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May 28, 1965

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OLYMPIA-- THIRTY young ladies. I They are the first graduating class of St. Placid High School, the only Catholic hiffh school for girls in Thruston County. Cond,ucted by Sisters of St. .Benedict, St. Placid's first opened its doors to its initial freshman class September 26, 1961. And now at 3 p.m. Friday, May 28, those freshmen-turned-seniors are receiving their diplomas in commencement ceremonies, pre- sided over by the Most Reverend Thomas A. Connolly, Archbishop 9f Seattle. The Archbishop is also com- mencement speaker. The school's first baccalaureate exercises were held Sunday, May 23, with the address given by Father Armand Nigro S J, Seattle University, assistant professor of philosophy. Valedictorian is Nancy Ann Crow, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Crow, 10517 Rowland Ave.. Tacoma. She will attend Fort Wright College of the Holy Names in Spokane on a $500-per-year scholarship. At St. Placid's, she was senior class president and also president of the school's chap-. ter of the National Honor Society Salutatorian is Kathleen Marie Merideth, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Claude T. Merideth, 2211 Larch St., Olympia. Desiring to become a librarian, she will join St. Martin's .College's first group of incoming women students next September. At. St. Placid's, Kath- leen was treasurer of the school's chapter of f:he National Honor Society and a member of he "Nuances," the student literary annual. She attended as a fresh- man and sophomore the American Academy in Athens, Greece. Offering a complete college pre- paratory program to meet the needs of its pupils, St. Placid's aims to produce valiant women for the college, business, profes- sional end domestic world. The school is also open to non-Catho- lics who meet Vhe entrance re- quirements and conform exterior- ly to the regulations and religious exercises. Students come from Olympia nd he outlying areas and from Shelton. Yelm. Elma, and Alaska. The high school is a unit of St. Placid Priory, an independent Benedictine foundation of ponti- fical status in the Archdiocese. The Benedictine Sisters, con- ducting tile school, also staff paro- chial schools in Holy Rosary, Vis- itation end St. Ann's Parishes in Tacoma and in AH Saints in Puyal- ]up. Sister Daniel OSB is principal of St. Placid's. The Class of 1965 includes: r- St. Placid's on approaching girls' school from Highway 99 east of Olympia Diane Maria Acuff, Marjorie Lane alacketer, Kathleen Mary Bricks, Cecilia Ely|a Carter, Kathryn Ann Colselan, Nancy Ann Crow, Ann Lucile Ozurison, Mary Anne Harlan, Maria Eliana Herrera, Anne Marie Hoffman. Helen Kathleen Hursey, Sandra Jean John- son, Frances Marie Kennish, Cheryl Jane King, Sharon Elaine Lesnlck, Anne Arin McKenzie, Paula May McMakin0 Christina Maria Manza, Kathleen Marie Merideth, Susan Marie Mock. Janice Marie Ordos0 Mary Lynn Ryan, Phyl- lis Anne Roberts, Wande Cathleen Smith, Barbara An Soland Christine Marie Stone, Mary Catherine Stoddard, Mary Elizebeth Tay- lor, Antoinette Marie Townsend, Randaye Lynn Whitaker. 3 Catholic Northwest Progress Friday, Msy 28, 1965 St. Placid's More on Commencemenf 65 Aqmn 4 Bellarrnine 4 5 Forest Ridge Holy Angels 7 Holy Names Holy Rosary J 0 Immaculate I 0 O'Dea II Seattle University ] 2 St. Martin's College I Providence 1 4 St. Euphrasia's 1 6 st. Leo's 1 7 St. Martin's 18 St. Mary's 20 Seattle Prep 2 ] St. Edward's Seminary 22 St. Thomaz Seminary 2 2 Marymount 23 Nancy Ann Crow valedictorian daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Crow 10517 Rowland Ave., Tacoma Kathleen Marie Merideth salutatorian daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Claude M'erideth 2211 Larch St.. Lacey