Sunday, November 30, 2014
LEAVES THE NORWICH HIGH SCHOOL
PRINCIPAL WAYNE G. BENEDICT, WHO WILL ENGAGE IN FARMING ON A LARGE SCALE IN THE WEST
Norwich, June 4. -- It is a matter of general regret that at the close of the school year, Prof. Wayne G. Benedict will sever his connection with the Norwich schools to go to Wisconsin, where he has purchased a large and fertile tract of land and will engage in farming on an extensive scale.
Prof. Benedict has been principal of the Norwich High School for the past three years, having charge of the academic department and teaching mathematics. The position is a very difficult one to fill, but he has proven not only a competent and very efficient instructor, but a just and superior disciplinarian as well. Students equally with the teachers associated with him, as well as patrons of the school, lament his decision to leave the teaching profession and yield to the back to the call in the west.
Mr. Benedict graduated from the Norwich High School in the class of 1902 and from Colgate University in 1906. He then took the principalship of the Brookfield High School, leaving after two years to become the English teacher at Colgate academy. When the academy was discontinued, he came to this city and took up and carried through his work in a most satisfactory manner.
Knowing his aggressive, wide awake nature, coupled with his intelligent and tireless energy, his many friends do not anticipate that having once put his hand to the plow in the productive natural field of the west, he will have any cause to look back with regret to his abandoned intellectual field of the east.