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Valder Normal School
1899 Graduates

Source: Decorah Republican June 22, 1899 P 2 C 3
and
Decorah Republican June 29, 1899 P 4 C 2


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VALDER NORMAL SCHOOL.
The graduating exercises of the Normal Department of Valder Business College and Normal School for the year 1898-9, will be held at the Grand Opera House, on Friday evening, June 23d, beginning at 8 o’clock p. m, Following ls the program for the occasion:

Music........................ Orchestra
Invocation ...... .L. L. Lochard
Oration ..................Cruelty to Animals
Alice Laura Harvey.
Oration ........... We Build for Eternity
Chars Thomas Jervis
Oration.............First Person Singular
K. Lorena Weienant
Oration . . .. ............. ... ........Push
Chris. G. Austin,
Solo ...............................Selected
S. E. J. Halvorsen
Oration . ..The Annual Educational Product
Sina Grinde
Recitation ............ . ."Our Folks"
Cora Myrtle Krumm.
Oration...................Quicksands
Emma Ulen.
Oration ........... .The Market Price
Thomas Sjlvester Egan.
Clarinet .Solo, .Marceau de Salon (Kalliwods)
M J. Soukup.
Oration .........The Time Element
Christianu Frederic Ambli
Oration.........Simon says, "Thumbs Up"
Lolli. Helland.
Oration...........American Dialect Writers
Etta Agusta Krentter.
Oration. .........The Demands of the Hour
Gllbert Calvin Chase.
Duet........................ Selected
Misses Krentter and Weitgneant
Presentation of Diplomas. Prof. G A. Oliver,
Associate Principal.

Graduation Exercises at the Grand Opera House last Friday Evening of the Class of 1899. Whether It is the superior mental caliber of the class, or more successful efforts by the Instructors, Is not possible for us to determine; but we are quite certain that for general excellence of thought, and superiority of manner and methods, no commencement we have attended In years has excelled the exercises of the graduating class of this year in Valder Normal School, at the Opera House last Friday evening. It may be both causes joined in securing the best results. There was no failure, or suggestion of weakness, by any member of the class; neither was there mediocrity. In every oration there was originality of thought either in the subject-matter or the method of presehtatlon. There was grace in delivery, in nearly every case, and were we particularizing two or three of the graduates could be named as giving exhibitions of genuine oratory. The faculty credit largely to the capabilities of the members, almost to the extent of saying that for ability it is above the average of any previous class. The public will say the polish given added much lustre to the innate value. The stage was beautifully set, and most tastefully decorated, the audience was an attractive one, and large enough to give inspiration to tho orators, aud the Oneota orchestra furnished line music. The graduating class is composed of the following members:

Ambli, Christian FredericDecorah
Austin, Chris. G.Newburgh, Minn.
Chase, Gilbert CalvinPostville.
Egan, Thos. SylvesterLawler.
Grinde, SinaCresco.
Harvey, Alice LauraBurr Oak.
Helland, LollaEmmons, Minn.
Jerviss, Charles ThomasBurr Oak.
Kruetter, AugustaNational.
Krumm, Cora MyrtleFt. Atkinson.
Ulen, Emma R.Decorah
Weitgenant, E. LorenaOasian.

The faculty for next year will be constituted as follows.
Prof Valder, Principal.
Prof. Oliver, Associate Principal.
Miss Alice E. Duffy
Miss Ada A. Bullis.
Miss Libbie Hiller.
C. V. Oliver.
I. Housey.

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