May 27, 2016

Sicily Island Graduates of 1942

The following was reported in the Monroe Morning World on May 31, 1942:

Graduation Held by Sicily Island
Monroe Morning World

13 Members Of Senior Class Receive Diplomas At Commencement Exercises

SICILY ISLAND, May 30 -- (Special)

Thirteen graduates of Sicily Island High School received their diplomas at the graduation exercise held Thursday night in the school gymnasium.

The baccalaureate sermon was delivered by Rev. Harold Teer of the Methodist church in the school gymnasium.  Special music was in charge of Mr. E. Chapman with the anthem sung by the fifth and sixth grades.

Honor students were Miss Ouida Seal, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Seal, valedictorian, and Miss Margie Bird, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eldred Bird, salutatorian. Miss Seal was also winner of the American Legion award to the outstanding girl in the senior class, while Aaron Charles Bowman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Bowman, won the Legion award for the outstanding boy in the same class.

Winners of scholarships were Miss Ouida Seal, Louisiana State University; Miss Helen Moss, Louisiana State Normal; Miss Wanda Cooper, Louisiana Tech; Miss Margie Bird, Louisiana College; Miss Louise Stringer and Miss Dorothy Tarver, Business and Commerical College; and Edgar Garrison, Southwestern Louisiana Institute.

Other candidates for graduation were Misses Erin Wright, Eva Broome, Jima Lea Stubbs, Bernie Hinton and Charles Bourke.

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