Sarah Ray laureate of arts degree, Westbrook Seminary, 1885

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Sarah Adeline Ray received a Westbrook Seminary laureate of arts degree on June 25, 1885. Sarah was one of three young women to receive the degree in 1885.

At the commencement exercises she presented a poem entitled "Vincit Qui Se Vincit" (He/she conquers who conquers himself/herself). The phrase "Vincit Qui Se Vincit" was also the class motto.

Signatures on the diploma are from James P. Weston, D.D., president of Westbrook Seminary and Female Institute; Hon. Sidney Perham, Portland, president of the Board of Trustees; and Grenville M. Stevens, Esq., Stevens Plains, secretary.

Often listed as "Addie" in the Registrar Rank Book, Sarah Adeline Ray was from Saccarappa. She began her Classical Studies at Westbrook Seminary on September 6, 1881, at the age of 15.

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  • Title: Sarah Ray laureate of arts degree, Westbrook Seminary, 1885
  • Creator: Westbrook Seminary
  • Creation Date: 1885-06-25
  • Subject Date: 1885-06-25
  • Local Name: Stevens Plains
  • Town: Deering, Portland, Westbrook
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Local Code: Oversize: Campus Views
  • Collection: Westbrook College History Collection
  • Object Type: Text

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