Name: Scottsville High School Class of 1952
Image Number: ScottsvilleHS1952CD01
Comments: The Scottsville High School (SHS) graduating class held Class Night exercise at the school on 29 May 1952. Shown above are the following members of SHS Class of 1952 with their Principal T.H. Gillis and Class Sponsor Mrs. Mildred Culbertson:
Front row (L to R): Mrs. Mildred Culbertson, Class Sponsor; Betty Custer; Margaret Wharam; Charlotte Moon; Virginia Lee Thacker; Goldie Ripley; Janice Adcock; and Lena Beverly.
Center Row (L to R): Lucille Patterson; Anne Wheeler; Christine Catlett; Barbara Simmons; Dorothy Moon; Betty Johnson; Shirley Spradlin; Jamie Sibert; and T.H. Gillis, Principal.
Back Row (L to R): Richard Heath; James Haley; Pete Purvis; Charles Hamner, Jr.; William Moon, Jr.; Wilson Harrison; Donald Combs; and Sidney Morris.
During the Class Night exercises, held at Scottsville High School, Wilson Harrison and Mrs. Laura H. Bramham received the William Day Smith award for performing the most unselfish service to Scottsville High School during the past year. This award is in honor of a former Scottsville School Principal. Wilson and Mrs. Bramham were presented with small plaques engraved with their names, and their names will also go on a permanent plaque at the school. Wilson had done much for the school in publications, working on the yearbook, the school newspaper, and writing a column of school news in the Scottsville Sun newspaper. Mrs Bramham retired last year after teaching in Scottsville for 30 years. Pete Purvis, President of the Senior Class, gave the award to Wilson. School Principal T. H. Gillis presented the plaque to Mrs. Bramham.
Christine Catlett made the Valedictorian address, entitled "Planning Today for Success Tomorrow."
Virginia Lee Thacker, class Salutatorian, spoke on "School Spirit."
The United States Rubber Company Achievement Award to the most outstanding student in the 1952 graduating class went to Wilson Harrison. Donald Carroll, plant manager, made the presentation, consisting of a cup and a check for $100 for continuation of Wilson's studies. He will enter the Richmond Professional Institute.
Miss Catlett won the Commercial Medal in addition to a medal for being Valedictorian. Miss Thacker received a Salutatorian medal. Others medals were presented to the following students: Phyllis Patterson, Library Medal; Lena Beverly, Home Economics Medal; Charles Hamner, Jr., Babe Ruth Sportsmanship Award; Bobby Spencer, Social Studies Award; and Virginia Lee Londeree, English Medal.
Gretchen Deines provided piano music for the occasion.
Following are the Senior portraits for the Scottsville High School Class of 1952:
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