In June 1860, as the United States advanced toward the secession crisis, headmaster Samuel Pasco watched his Waukeenah Academy students exhibit the knowledge they had acquired over the past term to a crowd of proud parents and friends. During the program, the boys demonstrated their proficiency in subjects such as geography, spelling and reading, chemistry, grammar, arithmetic, and translation of Latin.1 Following the formal examinations, the students acted and sang various orations and songs for their guests.
Sheppard, Jonathan C.
"This Seems to Be Our Darkest Times: The Florida Brigade in Mississippi, June-July 1863,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 85:
1, Article 5.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol85/iss1/5