Hello Class of 1962, Friends, and Teachers,
MHSAA BLACK AND GOLD GALA AND CLASS OF 1962 60TH REUNION CELEBRATION
On Saturday, December 3, 2022, our Class of 1962 celebrated our 60th Reunion Anniversary at the Annual Mitchell High School Alumni Association (MHSAA) Black and Gold Gala. We had a grand time meeting and greeting each other. There were 24 people in attendance with 3 FULL TABLES! THIS IS THE FIRST TIME WE HAVE DONE THIS! HOW EXCITING! We missed you terribly and wished you could have joined us. But we stood in the “gap” for you and represented everyone who couldn’t be there for whatever reason! We love you!
In 2017 at our ALL CLASS REUNION, I noticed that our Senior Composite picture for the Class of 1962 was missing on the Senior Composite Wall of Fame for graduating classes!!! So, I took it upon myself to work with Mr. William Suggs (Industrial Arts teacher) who said, “That’s what I do!” He volunteered his time to collect our individual photos and names, completed the 30” x 40” photo (as shown), and had it framed. He also made the inspirational “bookmarks” and 8x10 composite photos. I personally reimbursed him for the Senior Composite picture. On Saturday evening, 12/3/22, I presented it to Tyler Moore, President of the Mitchell High School Alumni Association (MHSAA) who offered to take it to the school with Board of Directors members (Rubin Campbell and Marvin Hill) who said they would go with Tyler to MHS and ensure that there was space and hang it on the Wall of Senior Composites with other classes. Below is a picture of Mr. William Suggs holding the framed picture that was unveiled on 12/3/22. Everyone applauded and cheered when they saw it!!!
CERTIFICATES OF APPRECIATION
Certificates of Appreciation from the MHSAA and the Class of 1962 were presented Tyler Moore, President to MHSAA Officers and MHSAA Board of Directors. He passed out the certificates to those members.
Certificates of Appreciation from the MHSAA and the Class of 1962 were presented to ten (10) classmates and Mr. Dorsey Franklin, Industrial Arts teacher (retired) by Dr. Carolyn J. Davis Jackson. An 8 x 10 copy of the Senior Composite, book marks, and a copy of the book that I published, “WHERE DID 60 YEARS GO?” were included inside the certificate folder.
Our Class of 1962 picture is among these photos and you can print copies, as you wish. From the left to the right are:
Arthur Patterson, Barbara Cheatham, Minnie Harris Staten, Percell Duckett, Freddie Mae Williams, Matilda Young Caldwell, George Puckett, Jewelene Owens Henson, Carolyn J. Davis Jackson, and Walter Webster.
Other SPECIAL GUESTS were: Mr. Dorsey Franklin and JoAnn Franklin (retired Industrial Arts teacher), Dr. Tina Puckett, Ann Duckett, Ann Williams, Rubin Campbell, Robert Caldwell, James Henson, Rev. Stanley Richardson (My first cousin and Class of 1963 donated $1,000 to his class in honor of Dr. Carolyn J. Davis Jackson), Rev. Denice Richardson (Class of 1971 donated $1,000 to her class), Ralph and Sandra O’Dell (sister of James “Cookie” King, Class or 1962), and Mr. and Mrs. Reginold Nichols.
SCHOLARSHIP DONATIONS FOR MHS 2023 SENIOR STUDENTS FROM THE CLASS OF 1962
A SPECIAL THANKS to the CLASS OF 1962 who attended and generously contributed toward student scholarships for Mitchell High School SENIORS for 2023:
Carolyn J. Davis Jackson $800
Percell Duckett $500
Arthur Patterson $200
Walter Webster $100
Jewelene Owens Henson $100
Matilda Young Caldwell $100
Freddie Mae Williams $100
Minnie Harris Staten $100
Wilford Holloway $100 (Could not attend but paid towards student scholarships earlier)
SCHOLARSHIP DONATIONS FROM OTHERS WHO WISH TO DONATE:
On December 3, 2022, the Class of 1962 raised $2,100!!! Amazing, isn’t it? We could do more if others could donate to this tax-deductible donation and mail your checks and/or money orders payable to:
Mail your SCHOLARSHIP DONATION checks payable to:
P.O. Box 9156
Memphis, TN 38190-0156
c/o Beverly Smith, Treasurer
Notation on check: Class of 1962 60th Reunion Scholarship Donation
WILFORD HOLLOWAY, CLASS OF 1962 AND HIS NIECE, WANDA INGRAM MOBLEY, DID IT AGAIN!
Thank you, Wilford and his niece, Wanda Ingram Mobley for two dozen delicious chocolate cupcakes with “CLASS OF 1962” gold designs on each cupcake. Wanda is a certified chef and graduated from Escoffier Culinary School in Boulder, Colorado. Wanda worked in the corporate world for 30 years and is finally ale to live her dream as a chef with the support of her family, especially her husband who told her to “go for it” and she did. Wanda has grown up cooking with her mother and grandmother. She resides in Memphis, Tennessee. Her catering business can accommodate 300 people. She prepares breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus customized to the needs of her customers and organizations. She does weddings, anniversary celebrations, family reunions, private engagements, corporate events, birthdays, and specializes in custom-made cakes that can be shipped directly to you! Wanda can be reached at:
Wanda Ingram Mobley
Let’s support relatives of our classmates! Enjoy the holidays and be safe!!!
Carolyn J. Davis Jackson