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Articles & Local History > 1900 TAMPICO HIGHSCHOOL NOTES


Submitted by Les Niemi

December 21, 2001 - Les_N

September 8, 1900
Edited by Tracy WYLIE
School began Monday morning with an enrollment of 164 pupils, which is an increase of seven over last year. Mr. DENISON's room is overcrowded and some new seats have been put in.
There are sixteen pupils in the German class, including one who comes from the Grammar Dept., and they are beginning to have their own troubles with the alphabet.
Jay CANTLIN, Jennie BURDEN, Grace SULIVAN and Asael THOMAS have completed the studies of the Grammar Dept., and their names are now enrolled upon the register of the 4th room.
May ALLEN was appointed chorister for the coming month and Darlene WEST as organist.
There is some talk among the scholars of placing a croquet set upon the grounds formerly used by the Pioneer Tennis Club.
We wonder why the picture of last year's graduates isn't framed and hung up in the school room.
Mr. BREWER has again laid down the rule, the same as it was last year, that two unexcused absences means loss of seat, four means loss of credit for one term and six means dismissal from school.
The class of 1900: - Miss Ellen BARROWS will attend Northwestern University. - Mr. Carl Barney RICHARDSON is attending high school at Lorain, Ohio. -Mr. Homer TURNER will farm this year and next year will attend college. -Miss Mabel THOMAS is at home at present. -Mr. Harry MAXFIELD is at this writing enjoying the comforts of life. -Miss Daisy FERRIS will attend Normal school at DeKalb, Ill., where she will fit herself to be an instructor.
The graduation class of 1901 will probably be one of the largest classes that has yet went out of Tampico High School. At present numbers eleven.
Our new janitor, Burdette POTTER, is rapidly becoming accustomed to his new duties. We notice that he does not come in contact with the seats as often has at first.

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