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


Meridian High Track qualifiers coming out of combined south meets moved on to the state meet in Greenwood. There they competed against north division winners and other qualifiers from south. One of the qualifiers was Sterling Ainsworth in the pole vault. Ralph had this comment to make about Sterling:

"I vividly remember watching Sterling practice the pole vault one day when taking a break from our workout. As Sterling was raising his feet (back parallel to the ground) to go over the crossbar, the metal pole gave way in the middle. He came crashing to the ground. He fortunately did not sustain an injury."

With regard to the whole track season, Ralph said that the Meridian team won events at different meets, but not so much at combined meets. In particular, he participated with Marty, Ronnie and Chas Mc on the 440 and 880 relay teams. He said that track team was a lot of fun with lots of good memories and friendships formed. Indeed it appears from the track team picture, many, many people were involved.

Results of the state meet in Jackson were that Glen McQuage came in first in the mile. He won that event for MHS as was hoped, if not expected. Overall points for the team are not quite remembered.

Kudos, though, for Marty who could remember that Glen won the mile. Marty stated, "Glen did win the state --- I do remember that much."

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