THE OFFICIAL ORGAN OfTHE AfRICANf METHODIST EPISCOPAL ZION CHURCH
CHARLOTTE NORTH CAROLINA.
IURSDAY, JUNE 21, 1923
MISS OLLIE GUERRANT LONG
Ollie Guerrant Long was graduated
with first honorsTfor scholarship from
the Normal Department of Hartshorn
Memorial College, Richmond, Vir
ginia in 1908. After graduation she
studied in Hartshorn College for one
year. She completed in two summers
with an average of 86 the three-year
summer course leading to the Profes
sional Certificate in the state of Vir
ginia at Virginia Union University,
Richmond, Virginia in 1912. She
taught in the summer school for
teachers at Louisa, Virginia for two
summers, and in the public schools of
Richmond, Virginia from 1910-19J9, *
when she entered Paine College,
Augusta, Georgia, from which she
was graduated the first of June with
B. S. degree cum laude. While pur
suing her college course she was for
three years student-teacher of English
in the High School Department.
MISS ROSA ELIZABETH BAILEY
Rosa Elizabeth Bailey, was grad
uated from the Normal Department
of the Johnson High School at Stover,
Mississippi, May 17, 1923.
She is an honor student of the
Johnson High School and will enter
the college department Living
stone College next term.
The Johnson High School predicts
a brilliant future for Miss Bailey.
MISS DOESROUS LANOLIA
Doesrous Lanolia Thurman, who
graduated from the Normal Depart
ment of the Johnson High School, at
Stover, Mississippi, May 17, 1923, is
a young woman of much energy and
force of character.
She has had to help provide her
own way through school, but has
.never despaired because of this fact.
She is an honor student and ardent
church worker, and has distinguished
herself in the missionary activities
of the West Tennessee and Mississippi
Bishop Geo. C. Clement and Prof.
J. H. Hammond, principal of the
PROF. GEO. W. CARVER
Awarded the Spiiigarn Medal for
Some Of The 1|23 Graduates.
Johnson High School have
encouraged Miss Thurman to en
ter College at Livingstone next
year, where she will prepare for
Missionary work in her church.
(4) MISS ALTONA MAUNDA
A’tona Malinda Trent was born
in Asheville, N. C.( December 21,
1904. Did her first and second
grade work in the Hi.l Street.
' ter of Mr. W. J. Trent, Gen. Secre
tary of the Atlanta Y. M. C. A. Her
scholarship rank is the highest for the
year in Atlanta University.
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MISS ELIZABETH BEREATHA
Elizabeth Bereatha Wilkes was born'
in the city of New York, October 5th,
rl906; her parents having come origin
| lly from the South.
Miss Wilkes was graduated from
School. From 3rd grade through
7th was done in the Houston
Street School in Atlanta, after
which she entered Atlanta Uni
versity where she has just com
pleted the work of the sophomore
Class with an average of 97. She
is a member of the Franklin Me
morial A. M. E. Zion Church and
an active teacher in the Sunday
School, which position she has
held for several years.
Miss Trent is the eldest daugh
. ■ r mlair ^
the Public School No. 68 in February
1923, and is now matriculating at
the Haaren Co-operative High School
of New York City. This is distinc
tively a CommerciaJ^School, and the
students place themselves under the
j care and protection of the faculty
of the institution, (in prospect of
clerical positions in the municipal
government of the city.
Miss Wilkes is the only colored stu
I dent of the class and has distinguished
BISHOP G. L. BLACKWELL, A. M., S. T. B.
President of Board of Education, A. M. E. 'Zion Church.
herself and the colored race ■ in that
she stands at the head of the class.
: In the recent Union Evangelistic
Campaign held in New York City last
winter, she was converted and joined
the Rush Memorial A. M. E. Zion.
Church, Rev. G. M. Oliver, pastof.
She has sHown her interest in the
church in various capacities, bein&
the Secretary of the Sunday School
and the official stenographer of the
church. . ' -
JAMES OTIS SMITH / '
James Otis Smith graduates from
Fisk University as Batchelor of Arts
in the June commencement. He is
the son of Dean Kirk Smith, of Lin
coln Institute, Kentucky and a young
man of superior scholarship and char
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Mr. William Smith was graduated
from the public school at Buffalo*,
N. Y. Mr. Smith distinguished iyia*
self in athleticsi. He is a bright and
intelligent young man and a brilliant
future is assured.
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MR. RICHARD PALMER PREER.
Richard Palmer Preer, the third
son of Mr. Andrew Preer is an honor
graduate of the Washington High.
School, Pensacola, Fla., being elected
Salutatorian. Mr. Preer is a very
active, intelligent and religious yoting
man and expects to enter Meharry
Medical College where he will take
up medicine as a pharmacist.
His friends in Pensacola predict for
him a very useful and successful life.
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MISS COURTNEY TUCKER.
Miss Courtney Tucker graduated
from the Dinwiddie Normal and In
dustrial School, Diirwidd'e., Va., as
Valedictorian of ,her class. She
an a^rage of 93 per cent for four
years’ work. Miss Tucker is a lady
of high culture. . i.
PROF. CHAS. W. CANSCER.
Principal, Knoxville Colored ifigh.
School. .* M