History of Goshen Schools

                                                    page 6


           In 1922 an Art Class was organized by Mrs. Nellie R. Williams. This new movement in the local education was financed by the Parent-Teachers Association.  About three years later, Mrs. Williams also organized an orchestra.  Today the orchestra is composed of about twenty members. It is progressing rapidly and is one of the important activities of the school. In the  years 1827-28, a Glee club was organized by Mrs. Williams.  In addition to the Art Club, the Glee club and the Orchestra, the school has two literary Societies, viz: The Fort-nightly club, composed of members of the Sophomore, Junior and Senior classes; and the Junior Literary Society, composed of the seventh and eighth grades and Freshman Class.  These two societies meet at regular intervals. The school has recently organized a Latin and Science Club.  In the grades are found two Health Clubs.  During the summer vacation, the 4-H clubs occupy the time of many boys and girls.  The 4-H Clubs have won many prizes at the local and state agricultural fairs.


          Owing to changes in modern education, the charter of the school was changed from a four year High School to a six year High school on May 2, 1928.  This innovation necessitated the teaching of Domestic Science and Manual training in the seventh and eight grades. By the change, the break between the grades has been overcome.  Many boys and girls who have heretofore feared the higher grades will now enter the advanced work.


          In the foregoing lines, I have endeavored to describe in my poor way the evolution of Goshen Township High School.  It's future growth does not depend alone upon the servants it employs but also upon the farsightedness of its patrons, for in 1827, the people of Goshen township were intensely interested in their school, demonstrating that the faith of her ancestors was well founded, and it is the wish of the author of this brief history that the faith of our fathers continue, always remembering the ancient admonition, "Where there is no vision, the people perish."                  -----F. B. Hoggatt


          This information was published in the first Goshen High School Yearbook 1928.  It is a brief history of the first 100years of Goshen Schools.  The next yearbook was published in 1935 and Mr. Hoggatt provided a supplement to the1928 Goshenensis. 


BACK                                                                                               HOME                                                                                                         NEXT