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1906 Troy High School, Troy PA

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Township: Troy Township, Bradford County PA
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This building was originally built in 1868. Over time rooms were added. It burned 06 January 1922
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Standing, left to right: Hugh Cameron, Adele Rockwell, Harold Bohlayer, Theodora Bothwell, Julia Price.
Seated: Alice Colony, Virginia Holland, George Case, Louise Williams, Frances Beaman
High School Commencement (Troy-1906) [Article sent in by Don Stanton]

The thirty-sixth Commencement of the Troy High School was held Friday evening, June 1st, in the First Presbyterian church.  After the organ voluntary by the church organist, Miss Amelia Lamkin, the board of directors entered by the left aisle and the faculty by the right aisle and took their places in the front seats reserved for them.  The Junior Class then entered by the right aisle and proceeded to their block of seats, over which had been draped the Junior colors, blue and white.  Then came the Senior class, the girls down the right aisle and the boys, with Prof. Denison at their head, down the left, and took their places on the platform.  Over their heads were draped their colors, orange and white, with “06” in yellow and white over the centre.  The sides, front and back of the platform were filled in with greens, large branches of white blossoms, and potted plants.
After the graduates were seated, the invocation was offered by Rev. Edward P. Morse, pastor of the church, which was followed by a soprano solo, “Butterfly Waltz,” by Miss Jean Pearson.  Prof. Denison then introduced the speaker of the evening, Dr. I. J. Lansing, of the Greenridge Church, Scranton, whose subject was, “The Culture of the Spiritual Life.”  Dr. Lansing declared that the majority of us live almost entirely in the grosser material world.  That our life is like a three story building.  To the first story, the physical, we pay great attention, to the second story, the intellectual, we give some care, but the top story, the spiritual, is generally wholly neglected,  He cited examples to show that our material existence claims nearly all our attention.  The intellectual life does come next in attention, in such institutions as the one before which he was speaking and in universities and colleges, but that that is not enough.  That we have a distinctly spiritual life and that it needs careful and distinctive culture.  He also affirmed that the hope of the maintenance of this republic lies in such spiritual culture.  That to cultivate a man’s physical and mental faculties to a high degree of perfection, and then not train his spiritual faculties so that the other two may be applied to right and noble uses, makes him only a menace to his country.  Many anarchists and leaders in great national crimes, said he, have been men of unusual mental training, but utterly lacking in any spiritual development.  Dr. Lansing then insisted that for the safety and well fare of our country as well as for the individuals, this spiritual culture should be an important part of every institution of learning, whether day school, college, or university.  The spiritual life he differentiated from the religious life, in so far as the latter is composed of outward forms, but by the spiritual life he meant the inward, the real life of a man or woman.  Then he raised the question of how we are to receive this spiritual culture.  Simply by placing ourselves in a position to receive it.  And as true spiritual culture comes only from the Divine Influence, by putting ourselves in harmony with this Divine Influence, that it may direct our innermost thoughts and outward actions.
After Dr. Lansing’s address, a chorus “Summer Fancies,” by the High School girls completed the first part of the program.
The Salutatory, “Successus est Praemium Laboris,” was then given by Phebe Theodora Bothwell.  After welcoming her hearers to the Commencement exercises, Miss Bothwell told with emphasis and clearness, of the foundation of success, which is work, hard persevering work.  Her essay was full of good thoughts, and was well written and well read.
The Mantle Presentation was then made by George Frank Case, who presented the red and white mantle of the High School to the Class of ’07.  In his bright and well delivered speech he sympathized with them because of the “mass of raw, green material” with which they had to work, but expressed the hope that the brilliant example of the Class of ’06 might illumine the path of the Class of ’07 and enable them in some measure to fill the places of the ones who had gone before.  Mr. Case then placed the mantle on the shoulders of Eva Cornell, who represented the Class of ’07 and made the response, thanking the Seniors for their gift and good wishes, and promising that her class would fill with honor the exalted Senior position.
The chorus, “Merry June,” was then sung by the High School girls.
Next came the Awarding of Prizes: The Hon. B. B. Mitchell Spelling Medal was presented by Rev. A. E. Hall, chairman of the Spelling Committee, to Neil Cameron of Sylvania, who missed only seven words out of the 110.  The two who stood next to him were Theodora Bothwell, missing eleven, and Joseph Barker, who missed thirteen.
The Prize Speaking awards were then made by Mr. James Willour in place of Rev. R. E. Roe, who was out of town, and were given to Frances Hughes and Sam Parsons, with honorable mention of Agnese Hooley and Henry VanDyne.
The Valedictory, “The Awakening of China,” was given by Hugh Albert Cameron, who last year received both the spelling medal and speaking contest prize.  The oration was an intelligent and comprehensive view of the situation in China, both in the past and present, and spoke much for the studiousness and mental grasp of the young valedictorian.
Principal Denison, after a short address to the class, which was filled with good common sense and sound advice for their future, whatever it might be, presented to them their well earned………………..(Continued on page four.) Which I cannot find!

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