|1933: The start of introductions
of classes caught some of our photographers out of position; but Ginny&
were in position and have provided this great shot of Chig Cleal representing the first graduation class at Con. 8.
|1939: As far as our photographs
show, we didn't have representatives from the classes of 1934-1938 present
But Virginia (Jones) Sims represented the
class of 1939. Virginia is not only a 1939 grad, but she taught at Con. 8 most of the years from 1945-1957.
| 1940: Joy (Shockley)
Clark. Joy attended some classes in that beautiful old two story
building that preceded the
Hazel (Fowler) Bynum of this class was here earlier.
| 1943: Apparently no
1941 picture. Bernice (Dempsey) Duncan class of 1942 was here but we missed
her.But for '43
We had success!! Merle Tufford and Wayne Reese represent that '43 class.
|1945: No one for the class
But for 45! Yes, THREE!
J. R. Bock, Willie Jackson and Norris Dickson display the graduation collage for the class.
|1946: There were only three
in 1946, but we have a representative
Jacqueline (Risenhoover) Jennings was there. To the right behind Jackie is a trial collage for class of '46 and teachers made from photos of the time. One did not get assembled in 1946. Click here to see the two preliminary versions.
Eldon Dickson, Nora Faye (Ritchie) Walker, Jackie Wayne Culvahouse, Christine (Newton) Davis, Maggie Lee (Barns) Walker, Rex McClure, Bill Blish
This was a repeat made because one of the class was tardy..
William "Wm" Terry and Reba (Vanderslice) Marshall
Ted Blish, Zoe (Sims) McMillin, C. H. McClure and Charlena (Dempsey) Mask
Sylvia (Brewer) Terry and Ruth Ann (Dickson) Rounds. This pair were the Reunion Committee for 2001 as well as 2003.
No pics for class of '51 this year.
|1952: 51st Annniversary Class
Tommy Holder represents the class of '52 here. His fellow grad, Dwight McClure was here as well but escaped our relentless camera crew.
|1953--50th Anniversary Class
Elaine (McClure) Speer, Marlene (McClure) Henins, Thurman Ritchie, Janel (Culvahouse) McPhail, Noel Brewer, Danny McClure.
|1955: We seem to have gotten
no photo volunteers for the class of '54, but here is the next year
Lajuan (Nichols) Norvelle and Rita (Smith) . As a latter item indicates these two will be two thirds of the Committee for the 2005 reunion-- No. 50 for them.
Carol (McClure) Friesen is the photo evidence for class of '56. Hooray for Carol.
| We had no photographic evidence
of the class of 1957. 2007 is the 50th anniversary year for
this class. Also note it will be the 51st for Carol's 1956 class. Word
of alert to be passed on.
Then and Later, People Inside the Cool Comfort of the Center Were? (well I'll just makes some guesses)
|Sylvia at the greeting station. Here
Co-Chair Ruth Ann, attending to some name tags is out of the
picture. The table decorations as you can see are all done now.
||Like spouses, siblings of reunion
committee members are also traditionally volunteer helpers as exemplified
by Ruth Ann's brothers Eldon and Norris Dickson assisting Charlena
(Dempsey) Mask with a balky name tag.
||Ted Blish, on the right, in his role
as unofficial photographer in 2001 was always behind the camera. To
avoid a repeat, he was put in front here.. On the left are
Betty and Don Steel. Don and Ted were classmates at Koonkazachey before
they were at Con. 8.
Above: Our photographer seems to be getting the real story from Ron Reece and Maggie (Barns) Walker.
|During dinner it appears all our "staff" put
their cameras aside. Afterwards however
We did catch Tom Avants on stage during the musical interlude. Tom taught at Con. 8 1953-1956. He and wife Doris have maintained close ties with Con. 8 ever since.
And in the appreciative audience are Willie Jackson, wife Norene, and then Carol (Hawkins) Cooper, and Sylvia. Carol is a Con. 8 girl that grew up after the school disbanded. Her Uncle was Ralph Hawkins a member of the class of 1934.--See the next panel for more.
|The highschool graduation collages so nicely
displayed at the Sr. Center are always of much interest to the reunion
group and all during the year to many visitors there. The viewers here
are not identified. The Gentleman on right is looking at a new addition! A collage for the class of 1934. View a version . One was not made in 1934. Carol Cooper (see previous panel) has had one composed from old photos and made a gift of it to the Con. 8 reunion in memory of her Uncle Ralph (d. 2003).