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The Caddo Herald
May 28, 1915
By reason of the fact that the closing exercises of the Caddo High School were not completed when The Herald went to press last week, The Herald did not get to say all it wanted to about the school.
The High School play, “Better Than Gold” was given at the Opera House Thursday night to a full house. This was the only feature charged for, but it was well worth the price and thus funds were obtained with which to pay the expense of commencement week.
This play was not only a high moral play, one that was full of thrills and dramatic situations, as well as some fun, and it was so well rendered that the audience could not help but enjoy every minute of the time. It was perhaps the best rendered home talent plays ever put on in Caddo, which is saying a great deal. The high school pupils not only showed remarkable talent, but careful thought and training. And when it is considered that less than two weeks preparation was had its perfect rendition was most remarkable. The large crowd showed its appreciation by frequent and hearty applause.
Friday night at the high school auditorium, occurred the address to the pupils, teachers and patrons by Prof. Dodson of the Southeastern State Normal and the awarding of prizes and perfect attendance certificates. Hon. Claud Smith presented the medals given by Civic Club, and Prof. Dodson presented the others. A remarkable feature of the perfect attendance certificates was the fact that last year only seventeen received them, while this year sixty received the coveted honors.
Following is a list of the prize winners:
The Civic Club Medals, one to the boy and girl in each school for perfect attendance and deportment. In the high school Misses Charleen Hogan, Bertie Wood, and Nina Johnson tied, for which was awarded, by drawing lots, to Miss Charleen Hogan. Boys, Earl Phelps. In the Grammar school, Ola Harmon and Fleming Clower.
The Music Club Medal for the highest grade in the High School was awarded to Miss Jewel Cobb.
The Dodd Medal for highest grade in Seventh: Two tied for the honor, and Mr. Dodd generously issued two medals- one to Velma Shelby and one to Gladys Stevens.
The George Frazier Medal was awarded to Otis Smith for highest grade in Seventh.
Following is the list of perfect attendance:
Nina Johnson Bertie Wood
Charleen Hogan Jack Glasscock
Earl Phelps Ruth Bloom
Audra Hipp Roland Wright
Christine Hogan Dora Hogan
Ernest Black Georgia Boydstun
Robert Beaty Eddie Booker
Stanton Carroll Lorane Freeny
Cortelle Hipp Conseola Pierson
Otis Smith Velma Shelby
Ola Harmon Mamie Wright
Thelma Malone Ishel McKinney
Guy Crossett Tacitus Drake
Charles Hogan Jack Hendricks
Ethel Kelso Ruby Mead
Alfred Pherigo Vera Manning
C. J. Powell Roy Powers
Harry Pace Helen Styron
Pauline Shelby Nelsine Turner
Vernon Rowsey Fleming Clower
Arthur Drake Hunter Joe Hogan
Frank B. Reed Nell Sargent
Ora Black Jewell Marshall
Eva McKinney Lillian McKinney
Maggie Trent Maudie Pierson
Louise Peters Annie Muckelroy
Kathryne Gravitt Neva Rowsey
Artell Bell Mary Alice Reed
Margaret Boland Mamie Lou Malone
Maggie Braudrick Dottie Evelyn Smith
Following the awarding came the burlesque on the faculty by pupils of the High School, which was decidedly humorous and entertaining. None enjoyed this gridiron more than did the teachers themselves, who had worked hard for a successful year and as a relaxation did not mind a bit of fun at their expense. A hard rain came just at the time of gathering Friday night, yet there was a large crowd present, who in spite of the difficulty of getting there, thoroughly enjoyed the program.
Saturday afternoon Mrs. G. Goodman entertained the members of the Websterian and Eureka Societies at the matinee. Saturday night Miss Blackwell entertained the Eurekas at The Cove with elegant refreshments.