Marion Smithson: West Virginia Collegiate Institute is the best school for Negroes in the state.

Ms. Sumner: It’s the only school past the eighth grade anywhere near here.

[we see young Katherine sitting outside talking to herself as she does math calculations]

Young Katherine Coleman: Isosceles. Scalene. Equilateral. Rhombus. Trapezoid.

Joshua Coleman: Katherine’s in the sixth grade.

Ms. Sumner: They want to take her early.

Young Katherine Coleman: Tetrahedron. Dodecahedron.

Marion Smithson: They’re offering a full scholarship. All you have to do is get there.