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Pearl High School Notes – 22 Feb 1907

Nashville Globe – 22 Feb 1907

  • A department of Manual Training and Domestic Science will in all probability be added to this school next September.  Superintendent, H.C. Weber is heartily in favor of such an addition, and steps are now being taken for the introduction next school year.  The principal and faculty are  in favor of it on condition that the manual training course be additional and elective, instead of a substitution for something we already have.  Your reporter understands that the idea of the superintendent and of the faculty is identical in this matter, and that the Manual Training Department will be strictly a new  and added fixture to the old course.
  • Prof. F.A. Mott, accompanied by Prof. J.W. Sewell, visitd the High School last week.  Prof. Mott is Superintendent of the city schools of Richmond, Ind.  In his address to the school he paid the pupils a high compliment on their neat, intelligent appearance, their fine order, and the superior excellence of their singing.
  • Misses Emma and Johnetta Terry were absent from their posts of duty two days last week on account of the sudden death of their mother.  They were missed by teachers and pupils, who had a heart full of sympathy for them.
  • Mr. B.W. Payne of the Senior College Class of Fisk University, taught Higher English in the High School Thursday and Friday of last week.  Mr. Chas. Montague acted as substitute for Miss Johnetta Terry, teaching the Fourth and Fifth Grades.
  • The struggle for class honors is over.  Prof. F.G. Smith, the principal, has notified Miss Everil Frazier that she is to be the valedictorian of the class of 1907, and Mrs. Chas Greer, the salutatorian.  Great credit is due these two young people for winning these honors.  They have studied long and hard and will no doubt reflect credit on their teachers, school and parents on the night of commencement, when they deliver their addresses.  In this school the honors are won by scholarship and not by vote of the class  – Hence personal popularity counts for nothing in seeking these honors.  They must be won by merit.
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