First graduating class of Hillsboro High School


First graduating class of Hillsboro High School


Black and white image of a group of students with their teacher. Ten girls all wear long-sleeved white dresses with high necks and gathered waists. The boys wear suits, and all the students have long ribbons attached below their left shoulders. The teacher sits at the end of the first row and also wears a suit. Heaped in front of the students on a white fur are two baskets full of flowers and a number of scrolls. B. W. Barnes introduced high school in 1904 in Hillsboro, adding a ninth grade to the curriculum, and one year each year thereafter until the full four year course was added. If, as stated on the back, this is the first class to graduate, these students have just finished the equivalent of their sophomore year of high school and most are about 16 years old.
[back] [pen] Willamina Atkinson, Grace Connell, Francis Robinson, Cecelia Greer, Willabelle Moore, Victor Buris, Ruth Starr. 2 row - John Connell, Nellie Johnston, Grace Dykeman, Earl Hobbs, Edna Freeman, Grace Ballard, Prof. B. W. Barnes. First High School Grad. Class - 1906

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gelatin silver prints






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