John Wise Jr. School Prize 1939
Prize Day For Lower School Younger Students At St. James Receive Annual Awards. Prize Day for the Lower School of St. James School took place yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock in St. Luke's memorial dining hall. At the request of Mrs. Russell Nelson, head of the Lower School, Headmaster Adrian H. Onderdonk presented the prizes. They were as follows: First— scholarship, Franklin Thomas, Jr., of Hagerstown; runners-up, Alfred Cheethem, of Baltimore; William Moreland, Bai-Yuka, St. James and John Wise, Jr., Hagerstown; second—arithmetic, Franklin Thomas, Jr. (because of a rule at St. James School that no boy may receive more than one prize for scholastic standing the prize was awarded Alfred Cheethem); runners-up, John Wise, Jr., and William Moreland; third—history, Franklin Thomas, Jr. (awarded to John Wise, Jr.); runners-up, Alfred Cheethem and William Ross, of Washington, D. C.; fourth—French, John Wise, Jr. (awarded William Moreland); runners-up, Franklin Thomas, Jr., and Henry Onderdonk, 2nd; fifth— English, Franklin Thomas, Jr. (awarded Henry Onderdonk, 2nd); runners-up, Alfred Cheethem and William Moreland; sixth—geography, Franklin Thomas, Jr. (awarded William Ross); deportment— Henry Onderdonk, 2nd, William Ross and Alfred Cheethem. (Day pupils are not eligible for this prize.) Eighth—Prof. Roy A MacMichael, maestro of St. James School, awarded two cash prizes presented by three lovers of music (anonymous). Mr. MacMichael in presenting the prizes discussed various points of a pupil's development in music which he took in consideration in reaching his decision. He awarded first prize to Henry Onderdonk, 2nd; second. Franklin Thomas, Jr.; first honorable mention. Bruce Putman, Carlisle, Pa., and second honorable mention, Jonathan Dunn, 3d, of Philadelphia. The exercises were concluded by the presentation of gifts of appreciation by members of the Lower School to the following: Mrs. Russell Nelson, head of the department; masters connected with the Lower School, Mr. Russell Nelson, the Rev. W. B. McKinley, Mr. Harrington Littell, Mr. James O. Carson, Jr., Mr. Edward Chandler and Mr. Adrian H. Onderdonk, Jr. Last year members of the Lower School selected the oldest-,boy in the Lower School, John Wise, Jr., to make this presentation. This year the boys of the Lower School selected the youngest boy in their group to be their presenter, Henry Onderdonk, 2nd. Students of the Lower School presented Headmaster Adrian H. Onderdonk with a framed photograph of the members of the Lower School.