Since high school graduations are in the air everywhere, today we are sharing with you a photo of Dusti Bongé when she graduated from high school. Here she is in her spectacular outfit crowned by a magnificent hat, with her diploma and large bouquet of congratulatory flowers in hand.
Dusti Bongé, back then still Eunice Lyle Swetman, graduated from high school in her hometown of Biloxi over a 100 years ago, in 1919, at the young age of 16. An intelligent and driven young woman, she subsequently attended college at a very proper small southern institution called Blue Mountain College in Northwest Mississippi. This was a place where distractions were hard to come by and hence completing coursework was more easily accomplished.
But Dusti did more than that, she speedily finished her four year degree in the time span of 2 1/2 years (including summers). She had an agreement with her parents that upon completing a four year college degree, she would be allowed to pursue her dream of becoming an actor. Majoring in “Expression & Physical Culture”, by 1922 Dusti was free to do as she wanted, and she moved to Chicago to attend the Lyceum Arts Conservatory.
So here we have a portrait of one very determined young woman who would go on to achieve great things. And you have got to love that hat!
Here is to all the graduates out there, may they too achieve great things.