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


SCHOOL YEAR 1953-54

The following appeared in the Chatsworth Times May 20, 1954:

65 Graduate at High School

Sixty-five seniors will be graduated from Murray County High school Sunday when Rev. Solon C. Couch, pastor of the Calhoun First Baptist church, delivers the baccalaureate address. The exercises will start at 10 a.m. at the high school auditorium.

The prelude, "The Lord's Prayer," will be by Mary Ruth Davis and Karen Meier and will be followed by the processional. Rev. E. W. Dunagan will give the invocation and the mixed chorus will sing "Bless the Lord, O My Soul."

The Salutatory will be given by Mariata McCamy, second honor graduate, and the Valedictory by Ann Jo Dunn, first honor graduate.

The diplomas will be delivered by Ray Bagley, superintendent of schools and the class will sing Alma Mater, followed by the recessional.

Mr. Couch, who will deliver the address, received his A. B. degree from Mercer, at Machon, his Master's degree from Emory University in Atlanta, and attended the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He was a chaplain in World War II. He is now pastor of the Baptist church in Calhoun.

This year's honor graduates from the high school, not in order of rank, are as follows: Ralph Ausmus, Pat Adams, Catherine Burch, Mary Louise Dunagan, Nancy Rhymer, Joyce Prater, Sara Lee Gudger, Thelma Gregory, Emily Phillips, Jane Keener, Mozelle Greeson, Vernon Ensley, Betty Hampton, Johnny Luffman, Mary Ruth Davis, Jimmy Witherow, Barbara Stafford, Mariata McCamy, Anna Jo Dunn.

The sixty-five who will receive diplomas are:

Pat Adams, Ralph Ausmus, Warren Ausmus, Warner Baxter, Rosetta Blassingame, Coleman Bryand, Catherine Burch, Juanita Childs, Frank Cogburn, Fred Davis, Mary Ruth Davis, Johnny Dixon, Mary Louise Dunagan, Pat Duncan, Anna Jo Dunn, Vernon Ensley, Pauline Gallman, Joe Green, Mozelle Greeson, Joyce Gregory, Sara Lee Gudger, Betty Hamptson, Jean Harris, Donald Hawkins, James Henry, Rossie Ann Henry, Reba Hicks, Lowell Higdon, Catherine Holcomb, Jim Holcomb, Ed Huggins, Bob James, Ruth Johnson, Cecil Jones, Jane Keener, Thelma Kilgore, Johnny Luffman, James Mason, Mariata McCamy, Bobby Morrison, Harold Ogles, Jim Peeples, Frank Pellom, David Phelps, Emily Phillips, Floyd Pierce, Pauline Poag, Joyce Prater, Harrison Quarles, Bobby Richards, Leslie Rogers, George Ross, Nancy Rhymer, Dot Smith, Glenn Springfield, Barbara Stafford, Barbara Standridge, Lynda Stevenson, Ben Summey, Jewell Vest, Mary Weaver, Robert Wilbanks, Virginia Winkler, Emma Virginia Winkler, Jim Witherow.

Awards for the school year were made at a special awards day program at the assembly on Wednesday, May 19.

The following medals were given:

    Agriculture - Jim Witherow
    Citizenship - (boy) Tom Greeson and (girl) Barba Stafford
    Athletics - (boy) Frank Ross and (girl) Wanda Walls
    Scholardship - (boy) Herman McDaniel and (girl) Shirley Robinson
    Music - Mary Ruth Davis
    Home Economics - Juanita Childs
    Commercial - Helen Wheat

Track awards were given to: Hilton Headrick, Frank Ross, Joe Turvey, Harvey Blassingame and Coleman Bryant.

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