Rising Sun Weekly 6-16-16


Compiled by

Mavis Uhlmansiek

Celebrating the history of

Ohio County and Rising Sun


May 24th, 1966

The 43 members of the graduating class at Rising Sun High School will receive their diplomas on Tuesday, May 24th at 8 p.m. in the high school gym.

The Reverend Reed M. Stewart, pastor of the Bridgeport Methodist Church in Indianapolis, will deliver the commencement address. Rev. Stewart is a native of Brazil, Indiana, were his father is Judge of the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Court. In 1957 Rev. Stewart was Governor of Indiana’s Hoosier Boys’ State; in 1958 he won first place in the United States in the American Legion’s National Oratorical Contest. He has appeared on the Today show in New York City as the representative of the youth of America. In 1962 Rev. Stewart was graduated from Indiana State University with a B.S. Degree in Speech. At the university Rev. Stewart was a national varsity debater and orator, and he was elected to Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities. In1965 he was graduated from Garrett Theological Seminary at Northwestern University with the B.S. Degree in Theology. He was a Howes Memorial Scholar and a National Methodist Board of Education Scholar. While at Garrett, Rev. Stewart won the Daniel P. Kidder Award as the outstanding seminarian in the field of preaching and practical theology. Besides his duties as a pastor, Rev. Stewart is in great demand over a great portion of the Midwest as a speaker, preacher, and lecturer.

The invocation will be made by Rev. Dorothy Hinds and the benediction by Rev. Floyd Haislup. James Maurer, class president, will deliver the welcome address. The high school band will provide special music.

On Sunday, May 22nd at 8 p.m. in the high school gym, the baccalaureate address will be given by Thomas Kennedy, student minister of the First Presbyterian Church. Ann Whitlock will provide special music. Rev. Ned A. Meckstroth will pronounce the invocation and Rev. Cecil Styons, Sr., will offer the benediction. Rev. Charles Noss will present the scripture reading.

Nada Christine Huron was honored as Valedictorian and Trudy Ann Keith was honored as Salutatorian. The class motto, “We have crossed the bay, the ocean lies ahead.” The class flower is a red rose. The class song is, “I Believe”. The class colors are light blue and white.