Ruth Bryan Owen Brigade student selection ballot, 1931

Ruth Bryan Owen Brigade student selection ballot, 1931


Individual Ballot

Ruth Bryan Owen Trip to Washington

Each student in the Senior High School is entitled to a vote on boys and another vote on girls. The qualities to be considered in making the choice are as follows:

I DEPENDABILITY- Punctuality, truthfulness, loyalty, and self control.

II SERVICE- Co-operation, courtesy, and respect for proper authority and the rights of others.

III LEADERSHIP- Imagination, command of the good will and respect of others, and the bent to lead.

IV PATRIOTISM- Interest and pride in family, school, community and nation, and willingness to sacrifice self for them.

Name three GIRLS in the order of your preference whom you think qualify most highly in the qualities listed above.




From the three chosen by the composite vote of the students one will be selected by the faculty as the winneer from this school. The County School Authorities will choose from the winners from the various schools the one boy and one girl from each county to make the trip.


State Archives of Florida: Collection N2004-1, Box 01, Folder 9


Ballot used by high school students in Florida's 4th Congressional district to select participants for the Second Ruth Bryan Owen Brigade trip to Washington, D.C. in 1931. The delegation included students from each of the 4th District's 18 counties. The tour began February 25, 1931 and ended March 2 at a reunion with students from the previous year's "brigaders."