THE GOLDEN AGE OF JEFFERSON HIGH SCHOOL 1953
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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