HISTORY OF EIGHTH GRADE OF
35 AND 36
1928-29, Tommie Joe Allison, Daphine Hoover, Charles Burden, Quata Burden,
Joe Betts, Euna Mae Price,
, W. T. Hampton, Oscar Richards, James D. Richardson, and J. C. Davis
started their first year in school. Miss Lena Loden, now Mrs. W. E. Goyne,
was their teacher. They all went to school in the old 3 roomed
was their teacher in the second, so the second went as smoothly and
uneventfully as the first. The class lost Quata Burden.
Graders. Their first English and geography books; also their first
acquaintance with Billie Jack Blakley and Katharyne Cunningham. It seems
as if everything was new for they had a new teacher, Miss Katy Lea Jones.
Also they were in a brand new building of white brick. What a jump! from
second to third. During these years they had lost Euna Mae Price, Oscar
Richards, and W. T. Hampton. Also Tommie Jo Allison was promoted to the
grade! One step higher! Again we met a new teacher, Miss Edna Sills, now
Mrs. Bill Lackey. Billy Dea Blakley and later Vernon Jackson joined the
class. Melba Eaves, Sterling Scott, and Pearl Meadows all joined the class
that year but left before the term was up. Billy Dea Blakley also moved
away much to our sorrow. But Howell Blount joined us that year.
fifth grade we still had for our teacher, Miss Edna Sills. This was the
first year Fairy had a school bus. This bus came from Falls
Creek and brought C. V. Russell and Frank Coit Allen into our class.
Buster Blount dropped out of our class at this time.
the sixth and their first man teacher, Ted Nix. This year we caught up
with Currie Wright, and Joe Adams and Neal Profitt joined our class, also
Shirley Little. From the third up to this grade excepting a few months
there had been only two girls in the class so they gladly welcomed Dora
Lee Scott and Willola Slater.
seventh grade Neal Profitt, Willola Scott, and after mid-term Dora Lea
Scott left. But to fill the third girls place Katy Lea Carson came in
after Christmas. Kenneth Miller, Whit Whitson, Howell Blount and Russell
Lee Anderson joined our class. That year Kenneth Miller, Katharyne
Cunningham, and Daphine Hoover qualified for reading certificates. On the
state test one of our classmates, Katharyne Cunningham, made the highest
grade in the county. Of this large class these graduated. Joe Betts, Frank
Coit Allen, Daphine Hoover, Katy Lea Carson, Howell Blount, Russell Lee
Anderson, Billy Dea Blakley, James Dudley Richardson, Kenneth Miller,
Katharyne Cunningham, Audie Parks, Vernon Jackson, Charles Burden, and
C.V. Russell. The class lost Joe Adams, Currie Wright, J.C. Davis and Whit
the eighth! In the eighth grade of 34-35, Margie Lee Hutton, Maxine
Crow, Lucille Herricks, Robert Jameson, and Juanita Parks were detained,
so the eighth of 35-36
welcomed them gladly. Wilma Shepherd, Lola Mae Edington, and Willola
Slater came in from
. We are very proud of the eighth grade because the smartest boy in high
school, Frank Coit Allen, the smartest girl in high school, Katharyne
Cunningham, and the most popular boy in high school, C. V. Russell, are
all from the eighth. Quite a record, eh? Of the original class only five
students are left. This is the class roll of the eighth grade of 35 and
Parks, Billy Dea Blakley, Charles Burden, C. V. Russell, Frank Coit Allen,
Howell Blount, J. D. Richardson, Katharyne Cunningham, Kenneth Miller,
Katy Lea Carson, Margie lee Hutton, Lucille Herricks, Joe Betts, Russell
Lee Anderson, Vernon Jackson, Willola Slater, Shirley Little, Wilma
Shepherd, Lola Mae Edington, Juanita Parks, Maxine Crow, Robert Jameson,
and Daphine Hoover.
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HAMILTON COUNTY SCHOOL ANNUAL
TEXAS CENTENNIAL EDITION
W. F. BILLINGSLEA, Publisher
PUBLIC SCHOOL, 1936
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