School: Unity, Wis. High School - Graduation (1948)

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----Sources: Marathon County Register (Unity, Clark Co., Wis.) 05/14/1948

Commencement is Friday, May 21

Commencement for the graduating class of 1948 of Unity, Wis. High School will be held at the Hall Friday evening, May 21st starting at 8 o’clock.

Billy Creed, son of Mr. and Mrs. Nyole Creed, will give the valedictorian address and Maxine Salter, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ted Salter, will give the salutatory address. Rev. Wold of Stevens Point has been secured as the speaker for the evening.

The hall is decorated in the class colors of purple and white and the class chose as their motto, "Forward." Their flower is the violet.

Members of the graduating class are: Billy Creed, Maxine Salter, Paul Olson, LaVon Domer, Harold Boyer, Joyce Gauger, Marvin Kilty, Jeanne Tennis, Carol Mae Gloff, Kathelyn Allain, Norma Mattson, Nancy Colby.

Valedictorian for the eighth grade graduating class will be Helen Djerf.

Members of the eighth grade class are: Janet Johnson, Helen Djerf, Levi Mews, Alvin Peterson, Russel Lynn, Roy Hartl, Harold Sandley.

The Commencement program will be found on another page of this issue.

Class officers are: President: Maxine Salter Vice President: Joyce Gauger Treasurer: Joanne Tennis

William Creed, son of Mr. and Mrs. Nyole Creed, who is the valedictorian, and who will receive the Salter Scholarship and Awards, has been an active student in school activities throughout hi four years in high school. He has been a band member throughout the four years. In fact, Billy started down in the grades with the clarinet. He has played on the basketball, baseball and softball teams, taken part in the class plays for two years, participated in Forensics one year, and on the school annual staff four years, and was a member of *** The rest of the article is cut off and unavailable at the time of transcription. ***

----Sources: Marathon County Register (Unity, Clark Co. Wis.) 05/28/1948

The Commencement exercises which were held last Friday evening were very well attended.

The boys and girls looked very proud and happy as they received their diplomas and the distinction of being the first class to hold their exercises in the new hall.

The numbers were all very will given by the students and Rev. Orville Wold of the Lutheran Church of Stevens Point, who was the speaker, wove his theme around the class motto, "Forward."

He said that the better things in life are not found in the desire for power or money, or ease, but in the service towards ones fellow man comes the true happiness as one progresses "Forward."

Billy Creed received the Salter Scholarship and the Freshman Scholarship to the State Teachers College at Stevens Point.

Paul Olson and LaVon Domer were awarded little books called, "I Dare You" for outstanding leadership and ability.

Mr. Swan in his talk in presenting the awards, emphasized the value of diplomas and what it means to receive one.

Unity Wisconsin High School



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