Thursday, April 26, 2018

1912 Graduation Program of Denmark High School at Denmark, Maine

Graduation Exercises for the Class of 1912 at Denmark High School, held at the I.O.O.F. Hall on Thursday Evening, June 13, 1912.

Motto:  Nihil Sine Labore
Class Colors: Pine-Tree Green and White

Order of Exercises
  • Music
  • Prayer
  • Music
  • Salutatory Essay - "The Conservation of our Forests - Philip Hacker Cobb.   [He went on to Bowdoin College and Harvard College, where he received a doctorate in philosophy.  At the time of his death in 1938, he was on the faculty of the Governor Dummer Academy at South Byfield, Massachusetts.]
  • Music
  • History
  • Essay - "Woman's Place in the Business World" - Alice Frances Freeman   [She married Herman Leroy Hartford Sr. in 1914.]
  • Music
  • Prophecy
  • Essay - "The Federation of the World" - Roland Hacker Cobb - went on to serve in the Maine State Senate
  • Music
  • Essay - "Causes of the High Cost of Living"  [possibly the Valedictory by Benjamin Byron Hartford - see the image]
  • Valedictory - Benjamin Byron Hartford   [who possibly delivered the essay "Causes of the High Cost of Living - see the image]
  • Music
  • Conferring of Diplomas
  • Music

Class Officers
  • President: Benjamin Byron Hartford
  • Secretary: Philip Hacker Cobb
  • Treasurer: Alice Frances Freeman
  • Business Manager: Roland Hacker Cobb

Principal - William H. Clifford

Superintendent - Mrs. Catherine Jewett - Catherine A. (Lyford) Jewett, who would marry William Wallace Berry in 1916, after the death of her first husband, Frank C. Jewett, in 1913.
  • William Allen
  • Elwood L. Pendexter
  • Edward A. Thomas

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