Here's a picture of her at the time of her high school graduation, probably in 1908.
[Detail of graduation group portrait. Courtesy of Olive Slater-Kennedy]
She went on to graduate from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 1915, a year later than her younger brother Cecil, and she continued the teaching career she'd begun in Kansas before the family moved to Colorado.
Here are the 1910 and 1920 U.S. Census listings for Opal (the yellow lines), first in Kansas and then in Colorado.
[Year: 1910; Census Place: Twin Groves, Greenwood, Kansas; Roll: T624_441; Page: 11A;
Enumeration District: 0037; FHL microfilm: 1374454. Source: Ancestry.com]
[Year: 1920; Census Place: Boulder Ward 3, Boulder, Colorado; Roll: T625_156; Page: 10B;
Enumeration District: 51; Image: 466.Source: Ancestry.com]
But Opal wasn't done with her education and she set her sights high, becoming one of the first group of women to be awarded a Harvard degree from their School of Education** in 1921. (Yes, THAT Harvard!)
Come back next week for more about this amazing woman.
**M. Edu. according to a newspaper report.
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