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The annual distribution of prfaei to the Sunday schools In connection with St Stephen' j Oboroh took place on Sanday afternoon, the 12th Instant, There was a very large gathering of the soholars and their ft lends. The Rev E. A. Soott, who give away the prizes, oaivl that he was glad to report that both the Bohoola were m a proßperons oonditloc. Toe nainbee of names on the books waß 300, of which 125 belonged to the Hamp&tead dlvlaion— thin total was ar rived at after oaieful weeding. The respnnsiblltty of training ho many children m religions knowledge was very great, and he shonld be tbankfnl for one or two extra teachers at the main sohool. In regard to the prizes, It had been the rale f the oohool for some yearn not to limit he awards to t a certain number m each olass, bat to reward every soholar who had really striven for a prize. Except In a few lnstancea prizes would not be given to any scholar who had attended less than 41 times oat of the possible -62, while, he might say, by far the larger number of prfza takers had attended considerably more times than this. It would be noticed that the average number of prizes per olaaa In the flampscead division of the school was higher than m the main soboo). The boys and girls m the latter mast not be jealous at this, bat mast, like many parents, learn a lesson from their offspring, for anon the Hampstead Sohool was. He seed no*. say that marks for lessons and condaot had a great deal to do with the awarding of the prizes; During • the afternoon sn interesting •ddreis was given by Air R. S. Bean. The following Is the prize Hat : — st. Stephen's main school. - Boys Bible olaas.— l, Walter Mills and Harry Mills (equal); 2, Joseph Hopwood. Ist Glass : Edward Harris. 2nd Glass : X, Charles Fowkej 2, Isaao Balgent, William Miles, William Palmer and George Pass Oqaal); attendance prlza, Peroy Prtchard. 3rd Glass : 1, Charles Foley ; 2, William Powell ; attendance przee, William Anderson and .George ■loott. 4;h Class j 1, John Gollins; 2, John Jackson ;3, Leslie Potter. 6&h Class ;1, G iorge Fowke ; 2, Norman Prlohard and , George Wilmuurst (equal) ; special, Biiward ßtokerotaffe, 6. & Class; 1, Jobn Miles; 2, Reginald Mian's; 3, Bertie Amos. 7tb Class: 1, Herbert Maogregor, 2, Edgar Cambridge ; 3, Jffitnest Hyde. B,n Olass: 1, William Amos; 2, Oyrll Potter ; 3, George MUes ; special, William Macgretfor. Cards of commendation, Frederiok Hyde and William Roberts; Girls.— Bible Olass ; 1, Margaret Page; Ist Olase : 1, Blanotafe Fowke ; 2, Annie Mile*, Louisa Balgent and Lauretta Pass (flqual) ; special, Elizabeth Bean and Maod Bean ; oommended, Mary Fooke, Mary Roberts aud Mabel Andrews. 2ud Glass : 1, Florence Court, Emily Roberts and Martha Anderson (equal). 3rd Glass: 1, Mary Mills ; 2, Emily Mlnqls and Esbel Miles (equal) ; 3, Lavlnla Pass ; 4, N liy Hyde. 4th Glass : I, Elizabeth Roberts; 2, Elizabeth Court; 3, Gertrade Hyde. s;n Olaas : 1, Alice Oourt ; 2, E zjbeth Page, 6th Glass : 1, Alice H ipwood ; 2, Ethel Newman; 7th Olass: 1, Lily Jackson; 2, Alioe Soott. Bth Class :1, Olive Fowke ; 2, Eva Soott ; 3, Sybil Segers and Minnie Biokerstaffe (equal); special, Katherlne Breeze; oards of commendation, Annie Hanoox, Georglna Page, Alioe, Kate and Gertrude White. HAMPSTEAD DIVISION. Boys. — Ist Glass : 1, John Sage ; 2, Feaok Pritchard ; 3, F. Johnson and Wm. Pdtobard (equal); 4, John Welsh and James Sandoe. 2 ad Class : 1, Frank Stigley ; 2, Harry Porter; 3, Ben Garter; 4, Win, Gr.ffia and Harry Johnson (tqnal) ; 5, Fred Porter, Charles Sage. 3rd Glass; Wm. Stigley, Alec. Oonalngham (equal); 2, Bertie Grlflen, Charles Cunningham (equa?) ; 3, Donald MoMaater and Artbar Kelly (equal). 4;h Olass: 1, George Keeley, William Otldeoott ; 2, Horaoe Johnson ■, 3, Henry Stephenson, Banj. Barr ; 4, Monty Keeley ; 5, Harry Hopdns. sth Olasi: 1, Arthur Purnell ; 2, Arthur Prltobard; 3, Jaok Mulford ; 4, Robert Smith and Wm. Smith (equal). Girls.— lst Claßsrl, Louisa Grlffio; 2,Ellz*P*ltohard; 3, Ellea Rawlinson, Laoy Garter, Ela» Weloh, equal ; 4, Minnta Bannett, Mary Stigley, equal. 2ad Glass— lst Division: 1, Blanohe Oookson ; 2, Louisa Sage, Mary Keeley, equal,^!^, Lacy Cunningham, Ethel KellyJ^^ual ; 4, Laura Johnson. 2ad Glass— 2 id Division : 1, Lily Keeley ; 2, Ulmma Oildeoott, Henrietta Taylor, equal ; 3, Mary Oanningham ; 4< Rosa Welob, xslnsk Kelly, equal. 3rd Glass : 1, Maud Hopkins ; 2, Elfz \ Oaideoott, May Taylor, equal ; 3, Flora Oookaon ; 4, Maud Johosoo, Louisa Porter, o eqaal. 4th Class : 1, Esther Garter ; 2, Katie Aslett; 3, Mabel Weloh ; 4, Susan Finlay sth Glass :1, Emily Grlffio ; 2, May Grlffio : 3, E!lle Stephenson ; 4, Cissy Rlley ; oards of commendation, Harry Lablow, Ribert Hodgson, Fred Jones, Leonard Andrewes, Ohas. Brown, Jin. Brown, and Tbos. Stephens, Ellen Hideo, Lizzie and Ida Stewart, Harriet Broker, and L'zzle Sandoe.

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ST. STEPHEN'S SUNDAY SCHOOLS, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2130, 21 May 1889

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ST. STEPHEN'S SUNDAY SCHOOLS Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2130, 21 May 1889