from the "Class Oration," by James Michael Curley, Jr., Class of 1924, in the 1924 Register

". . . We, of today, are not the school, we are but the custodians, for a time, of those imperishable memories and traditions which past generations have left to us, which we must hand on, untarnished, to all those who come after us. The real 'Latin School' is composed, not only of all those who have been connected with it, but of every man who ever did a true and worthy thing, who ever painted with an enchanted brush, who ever wrote with heavenly fervor, who ever held minds and hearts enthralled with his burning words, who ever with century-piercing gaze looked into the future, who ever unselfishly sacrificed himself for another, who ever fought in his country's cause or dared death for conscience' sake. In a word, any man who ever did or said a brave or inspiring thing, is, in spirit, of the Latin School, for he possessed character, and the brain to conceive, the spirit to dare, and the will to accomplish, what others could or dared not do."