Due to the “Great Flood” – Rayville High School Delays Graduation Until June 18, 1927
The graduating class of the Rayville High School will hold their commencement exercises on Thursday evening at 8 o’clock at the high school auditorium.
The graduates will carry out very much the same, program they proposed before the arrival of the flood, with the exception of a baccalaureate orator. Owing to the conditions incident to the overflow they have dispensed, with this part of their program.
There are eighteen graduates to receive diplomas. While Rayville, like other schools of the inundated district, only conducted an eight months’ school, the work of the senior class was practically completed in that time.
It might be well to mention here that the present Senior Class of the Rayville High School subscribed $25.00 to the flood fund in this Parish, and this amount was turned over to the local Legion Post.The Richland Beacon-News
18 Jun 1927, Sat • Page 1
Meet a few members from the class of 1927 and staff at Rayville High School
From Monroe, the news was similar
The City high school annual class play, which is really an institution, will perhaps have to be abandoned this year and consequently there is a feeling generally of disappointment.
However, if conditions improve while there is time for rehearsals “A Mid-Summer Night’s Dream” will be presented as an out of doors fete.
Demoralizing conditions prevail in the high schools where many students have been forced to miss school due to the high water and others are doing their bit towards the protection of the city.
Next week will determine definitely the exact status of affairs and if conditions are favorable the public will be permitted to witness a very beautiful class play.The Monroe News-Star
07 May 1927, Sat • Page 3