Saturday, April 28, 2018

Commencement Exercises Begin at Bolivia High School, 1935

From the Southport State Port Pilot, April 24, 1935
Bolivia School Closes May 3rd…Earliest Closing Date for White Schools of County…Recitation-Declamation Contests to be Held on Friday Night of This Week
Commencement exercises at the Bolivia High School get underway on Friday night of this week when the annual recitation and declamation contests will be held in the school auditorium. The graduation exercises, the final feature of the commencement program, will be held on Friday evening, May 3.
There is a keen interest in the contests to be held Friday night. Five students will compete in the recitation contest. They are: Grace Harvath, Jese Lesh, Evelyn Willetts, Irene Harvath and Ethel Sowell. Four boys have entered the declamation contest. They are John Johnson, J.G. White, Marvin Watkins and Carl Galloway.
The remainder of the commencement program for the school is as follows: On Sunday afternoon, April 28, at 2:30 o’clock, the Baccalaureate sermon will be delivered by Dr. C.H. Story of Wilmington; on Thursday evening the annual class day exercises will be held; at 11 o’clock Friday morning, May 3, the seventh grade graduation exercises will be held followed by the senior graduation exercises in the evening at 8 o’clock.

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