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Valder Normal School
1897 Graduates

Source: Decorah Republican June 17, 1897 P 4 C 1


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VALDER COLLEGE.
Commencement Exercises to be held at the Grand, Friday Evening, June 25th, 1897. The graduating class in the Normal department of Valder Business College and Normal School, of this year, numbers twenty-six, and carries representatives of a wide territory extending from Decorah to Canby, Minn. The graduating exercises will be held at the Grand Opera House, on Friday evening, next week, at which the following program will be rendered:

Muslc....................................Orchestra
invocation.................Rev. L. L. Lockard
Oration......... Internationalism
Alice Estella Owen.
Oration...................The Wandering Jew
Ivan Bert McMartin.
Oration.................Voyagers on Life's Sea
Minnie Mae Reed.
Tenor Solo............. ..Selected
S. Halvorson.
Oration.................Don’t Give Up The Ship
Roy Kenyon Pierce.
Oration................ Memories
Jennie Ruth Elwick.
Oration.............Home, the Heart of a Nation
Charles Wesley Reed.
Music...................................Orchestra
Oration..............The Scholar in Politics
Theodore Kittelson.
Oration................ ...Prisoners of Plenty
Martha J. Helland.
Oration.................Valley of Decision
William Andrew Caldow.
Clarinet Solo........................ Selected
M. J. Soukup.
Oration..................Reserved Power
William Emmons Roney.
Oration ....Reciprocity, or Measure for Measure
Isabel Louise Gilbertson.
Oration .............Perils to Our Nation
Louis H. Heinberg.
Presentation of Diplomas
G. A. Oliver, Associate Principal.

By a unanimous vote of the class twelve students—the foregoing—were chosen as speakers without reference to rank in scholarship: but each member had prepared orations upon subjects as indicated below:

Oration...............................Shadows
Ida Blanche Reed.
Oration.......Adversity, the Grindstone of Life
Mira Bell McIntosh.
Oration...................American Monuments
John Stork Dayton.
Oration................The Aim of Life
Maude Elizabeth Holcomb.
Oration ............Conservation of Energy
Thomas Torkelson.
Oration.....................ideal in Public Life
Ole Ensrud.
Oration................................PIuck
Charles Edward Trzcinski.
Oration..........................False Success
Mae A, Owen,
Oration................................Be Yourself
Alice Maude Rollins
Oration................What Minutes are Worth
Verena Matilda Walter.
Oration......................The Nameless City
Flora Estella Buettell,
Oration.......................Childhood
Josephine Sophia Mybro.
Oration ................. A Miracle in Stone
John Jacob Trzcinski.
A nominal admission fee of ten cents
will be charged.

A nominal fee of 10 cents will be charged to help defray expenses.

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