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, The Methven school concert and prizegiving for IUIB tiiat was postponed in j>ocember last on. acoount of tlie prevailing epidemio, was held on .fc'nday evening ia-s-t. The function was easily the most .sueoessiui that the school has ever held, the public hail being crowded to the aoors.

The-itev.-O. K. Aitken, chairman of the committee, i>resitied, antl distributed the prices. Tiie evening's programme was. provided partly by the sciiooi ohUdreu ana partly by adults. Tiid children did' tneir paints most creditably, and tlie teachers .had evidemy bestowed much care on tiie practices. Among t-lie adults solos "were rendered by Mesdames Dart and Irwin ; and Air Tracey, and they, with the following, made up a glee party: Misses Livingston, Campbell, Guifae^ and Pearoe,. and Messrs'" Doherty, duiith,. Sparrow, and. Pearce. Mr' Bucjian, wii-h hus "talking, .family,.'; 1 was in, rare form, and provided what the.children, voted to be- the.mosfe entertaining, part ,of the- evening's perfbrmanoo. '

The.'chairman asked Mrs Irwin to' decorate the Dux' of the School with the Lock* gold medal, and in so doing, remarked that the recipient was not only ,l>ux of the School, but had also won a., Junior National Scholarship. This was a ma,tber of congratulation not only to the boy but to the Headmaster, Mr Irwin.. The'following is the prize-list,, including . th* Champion Swimming prizes:— .':■■- ' Standard "VI.:—R.. Dart, ©tax,. Lock Gold Medal. 1, D. Grover 2, M. Holland 3. Standard V.—E.. See-Jen 1, A. Mc;D6na;ld 2, T. Sutton. 3. Standard IV.—D. Pawson 1, It. Cooper 2, R. Williams 3. Standard 111.—E.. Davidson 1, A. Thompson"?', E. Sut-ton 3. Standard 11.—11,. Mauger 1, E. Mills 2, G. Stephen;, 3. ■'■■ Standard I.—W. Cooper 1, B. Anderson 2, G. Burrows 3. SWIMMING. Girt Champion—X. Seelen, antograph book. , Boy C%amptons. : —Senior: E. Kilworth, gofd medal; Junior: R. Cooper,' silver modal.

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METHVEN, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9601, 5 May 1919

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METHVEN Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9601, 5 May 1919

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