Campbellsville High School
April 19, 1938
Mattie Lou Wells
Ladies and Gentlemen, Teachers and Classmates,
the behalf of my teachers and classmates, I as Salutatorian, heartily welcome
you here tonight to witness the last night of our high school days.
They have been bright and golden days around which we will ever linger the
fondest memories, and of which we can only think with but a tear of regret
that they have passed so soon.
Last year we sat as guests of our departing sister class. This year we
occupy their place on the stage. In a short while we shall go out and
be numbered among the graduates of Campbellsville High School. This is
an occasion that each one of us has looked forward, it is of much importance,
whether it is more important than a social function rests with each
individual. We may continue our work of improvement or we may just hold our
hands and lose everything that we have gained. We may not prove
ourselves to be a Lincoln or a Lee, but we can prove ourselves to be men and
women true to an honest purpose in life.
The diplomas, which we will be awarded us this evening, may be evidence of
our achievement but question that each of us must consider is: Shall we
drift along and through enaction lose everything that we have gained or shall
we utilize them?
What we have done is the result of constant stimulation by our teachers. They
have fulfilled their obligations. They have always been ready to offer
a helping hand. So who will come to us now in a time of doubt or
indecision? All will be loyal to us this evening. All will listen
to what we have to say, but today is not tomorrow.
Life to us this evening is like a closed book. We hold the key that
unlocks that book. The world little cares whether it is unlocked or not
and until we reveal the secret that is on inside little will ever be known.
one can make our future for us we must make it for ourselves. All of
the promises of tonight will be realized if we light that divine spark within
us, which God gave us. So we must push onward and upward and face lifes
many difficulties. So
Friends, Parents, Teachers, the Senior Class of 1938 extends to you a hearty
welcome and a cordial greeting to witness the laying of last stone along the
journey of high School.
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