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she left school and did not again take up school work until Sep-
Lest we forget a young man whom we all wish to remember,
we will mention Roosevelt Budd who started his high school
work at Roscoe in 1917. 1918 found him at Harlem, but he
was compelled by circumstances to wait until 1920 to begin his
At a meeting of the voters of Rockton, Roscoe, and vicinity,
a plan was made for a new high school to be established at
Rockton. The old building was to be used until the new one
was erected. The name by which the new school was to be
known was "Hon-no-ne-gah Community High School."
At the beginning of September in 1920, the high school stu-
dents previously mentioned entered this school. The faculty
consisted of the principal, Mr. VVelker, the assistant principal,
Miss Joye Buchanan from South Beloit, Miss Croft and Miss
Lathrop, both from Beloit, and Miss Gleasman who was known
by many from Rockton.
The Senior class of eight students were destined to be for-
ever rivaled by the Juniors. Of the eleven Juniors who com-
menced at this time, ten remained to the end, as Esther Stevens
had to leave school. The remaining members of this jolly, bril-
liant Junior class were: Lore, Frances, Marcia, Edna, Helen,
Thehna, Alice, George, Kenneth and Roosevelt.
The class had many stars behind its footlights. Star orator
and argufier was Kenneth, who won for them the first place i11
the preliminary oratorical contest. Thelma, the star declaimer,
also wen tirst place at that time. These lost in the final contest
hut they were stars just the same. George Osborne became the
star athlete, winning i11 basket ball and track, our merited ap-
plause. Frances and Lore helped win for us the ill will of the
professor by escapades and pranks of all kinds. Roosevelt was
handy man, decorator and expressman of the class. Now, one
class cannot have all stars, and there a1'e always some who help
keep up the record for study for the class. These, in this case,
were Marion, Helen, Edna and Alice.
The class had many happy times Hlltl whe11 they parted,l1av-
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SENIOR CLASS HISTORY.
In the fall of 1918, the graduates of the previous June were
traveling eagerly to investigate the future of knowledge await-
ing them in the high schools about the country.
Near Shirland, there lived a dark-haired, mischievous lass
who had previously graduated from the Coon Cree-le. grade
school. She knew that a land of mystery awaited her in Shir-
land high school and eagerly hurried to join her friends who
were about to enter that wonderland. This girl was Helen Tay-
lor. She spent two years of study in this place and graduated
with honors in the early summer of 1920.
In a similar institution of learning about seven miles away
al. the little village of Rockton, a group of graduates also accom-
panied brothers, sisters, or friends to the high school on the hill.
These students also finished the two years of learning offered.
It is possibly necessary to mention that these bright sophomores
were: Marcia Cowen, Frances Hill, Esther Stevens, Lore Clover
and George Osborne.
A few miles away in Roscoe, the five graduates from the
eighth grade, Kenneth Buchanan, Frank Newton, Nellie Kaeh-
ler, Lenore Sturtevant and Alice Belden began their high school
career in the Roscoe school. They succeeded very well under
the instruction of Mr. Rowson and Miss Hermonson. The fol-
lowing year all deserted except Nellie, and Alice, Frank left
to work on a farm, while Kenneth and Lenore strayed into
st-emingly fairer fields at Harlem. Lenore strayed back again
at the end of the first semester owing to ill health. Kenneth
sailed or Hoated through two years, completing the course. The
two girls left behind at Roscoe, completed the course also but
had no graduation owing to the small numbers.
From the Heyward grade school, north of Roscoe, Edna
Ellis entered South Beloit, where she too completed two years'
Thelma Burgess, from south of Rockton, entered Rockford
High in the fall of 1917 21111-l completed a two years, course. She
returned in the fall of 1918, but only for one semester. Then
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ing given the Senior class a farewell reception, they all intended
to return except Thelma, who was planning to go to Dakota.
YVhen the autumn came again, only eight of the ten returned
to Ho-no-ne-gah. The same old school house! The same old
rules plus new ones! Two old teachers, but three new ones!
The class was indeed glad to welcome Miss Croft and Miss
liathrop, for who knew what lay in store for them i11 the coming
year. They were sure an annual lay before them and so, let 'it
lay. Of a banquet too, they were thinking which the one time
Sophomores would have to give them. Some mentioned a play,
but, like many such rumors, it died out. Ilard work was to be
done and many went to work with a. will. The course soon
became too rugged for one and finally, when within about two
months of the end our star orator left us. The rest have stuck
through thick and thin and Mr. NVelsh and Mr. Schwartz have
stuck with us. Mr. Norton had brought out the great powers
of George Osborne and he has not halted in doing all he could
along athletic lines for his class. Many projects have been nee-
essary for getting together the needed capital, and much labor
has been spent. At last, however, this Senior class, which has
kept quite intact during the past two years has brought to you
people the book which will tell you of the undertakings, either
play or work of this school. The graduating class of this year,
knowing that its past has been quite happy, and on the whole,
successful, will always think of their last year as a. great year
in their lives and the life of the school itself.
Wire Watt !
Professor: "What is ordinarily used as a conductor of elec-
Senior: "lVhy, er-r-"l '
Professor: Hfitll'l'ltl'i. Now tell ule, what is the unit of
Senior: "The what, sir?"
Professor: "That will dog very well good."
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