Searcy Public School circa 1906

Teachers gather for the two-day Teachers Normal training at Searcy Public School circa 1906. Odell Morris, a member of the White County Historical Society, says her parents, George O. Yingling and Emma Adcock Yingling, are in the crowd somewhere but she has never found them.

Searcy Class of 1906 Program

From The White County Historical Society

OUR GRADUATES – Class of 1906. The Graduating Class and Faculty of the Searcy Public High School request the Honor of Your Presence at their Commencement Exercises Wednesday and Thursday Evenings, June 6 and 7, 8:30 o’clock, Nineteen Hundred and Six.


Wednesday June 6, 8:30 P.M.

Rev. Frank Barrett Medal Contest, Original Story

(50% Moral, 25% Composition, 25% on Delivery)

Invocation - Rev. J.S. Hall

Music, Orchestra – Schumann’s Traeimerei – Misses Prewett, Lightle, Skillern, Headlee and Rives

Story – Ben Gordon’s Revenge – Miss Calista Loomis

Story – Daisie’s Resolution - Jesse Harder

Story – Jack and Bill – Miss Fanny Purcell

Music – Angels Serenade – Braga – Orchestra

Story – Uncle Abe’s Fidelity – Flavil Lewis

Reading – How Mose Counts – Miss Ruth Keith

Music – Reverie – Giles – Orchestra

The delivery of medal by Rev. Rogers

Thursday Evening, 8:30

Invocation – Rev. Frank Barrett

Music – Cavalleria Rusticana – Orchestra

Salutatory – Earl Harlan

Historian – Rufus Stolz

Solo – Miss Effie Keith

Class Poet – Miss Calista Loomis

Prophet – Jessamine Bevier

Music – Maidenlust – Orchestra

Valedictorian – Murray Percival

Class Address – Hon. J.J. Doyne

Music – Old Kentucy Home – Orchestra

Presentation of Diplomas.

Motto: Look up, Lift up.

Class Colors: Blue and White

Class Flower: Lily

Class Roll – Vital Sellers, Green Booth, Earl Harlan, Rufus Stolz, Flavil Lewis, Murray Percival, Jesse Harder, Miss Calista Loomis, Miss Lillian Menees, Miss Jassamine Bevier, Miss Fannie Purcell