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Douglass High School honor students, 1958

Posted on November 22, 2016 | in Uncategorized | by
Top honor seniors got together after the annual Award Day program at Douglass High School to admire the $200 name plaque their graduating class presented to the school at Class Night exercises on Monday May 26, 1958. Honor members of the senior class which "did something" about the fact that Douglass had never had a name marker over its front doors, include, from left, Charlesanna Brown, Delta Sigma Theta sorority $100 scholarship; Randolph Stewart, salutatorian, Female Education Society $100 scholarship and Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity award; Lonny Demaree, third-honor student; James Barlow Jr., valedictorian, Watkins English Plaque; June Taylor, leader award, and Carolyn Dawson, Female Education Society $100 scholarship. The name plaque was installed with neon lighting. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

Top honor seniors gathered after presenting Douglass High School with a $200 gift of lettering identifying the school on May 26, 1958, at Class Night exercises. Honor seniors who presented the name marker over the school’s front doors were, from left, Charlesanna Brown, Randolph Stewart, Lonny Demaree, James Barlow Jr., June Taylor and Carolyn Dawson. The name marker was installed with neon lighting. Douglass High was closed in 1963. On Monday, the Fayette County school board voted to name a new high school after abolitionist Frederick Douglass, in part to honor the former high school.
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