Saturday 11 January 1930:
There was a very large attendance yesterday afternoon at the annual distribution of prizes and certificates in connection with the Newton Abbot Secondary School. Mr. C. L. Vicary, Chairman of the Governors, occupied the Chair and the ceremony was performed by Mr Harry Geen, ex-Mayor of Torquay.
Mr. J. Hemborough (Principal) submitted a most satisfactory report, in the course of which he mentioned that during the past ten years, scholarships won by pupils had a total value of £10,000. For the second year in succession, four pupils had won Major Scholarships, a record which was not likely to be broken by any Secondary School. In his address, Mr Geen congratulated all concerned on the marvellous results which had been obtained at the school during the years.
On the motion of Captain W. J. V. Watts, JP, a vote of thanks was accorded Mr. Genn and a similar compliment was accorded the Chairman on the motion of Mr. F. Horner.
The musical portion of the programme was similar to that given at St. Mary's Hall in December, Mr. Henry W. Hawker being the conductor with Miss Vera Hambly as the accompanist.