Transcribed from the Belmont Dispatch, June 23, 1911.
COMMENCEMENT IN THE NEW VILLAGE HALL
Class Day Exercises and Commencement Address this Week
The commodious and […] village hall was the gathering […] hundreds of the people of Belmont for the exercises of the [graduating?] class the Belmont High School on Tuesday evening and […] Commencement address by [Reverand] Clay Poland on Wednesday […].
The members of the graduating class are Miss Ruth Carmer, President; Miss Gladys Colligan, vice president; Alfred Barnetson, […]; and Clayton Morehouse. Their addresses were clever and full of […]. The valedictory was given by Clayton Morehouse, who has the most regents counts.
Wednesday evening Rev. Poland of Fayetteville, formerly pastor of the Baptist church here, spoke on “Efficiency.” The hall was packed with Mr. Poland’s friends, who thoroughly enjoyed his masterly address. On the stage with the speaker were Pres. W. P. Clark of the Board of Education, Rev. R. W. Neathery, the faculty and the graduates. Principal Campbell presented the diplomas. The Class of 1901 Medal awarded to the student whose deportment, punctuality, standing in classes and regents standing averaged highest was presented to Miss Inez [Walsh?]. The D.A.R. medal for best American History essay was won by Miss Ruth Carmer. The Class of 1901 medal was presented by Dr. F. E. Brundage, a member of that class; the D.A.R. medal, by Mrs. Stephen Pollard, a member of the D.A.R.