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


Meridian High School graduation exercises were held June 2, 1958, 8 PM, at Ray Stadium. The graduation processional Pomp and Circumstance was played by the MJC band. Joe Burnett, 12th grade honor graduate, delivered the commencement address. Ralph Abraham, 12th grade president, presented the MHS class gift to the school. The MJC director, J. O. Carson, received the gifts. Ivan Burnett, 12th grade honor graduate, delivered the benediction.

12th graders graduating with highest honors were Beverly Adams, Joyce Bailey, Shirley Broadhead, Gay Broome, Gloria Brown, Richard Brown, Bobby Brown, Georgia Merle Browning, Ivan Burnett, Joe Burnett, Kathleen Bustin, Carole Chatham, Peggy Joyce Coats, Neldean Copeland, Marty Davidson, Michael Davis, Kay Dearman, Patsy Dorman, Jeanette Ferguson, Philip George, Amelia Hood, Laura Ann Horton, Judy Johnson, Ella Kappes, Leila Keeton, Mark Killam, Ouida Landreth, Judy McKellar, Martha Ann Markline, Ronnie Mitchell, Martin Palmer, Carey Ann Sanford, Tom Singley, Carolyn Smith, Anne Stallworth, Marianne Stuart, Bill Tatum, Freddie Tingle, and Betty Lou White.

12th graders graduating with honors were Ralph Abraham, Marjorie Barham, Phyllis Beckmann, Jackye Bergemeyer, Roy Crampton, Francine Culpepper, Joan Gault, Sandra Hodge, Dorothy Hood, Edwina Hubert, Patricia Kerr, Marty Kogan, Sandra Lovett, Pansy McCarra, Tee Mann, Frances Mayerhoff, Nona Parker, Gay Love Rawlings, Pat Rawson, Mona Robinson, William Sanders, Peggy Sellers, Sue Shannon, Briggs Smith, Mary Jane Spencer, Faye Stoudenmire, Rosemary Thomas, JoAnn Mills White, and Nancy Young.

The total number of MHS graduates was not mentioned in the article (condensed from The Meridian Star), but at the most recent reunion, the number 325 was stated.

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