MHS CHEERLEADERS

1951 - 1952

Submitted by LeVerne Langheld Kidd, class of 1957

                                

Cheerleaders  Cheerleader Tryouts

These are the 1957-58 school year cheerleaders.  L to R:  Dawn Glass (1960), Linda Atkins (1959),

Camille Ivy (1959), Linda White (1958), Catsy Harper (1958).

Identified by LeVerne Langheld Kidd, Class of 1957 & Ann Mays Harlan

Cheerleaders  - L-R, Judy Barren, Jeanette Woodard, Linda Cox, Camille Ivy and Judy Barren

1957-58 Cheerleaders

Cheerleaders for 1952-53 Perry Lee Sanders, Gary Daniels

Virginia Hammons, Carrie G. Strickland and Jan Calvit

      Waynette Farrington, Mascot

           Cheerleaders  and  PEPSQUAD for 1952

 

  Cheerleaders 9             HOW WAYNETTE FARRINGTON BECAME THE MASCOT, 1951-52 Cheerleaders

I don't know if there is room on the website for the "back story" I call it, of my becoming a mascot cheerleader. My mother tells the story that she COULD NOT keep me away from the cheerleaders . Every time that she'd put me down out of her lap, off I'd go to where the cheerleaders performed.

Finally they gave up. Meanwhile, I memorized  every cheer  and all the motions that went with them. People began to notice me when I hopped onto the grass, almost below the stadium and began to cheer with them, only I was in front of them. The cheerleaders saw me, but none of the crowd could see me. Carrie G. asked Mrs. Hilliard if they could ask me to be their mascot. One Friday night, Gary Daniels picked  me up and put me on his shoulders and said, "Show me where your parents are." All the cheerleaders trailed along behind him .Mother said she almost "died" when she saw the cheerleaders coming toward her with me on Gary's shoulders. They asked my parents if I could be their mascot and the rest is "history" as they say. Mother made my costume with red satin from West Brothers and they got some saddle oxfords for me just like the cheerleaders and we were in "business". Gary Daniel writes me that he remembers one Friday night when they were really "throwing and tossing me around" and I threw up on him. So he REALLY remembers me. I believe that I was only a mascot for that one year, 1951 but I don't know and my mom or dad aren't around for me to ask. So if anyone finds my picture in the 1952 Grig, I'd sure like to see that too.

 

Thanks
Waynette

L-R, Jean Sentell, Cora Lou Brown, Sally Powell, Betty Jean Jones, Jean Ellen Rea, Pat Wilson, Carolyn Sale, ?, ?????? and Bessie Maness on the end of the first row. I cannot see the second row well enough to identify anyone. Third row, Dolores Brightis behind Carolyn Sale in the middle, ?, Lucy Ann Moore, Betty Fritz???,

Third Row;  Dolores Bright is in the middle of the row behind Keitha Hough, ????, Mildred Boland, Sue Milner, Patsy Davis,  Annetta Baker, Betty Lou Norwood, and Sherry Gresham on the end. Carol Whitfield was probably seated next to me butshe is not shown in the picture.  Jo Ann Matthews is standing behind Sue Milner.

I can not see well enough to recognize the girls on the top rows.  

 

 

1953-54 I think they are cheerleaders: L-R: Judy Gleason, Gary "Buddy" Smith, Sue Stanfield, Herbert Duncan, JoAnn Mathews, and Sammy David You are exactly right!  Must have been cheerleader practice.  A football hip injury ended Bud's participation in sports, but he wanted to stay involved as a cheerleader. Sandra Pullig Smith If you can identify the people in the picture below please e-mail me at  MindenMemories@AOL.Com

 

Cheer 3

L to R: Bonnie Walker, Patsy Sullivan, Patricia Penix, ?Ann Aldredge?, Linda
Talton, Sue Owen.  The "tiny" cheerleader is a Talton, I think, but not
sure.

Ann Mays Harlan & LeVerne Kidd

Cheerleaders 7 - Camille Ivy was a cheerleader for three years, the school years 1956-57, 1957-58 and 1958-59. 
This picture was taken in 1957/58.

1957-58 school year, seated: Catsy Harper and Dawn Glass
standing: Linda Atkins, Camille Ivy, Linda White

Identified by Ann Mays Harlan

Cheerleaders 6 -Camile Ivy, Linda Atkins, Linda White, Catsy Harper, and Dawn Glass

Cheerleaders 5 - Catsy Harper, Linda Atkins inthe back, Dawn Glass in the front, Camille Ivy and Linda White

1954-55 Cheerleaders Top: L-R: Sue Smith and Shirley Boyer

Bottom: L-R: Betty Lou Norwood, Mary Jo Skinner and Annetta Baker

Betty Norwood Nation (1937-2002)

1954-55 Left to right: Sue Smith, Betty Lou Norwood, Mary Jo Skinner,  

Annetta Baker and Shirley Boyer        

Cheerleaers3- L-R, Judy Barron, Linda Cox, Camille Ivy, Barbara Baten, Jeanette Woodard

Cheerleaders during the 1956-57 school year.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

Identified by Ann Mays Harlan

1956-57 Cheerleaders - L-R, Barbara Baten, Jeanette Woodard, Linda Cox, Camille Ivy and Judy Barron

Jr. Cheerleaders 53; Can anyone tell us who they are? If so, e-mail us.

 
Cheer Leaders 55.16 L-R,  Bonnie Walker, Patsy Sullivan, Linda Talton,

Sue Owen, Fran Fallin, and Wanda Perkins

Ronnie Hennigan, Class of 1961

 

From left to right Bonnie Walker, Patsy Sullivan, Linda Talton.

Front row left to right - Sue Owens, _______, looks like Betty Perkins, but I'm not sure.

 
Charlotte Lewis Sutton, '63

Front Row:_________, Frances Fallin, and Susie Wales

Identified by Ellen Baskerville, Class of  1962

 
 

Cheerleaders - If you can identify these young cheerleaders email us @ mindenmemories@aol.com