H.W. Straley III

John Newton Hoylman

Lena Dingman Darga

Concordīs first A.B. Graduates, the class of 1923. In early November of 1922, Principal Rossey called the three together and told them that he was trying to get the right to confer degrees on them. Before the school closed for the Christmas holidays, the class was formally organized and officially informed that they would graduate in June.

The graduates were: H.W. Straley, III, who was president of the Senior Class of 1923, president of the French Club, captain of the tennis team and member of the Alpha Delta Pi, Mathematics Club and Philharmonic Literary Society. Lena Dingman Dargan was Secretary-Treasurer of the Class of 1923, President of Delta Sigma, Treasurer of the French Club, Associate, History Department and member of the American Literary Society. John Newton Hoylman was an experienced school man, and had served as teacher, principal and county superintendent in several counties before returning to Concord. He was a member of the Philharmonic Literary Society.