Valedictorians

SALUTATORIAN and SCHOLASTIC HONORS

 

1930 Submitted by Krin Byrd dau. of Alline Barker,

 

 Ann Mays, Valedictorian of the Class of 1958. 

  

Patricia Mullins was Salutatorian of the Class of 1958

1957

                Margaret Alice Powell, Valedictorian of the class of 1957, Jimmy Johnson is Salutatorian.     

               

1956

Ed Leachman, Valedictorian of the class of 1956, Jack Moreland, Salutatorian. He played basketball for the NBA.

See also Class Favorites for Who's Who and Literary Honor's in 1957,1958 and 1959

This is a photograph for the American Legion Essay Contest taken by Quade Studio, Minden, La.

First Place - David James

Second Place - Cleve Taylor

Third Place - Edwin Leachman

 Photo, Compliments of Cleve Taylor

The big smile of Ed's face is because they received cash awards!

 

Standing, L to R: Perry Lowe, Ed Duncan, Eugene Frazier, James Rhea Love, Bill Terrill, James Moorehead. 

Seated, L to R: David James III, Edward Kennon, Jack Moreland, Don Bloxom.

1956 Grig

Submitted by Linda Holt Moorehead

Charles Gilton Lewis, Valedictorian        Sammy Maxey, Salutatorian

Both Charles and Sammy became doctors.

 1954

Sally Powell,Valedictorian                           Douglas Simolke, Salutatorian

From the 1955 Grig - Also winning honors were:

Charles Adams and Steve Kirkikis were Co Valedictorians for the class of 1953. Steve Kirkikis became a doctor.

From the 1954 grig

Alman Adcock, Salutatorian of the class of 1953. He is now deceased.

Also winning honors were

From the 1954 Grig

Mary Jane Adams was the 1952 Valedictorian - Rowland Ivy was the 1952 Salutatorian

Also winning honors were

From the 1953 Grig

Jeane Owen, 1951 Valedictorian

Submitted by Rowland Ivy

Mary Nell Wise, 1951, Salutatorian

Submitted by Rowland Ivy

1950

Jodie Harper and Thad Andress, Co-Valedictorians for 1950

Carolyn Day, Salutatorian for 1950

                                                       

Submitted by Rowland Ivy

1949

Elizabeth Womack, 1949Valedictorian - Betty Lou Moore, 1949Salutatorian

Submitted by Rowland Ivy

1948

Luther Moore, 1948 Valedictorian - Tommie Miller, 1948 Salutatorian

Submitted by Rowland Ivy

1947

Del Messer, 1947 Valedictorian   Mary Alice Williams, 1947 Salutatorian

Submitted by Rowland Ivy

Submitted by Rowland Ivy

 

Submitted by Rowland Ivy

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1946

    Valedictorian was Mary Grace Gruner

 Salutatorian was Betty Ola Bright

American Legion Awards: Herbert Purtle & Betty Ola Bright

Science Award: Herbert Purtle

Readers Digest: Mary Grace Gruner

 

1945

Valedictorian was Jan Redding

Salutatorians were David Lindsey & Mary Elizabeth Perritt

American Legion Awards:

Boy: James Hugh Henry

Girl: Bernia Marie Miles

Miss Kuma Shealy Latin Award: Mary Turner Spencer (Junior)

Mrs. Roy R. Miller Short Story Award: Harlin Messer

Readers Digest: Jan Redding

 

1944

Valedictorian was Dorothy Ann Meeks

Salutatorian was Dorothy Jean Hurley

American Legion Award

Boy: Eugene Ratliffe

Girl: Christine Sapp

Science Medal By Bausch & Lomb - Eugene Ratliffe

Latin Award - Jan Gray

Short Story Award - Martha McDonald

Readers Digest - Dorothy Ann Meeks

 

1943

Valedictorian was Augusta Harper

Salutatorian was Margee Sanders

American Legion Award: Betty Jean Jones & Jack Crisler

Science Medal: Rodney French

Bausch & Lomb Optical: Curtis Greer

Short Story: Augusta Harper

Readers Digest: Augusta Harper

 

1942

Valedictorian was Ione Davis

Salutatorian was Lenora Collins

American Legion Award: Mary Louise Life

Short Story: Arnold Braswell

 Arnold Braswell won the short story award for his story about a fighter pilot who died but helped destroy a German troopship approaching the Carolina coast to invade. Of course, little did he know at the time that such an invasion  was impossible for the Germans to carry out. His story was published in the local newspaper.

Readers Digest: Ione Davis

Science Medal: James Davis

Bausch & Lomb: James Lindsey

 

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