dc1968

curated project commemorating the 50th anniversary of 1968 in dc

dedicated to bobby r. hale
7 june 1968 & seniors at western hs excited about yearbook, upcoming graduation

7 june 1968 & seniors at western hs excited about yearbook, upcoming graduation

#OTD 7 June 1968 Seniors from Western HS (35th & R Sts NW) were excited about the yearbook and their graduation on 13 June at the school.

According to the Evening Star, there were 410 graduating seniors. Betty Lum was valedictorian and Anne Habberton was salutatorian. Rufus Browning, DC Public Schools assistant superintendent, was the commencement speaker.

Your comments are welcome below. Did you, a family member or neighbor graduate from Western? Did you attend the graduation? Do you have photographs and/or a program from the graduation? Do you remember Betty Lum and Anne Habberton? Do you have a yearbook? Are you a member of the 1968 Reunion Committee? You may comment privately here.

Photo source: Yearbook courtesy of Sumner School Museum & Archives. Photograph taken by author. I thank Executive Director Kimberly Springle for her immense help.

"Public School Graduations," Evening Star, 15 June 1968, Teen Section. 

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6 june 1968 & mckinley seniors excited about yearbook and upcoming graduation

6 june 1968 & mckinley seniors excited about yearbook and upcoming graduation