Carthage Attorney Richard Webster, candidate for the state senate, was the principal speaker Friday night,
May 18, at graduation exercises at the Pleasant Valley R-6 school west of Carthage. Webster stressed the
importance of acquiring a complete education to face the challenges of the years ahead and urged the eighth
grade graduates strive to develop their individual talents to the fullest. Diplomas were presented by Dean Rusk,
president of the R-6 board of education, following presentation of the class by Principal G. L. Hamor. Eighth
grade teachers are Mr. and Mrs. Hamor. The ceremony was held in the recently completed R-6 auditorium-
gymnasium before a large crowd of parents and friends.
Pictued left to right on stage are the graduates.
front row-- Darlene Roland, Harold Underwood, Billy Peace, Marla Moore, Linda Alford, Billy Nichols, Alice Myres,
Ed Knowles, Gaylen Rush, Wilma Jones, Janet Preble (co-salutatorian), Maxine Miller (co-valedictorian) and
Peggy Ann Widner;
back row--Betty Moorehouse, Judy Thomas, Peggy Jo Carter, Richard Ogle, Polly Pierce,
Glenda Edwards (co-saluatorian), Phyllis Hail, Judy Kay Byers, Richard Willams, Linda Leggit, Lora Jean
Swoveland, Stanley LeRoy, Cheryl Fenimore, Peggy Jane Wilson (co-valedictorian), Bryce Lanyon and Linda
Jean Lee. Seated in the foreground are Dorothy Shireman, flower girl, and Ronnie Baker, diploma bearer.
Photo from The Carthage Press, May 25, 1962.
Pleasant Valley, 1963-64.