THE GOLDEN AGE OF JEFFERSON HIGH SCHOOL 1956

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Mid-June saw Bill Haley and his Comets come to Jefferson for two nights at the Roosevelt Theater in “Rock Around the Clock.” It played to overflow crowds on June 18 - 19.

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Jefferson High School in 1956.

Annual Introduction.

The Jefferson Board of Education. Left to Right: Mr. Marshall Melvin, Mr. Carl Legg, Mr. M. M. Bryan, Jr. Chairman, Mr. Tom Crowe and Mr. H.T. Mobley.

Mr. H.E. Henninger, Principal of Jefferson High School.

Front Row ~ Right to Left; Mrs. Peggy Benton, Mrs. Mabel Harrington, Mrs. Elizabeth Moore, Second Row ~ Right to Left; Mrs. Edythe King, Mrs. Sara Gurley, Mrs. Hilda Tonge, Third Row ~ Right to Left; Miss Annie Roberts, Miss Frances Smith, Mrs. Lamar Mann, Mrs. Frances Roberts, Fourth Row ~ Right to Left; Miss Irene Rankin, Mrs. Dorothy Sink, Mrs. Lourie Boggs, Mrs. Mary Kicklighter, Fifth Row ~ Right to Left; Mrs. Emma Nell Spratlin, Mrs. Stella Ash, Mrs. Roberta Miller, Mrs. Mary Lou Dadisman,

Top ~ Mr. Guy Butler, Band Director and Mrs. Guy Butler, Secretary. ~ Bottom; Coach John Davis, Athletic Director, Football and Track Head Coach and Mr. H.A. Fleming, Vocational Agriculture.

1956 Jeffersonian Year Book.

Lunch Room Staff.

Nat Hancock.

Gus Johnson.

Billie Dean McCain.

Nelson Shumake.

Wayne Wages.

Woodrow Stewart.

Joyce Woods.

Webster Samples.

Kay Jones.

Sharon Reeves.

Lynda Anne Truluck.

Joan Whitmire.

Martha Ann Langford and Woodrow Stewart.

Jerry Black.

Dallas Ann Bond and Danny Carithers.

Trey Voyles and Joyce Duke.

Lilly Murphy and Bobby Hooper.

Band ~ First Row; B. Nabors, G. Gee, M. Davis, S.J Freeman, W. Tonge, V. Jones, S.E. Shropshire, R. Maddox, N. Shumake. Second Row; M. Bone, D. Crumley, J. Jones, J. Melvin, J. Jones, K. Simmons, R. Denton, O. Freeman, L. Bullock, B. Thomas. Third Row; L. Whitmire, B. Hooper, T. Fowler, M. Hancock, M. Hicks, D. Parks, H. Fite, J. Wilkes, L. Strickland, O. Whitmire. Fourth Row; M.E. Wilhite, N. Botelho, D. Legg, T. Elrod, P. Williams, J. Whitmire, M. Davis, J. Melvin, R. Thurman and N. Shumake.

Majorettes ~ Left to Right: Mildred Bone, Libby Whitmire, Catherine Jones, Brenda Nabors, and Mary Ellen Wilhite.

Always busy in the ol' school yard.

There's always a good crowd at Memorial Stadium to watch the Jefferson Dragons play football.