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Page 71 text:
sentiment nf the Class of 1008 is well ex-
I hel :
when we say that we are pmud today-
'ecanse we have surmuunted the many dith-
111at have heset us on nnr way through school.
, prnml nf uur teachers and friends who have
us in keeping up the standard of our 3enton
:4 sweet tn nnte that the twelve lung years of
etc have at last been cmwned with achieve-
Lnat the lung struggle has Finally ended in a
But it is alsn sad. to think that the cmnrades
seznpaniuns n1. that struggle are meeting now
few last times In hid farewell to one another
,2 d tn break rudely the ties which hind them close
Our system of educatinn was nut established in
, e year. mm in ten years: but its growth has been
e of lmng duration. As far back as 1876, six stu-
' ts graduated from 0111' high school. and three
later four students graduated. Thus as the
rs have passed the number of students has in-
sed, and so now we stand a forty-student class.
us hope that our education will not cease now,
that in the future we shall represent our
"1 at higher institutimts of learning. An ed-
ion is as a variable approaching a constant,
ilever quite reachingr it. A complete character IS
entirely acquired, but it is a satisfaction to
V? that by each step higher we lessen the distance
Now only a part of our education is completed.
We have gone only a short way on 0111' journey. As
a great l'IVCI' gathers its particles at different sources
and carries them farther along, dropping them per-
haps. when its banks overflow, so our class Obtained
its origin. and as the years have gone by, different
members have fallen from our ranks, attracted no
doubt by outside interests, but a good share have
pssed on through high school. Here some may lin-
ger. but it is tO- be hoped that the majority will pass
on to the higher inheritance of learning.
There are times in everyone's life that stand out
pre-eminent among the rest; times when he made
many friends and had many associates; times that he
loves to look back upon and live over again in mem-
ory: times he never thinks of without regretting that
they are past.
The aim of our class is well expressed in the
motto, t'Be and D03, Just two words. yet hOtW much
they signify. They mean to live a good, kind, loving
life, and at the same time have a purpose and aim.
Then. bearing these ideas in mind, carry them out.
Live not alone for yourself, but serve others and be
of help to them.
SO, as we, the Class Of 1908, look back upon our
four happy years of high school life and think 0f
our parting-dperhaps f0rever--fr0m our dear frlends
we have made here, we scarcely know whether to be
happy or sad. But as we leave one another, let 1t be
With the hope that the Benton Harbor ngh School
may have still further cause to be proud of the
Class of 1908.
Page 70 text:
ADELPHI LITERARY SOCIETY OFFICERS
Icm-zx'rrznml. B. Bimup. President.
H LIVUiSt' HUJQUC. H
Harry Perkins, Vice-President
Carroll Mills u H
J essie Vawter, Secggtary
J essie Vawter
J ames Dewey, Treagurer
Page 72 text:
Class Day Program. b
Old Class Song.
Eva Alden, .Daisy. K ' Y
Jessie RuSsell, H away Y:
Y Harvey LoWe, F red Cam:
1 Ned Anderson, Harry Y
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