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Henry Clay High School girl cheerleaders, 1946

Posted on July 17, 2014 | in Uncategorized | by
Students congregated outside Henry Clay High School in order to demonstrate their desire to have girl cheerleaders. 9/18/1946

Henry Clay students congregated outside before school on Sept. 18, 1946, to demonstrate their desire to have girl cheerleaders. A faculty ruling had prevented girls from being cheerleaders. The students were allowed to voice their concerns in the auditorium.

Group portrait of Henry Clay High School's first girl cheerleaders. Left to right, Doris Walker, Betty Peck, Edie McLendon, Patty Wilkinson, and Faye Fitzgerald. ****10/3/1946***on Page A.285

Less than a month later, Henry Clay had their first group of female cheerleaders. From left, Doris Walker, Betty Peck, Edie McLendon, Patty Wilkinson and Faye Fitzgerald on Oct. 3, 1946.

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