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Last graduating class from Harriet Tubman in 1965 [History Matters]

June, 1965:  Awards and more

"Forty-Two Graduated From Tubman


"On Tuesday, June 8, Harriet Tubman graduated 42 students in the last commencement exercise before the building is to be vacated as a school. Six of these 42 students graduated with honors. Twelve won awards and scholarships.

"Edward Brooks, graduating with honors, plans to continue his education at Morgan State College where he won a trustee's scholarship as well as a scholarship from the Harriet Tubman P.T.A.  Katherine Woods, an honor student, won 'The Most Ideal Student Award' and also was the recipient of two scholarships to Morgan State College.


"Lawrence Dickerson won a County Council Scholarship and a work-study grant. Mr. Dickerson plans to attend Coppin State Teacher's College. Jean Smith, whose diploma read 'with highest honors' is now the owner of three scholarships to Morgan State, the Bausch and Lomb Science Award, the Readers' Digest Award and a certificate for good attendance.

"Joan Smith, twin sister of Jean, won the Danforth Award for Leadership. She will enter Morgan State College under a trustees scholarship and a grant from the Howard County Teacher's Association.  Doleen Anderson was presented with the Sally Dixon Association Home Arts Award at Tuesday night's graduation exercises at Harriet Tubman.

"Cleveland Hall received the Danforth Award for leadership. He plans to enter Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, under a full scholarship. John Williams will enter Morgan State College in the fall. He has been awarded a Howard County Council Scholarship and a Teacher's Grant.

"Dorothy Vaughn was awarded a good citizenship medal from the Sons of the American Revolution. Ada Wise was awarded a Teachers Grand and a Howard County Council of PTA's scholarship to Morgan State. During her four years in high school, Miss Wise maintain a three-point average an had perfect attendance.

"Barbara Charity was one of the class of '42 who graduated with honors. Patsy Holland was awarded the General Mills Betty Crocker Award on graduation night."

June, 1924: Telegraphy invite

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"The new Severn River bridge, which will connect the metropolis of Maryland with the State Capital of Annapolis, will be opened on June 14th, with formal dedicatory ceremonies in which organizations from all parts of the State will take part. The County Commissioners of Howard County received a telegram last Tuesday from John N. Mackall, Chairman of the State Roads Commission, inviting the board to designate an organization to represent the County by a float in the parade. The telegraph reads as follows:

" 'As part of the exercise at opening of Severn River bridge at Annapolis on June 14th, we want each County represented by a float in the parade. Will you designate some local organization or club to represent your County? Will send details by mail. Notify us who is to represent your County, Thanks." (Signed) Mackail, State Roads Comm.'


"Chairman Mackail states that substantial prizes will be offered for the most appropriately decorated floats. He further states that, generally speaking, he believes that organizations composed of women would probably take more interest and make a better presentation for the County than one composed of men. He said, however, that this is merely a suggestion on his part as he knows nothing about the situation in all the Counties."

June, 1890: Pro gentlemen

"Notes:  Mount Airy played Long Corner, the latter's grounds Saturday last. The game was stopped in the sixth inning, the score standing 12 to 7 in favor of Long Corner.

"There is talk of forming in Ellicott City a club of professional gentleman. Several lawyers are mentioned as prospective members.

"The Brown Stockings will play Rock Hill again next Saturday. The Rock Hill boys would make more friends if they would treat the visiting clubs with a little more courtesy."