Commencement Exercises

I'm working on a new topic - graduation pages. I keep seeing references to 'so and so' the Carlisle graduate - but when I check it out - the referenced student isn't really a graduate. Not many students graduated - only 758, out of 10,700+ In reality, after completing their period of enrollment, most students came away with industrial certificates, not diplomas. It might be interesting for researchers to know that one way Pratt denied Plenty Horse's relationship to Carlisle was to characterize him as not having been a "graduate" of Carlisle. Therefore, Plenty Horse's defense (having been psychologically imbalanced by his experiences at the Carlisle school) couldn't be tied to Carlisle. But, Plenty Horse WAS, indeed, a student at Carlisle under a different name.

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