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Ree Heights High School Alumni
Ree Heights, (Hand County) South Dakota
Part of Hand County, South Dakota
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The following article was from the Ree Heights Review newspaper, published May 18, 1945, and reprinted in Stella Conerton's retrospect column called :kcaB gnikooL (Looking Back) in the Miller Press in 1995.
This is important for research since yearbooks didn't begin until 1950...csr
~ 1945 Ree Heights HS & 8th grade Commencement ~
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1945 Ree Heights High School Commencement
and 8th Grade Graduation
Commencement exercises were held Thursday evening, May 17, 1945 with Rev. John A. Northrop of Centerville and former pastor of the Ree Heights Church, delivering the address in the City Auditorium.

Alice Jean Scott delivered the Salutory address and Lois Paine the Valedictory.  A piano solo was played by Betty Nicholas and the Girls' Sextette sang "Homing". 

Presentation of Classes was by Miss Graber and Supt. O'Neill and the awarding of diplomas was by M.H. Braden, President of the Board of Education. 

The five Seniors are Lois Paine, Alice Jean Scott, Ellen Beck, Kent Hammill and Delton Blake.

The eighth graders who graduate are:  Maxene Deuter, Betty Steele, LaVaun Stockman, Hoyt Nicholas, James O'Neill, Roy Mitchell, Wilbur McGee, Wilbert Renner and Junior Phinney.