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Outside Influences - Mt Pleasant Seminary

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 26
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1994
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s63x84sr
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 326218
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s63x84sr

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Title Outside Influences - Mt Pleasant Seminary
Description of church and state. Although the high school principal requested that Anderson attended faculty meetings, function as a home room teacher, and head a faculty committed, Andreson's superiors in the Church Education System permitted him to attend meetings only during the short time that instructions were given that would enable him to correlate better with the public school. "...We would prefer that [your] name not appear as a member of any faculty committee... [and] think you will understand our great desire to keep Church and Sate so separated that no one can have the slightest criticism.(5) When North Sanpete and Moroni High Schools were consolidated and the two junior highs merged in 1959, George Anderson, seminary teacher in Moroni, was transferred to Mt. Pleasant. Others assigned to Mt. Pleasant through the years included Max Hirschi, Victor Rasmussen (accepted other employment}. James A, Carver, and Ferrell C. Lazenby. Late-comers Clinton Buttars and Dennis Slack were described by one student historian as "two really great men who are always wilting to answer your questions...help you learn more about the church and...gain a stronger testimony of the gospel. "(6) Because of the number of students in 1988-1989, Mack L. Wilkey was hired as a part-time teacher. The first semester he taught two periods in the Seminary: second semester he taught one class in the seminary and one class at Wasatch Academy which met for an hour and a half two days a week. There he had as many as five students but average only two or three. "Never before [had] we been able to teach the LDS students dial attend Wasatch Academy at their school. "(7) Graduation exercises were varied. In 1922 the first seventeen students to graduate were honored at exercises held in connection with Stake Priesthood Meeting: two students from Fairview, four from Spring City, and eleven from Mt. Pleasant. One graduation exercise consisted of a special pageant, "Christ among the Nephites"; another was a tableau presentation, described as "a program that a person would not soon forget."(8) Over the years many special activities were introduced. The first years the seminary functioned, a once-a-week night club class was held for adults. However. President Adolf Merz deemed it unwise to hold the class in ensuing years "as many would attend that class but neglect their other meetings. "(9) Regular-student activities included assisting home missionaries, providing sacrament meeting programs, increasing attendance at sacrament meetings, and strengthening] the characters and morals of the students.- Others, including some fundraisers, were dances, skating 114
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Identifier 126_Outside Influences - Mt Pleasant Seminary.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 26
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326156
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s63x84sr/326156