Yuma County High School

Wray Gazette - September 17, 1909


Year Starts with Large Enrollment of Earnest Students

  The county high school convened Monday of this week with a large attendance of live earnest students.  The faculty, consisting of Prof. C.S. Strickler, and the Misses Lillian Hall and Minnie McDonald are all very sanguine of the prospects for a good year's work.  Prof Strickler has the work in mathematics and science, Miss Hall, Latin and German, and Miss McDonald, English and history.  Review classes have been organized for instruction in Arithmetic, U.S. history, grammar and physical geography for the benefit of those who do not plan to take the regular high school course or who are preparing to teach.  This arrangement gives an excellent opportunity for such students adn the plan will be carried out during the entire year.

Those who have registered in the senior class are as follows:  Ivo Dyar, Zella DeAramond, Ellen Tabor, Mattie Morris, Aestel Kelley, Anna Reed, Amy Smith, Homer Hix, George Culbertson, Wellman Grigsby and Philip Jackson.  This class will constitute the Class of 1910 and, if they work of the requirements of the course of study, they will receive their diplomas at the end of the year.

  The entrance class is unusually large this year, numbering twenty-nine.  The roll of the class is as follows:  Fern Coston, Marie McGinnis, Cloyd Cheney,  Lorna Moorman, Royal Speicher, Victor Ward, Charley Jackson, Gom Gant, Rueben (sic) Pratt, Ray Hildreth, Rex Peck, Buel Ambier, Maude Lott, Gladys Cannady, Alice Schaefer, Earnest Weaver, James Boggs, Cora Bolander, Jennie Good, Floyd Prentice, Genopha Clark, Rose Ramsler, Nellie Kirkland, Nellie Busby, Mabel and Maude Hultquist, Dora Christiansen, Veda Ramsey and Grace Daniels.

  A larger number of students than usual are coming from the out-lying districts and the town seems almost alive with strange boys and girls with books under their arms.  This institution is one in which the county should take a great deal of pride.  It is maintained by a tax of two mills on teh property of the county which is surely a burden to no one.  While every tax-payer is not a patron of the school and some, in all probability, never will be, yet the fact that a comparative few young people reap an advantage is good reason for the establishment of the school.

  The citizens of Wray should see to it that the young people coming to us each year from other districts receive every courtesy and attention due them and that they be surrounded by the very best influences.


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