From a Barbour County Scrapbook
Clippings from the Barbour Democrat

submitted by Linda Graham.

One Hundred and Ninety-Two Rural Pupils Granted Diplomas
More Than 77 percent of Eighth Grade Pupils
Make Necessary Grade of 75 Percent -- Elmer ZINN Leads County

Belington, April 26, 1930
Of the 248 Eighth Grade pupils of the various districts of Barbour County who took the annual examination for diplomas on April 10 and 11, 192 successfully passed the tests and are eligible to enter high schools, according to figures released this week by County Superintendent Dillon P. BAUGHMAN. This gives the county the high average of 77.4 per cent, according to the figures.

Elmer ZINN, a son of Mr. and Mrs. L. Glenn ZINN, an eleven year-old pupil of the Shook's Run School in Philippi district, led all the pupils with an average grade of 91.8 per cent, Superintendent BAUGHMAN stated. Other leaders were Josephine Genevieve JENKINS, pupil of the Pleasant Creek School Pleasant district, with an average of 91.6 per cent; William TALBOTT, pupil of the Stuarts Run school, Elk district, with an average of 90.8 per cent; and June SHAFFER, pupil of the Nestorville school, Cove district, with an average of 90.4 per cent.

By districts the number of pupils completing the grade school work is as follows; Barker 31; Cove 23; Elk 7; Glade 18; Philippi 46; Pleasant 26; Union 30; Valley 9.

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