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Tlie class of 1912 docs not boast, as many classes'have, that it began down in the model school, but rather, is proud to say that it began in the Normal proper.
In September, 1908, a year was added to the Normal course, 'rite eighth grade became a ninth grade, the first year class a tenth grade, and the second year class a Sophomore class, leaving no Freshman class. After registration
it was found that twenty-five young people had come to Peru with the required number of credits for the new class.
All of these students, except Miss Applegate, whose picture is on the opposite page, have left the class, and Miss Culbertson is no longer advisor. However, two things remain unchanged—the class colors, lavendar and white; and the class spirit expressed in the last words of an old yell:
“All together, all together,
That’s the way we pull.”
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In September of 1909 the class, although composed mostly of new members, reached an enrollment of thirty. This was not as many as might have been wished, yet the class was never ashamed of its:
The volume of this yell certainly showed a determination to surpass every class in the Normal.
Miss Grace Culbertson was again advisor and her praises were sung at all times by the Sophomores but more than ever after one of their famous parties.
Only seven of this group struggled on through the two remaining years to graduate in 1912.
Miss Rowena Branaman may still be seen straying leisurely over the campus. She says, “O golly, Mr. Thacker isn’t the only one who likes music.”
Miss Burch is the modest little girl who expresses the thoughts, not through the piano, but the typewriter, and is known as “Professor Dclzcll’s right-hand man.”
For only a part of this year, Miss Applegate was in Peru. There were two girls, Miss Hazen and Miss Fowler, who kept so quiet one hardly knew of their presence.
During her first year as reporter, and the last as secretary, Miss Sharp has carefully recorded the class achievements and has not omitted the business of mid-week Chapel. '
Mr. Shaver has excelled in athletics and wears three stripes as a football man. His ability on the stage is too well known to need mention here.
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