In September 1929, eight little bright
eyed children tripped eagerly to school for the first time. They were anxious to begin their quest for knowledge.
They were Violet Greninger, Rose Bowman, Chester Cox, Charles
Stonehocker, Cecil Stonehocker, Velma Rickard, Albert Butzach and Ruth
The young students were welcomed by Miss
Neva Lacey, who started them on their path of learning. At the end of six weeks, one of the group, Albert
Butzbach moved away, leaving only seven to complete the first grade.
The next year five of these children,
Ruth, Velma and Charles entered the second grade, Rose Bowman having
moved away. The number was increased
to six by the addition of Evadean Stonehocker.
The group had a new teacher this year, Miss Ina Rymph. Five of this number were promoted to the third
grade, one member, Violet Greninger, was forced o remain behind in the
second grade. Again they had
a new teacher, Mrs. A.C.Whealy. The
class was very sorry to lose Velma Rickard at the end of the first month,
but Leila May Williams came to take her place.
No change took place in the fourth grade,
either as to teacher or pupils. How
proud were Charles, Leila may, Chester
and Ruth when they were promoted from the primary room into the fifth
grade. They had passed their
first big milestone. This year
Mr. Whaley was their instructor.
The number was increased from four to
seven in the sixth grade. Three
new boys, Carl and Richard Segraves and James (Jimmie) Mossman were
a welcome addition to the class. Mrs.
Glenna Stocking came this year to further guide and direct the group
in their upward climb. Step by step they traveled forward and in 1935,
Miss Dorothy Stayton had the same group in the seventh grade.
What a change had taken place in the
group who entered school in September 1936 from the small children who
started in 1929. They had grown
in size until they were almost young men and women and looked back with
many fond memories at the years which had quickly flown by.
Mrs. Olive Lupton, came to help guide them through perhaps, their
hardest year of all. One new
member, Vernon Janzen, was added to the list.
But at the end of about the 5th month another member
was lost by Charles Stonehocker’s moving to Wellington, which left Richard,
Carl, Leila May, Jimmie, Chester, Vernon and Ruth to graduate in 1937
as one of the best classes ever to be graduated from the Corbin School.
They had now lost most of their baby
ways and baby looks and presented more of an appearance of being about
all legs. They could then look
back on the primary room with quite a superior air of “I know it all”.
(This is a handwritten
story I have and I do not know who the author is.--A Shoffner)