Copy of first CCHS commencement speech shared


Last week, The Eagle printed a hundred-year-old article about the CCHS Class of 1919. Anita Ewalt was the valedictorian of the class. Local Nancy Brence has a handwritten copy of Ewalt’s commencement address. Her class was the first ever to graduate from Carter County High School. The 1919 commencement address follows:

“Our Class of 1919 is here to night to speak a last word of farewell before we separate. Whatever pathway each one of us may choose will lead to honor and success if we but follow it rightly. Tho our paths may often cross, we will each have a particular byway or sphere in...

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