THE GOLDEN AGE OF JEFFERSON HIGH SCHOOL 1951

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For the first time Jefferson High School completed 12 grades.  The football team went 9 - 0 - 1 during the regular season and saw their coach fired as a reward for his efforts.  The Curtis Segars era at Jefferson High School came to an end as he picked up his sheepskin and moved on. 

Graduates for 1951 were;

Henry Allen, Betty Beatty, Harry Bryan, Jane Duke, James Faulkner, Charles Finch, Billy Finch, Quillion Garrison, Joe Glosson, L. G. Jackson, Powell Legg, Mary Massey, Billy Nash, Howard Nix, Garnet Parks, Peggy Payne, Virginia Payne, Carlisle May, Joan Redd, Bobby Sailors, Mildred Whitmire, Jimmy Vandiver, Mildred Whitmire and Clozelle Wright.

Eleventh graders that had stayed in school to complete a twelfth year were; Joyce Canup, Billy Crenshaw, Sara F. Doster, Joan Foster, Martha Jean Freeman, Gilbert Weir, Bobby Loggins, Jeanelle Adams, Martha Wilbanks, Nell Tolbert, Donald White, Martha Jean Fite, H. O. Parks, Billy Legg, Lavern Sanders, Mary Parr, Betty Garrison, Clara Maddox, Curtis Segars, Claudius Thurmond, and Angie Brumbalow.

In the May 17 Jackson Herald ~ It was announced that Coach John Davis - The head football coach and athletic director at Rome High school would assume the same duties at JHS. Davis would also serve as the city Athletic Director paid by Jefferson Mills.

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Jefferson High School: Circa 1951.

1951 Jeffersonian.

Elementary Teachers; Seated Left to Right; Mrs. Moore, Mrs. Spratlin, Mrs. Miller, Miss Annie Roberts, Miss Frances Roberts, Mrs. Crumbley, Mrs. Turner and Mrs. Gurley. Standing ~ Left to Right; Miss Frances Smith, Miss Rankin, Mrs. Aderholt, Mrs Tonge, Mrs. Earley, Mrs. Boggs, Mrs Ash and Mrs. Morton.

Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Ashe with County School Superintendent T. T. Benton and his wife at a Jefferson social event.

Emmajean Fleeman, Lucy Ann Freeman ( Top ). Billy Hayes and Sidney Johnson ( Bottom ).

Edith Tullis, Prince Watkins ( Top ). Joyce Williamson, Thomas Williamson ( Bottom ).

Jefferson students leaving school.

Claudius Thurmond.

Gail Silman.

Curtis Segars just keeps popping up!

Nell Tolbert.

The first grade class of 1951. I am somewhere in this mess. I have no idea where.

The Second Grade Class of 1951. Names were not available on these grammer school photo's.

The Third Grade class of 1951. Anyone see anybody you know?

First Row ~ Left to Right; Tommy Henderson ( mgr. ), Marvin Hall, Y. D. Maddox, Sidney Johnson, John Anderson, Nelson Tolbert, Willie craib and Donald Marlow ( mgr. ). Second Row ~ Left to right, Assistant Coach Alf Anderson, Billy Crenshaw, Earl Carithers, Billy Sailors, Donald Cole, Curtis Segars and Coach Red Yancey. Third Row ~ Left to Right; Thomas Blackstock ( Mgr. ) Gerald Brookshire, Mack Elder, Charlie Barrett. Tommy Mauns, Raymond Adams, Carrol Dadisman, Charlie Middlebrooks, and Tim Daniel, Fourth Row ~ Left to Right; Dwight Howard, Davis Roberts, Ned Berryman, Prince Watkins, Bobby Simpson, Thomas Crenshaw and Franklin Shumake.

When the day was over, I would climb on bus number 41 for my trip home. Cart Sosebee, and later, Ted Cook were my bus drivers over all my school days.

Curtis Segars ~ Rates with Jeff Davis and Billy Ricks as the best running back of all time at Jefferson

Dickie Copas was an All-State performer in 1950. Curtis Segars was All-Region. His 185 points scored were second in the State of Georgia.

Dragon Fullback Mac Elder.

Don Cole ~ One of the best to ever wear the red and blue.

Bobby Loggins and Raymond Adams anchored a solid Dragon line in the 1950 season.

Charles Barrett was second to none when it came to hitting hard.

Billy sailors was the team leader that seemed to always find a way to complete the play.

1950 Dragon Cheerleaders.

End Tommy Francis.

Fullback Earl Carithers.

1950 - 51 Jefferson Dragonettes. First Row ~ Left to Right. Mary Ann Spratlin, Pam Cutts, Gail Silman, Caroline Storey, Jackie Marlow, Jerry Copas and Geraldine Davis. Scond Row - Left to Right: Coach Red Yancey, Clara Maddox, Jan Anderson, Joyce Canups, Jenelle Adams, Emmajean Fleeman, Sara Barnette and Dot Cook. Third Row, Martha Jean Adams, Joyne Venable, Patsy Manus, Mary George McCain, Kathleen Watson, Shirley Shaw and Merle Satterfield.

All-State center Dickie Copas.

1950 - 51 Girls scoreboard.

The 1950 - 51 Jeffersn Dragons. First Row - Left to Right: Charles Middlebrooks, Sidney Johnson, Charles Barnett, Captain Curtis Segars, Captain Billy Sailors, Dickie Copas, Tommy Manus and Coach Red Yancey. Second Row ~ Left to Right; Hoke Elrod, Davis Roberts, Y. D. Maddox, Davis Roberts, Marvin Hall, Raymond Adams, Mac Elder and Carrol Dadisman, Third Row ~ Left to Right; John Anderson, Willie Craig, Donald Cole, Prince Watkins, Terrell Benton, Franklin Shumake and Lester Toney.

1950 - 51 Boys scoreboard.