Girard College Departure "Last Day" For many years we have met the challenges, the educational demands and personal character building from our journey through the Girard College "Marathon" From child to growing man - - we had become the proud sons of Stephen Girard!
We have reached our graduation day! It is now time for us to face the real world!
GRADUATION DAY " We have run our marathon from child to growing man! You who cheered us when we came - bless us 'ere we go!" Farewell! Farewell! Dear temple on the hill! We'll not forget you till our hearts be still! "
Girard College - "Marathon" From the West-End to the East-End of the Girard campus! For many years we traveled East on the Main Road. We were being directed to "Allen Hall" Thedistant "FINISH" line of the Girard College"Marathon" ______________________________________ Many of us did not complete this demanding journey .... but for those of us who did ..... a Girard "Marathon" trophy awaited us ! It will be a cherished, lifelong gift - - serving us well forthe rest of lives!
Our "Marathon" trophy a - - "Girard College" Diploma
We have met the challenges of the educational requirements that Stephen Girard mandated in his Will for the operations of his "Girard College!" __________ Mr. Girard There are no words to express our deepest gratitude to you! We - thousands of your proud adoptive sons - - honor you! We thank you for your vision and generosity for the creation of your great school - - GIRARD COLLEGE!
CLASS GRADUATION PHOTOGRAPHS: Click on Photograph to enlarge it!