Commencement Exercises

The class of 1913 graduated from N. H. S., Thursday evening, May 29, before a large audience of friends and relatives gathered in the spacious auditorium to hear their thesis and witness their "begining". The program was fittingly started by a few words of welcome from Mr. DAVENPORT, followed by invocation by Rev. SIMONDS. "A Mellow Horn" followed by "Bacteria" by Amanda GUNDERSON, the quartette then sang "Over the Dark Blue Sea" after which Fay SPENCER gave an interesting discourse on "Salmon Fishing on the Coast." Mary GINGER and Ella KALLANDER then sang "Bobolink Tell Me True", which was very well received by the audience. The last of the graduates to speak was Alta SPEDDING who had for her subject "Civic Beauty", which contained many practical suggestions for beautifying home and city. This was followed by another selection by the quartette "I Know a Bank", and the program closed after a short speach from Mr. DAVENPORT and the presentation of the diplomas. While the crowds were congratulating the Seniors, the undergraduates gathered and sang "Good-bye Seniors" and gave one of those roof-raising yells "Seniors". The auditorium was beautifully decorated in brown and blue, the Senior colors and there was a great profusion of ferns, flowers and evergreens.

This is the fifth class to graduate from N. H. S. and we think Nooksack is justly proud of her school. It may be of interest to our readers to know what thes old school friends are doing now.

cap  Class of '09  cap
Annie KALLANDER -- Stenographer at Seattle.
Jessie SIMPSON -- Teacher at Nooksack; "U" of "W" next year.
Matilda NELSON -- Teacher at Lawrence two years; at Northwood next year.
John WARRINER -- Farmer near Nooksack.
James EHLERS -- Farmer near Clearbrook.

cap  Class '10  cap
Ruby CASTOR -- Tired of living alone is Mrs. C. J. CLARK of Goshen.
Mary PERRY -- Teacher at Kendall.
Harry MERRIAM -- Trying to make two blades of grass grow where one grew formerly near Nooksack.

cap   Class '11  cap
Stella CHARLES -- Teacher at North Prairie.
Esther MCGRATH -- Normal School Student.
Ray CLOUD -- Printing office at Everson.
Henry KALLANDER -- Wearing a "little green cap" at "U" of "W".

cap  Class '12  cap
Alice SPEDDING -- Normal School, Teacher at Nooksack.
Bertha SIMPSON -- Has spent one year at home, At "U" of "W" next year.
Leslie AMES -- Drug store clerk at Sumas.
Lee MERRIAM -- Normal School, Teacher at Clearbrook.

Class '13

diploma Amanda GUNDERSON
diploma Fay SPENCER
diploma Alta SPEDDING

From The Nooksack Reporter June 13, 1913; copied by Susan Nahas

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