RT. REV. ARTHUR LLEWELLYN WILLIAMS, A. B.
THE MODERN SCHOOL.
In 1899 Rev. Arthur L. Williams was made Bishop Co-Adjutor of Nebraska, and so served until the death of Bishop Worthington in 1908, when he succeeded as Bishop. His work in connection with Brownell Hall can hardly be called history; he is just in the midst of it, and is connected entirely with the last period. The growing demands of modern life and education present new and difficult problems. The map of Omaha is changing, making a new location for the school desirable, and as we write, the Bishop is even now considering moving the school to some place where there can be more extensive grounds and more modern buildings, but these are all problems for the future, and we write our closing chapter in the Third Building, under the Fourth Bishop and with the Tenth Head of the school.
In 1898 Mrs. Louise Upton of Detroit was engaged by Bishop Worthington and the Board as Principal, the Rector of St. Matthias Church being Chaplain of the school. Mrs. Upton was a good financial manager, and she was fortunate in coming to Omaha at the time of the Omaha Exposition, as that enterprise gave the business interests of Omaha and Nebraska a substantial and lasting push forward. She only remained three years, but in that time she demonstrated
the fact that there was a demand for such a school and that the school could once more pay its own expenses, which last was not only a very important thing to do, but something which is not usual with either Boarding Schools or Colleges unless they are endowed.
Mrs. Upton secured the usual fine class of students, having over forty boarders and the average number of day scholars on the roll, and left the school well started in its latest chapter.
She was succeeded by Miss Euphan Macrae, a college woman with decided ideas in regard to woman's education, a thorough knowledge of college requirements, and splendid executive ability. Miss Macrae at once engaged young college graduates for teachers, and at the end of three years had her school accredited to our own State University and the University of Chicago and to every woman's college in the country, who received certificated students.
Her teachers were most attractive young women and became very popular in Omaha homes, increasing at once the number of day pupils and the standing of the school. Together with Miss Macrae they encouraged "Higher Education for Women" and created a wave of interest in college education that continues with increasing force under the present administration. Miss Macrae was a woman with unusual intellectual powers, and the patrons were indeed sorry to hear of her resignation in 1909.
Miss EUPHEMIA JOHNSON, A. B.
Miss Edith Marsden, also a college graduate, was Miss Macrae's successor. She, too, had fine teachers who maintained the honor and standing of the school, but Miss Marsdeu only remained two years, and she made no particular change in the management of the school.
Her successor was Miss Euphemia Johnson, the present popular and efficient Principal.
The government of the modern school is quite different from that of former days. The system is one of self-government. Classes are organized as they are in colleges, and there is a Students' Council which co-operates with the faculty.
Miss Johnson encourages young women to take all the education they can get, whether in boarding school or college or through clubs or correspondence. A glance at the list of "Entertainments, 1912-13" shows that even the amusements are planned with the idea of promoting culture.
Welcome Dance "Old Girls for the New."
Initiation-By the Senior Class.
Camp Fire Picnics.
Concerts: Chicago Opera Co.
Presidential Election- (school election).
Concert: Madame Schumann-Heink.
Opera: Aborn Opera Co.
Concert: Miss Münchhoff and Mr. Landow.
Concert: Alice Nielsen.
Twelfth Night Party.
Concert: Madame Calvé.
Opera: Aborn Opera Co.
Musicale given by Piano and Voice Departments.
Concert: Max Pauer.
Theatre: "Blue Bird."
Theatre: Sothern and Marlowe in Shakespeare.
First Basketball Match.
Pre-Lenten Party given by Freshmen and subFreshmen.
Entertainment and Gymnasium Exhibit by Junior School.
Concert: Julia Culp.
Second Basketball Match.
Symphony Concert: Thomas Orchestra.
Concert: Minneapolis Symphony.
Field Day, May 24.
Domestic Science Luncheon.
Domestic Art Exhibit.
Junior Day, May 31.
One of the popular studies at present is Domestic Science, another Domestic Art. Physical Culture and Athletics receive much attention. Archery, Tennis and Basket Ball are thoroughly enjoyed by the students. Parliamentary tactics are taught in the class organizations, and much
CLASS IN PHYSICAL CULTURE
CLASS IN DOMESTIC SCIENCE
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