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.)




Sunday, May 23, 2010


The Meridian High School Golf Team for 1958 had players apparently only on the girls' side for the 1958 golf season. With three other competing sports, the guys at this time were spread pretty thin, but the girls' team represented the school ably. Gay Rawlings was the number 1 player for Meridian and was apparently paired against the number 1 player from competing schools throughout the season. Other of our players may have shifted their position more often whereas solidly at the top for our team was Gay Rawlings.

David Elliott, one of Gay's fans, indicated that although she did well throughout the season, there was stiff competition she faced when tournaments and not just school rivalries took place. Mary Mills of Gulfport was ranked number one throughout the season and faced off with Meridian more than one or two times. David indicated that Mary Mills went on to play professional golf after high school/college.

Meridian apparently was unable to get past Gulfport in District play and did not have sufficient points to move as a team to South State. If anyone has different information, please share it. Had Meridian gone to South State, they would have again had to play Gulfport as well as Jackson which also had its usual competitors.

In all, the season's play, sportsmanship and team building and not just trophies were what our sports were about. Besides, as David pointed out "not many athletes are able play a sport in hoop skirts and flats."

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