THE GOLDEN AGE OF JEFFERSON HIGH SCHOOL 1953

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Jefferson High School had their graduation service on May 21 at the Jefferson High school Auditorium. Graduates were;

John Anderson, Sarah Barnett, Raymond Bell, Susan Burke, John Butler, Earle Carithers, Dwight Carter, Dot Cook, Kathryn Cooper, Barbara Dalton, Darrell Finch, Jean Gee, Ramona Gilbert, Jean Griffith, Dean Hammond, Lamar Love, Mary George McCain, Rachael McEver, Y. D. Maddox, Jr., Charles Middlebrooks, Davis Roberts, Robin Self, Charley Shaw, Joyce Venable, Katheleen Watson and Van Woodall.

On January 3 as she made her way to Athens to meet a friend for shopping, Jefferson Women sports Athletic Director Patsy Evans was killed when her car overturned. Ms. Evans was a graduate of Wrens High School and the Georgia State College for Women where she had led the team in scoring in basketball for three years. She was 21 years old. An award presentation would be created in her memory that would be presented to the best girl athlete/scholar during the school year. That award today is called “The Patsy Evans Best All-around Athlete Award.”

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First page of the 1953 Jeffersonian year book.

Jefferson High School in 1953.

The 1953 Jefferson Board of Education; Left to Right; Mr. H.T. Mobley, Mr. Marshall Melvin, Mr. Morris Byran, Jr., Mr. Carl Legg and Mr. H.E. Aderholt.

Mr. A.W. Ash ~ School Superintendent.

Mr. Harold Henniger, Principal.

Miss Martha Jo Blackstock ~ Mathematics Instructor.

Mr. Lew Holliman ~ Science and Mathematics Instructor.

Miss Dot Robison ~ English and French Instructor.

Miss Ruth Anderson ~ English and Social Science Instructor.

Mrs. M.O. Morton ~ Homemaking.

Miss Patsy Evans. Jefferson Women's Athletic Director. Killed in an automoble accident January 3 in 1953.

Elementary School Teachers in 1953; Miss N. Mackey, Miss C, Cowan, Miss R. Miller, Mrs. S. Langford, Mrs. A.W. Ash, Mrs. H. Gurley, Miss Frances Smith, Mrs. C. Mobley, Miss I. Rankin, Mrs. G. Spratlin, Mrs. A.L. Dadisman, Mrs. D. Turner, Mrs. A. Roberts, Mrs. C. Boggs, Mrs. H. Tonge, Miss F. Roberts, Mrs. D. Moore and Mrs. J. Anderson.

THe 1953 Jeffersonian staff; Joyce Venable, Editor; Terrell Benton, Assistant Editor; Mary George McClain and Earl Carithers, Business Managers; Barbara Doster, Copy Editor; Rachel McEver, Class Editor; Sarah Barnett and Y.D Maddox, Advertising Managers; Lamar Love, Sports Editor; Jean Griffith and Shirley Shaw, Typists; and Miss Nita Stephens, Adviser.

Senior Officers; Earl Carithers, President ~ Mary George McCain, Secretary ~ Rachel McEver, Treasurer ~ Barbara Doster, Reporter and Y.D. Maddox, Vice-President.

J-Club members pledged too improve student participation in the athletic programs which includes varsity sports, and physical education activities, thus improving the school spirit and standards. First Row ~ Left to Right; Dot Cook, Pam Cutts, Sarah Barnett, M.G. McCain, Jackie Marlow, Shirley Shaw, and Caroline Storey, Second Row ~ Left to Right: Bobby Hooper, Billy Cutts, Jack Scott, Dwight Howard, Billy Wilbanks, Hershel Middlebrooks and Robin Self. Third Row ~ Left to Right; Charles Middlebrooks, Marvin Hall, Don Cole, Y.D. Maddox, Don Marlow and Lamar Love. Fourth Row ~ Left to Right; Webster Samples, Earl Carithers, Davis Roberts, John Anderson and Coach John Davis, Adviser.

Top ~ Milton Archer and Terrell Benton~ Bottom; Margaret Crow and Pam Cutts.

Top; Jimmy Evans and Jimmy Fields ~ Bottom; Lewis Gooch and Marvin Hall.

Top ~ Shirley Satterfield and Shirley Simmioms ~ Bottom; Kathryn Standridge and Geneva Stepp.

1953 First Grade Class.

1953 Fourth Grade Class.

1953 Second Grade Class.

1953 Sixth Grade Class

1953 Third Grade Class.

1953 Seventh Grade Class.

1953 Fifth Grade Class.

Top ~ Martha Sue Smith and Billy Spratlin. Bottom ~ Caroline Storey and Billy Taylor.

Cousin Tom Williamson. A 1963 Jefferson Dragon football starter at tackle ~ Number 35.

Jefferson High School entrance in 1953.