Two unidentified clippings from Syracuse newspapers of June 1940:]
Special Honors Given
A number of special awards and announcements were made Monday evening at the annual North Syracuse high school graduation exercises by Principal C. R. Robbin[s].
Principal Robbins announced that the elementary and academic Regents record at the school for the year was 86.6 per cent, while the attendance record was 96 per cent.
Winning of a cup by the Business Arithmetic team for placing fourth in the State Commercial contest was also cited by Principal Robbins. This is the first time any team from the school has placed in the contest. Members of the team were Frances House, Jack Parker and Charles Bates. He also called attention to the fact that all three received 100 per cent in the Business Arithmetic Regents exam.
Highest averages in all grades of the school, as announced, were earned by the following:
First grade (Mrs. Myers), Kendrick Sears and Norma Walters, First and Second (Miss Strobeck) Nancy Knapp, Robert Woodard and Suzanne Avery, Second (Mrs. Chandler) Robert DeRycke, Doreen Fuller, and Louise Nardello, Third (Mrs. Porter) Margaret Church, Fourth (Miss Fritz) Beverly Murray and Suzanne Plato, Fifth (Mrs. Bradford) Lorraine Wason and Shirley Golding, Fifth and Sixth (Miss Blankman) Janet Knapp and Gerald West, Sixth and Seventh (Miss Tooke) John Dolson and Margaret DeRycke, Seventh (Mrs. Grimshaw) Norman Seymour, Shirley Potter and George West, Eighth (Mrs. Sours) Elleanor Lipke, Eighth (Mrs. Millard) Mary Rita Lipke, Freshman--Nina Cali, Soph[o]more--Beatrice Macomber, Junior--Lucille Fox and Richard Catlin, Senior--Robert Featherstone, Post graduate--Robert O'Connor.
63 Students Graduate
At High School
Sixty-three students received diplomas at the annual Eighth Grade Commencement exercises held last week Friday in North Syracuse high school.
Elleanor Lipke delivered the valedictory and Mary Rita Lipke the salutatory.
William Kirsch spoke the address of welcome. Several selections were rendered by the high school band.
Ernest C. Talmadge, president of the board of education, presented diplomas to the following graduates:
Dorothy Alm, Donald Ammerman, Charlotte Banker, Lucy Bingham, Clifford Blair, Paul Bowker, Donald Bush, John Cifaratta, Richard Dommermuth, Jeanne Downs, Chester Dudzinski, Carlibel [Claribel?] Dygert, Harold Falter, Floyd Francisco, Clyde Frey, Mary Frostholm, Harold Gerhardt, Shirley Gillette, Albert Gloska, Ninabel Golding, Henry Grazul.
Catherine Horth, Edith Jackson, William Kirsch, Shirley Klering, Virginia Kroll, Maurice Ladd, Shirley Ladd, Rita Lawrence, Paul Lepinske, Elleanor Lipke, Mary Rita Lipke, Shirley Lynn, Roy Mallette, Doris Morritt, Gayle Moore, George More, Frances Moul, Wilford Nash, Mervin Nies, Margaret O'Brien, John Pawelek.
Doris Phillips, Betty Joyce Reed, Frederick Rhoades, Irene Root, Robert Sabine, Jeanne Schultz, Corinne Shavalier, Joseph Sikora, Alice Smith, Robert Smith, William Smith, Lloyd Sotherden, Carl Stallknecht, Frances Sterling, Auriel Stone, Jean Sydney, Barbara Taylor, Lois Ann Thomson, Shirley Travis, Robert VanDerveer, and Natalie Wason.