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Sculpture w/ AR Application “The stage was set with flowers, and all the female pupils who occupied it were dressed in white. A chorus “Herd Bells” preceded the honorary address, “Songs of Shakespeare,” written by Nellie Anderson and read by Mamie Neale. The valedictory, prepared by Gertie Deaver and delivered by Gertie Anderson was upon the topic, “A Wonderful Factor.” The graduates were nine in number, and included seven girls and two boys. Their names are Gertie Anderson, Nellie Anderson, Gertrude Deaver, Fannie McCabe, Mollie Taylor, Violet Thompson, William Murray, Walter Scott and Mamie Neale.” Colored High School: First Diplomas. 29 June 1889. Baltimore Sun.