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The Proclamation from the Mayor of Cape Girardeau, Harry Rediger:
Whereas, Cecil Lorenz, Ethel Masterson, Mamie Pickens and Gladys Welborn, graduated May 22, 1912.
Mayor Harry Rediger presented the Centennial Proclamation to Dr. Mike Cowan, principal of Cape Central High School on August 1, 2011
These four seniors were the first to complete a 4-year high school curriculum in Cape Girardeau; and
Whereas, the 2011-2012 academic school year at Cape Central High School will signify a milestone of 100 years of continuous graduation ceremonies from the 4-year high school curricular program; and
Whereas, Cape Central High School has had a football program since 1911. Basketball for boys and girls started in 1912, along with track for boys. The Cape Central High School orchestra is the oldest continuous music program, begun in 1920. The Red Dagger, Cape Central’s dramatic club, began in 1918; and
Whereas, Cape Central High School employs over 100 faculty engaged in addressing the academic goals of each student whether they seek acceptance to University, wish to join the Armed Services or choose to enter the work force; and
Whereas, business leaders, community organizations, and voters have supported Cape Girardeau’s only public high school for over 100 years.
Now, Therefore, Be It Resolved that I, Harry Rediger, Mayor of the City of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, on behalf of the Cape Girardeau City Council, do hereby recognize the 2011-2012 academic school year as the
Cape Central High School Centennial Year
and honor its 100 years of continuous graduation ceremonies. With justification, the community is proud of the history of our public school district and the education offered to the children of Cape Girardeau.
In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the Seal of the City of Cape Girardeau, Missouri,
this first day of August, 2011.
Harry E. Rediger, Mayor