School: Neillsville High School Notes (Apr 1916)

Contact: Ann Stevens
Email: ann@wiclarkcountyhistory.org

Surnames: Zimmerman, Tragsdorf, Austin, Moody, Ohmart, Peterson, Colman, Kampine, Jackson

----Source: Neillsville Times (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 4/27/1916

High School Notes (27 Apr 1916)

Neillsville Wins Silver Cup: For the first time the Silver Cup which is awarded to the school getting first place in oratory in the Western Wisconsin League has come to Neillsville. Among the ten contestants which took part in the League Contest at Black River Falls Friday night, Harry Zimmerman was awarded first place and the cup. The cup may be retained for one year; or, if it is won by the same school three times, it is retained permanently.

Walter Tragsdorf also took part in the contest and made a good showing. A large delegation met the train Saturday afternoon and gave their orator and the cup a royal welcome. On Monday morning Harry Zimmerman formally presented the cup to the school, and Walter Tragsdorf made an appeal to the students to retain it in their possession.

The bust of Shakespeare which was ordered by the Class of 1915 finally arrived and was presented to the school on behalf of the class by Kenneth Austin during the Shakespeare program Friday afternoon.

Mr. Moody, manual training teacher in the County Training school at Wausau, who spent his Easter vacation with Mr. Ohmart, visited school Monday.

Ethan Peterson, ’15, who is attending Stevens Point Normal, was a high school visitor Tuesday.

The Northland College Glee Club, which was contracted for some time ago by the Athletic Association, gave a concert at the opera house Tuesday night. The entertainment was one of the best given in Neillsville this year and those who did not attend missed a musical treat. The concert deserved a much larger attendance. The boys sang for the students at four o’clock and made a decided hit.

Mr. Willard Colman of La Crosse gave the students a fine entertainment at their assembly period Friday morning.

Maybelle Kampine and Esther Jackson will go to Mondovi Friday to take part in the League Declamatory Contest at that place. We hope Neillsville may be as successful as in the Oratorical contest.

 

 


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