In Celebration of MHS Class of 1958

In Celebration of MHS Class of 1958

A Tribute and Celebration

We were the class of 1958, members of the Greatest Generation as well as children of the Greatest Generation. Born in 1940, we are also called members of the Traditional Generation.

Our childhood, post World War II, "was the best of times . . . it was the age of wisdom . . . it was the epoch of belief . . .it was the season of Light . . . it was the spring of hope . . . we had everything before us . . .we were all going direct to Heaven . . . ." (A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens.) At least, that's the way I felt about it. We were truly blessed.

- Ouida Tomlinson -

This blog is a place for 1958 graduates of Meridian, Mississippi, High School to stay in touch, post their news, items of interest and photographs.

CLASS OF 1958 MEMORIES (Click to read all posts relating to sports, honors, graduation and other memories of our class in 1957-58.)




Saturday, September 12, 2009

Visit with Jack Shank

Classmates, you may remember a Meridian High School faculty member, Jack Shank . Jack, I believe taught in the Junior College and was the sponsor of our school newspaper, The Wildcat. He is pictured here in front of Silverleaf Manor in Meridian where he had been a guest for lunch. I was at the same table and later corralled him into this photograph outdoors. He is holding a copy of the first volume of his book, A History of Meridian. There is a sequel that I have not read, but he is willing to correspond with anyone interested in the books. Jack also wrote for the Meridian Star and developed the historical series originally for the Star.

I invited Jack to participate in our blog, if he chooses to do so. One point of interest he shared with me is that Kate Griffin is being replaced by moving 9th graders, I think, to the Meridian High School campus. Others of you may have more information on that than I do, but I do know that the Meridian Junior College Campus being relocated created space for 10th graders years ago.

Share what you know about this. When in Meridian, I did see new construction at Meridian High School along 23rd avenue where the new grade will be located.

(Reporter: Edwina Hubert)

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