|The examination of papers of the eighth grade pupils of the county have
been marked after a week's strenuous work on them by the school superintendent
and his assistants, and the lost shows that out of the 230 who took the test,
116 have passed. This is only a little over half of the total number, but
the papers were marked very strictly, the passing grade was set at eighty
percent, in all the subjects, and the test was otherwise made difficult,
in order to set the passing standard as high as possible and make the diploma
something to be worked for and a proper passport into high school.
In Silver Beach, Marietta and Point Roberts and Custer, all of those who took the examination passed, and in several other schools all excepting one or two came through successfully. Sumas made a creditable showing, nineteen out of a large class of twenty-two getting a passing grade.
One remarkabel grade, said to be the highest ever made in an eighth grade examination in the county, was made by Ethel ALEXANDER, on of the pupils at Marietta, a remarkably bright student. Her grades in the eight studies which the test covered were 93, 96, 100, 100, 95, 95, 97. The superintendent states that the average grade of the successful ones was about 83.
A list of those who passed the test is as follows:
Sumas -- Annie FRY, Guy RECORD, Myrtle HANDY, Eugene ROBERTS,
Grace McBURNEY, Jean SLAUGHTER, Maud STEWART, Annie FITZGERALD, Maggie
McALLISTER, Sara HUGHES, Iva HUGHES, Nora FITZERALD, Mary BONDS, Louisa LAMBERT,
Mildred CRANSON, Beatrice BERTRAND.
From The Bellingham Reveille, May 29, 1906; copied by Susan Nahas
Back to School Records
Back to Whatcom GenWeb main page