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PRIZE DAY AT THE COUNTY SCHOOL. [This report was received too late to appear in our last issue]. On Thursday, the 22nd ult., in the after- noon, the annual distribution of prizes took place in the schoolroom. Mr. J. Harrison Jones, J.P., Chairman of the Local School Governors, presided, and was supported by the following School Governors:—Miss Tumour (who distributed the prizes), the Rev. James Charles (Vice-chairman), the Rev. H. Hum pereys (Henllan), Mr. W. H. Evans, with the Clerk (Mr. A. Foulkes-Roberts), and the Head- master (Mr D. H. Davies, B.A., B.Sc ). The Chairman opened the proceedings by a very interesting address, in the course of which he said he was very glad to be present once more at the annual distribution of prizes. The system of secondary education in Wales had been maturing during the past few years, and pupils were able to pass from the lowest to the highest round of the educational ladder. Schol- arships tenable at the Universities, were awarded from County Schools. Two pupils from the Denbigh County School had already had the grit to try and the ability to win scholarships which they .now hpld at Bangor. He referred to William r. Woodroofe and their fellow townsman, John Newton Davies, (applause). These results were highly credit- able to them and their teachers. He reminded the boys that two more scholarships were to be competed for in Jultr next. They could not all win scholarships, but he encouraged them to make the most of the opportunities of school life. It was the duty of everyone to make the most of himself—mentally, spiritually, and physically. He did not think much of the man who said I I know enough.' Our true educa- tion was not confined to school or youth, but continued through life. The school had entered upon a new chapter in its history. Their late headmaster, whom they all respected (ap- plause), had retired, and now they had one who was as capable of discharging his duties as any- one they could find wherever they went (ap- plause). He wished them all a very pleasant holiday, and hoped they would come back in good spirits, and that next year would be one of the best in the history of the school. The dis- tribution of prizes was more private this year, but next year he hoped that, as on former occasions, they would be able to have some- thing of a more public character. He had great pleasure in calling upon Miss Tnrnour the Mayoress tot distribute the prizes. She had taken great interest in the school since her appointment as a School Governor, and he was glad to see that she was following in the steps of her worthy father, who was one of the beet friends the school ever had (applause). Miss Turnour then distributed the prizes in a pleasant and graceful manner, showing that she thoroughly appreciated the efforts of the prize winners The boys, who were eager critics of this part of the proceedings, cheered the recipients heartily as each came forward to receive his prize. July Examinations, 1898. Prize List.—Form V. John N. Davies for general proficiency. Cecil R. Lurring ditto. Arthur H. Evans for algebra. Christmas Anwyl for English literature. Form Upper IV. A. Thomas P. Pritchard for general proficiency- Arthur H. Dean for chemistry and book- keeping. William H. Revill for English literature and geography. Percy Anwyl for Latin. Charles W. Radnor for French. H. W. Owens for English composition. Form Upper IV. B. William E. Hughes for general proficiency. R. Anthony Richards for English grammar, French, and Welsh. John E. Davies for Euclid and book-keeping. Robert A. Evans for arithmetic and history. John M. Hughes for algebra. Thomas Anwyl for English literature. Form Lower IV. William Haydn Evans for general profi. ciency. Jesse Lloyd for English literature and Euclid. John Robert Hughes for English grammar and history. John Jones for algebra. Form III. Edward O. Williams for general proficiency. Charles E. Revill for English and geography. Leopold V. Lurring for English. Science and Art Prize List. Alphabetical List of Students, with successes. Anwyl, Christmas—Mathematics, 1st stage, 1st class. Davies, John Newton—Chemistry Elem., 2nd class. Davies, Roger Wilfred—Physiography Elem., 2nd class. Dean, Arthur H.—Freehand 2nd class, Geo- metry and Chemistry, 2nd class. Evans, Arthur H.—Chemistry, 2nd class. Evans, Robert A.—Model Drawing, 2nd class. Evans, Wm. Haydn.Freehand, 2nd class. Helsby, Robert J.—Chemistry, 2nd class, Mathematics, 1st stage, 2nd class. Hughes, Joseph L. -Model Drawing, (2nd class, Mathematics, stage 1, 2nd class. Hughes, William E.—Freehand, 2nd class, Model Drawing, 2nd class. Lurring, Cecil Ronald.—Chemistry, Mathe- matics, stage 1, 2nd class. • j Pritchard, Thomas P.—Chemistry, Physio- graphy, Freehand, 2nd class,and Geometry. Richards, R. Anthony.—Model Drawing, 2nd class. Williams, Benjamin Aled.—Freehand, 2nd class. Other successes during the year. Matriculation Examination of the University of Wales, June, 1898: John Newton Davies and Arthur Hedley Evans. Oxford Local Examination, July, 1898. Three candidates presented, and all passedj viz. Christmas Anwyl, senior, 1st class. A. W. Jone3, junior. S. S. Davies, do. In the eompetition for the scholarships offered by the Denbighshire County Governing Body, last July, John Newton Davies obtained 2nd place in order of merit, and was awarded an exhibition of £31) a year for three years, which he now holds at the Bangor University College. The Rev. H. Humphreys, being called upon, said that if there was any encouragement in prizes, the boys ought certainly to be greatly stimulated by the large number just received. i He hoped the winners would not rest on their oars, and that the others would not be dis- couraged. The plodding and the persevering generally won in the battle of life. He then made a few remarks on discipline, tone, and character with reference to individual and school life. The character of a school, like that of an individual did not depend entirely upon prizes or scholarships. Habits were formed at school which would cling through life. 'The boy was father to the man.' He urged them all, especially che senior boys, to regularity and punctuality, also to foster and maintain everything that was manly and straightforward, and concluded by wishing them all a pleasant holiday, and a very success- ful career, The Headmaster (Mr. D. H. Davies, B.A., B.Sc.), said that as his connection with the school had been so short, a lengthy report would not be expected. The schoel opened on Tuesday, the ]3th of September last, with 21 boys This number by the middle of the term had increased to 40. Since then two boys had left, so chat there were now 3S. Of these, 15 T. O. JONES sells onlv the best brands of Pro visions, Cumberlan l Cut, Irish Rolled, and Smoked Irish Bacon, Plain & Smoked Hams, Bancroft's Lard, Beef Suet, Palethorpes Sausages and Pies, &c; I were new boys. Thus the school might be said j to be starting afresh. This fact, and others incidental to it, accounted for the private char- acter of this prize day, but next year they hoped to do better. No boy had been sent in for any examination. Thus there was no success to record, nor was there any failure either. The boys had engaged in their usual athletic contests, and had come off in a way which had given the utmost satisfaction to themselves. He thought the school field was at too great a distance, and earnestly hoped this would be remedied when they had the new school buildings. Before closing, he must thank his colleague- Mr. Howland-for his valuable assistance and co operation. After the meet- ing a tea would be provided for the boys (and not for the first time he believed), through the kindness of Mr. Gold Edwards (applause). Also, Mr. W. H. Evans had presented the boys with an assortment of fruit and sweets (ap- plause). The Vice-chairman (the Rev. J. Charles) pro- posed a vote of thanks to Miss Turnour for distributing the prizes, to the Chairman for presiding, also to Mr. Gold Edwards and to Mr. Evans. He also considered the school had made a very good start, and he expected that next year there would be 50 pupils at least. He showed the boys the advisability of staying at school as long as possible, as in after life they would have to compete with others possessing all the advantages of a modern training. The Rev. H. Humphreys, in seconding, said he would bear witness to the great interest Dr. Turnour and Mr. Gold Edwards had taken in the school for many years. The Chairman having suitably replied, the boys, who, under the leadership of Mr. Jones, the music master, had contributed three part. songs during the afternoon, sang the well- known school song,' Good-bye, old schoolroom,' in a style which reflected great credit upon their teacher. An adjournment was then made to the old dining hall, where the boys did ample justice to a first-class tea, after which they as&toibled in the schoolroom, when the fruit and sweets were distributed. A short address was then given by the headmaster, at the close of which he wished them a 'Happy Christmas and a pleasant holiday.' The school then 'broke up' to re-assemble on Tuesday, January 17th, 1899.