“Highland School Ends Fine Year,” From the Hickory Daily Record, April 27, 1917. The length of the school year in North Carolina depended on the amount of money the local district want to spend, or had to spend. There were no state regulations on the number of days.
The entertainment given by the Highland graded school on Thursday night was
most enjoyable and reflected great credit upon Professor Carter and his
assistants. There were songs, drills and recitals, and each gave evidence of
the most careful training.
The final closing exercises were held Friday morning and consisted in an
address by Dr. Murphy and exercises by the children. Rev. W.R. Bradshaw, being
present, was called upon and made some very appropriate remarks. The
recantation by little Miss Bowman was especially fine and well rendered. The
son by the boys, “Your Country Needs You,” was well rendered and very patriotic
and appropriate at this time.
The Record is told that this was
Highland’s best school. Mr. J.W. Mouser, a veteran in the school work, is now
an active member of the school board and was present at all the exercises to
lend his aid and moral support. Highland is proud of their school.