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The ultimate goal for a high school student is the attainment of graduation. Graduation means not only receiving the long awaited diploma, but also donning, with quiet dignity, the symbols of a scholar -- the "cap and gown."
We, the class of 1956, have chosen the "cap and gown" as the theme for our yearbook, because to us these symbols represent the highest academic achievement that any of us has yet received. We have, at long last, earned the right to wear the robes and mortar boards. We have earned the right to step across a platform, shake a well-known hand, and receive a document that confirms the fact that our scholastic endeavors have not been in vain.
As you read the Oracle, we hope you will remember our class motto, "A cap of knowledge insures a gown of success." The cap and gown is a symbol of an end and of a beginning for every student -- the end of the Childhood road and the commencement on the Adult way.
Bangor High School
Bangor High School, yearbook
Bangor High School, "The Oracle, 1956" (1956). Bangor High School Yearbooks. 19.