Jackson High School
1939 Commencement
Corsicana, Navarro County, Texas


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NEGRO HIGH SCHOOL COMMENCEMENT BE THURSDAY, MAY 25

LARGE CLASS WILL RECEIVE DIPLOMAS; PROGRAM IS ANNOUNCED

The Jackson High School (negro) will hold the annual commencement exercises in the high school auditorium Thursday May, 25, at 8 p.m.

The program follows:
Processional.
Invocation—Prof. G. W. Jackson.
“Singing With A Sword in My Hand”—Choral Club.
The Departmentalized High School—Geneva Goff
English and the Acquisition of Knowledge—Johnnie D. McCrary.
Mathematics in Everyday Of Life—Romel Carey
“Star Spray”—Choral Club.
Science in the Modern World—Joe Will Watts.
Music as a High School Subject—Jesse Harold Parker.
Social Science and the Community—Henri Cleo White.
Efficiency: The Master Key in Food Preparation—Sarah Carroll.
Trends in Industrial Arts—Roland Whitaker.
“I Love Life”—Choral Club.
Presentation of Prizes and Honors—Principal H. T. Wise.
Remarks—Mr. W. H. Norwood, superintendent of Corsicana public schools.
Presentation of Diplomas—Mr. W. P. McCammon, president of the board of education.
Benediction—Prof. G. W. Jackson.
Recessional.

Class Roll
Girls—Sarah Rosalie Carroll, Lelia Mae Cook, Lillie Pearl Cook, Bonnie Burnett Dancy, Joelene Davis, Mozella Inez Duncan, Melba Bernice Elias, Ruby Lee Ellis, Geneva Jewell Goff, Mary Magdalene Henson, Myra Bruce Holland, Leoma Faye Hubbard.
Johnnie Dee McCrary, Marie Eloise McIntyre, Vernie Castle Nealy, Dorothy Floyd Ray, Carrie Bell Roberts, Ineitha Robison, Lessie Hattie Scott, Levada Lucille Watson, Evelyn Sue Wells, Deloris Edna Whitaker, Henri Cleo White, Bernice Williams, Birdie Yvonne Woodruff.

Boys—Louis James Armstrong, Norris Romel Carey, A. D. Casile, Will Coleman, John William Cooley, Maurice Cox, Charles John Haynes, Wilson Marshall, Jesse Harold Parker.
Fred Patterson, James Arnold Powers, Earle Conklin Reynolds, John Simpson, Lawrence Sims, Sammie D. Wallace, Vidella Washington, Joe Will Watts, Roland Thomas Whitaker.

Honor Roll—Norris Romel Carey, Joe Will Watts and Henri Cleo White.

Class officers—Sammie D. Wallace, president; John Simpson, Vice-president; Henri Cleo White, Secretary; Deloris Edna Whitaker, assistant secretary; Leoma Hubbard, Treasurer.

Color—Purple and White, Flowers—Sweet peas and Ferns. Song—“Dear Jackson High.” Motto—“We Learn Not For School, But For Life.”

The Corsicana Daily Sun - May 15, 1939
Submitted by Diane Richards

 

 


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