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Title: History of the West Lebanon High School Senior Class of 1915
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Although four years have passed, it seems but a few short months since, we, the class of 1915, entered the W.L.H.S.

We were thirty-four very shy and timid lads and lassies as we meekly walked into the west room of the H.S. building. But when there we bravely took our places ready to face the jeering of the upper classmen.

One thing we were very proud of was the fact that we excelled in number of all the other classes. But lo! Not for long, some classmates choose different ways from those of learning, some moving to different places, some going to homes of their own, and while thirteen discontinued, the remaining twenty one successfully strove on until the end of the first term.

The following year twenty one came back as Sophomores. Very dignified we felt when we took our places in the East room with the two other classes, our pennatn adorning the west wall. With our colors of Seal Brown and Corn Color and our flower the Violet, we though we had all that we wished for. But no, in our hearts we had begun to plan greater things just as choosing a star in the heavens and striving to reach it.

During the Sophomore year four more of our classmates left us, and all went well. The remaining seventeen entered the following year as Juniors. We were happy because we were climbing the ladder of "Hope" getting higher each year. During this year Ona McKinzie left us and Ora Goodrick failed to appear last fall, when we came back to take our greatest place of honor, The Senior Year.

With the remaining fifteen we bravely conquered our trials and tribulations. Our hopes of graduating with this number was shattered when the president of our class, Waldo Graf, moved away. After this we took up our work, choosing another worthy of presidency of the class, determined to reach the topmost round of the ladder, that for which we had successfully striven, "Our Goal."

And now in my last thought I wish to extend the gratitude of the class to the instructors and our friends. May each new deed be nobler than the last and help to bring a bright and prosperous future are the wishes of the writer.

Date: 5/30/1915
Origin: Maple Leaves
Author: Leota Kiser
Record ID: 00000386
Type: Yearbook
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 8/10/2001
Collection: Williamsport Washington Township Public Library
Entered By: Amber M Knipe

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