kennebunk High School
Thursday Evening
June 14, 1917, at 8 p.m., 
at
Mousam Opera House
Kennebunk, Maine


Class Motto - Labor Omnia Vincit
Class Colors - Blue and Gold




Programme
Music, Orchestra
Invocation
Salutatory, with Essay, "Applied Mathematics", George Benjamin Jellison
Essay, "Uses of Electricity", Donald Franklin Grant
Essay, "The Government Forest Work", Leon Perle Davis
Class History, Maeora Belle Welch
Essay, "Modern Education", Emma Louise Allen
Essay, "Athletics", John Davis
Music
Essay, "Woman in Business", Edith Elizabeth Anderson
Essay, "Resources of Maine", Raymond Cousens Whicher




Programme
Prophecy, Henry Willis Day
Essay, "Child Labor", Elizabeth Hinckley
Essay, "National Forest Reservation", Sherman Huff
Presentation of Gifts, Joseph Dane
Valedictory, with Essay, "The Violin and its Master", Ethel Lillian Furvoll
Music, Orchestra
Awarding of School Honors
Presentation of Diplomas
Class Ode, Mary Elizabeth Cole
Benediction
Reception to the Class




Class Ode


Dear High School, the summons have come to depart,
But we wait by the shore of the sea,
And we turn to look back o'er the past four years,
That have bound us more closely to thee.


You have taught us our lessons of patience and truth,
Thru' the future unforseen.
We'll be loyal and true to our dear old high school
THE CLASS OF 1917.


Tho' our destinies be over dangerous seas,
And the struggle may be long,
May we brave the strife undismayed, as we know,
That thy memory will lead us on.


We, the last of thy children, here resolve,
No matter what comes between,
We'll be loyal and true to our dear old high school,
THE CLASS OF NINETEEN SEVENTEEN.


Graduates


College Preparatory


Mary Elizabeth Cole
Ethel Lillian Furvoll
Elizabeth Hinckley
Joseph Dane, Jr.
Raymond Cousens Whicher


English Course


Emma Louise Allen
Edith Elizabeth Anderson
Maeora Bele Welch
Henry Willis Day
John Davis
Leon Perle Davis
Donald Franklin Grant
Sherman Huff
George Benjamin Jellison


I hope these graduates survived the War and the Spanish Flu.  I checked the Maine Military Men of 1917/1918 database and found several who served, but none who died.


If you have information on any of the graduates, please leave a comment or contact me directly. 


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