An article from Mount Pleasant Collegiate Institute newsletter The Institute about students moving to M. P. C. I. after the closure of Mont Amoena
The Institute (Mount Pleasant, NC). c, 1927.
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Staff Writer, “Girls at M. P. C. I.,” Mont Amoena: Educating the Young Ladies of Cabarrus Couunty 1859-1927, accessed December 5, 2014, https://montamoena.org/2014/12/06/girls-at-m-p-c-i/
The Institute, c. 1927
GIRLS AT M. P. C. I.
Following announcement that Mont Amoena Seminary would not open for the session of 1927-1928, solicitious inquiries were received by the management of the Collegiate Institute as to the admission of girls. This presented a rather perplexing question. The Collegiate Institute is a distinctively Boys’ School. The military feature is definitely established. The admission of girls seemed incongruous. However, there was a disposition to accommodate those knocking for admission, especially those who were desirous of completing their preparation for college. Accordingly, it was decided to receive such as Day Students.
In the September Institute News, something in the nature of a prophecy was expressed in these words: “An added touch toward the refinement of the finished product – a 100 per cent, successful school year- will be realized, let us believe, in the presence of a limited number of sisters counted for the first time in our student body. Just enough to give color to a handsome picture and set the pace, maybe, in scholastic achievement.”
The nine girls who were enrolled have fulfilled the “prophecy.” The photographic cut of the “Specials,” which will appear in the new catalogue, is evidence of the enhancement of the “color” and “refinement” of the student-body; and, those who have access to the Record can testify that the girls duffer not in comparison in the mater of scholastic achievement.”