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.)




Thursday, June 3, 2010


The record of our MHS class graduation has been posted on the web before, but we are repeating that post here so that classmates have easy access to review the academic accomplishments of our peers. And those accomplishments are plentiful.

By count, out of 325 students who graduated, 39 received highest honors and 29 received honors to account for 21 percent of all graduates. That is not just an accomplishment mathematically, for Dr. Carson is documented as having told one of our scholarship recipients in 1960 that the standards for our class were so high, to graduate in the top 33 percent of our high school class was tantamount to graduating in the top 10 percent of other classes. In the conversation, he reportedly described our class as being highly intelligent, strongly motivated and as possessing a strong sense of purpose. A very nice compliment, indeed.

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