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JIM: The last Breeding HS commencement - 20 March 1953
Miss Claudette Royse was class valedictorian
Related: Breeding High School, Memory Photo Sat 12 Aug 2017
The final commencement service at Breeding High School came and went on Friday evening, the 20th day of March, 1953.
According to an article in the News, Rev. Floyd Riddle led the invocation, then spoke to the small crowd assembled. Miss Claudette Royce, class valedictorian, orated on the topic of "The Ideal American" and Miss Mary E. Breeding, vocalist, entertained those assembled.
The principal, Mrs. J.R. Kerbow, then presented the diplomas to those being graduated and Rev. Noah Page pronounced the benediction. And with the Rev. Page's closing words, Breeding High quietly passed into memory.
The Breeding graduates that year were Virginia Cole, Priscilla Curry, Nelda Estes, and Claudette Royse. The faculty members were Mrs. J.R. Kerbow, Mrs. J.S. Breeding, and Hubert Edwards.
A few days later, the News reported that "all of the high school pupils will be transferred to the central high school in September 1953," and that a group from the state Department of Education, along with local school officials, had toured the county schools and recommended that "the space vacated in the Columbia, Knifley, and Breeding [high] schools should be occupied by consolidating with these centers the small elementary schools in the vicinity of each."
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This story was posted on 2017-08-21 07:38:30
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