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Valder Normal School
1895 Graduates

Source: Decorah Republican June 20, 1895 P 4 C 1


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COMMENCEMENT,
Valder Business College and Normal School.
At Steyer’s Opera Home, Friday, June 28th, 1895

The Normal Class of '95, in the Valder Business College and Normal School hold their graduating exercises at Steyer's Opera House, on the above date. The graduates number nineteen in the Higher English course, four in the business college, (in addition to 52 who have previously graduated in the year.) and six in the shorthand and type-writing class, making thirteen in that department.
The program is as
follows:—
AFTERNOON SESSION—2 P. M.
Prayer....................Rev., F. P. Shaffer
Base Solo…... ...............Selected
Prof. B. J. Bowman.
Oration...... . . . .....Progress of Education
Edward Payne Howe.
Essay....... .. . . A Cluster of Pansies
Louise Marie Anderson.
Oration....................Man’s Heritage
Charles Louis Child.
Essay.......... ... . .... Pearls of Character
Mary S. Rollins.
Vocal Duet......................Selected
Messrs, Hopperstad and Halvorson,
Essay......... ... ............The New Woman
Sarah Maria Quandahl.
Oration............. Polygon of Forces
George Lavard Struble.
Oration.............The Still, Small Voice
Anna Mae Elwick.
Solo............... .... ...... . ........Selected
Mrs, M. H. Montgomery.
Recitation..........................Thebes
Laura Amelia Johnson.
Oration.... Electricity, the Queen of our Centnry
Thomas S. Kennedy.
..................Noted American Women
Ida Johnson.
EVENING SESSION—8 P. M.
Music............................Selected
Orchestra.
Song...............Mendelssohn Qoartette
Misses Haugen and Halvorson, and Messrs. Ellickson and Himle.
Oration.......... .... . .Impersonated Ideas
Henry Robert Jones.
Oration..............Black the Heel of Your Boot
Charles Vernon Oliver.
Solo .................... ........Selected
A. E. Ellickson.
Oration..............Thy Speech Betrayeth Thee
Almira Rosalia Davis.
Oration........Liberty Enlightening the World
Anna Hoyme.
Oration........ ...............True Heroism
Clara Isadora Rollins.
Music................... .........Selected
Orchestra.
Oration........... ... ......Driftwood
Harry Raymond Hislop.
Essay…............... The Land of Pyramids
Clara M. Sydow.
Oration.........She Hath Done What She Could
Grace Elinor Little.
Oration...............Some Flowers of Fancy
Ida Nelson.
Music...............................Selected
Orchestra.
PRESENTATION OF DIPLOMAS.
An admission of 10 cents will be charged. All are invited to attend.

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