THE GOLDEN AGE OF JHS ~ 1964 ~ Page V
Inarguably, the best class that ever graduated from your high school was your class. All of us from the Jefferson High School Class of ‘64 understandably believe that to be truth. We might not have accomplished earthshaking achievements along our way, but we did achieve good citizen status.
We had some outstanding teachers that stood out as role models. Who can ever forget Mrs. Ash, Miss Rankin, Miss Blackstock, Mrs. Turner, Mr. Holliman, Coach Davis and numerous others that set us on the right path and kept us on that path to becoming future positive contributors to our city, state and country.
I personally do not feel enough is done to honor those people that blazed the way for the City of Jefferson and Jefferson High School to become the cultural success they are today. There should be an active Hall of Fame in the city with adequate publicity and direction that place both past accomplishments and current emphasis constantly before the general public. There are many lessons from the past that can provide agendas and road maps for the future. Jefferson has done a lot of things right over the last 50 or so years. The city has a knowledge that should never be lost.
We are no longer the small town that many of us grew up in during the 50s and the 60s. Time marches on. It cannot and must never stand still. But we must always remember that the lessons from the past create the textbooks of the future. Progress is always moving forward, but taking a look back at incremental progress can never hurt.
This 1964 presentation is somewhat long in that it was my graduating class at Jefferson High School. I wanted to cover it thoroughly as a tribute to the Class of ‘64. I hope I have done that!
Best wishes always to the Jefferson High School Class of 1964.
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