Old Highland School 1905
submitted by Dave Huffman, photo from the Portsmouth City Schools archives.
Dave Huffman wrote: This is Nellie Niswonger and her 3rd grade class.
Donna Hartlage wrote: Wonder if all those students are in one class?
Janie Book wrote: Look how nice their desks/seats were back then.
Dave Huffman wrote: Highland School was three years old at the time of this picture.
Donna Hartlage wrote: Was this school in the same place as the newer Highland?
Dave Huffman wrote: Donna, Well, almost but not quite. The Old Highland School was located on the playground of the NEW Highland School. The NEW Highland School was built on the playground of the OLD Highland School. Do I have you confused yet? LOL
Howard H. Pack wrote: Wow! Memories of the desk! Ink holes and ink pen holder slots!
Mary Adams Gregory wrote: LOL, All those little girls with braids. I’m sure a few of them got dipped into the ink wells. Very cool picture!
Stan Workman wrote: The teacher, Nellie Niswonger, attended EUB/United Methodist Church when I was growing up. She was a fine organist, and I often looked forward to her supportive comments whenever I sang and played there.
Lois Wallace wrote: My Gosh! Miss Nellie Niswonger! I had her at PHS for homeroom and algebra.
Ron Gulley wrote: I had Henrietta Dupuy for all algebra classes, but Nellie coached the scholarship team, which I was on for three years, so I got along pretty well with Nellie.
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