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Title: The Judyville High School Quilt
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Among the appropriate occasions marking the closing of schools in Warren County this year, none have been more concentrated or more enthusiastically carried out than those of the Judyville High School.

Judyville High School is located in Judyville in Liberty Township. The school as it ranks today among the best little high schools in the state, was made possible through the bequest of the late William C. Smith, who provided in his last will and testament for the necessary funds to build the present handsome brick structure which houses the Judyville high school and grades.

The first high school course was started in this building in September 1914, with Edward Kerst, now rural route mail carrier at Williamsport, as principal, at which time three years of high school work has offered.

The school progressed rapidly and soon a four year course was provided with an accredited commission, enabling pupils to graduate with full honors and enter college with the same rank as other high schools. This was quite an innovation and the town of Judyville as well as Liberty Township and Warren County were proud of the fact.

For the past five years Elias Brewer has been in charge of the school and to him belongs much of the honor and glory for the present and standing of the school. He has labored unceasingly for the interest among the pupils in educational pursuits.

The school this year is graduating with a class of nine, which is a remarkably large class for a rural school. The members of this class and their names are shown on a plaque. One other former student, Miss Ruby Naville, who now lives in Lafayette and is a former member of this class, will receive her diploma with the class at the commencement exercises held in the Methodist Church in Judyville on Friday evening, April 24. The class address was given by Rev. Eugene T. Lewis, of Boswell, and the music for the occasion was furnished by Harris orchestra of Covington.

The future prospects of the Judyville schools may be visualized by the present enrollment, which is just about all the capacity of the building will take care of. The Junior class, who will be the graduates next year has an enrollment of six, and while the Sophomores have only three, the Freshmen make up for this shortage with a total membership of thirteen.

The Judyville school is a modern school, being equipped to give the full four year course in high school work prescribed by the State Board of Education. The building is modern in every way, having a splendid heating plant and other modern conveniences. It has a large assembly room and class rooms sufficient to take care of the present needs of attendance. The course not only includes the regular branches of study, but it also provides a commercial course which the pupils take advantage of if they wish.

They following toast to Judyville is appropriate at this time:

We are thinking of you Judyville, May your Spirit never die. And we'll think of you forever in the coming bye and bye. When in time of recollection we will think of you with praise and we think of our dear old Judyville and our dear old high school days.

May the spirit never leave us, May our shame be none at all, for the spirit of Judyville ne'er will go beyond recall. When the time comes for the parting, may there be no sad regret, for the spirit of old Judyville is a thing we'll ne'er forget.

[captions read as follows:] Linda Landon of Attica, who has been researching the quilt in the picture has asked for help from our readers. She is trying to learn who may have attended Judyville School who would remember anything about the quilt. It appears to have names of students written in the spoke-like sections and in the circle in the middle of one photo is J.H.S. 1925.

Ron Larch, a former resident of Tab, now of Phoenix, Arizona, who owns the quilt would also like the information so the history of the interesting piece can be preserved. Please send any information regarding this to The Review Republican.

[caption 2:] Linda Landon has listed some of the names she has found on the quilt. Many have a familiar ring. They include: Maude McIntosh, Inez Pugh (Mrs. John), Hazel Stitt-Ron Stitt-Florence Stitt, Fay Dunteman (Calvin), Kenneth Stewart-Margaret-Verna- Harvey-Lin, Rayman Mahaffey, Henry Frazier, June DeBord, Lewis Cole, June Clark-Audrey, Helen Lucas-Thelma, Genevier Bowlus-Fred-Lizzi, Hazel Turner-Earl, Nellie Rudolph, May Goodrick, Iris Richey, Kenneth Zenor, Charley Waltz-Ethel, Eva- Harve Simmerman, Nerva Bartlett-Fay-Bob, Bessie Glispie, and Harold Kincade. There are many more and she is hoping to hear from anyone who has information.

Linda has also submitted this accompanying article from the April 24, 1925 issue of the Williamsport Pioneer about Judyville High School.

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Date: 1/20/2000
Origin: The Review Republican
Record ID: 00001560
Type: Periodical
Source Archive: Warren County Historical Society
Date Entered: 8/10/2001
Collection: Liberty Township
Entered By: Amber M Knipe

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