Pine Mountain Settlement School
Series 19: Students
Series 09: Biography
1944 GRADUATING CLASS
TAGS: 1944 Graduating Class ; World War II ; military service ; Commencement Day ; Notes from the Pine Mountain Settlement School ;
The 1944 Graduating Class attended Pine Mountain Settlement School during the United States’ participation in World War II. In 1944 there were 150 students from the School (graduates and current) in military service. In the previous year, 102 students had joined some branch of service.
1944 GRADUATING CLASS: Students Graduating in May 1944
LILIAN ELFRIEDA ADAMS
JAMES MONROE BISHOP
MARY JANE BISHOP
ALPHA JEAN BLAIR
WILLIAM BLAIR, JR.
STEPHEN WILLIAM BOATWRIGHT
AUDREY VIVIAN BOGGS
MILDRED IRENE CENTERS
JOHN HENRY DEATON
VIOLA KATHERINE GAMBREL
FLORA PATSY HALL
ANNA ELIZABETH IRICK
MARY KATHERINE NOLAN
1944 GRADUATING CLASS: Program
1944 GRADUATING CLASS: “Notes” about Commencement Day
In the 1944 NOTES the following comment may be found regarding commencement:
May 24th, Commencement Day, will long be remembered because it rained. At 11:00 the sun shone as though it could never stop shining. At 11:30 it poured in torrents, lightning flashed,
thunder roared, the organ was a faint accompaniment to the mighty roar of the storm outside, and the voices of the speakers were lost. It rained„until 12:30. It did not rain again for three
See also: NOTES – 1944 for more context.
1944 GRADUATING CLASS: Class Prayer
As we leave this peaceful home that we have loved and known so long,
As we venture into this war-torn, strife-filled world,
Protect us and guide our inexperienced feet in paths of light.
Help us to decide the right from the wrong as we go forth alone,
And to lead clean, truthful, and upright lives,
That we may be able to say with unfaltering voice
We have no shame to face.
We thank Thee for the many lessons we have learned here,
For those who with patience and tolerance have guided our thoughts and actions.
Give us strength and courage to fulfill our tasks, whatever they may be,
And as we go our separate ways, may we prove ever worthy of Thy mercy.