Edith Louise Wright Rice

Edith Lousie Wright Rice, Class of 1916. Ms. Rice, a Clevelander, graduated as valedictorian of her class at West High School. She received a scholarship to attend Western Reserve University College for Women where she majored in English/Literature. After graduation, Ms. Rice was employed as a teacher in Piney Wood, Mississippi. She later worked for the YMCA in Newport News, Virgina. Ms. Rice eventually returned to Cleveland to become Assistant Executive Secretary at the Phyllis Wheatley Association. However, she was soon named Executive Secretary of the YMCA in Brooklyn, NY. Ms. Rice died in 1932, one day short of her 38th birthday.