SANTA CRUZ HIGH SCHOOL
Source: The Trident Commencement, Vol. XII, No. 5, Published by Santa Cruz High School, Santa Cruz, California, 1913
VAN WAYNER, Geoge
WATSON - Editor
Great grief has filled the hearts of the entire High School body, both teachers and pupils. The cause of this sorrow was the accidental drowning of Earl BOYD, George DOLAN and Lisle HITCHINGS, Saturday night, June 7.
It would be difficult, indeed, to select three cleaner, more upright boys than these. Since their entrance into our High School life they have endeared themselves to all by their cheerful, friendly dispositions. Active in their school work, they have loyally supported all that was best in school.
Lisle was a Senior and a member of the Senior play cast. He was an enthusiastic rooter at every athletic and debating contest, and participated in several inter-school basket-ball games. Ever ready to lend a helping hand, he earned a place for himself in the hearts of this school-mates.
George was an active worker in the Forum, and as a Junior served on the Junior Trident staff. Cheeful, energentic, and always good-natured, he made hosts of friends. Whether in the school room, on the campus, or on the athletic field, his sunny disposition rendered him a general favorite.
Earl worked faithfully with his school books. In his drawing course he excelled as an artist, showing much talent and latent ability. He was often seen on the handball courts, and was a member of the second football team. As an under-classman, he made himself beloved by his classmates and by all who knew the real depth of his character.
If the Student Body feels this loss so greatly, we know that the sudden death of three only sons must be infinitely more heatrending to the parents. The students of the High School desire to extend their deepest sympathy to the bereaved families.
Faith SWIFT, '08, has made a national honor society at Stanford. Congratulations from Santa Cruz Hi.
Amongst our many last year's graduates down for the summer, we notice Bessie FURLONG, William RADY, Edna HARDING, Norman MILLER, Charles FRICK and many others.
Will HARPER, Walter BYRNE and Wilmot MILHAM, of our 1910 class, are in Santa Cruz for their vacation.
Al PHILLIPS, '09, graduated from Stanford this year.
Another of our '09 graduates, Vance BLISS, received his diploma in dentistry from the Affiliated Colleges this year.
George GRIFFIN, who has been
our "motor cop" for Santa Cruz County for the last two summers, is expected
to be with us this year. If he is, take some good advice and don't speed
when in sight of a "red-headed motocycle."