From a Barbour County Scrapbook
Clippings from the Barbour Democrat

submitted by Linda Graham.

High School Students Are Given Awards

By Odie Mae POLING
Philippi, June 2, 193[1?]
Sixty-five seniors of Philippi high school received diplomas last night at the commencement program held in the Grand theater.

Milford Forest TOWNSEN, son the Mr. and Mrs. W. F. TOWNSEN, of Hall, gave the valedictory address, and Miss Josephene SMITH, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. B. SMITH of Philippi, was salutatorian. TOWNSEN was awarded a scholarship to West Virginia Wesleyan college and Miss SMITH was selected as the one to receive the "citizenship" award, a medal donated by West Virginia Sons of the American Revolution.

Scholarship letters were given to each honor roll student from the four classes in high school. They were as follows: Arby A. CROSS, Olive DENNISON, Lena ENGLAND, Ruth JACKSON, Galen JOHNSON, Carl KILE, Wilma MCCOY, Sylvia Ethel MCVICKER, Woodrow MCVICKER, Junior MARSH, Pauline MITCHELL, Rosa Lee MARRA, Harry NESTOR, Jr., Ruth Marie RIDENOUR, Dorothy Lee RITTER, Reva ROBNSON, Josephene SMITH, Lawrence Harold SMITH, B.E. SNYDER , Jr., Robert SUMMERS, Doris STALNAKER, Albert Vance STEMMPLE. Geraldine STURM, Milford Forest TOWNSEN and Elmer ZINN.


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