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


Athletic awards and trophies as well as intellectual/academic and service awards were presented to select students during an end of year assembly at Meridian High School. Some of the results were identified in a 5/23/58 Wildcat article. Some of the results were not. We had to hunt for them. One result that continues to elude us is Charles McCraney's award based on his evident trophy. If anyone can shake down Charles, please get back to us.

Left to Right:
James H. Skewes award to Oliver Buntin as most outstanding athlete
(Unidentified award) to Charles McCraney
Alex Loeb Trophy to Ralph Abraham
H. M. Ivy award to Sue Burkes and Virginia Deonier (14th grades)
Pilot Club award to Judy McKellar

Looking over the list, we may all have our memories of the tremendous athletic contributions that Oliver Buntin made to our school, not least of which was serving as catcher for our 1957 State Championship Baseball Team. Ralph Abraham served as president of our senior class, as well as member of the football and track teams. When asked about his award, however, Ralph was vague, unsure.... There is a clue in the picture for you, Ralph; that trophy might jog your memory. And finally, we have Judy McKellar, a wonderful friend to so many of us who significantly was editor of the school newspaper, The Wildcat, in 1957-58. We still miss you, Judy - every time we look back for a record, we are reminded.

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