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MURRAY COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
(Placed on the National Register of Historic Places June 21, 2004)


SCHOOL YEAR 1948-49


(Will post additional relevant material for this school year as it becomes available.)

The following article appeared on the front-page of the Chatsworth Times, June 2, 1949.

55 Graduates and Friends Hear Manning
In Graduation Address; Awards Given

Rev. Peter Manning addressed the graduating class of Murray County High school and a large assemblage of relatives and friends at the conclusion of commencement activities held last Friday night in the school's new auditorium.

Elswick Keith, school principal, presented the speaker, whose address followed the invocation by Rev. Kirby Park and awards to outstanding students.

Lonez Adams, a junior, gave a piano prelude to open the program. The senior class and audience sang America in unison, and the seniors sang their class songs.

Imogene Jones, second honor graduate, gave the salutatory, and Willard Davis, first honor graduate, was valedictorian.

Certificates for perfect attendance during the school year were awarded by Mr. Keith to the following students: Neil Shelton, Imogene Stewart, Cathryn Cantrell, Ruth Ann Ross, Billy Middleton, Edna Earl Brown, Peggy Baugh, Geneva Jones, Maxine McCamy, Juanity McCune, Virginia Leonard, Mary Bell Wilbanks, Betty Robinson, Reba Cockbury, Stephen Arthur, Harry Wilbanks, Marcelle Adams, Helen Bryant, Barbara Cantrell, Wanda Vaughn, Sally Shelton, Zora Brooks, Ruth Marie Gregory.

The principal gave medals for outstanding work to the following students: Activity, Virginia Phelps and Fred Bedelle, Jr.; Citizenship, Myra Jo Smith and Roy Hawkins; Home Economics, Myra Jo Smith; Agriculture, Roy Hawkins; Scholarship, Margaret Adams; Athletic, Mark Payne and Ruth Ann Ross; Music, Lonez Adams, Salutatorian, Imogene Jones; Valedictorian, Willard Davis.

Other graduates recognized as honor students were: Betty Robinson, Carlton McDaniel, Virginia Owens, Mark Payne, Virginia Phelps, Ray Stokes, Charlene Brooks.

Ray Bagley, county school superintendent, presented diplomas to the following 55 graduates: Malcom Adams, Fred Bedelle, George Baxter, Reba Cockburn, Sara Crumbley, Steven Arthur, Martha Corbin, Houston Childers, Kathleen Davis, Bobena Dover, Willard Davis, Marlene Duncan, Bobby Davis, Julia Green, Glenn Gee, Sue Graves, Mary Ruth Gallman, Sara Green, Opal Green,

Doris Henry, Marjorie Henderson, Grover Lee Henderson, Betty Jean Headrick, Bobby Headrick, B. W. Hampton, Edna Faye Scott, Eloise Harper, Imogene Jones, Virginia Leonard, Bobby Mosteller, Carlton McDaniel, Harold Morris, Grady Mealer, Virginia Owens, Phyllis Ogletree, Roy Phillips,

Wilma Peeples, Mark Payne, Virginia Phelps, Wilma Park, James Pierce, Billy Pritchett, Jeanene Rymer, Betty Robinson, C. A. Ross, Barbara Shalley, Frances Sluder, Ray Stokes, Myra Jo Smith, Rebecca Swanson, Charlene Brooks, Mary Belle Wilbanks, Harry Wilbanks, Irene Burger, Ruby Lee Gibson.

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