Alpha Sigma

By dhowell - Posted on 02 January 2008

In 1886, the Alpha Sigma literary society was organized with meetings held every other Monday evening. Self expression, a command of the language and an acquaintance with parlimentary procedure were the topics to be studied. This was founded by Miss Marie Kirchhofer and for 30 years the meetings were held regularly. Debates were a well known form of entertainment.

Diplomas were handed out at the completion of the 8th grade and again to the graduating seniors.

Later, a six-six plan was adopted in 1917. After the completion of the first six grades the student is promoted directly to high school.