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Memories of Cornelia Strong, September 1995

By Sarah Hamilton Matheson, Class of 1924

I had one math course under her teaching. She was not strong in stature but very strong in character and disposition. An excellent teacher. So polite and sensitive to all students. Soft spoken and quiet in demeanor—a true lady. I remember one day she accidentally struck the waste basket and stopped and spoke to the waste basket saying, “Excuse it please, it was an accident.” We students loved this woman—rather small in stature but strong in outstanding qualities of character, integrity and goodness. I have always been glad that I had Miss Strong as a teacher.

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