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James A Sloan represented the Board of Trade and accepted the school
on behalf of the Clty of Columbla 'WHSOIIIC ceremonles were also held
with the Past Grand Master John T Wllllamson presldmg
At the opening of school September 21 1915 the former Senator
Wllllam R Webb dellw ered an address to a large audience The openmg
enrollment that vear was 291 students an lncrease of sxxty over the
It was mterestmg to note that the class graduating m 1910 con
tanned a majority of boys
In May 1916 the flag and Blble were presented to the school by
Methodlst Church presented the Blble and Judge J T McKn1ght was the
speaker who presented the flag Mavor Joseph M Dedman preslded at
the exerclses Professor R L Harris the cxty supermtendent of schools
accepted the flag and Blble A colorful parade ended the exercxses Dr
Walter P Woldrxdge belng the chlef marshall of the parade
On Sunday May Z2 1916 the first commencement sermon was
preached ln the new hlgh school The Rev Samuel D Logan pastor of
the Flrst Presbyterlan Church dellvered the address The graduatlng
class conslsted of slxteen members
From that txme up to the present the school has grown steadxly
Condltlons have become crowded and again the enrollment has outgrown
xts quarters for then slx grades were cared for ln thls bulldxng and now
the Jumor high grades are ln a separate bulldmg The largest class to
graduate was the 1931 class Nmety students recelved dxplomas Thls
year elghty four students constltute the graduatmg class
This high school has been on the accredxted 11st of the Southern
Assoclatxon of Secondary Schools smce 1917 The faculty has mcreased
from ten members ln 1915 to twenty ln 1939 The enrollment thls year
has reached 605
There have been many mterestnng incldents nn the hlstory of the
school that mlght have been complled for thxs paper but lt would be too
long to relate them here
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the Jr. 0. U. A. M. The Rev. James B. Cheek, pastor of South Columbia
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