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Juniors. We were foremost in everything in forensics, athletics, social and classroom work. Four
of our classmates were members of the state championship football team, that brought to Edgerton
the championship of the state. In baseball we showed that we had some future Ty Cobb's and
Christy Mathewsons by winning first place in the inter-class tournament. But, it was in forensics
that we met with the greatest success. There were many evidences of future silver tongued
Websters. We captured both the oratorical and declamatory contests and to further our super-
iority in the literary line, we took both first and second places in the short story contest; thereby
winning the T. B. Earle cup that is given for excellency in forensics. We showed that we could
extend our leadership even to the social events. The Junior prom and the Junior banquet of 1917
will long remain as evidences of the many remarkable things we accomplished. Never has there
been a career that was crowned with more success than the class of 19l8.
After three years of hard work we embarked upon our Senior year with 32 members, some
having dropped out. These 32 were to continue the upward struggle for supremacy and now we
claim to have reached the goal. Our past has been bright but this year we have accomplished
wonders along every line. We were strong in athletics, eight of our classmates being on this year's
football team. In basketball we took first honors in the interclass tournament, while four of our
members represent 1918 on the High School team. In Forensics we again showed our superior
leadership by once more capturing the T. B. Earle cup. Four of our classmates were members of
the debating team. To crown all, we were awarded the General Excellency cup for the best all
around class in high school, which is awarded upon a vote of the Faculty. Thus ended the career
of a class whose spirit will ever remain as an example, an inspiration to classes that are to follow.
Now tho our high school days are over our hearts still hold love for our Alma Mater and just pride
of the work we have accomplished here. We feel that the classes that follow may well take the
class of 1918 for their example. By so doing they will be inspired to greater endeavor, be given
strength to overcome all obstacles, and in a few years they will stand triumphantly where we do
now at the entrance to a successful life.

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