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Source: San Rafael Independent, Thursday, June 11, 1942.
Transcribed by: Cathy Gowdy

Colorful Rites Mark Joint Graduation of Six Schools

Thirty-five girls and boys, members of the class of 1942, marched down the aisle of the Community House Wednesday evening to receive their diplomas in the presence of hundreds of relatives and friends. The girls wore sport dresses of pastels and white and the boys wore brown slacks and beige sport jackets.
Pupils from Novato, Dixie, Loma Alta, Black Point, San Jose and Lincoln districts held their exercises jointly in Novato. Eileen Mary Wilson of Novato gave the valedictory and Mrs. Wayne Tharp, member of the Novato board of trustees, presented the diplomas, following an inspiring talk to the graduates.

A delightful operetta “The Lost Clown” was given by the pupils of Novato school preceding t he presentation of diplomas. In attractive and colorful costume the children gave a superb performance. Taking part were Virginia Orr, “Lost Clown;” Edna Hansen, “Tanager;” George Gmahling, “Red Feather;” Jim Heidinger, “Goodman;” Harvey Jerome, “Rover Jo;” Robert Robertson, “Dashaway;” Lestern Horn, “Stealaway;” Alice Westlund, “Mayflower;” Marjorie Bertucci,  “Song Sparrow;” Cliff Orr, “Archer;” Virgil Westlund, Bob Johnson, “Rajah’s Men;” AileenBreg, LaVerne Reynolds, Betty Booth, Rosalee dunlap, Bob Mattos, Erwin Scheller, Wally Steele, Annie Bormolini, “South Sea Islanders;” Bobby Manzoni, Don Gotelli, George Wilson, Billy Mello, Bob Cameron, Frances Haddox, Geraldine Almeida, “Clowns;” John Westlund,  Dollyce Ruhlman, Barbara Lee Smith, Joan Frost, Robert Rose, Johnny Mendonca, Erwin Cameron, “Archers.”

Thursday evening members of the graduating class are being entertained at a reception at the Community House. They are, Novato: Elinor Mary Blanchard, Leota Marie Jerome, Mary Alice Megerle, Rose Mary Simas, Eileen Mary Wilson, Jackie Cameron, Herbert P. Gotelli, Aldo Albert Paladini, Duane Scofield Tharp, Jack H. Verhonik, Patricia C. Fritz, Shirley Maxine Kidder, Patricia Ann Ruhlman, Phyllis Dolores Souza, Lorraine Janice D. Ambroglia, Frank Ernest Costa, Leland Butler Hill, Lester Aliceson Taylor, Lee Alton Tripp, Rosina Marie Breg; Dixie: Joan Dever, Rose Marie MacDonald, Albert S. MacDonald; Loma Alta: John Carol Diaz, George Cardoza Pinheiro; Black Point: Robert Ormand Buchanan, Ruth Cope, Barry Dep, Billy Mazzolini, Donald Frank Jacob; San Jose: Genevieve Schneider, William Schneider, Richard Cole; Lincoln: Tay Lohaye, Gloria Beltrametti.

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