SAMPSON, RICHARD EDWARD Athletic Club; Yearbook Staff; Ambition; Physical Education Teacher. NEWMAN, EDITH MAE NHA; Senior Choir; Ambition: Elementary Teacher. TAYLOR, HARRY CORNELINA Choir; Dramatic Club; Student Council; Ambition: Musician. PAYNE MARY FRANCES Student Council; Choir; NHA; Basketball Team; Dramatic Club; Ambition; Physical Education Teacher. 3 esr J CJJy 7 - WILLIAMS, STANLEY Athletic Club; Ambition; Carpenter. PEARSON, MILDRED Senior Choir; Ambition: To become success¬ ful in my singing career. PHILLIPS, GEORGIA ELIZABETH Senior Choir; NHA; Dramatic Club; Year¬ book Staff; Student Court; Ambition: Reg¬ istered Nurse. RICHARDS, BARBARA Dramatic Club; Newspaper Staff; Editor of Yearbook; Student Council; Ambition: Sec-
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CLASS HISTORY In September of 1950, we, the first Senior class of the Luther Jackson High School, began our high school education at the Regional High School of Manassas, Virginia, We went to Regional High School because there was no school for us in Fairfax county. We were eager to learn despite the hardships and inconveniences that we encountered. The greatest of these difficulties was transportation since the Fairfax County students lived long dis¬ tances from the school. Our first year, the eighth grade, was the orientation period during which time we were quite happy about our new experiences. To us high school was a challenge and we were de¬ termined to prove ourselves worthy of citizenship. There were approximately 130 of us, repre¬ senting four counties; Fairfax, Fauquier, Warren and Prince William. We soon organized our class and set our goals for the future. At the beginning of the Sophomore year, we were acquainted with high school life and ready to work. Most of the members of the class began to show promise in their classes and other activities. This was really the beginning of our climb through the rugged mountains toward graduation. Our principal, Mr. C. N. Bennett and the teachers were very understanding and helpful to us in the problem of organizing our schedule of classes and any other perplexities with which we were confronted. This was the last year of Fauqier County students attending Regional High for a new school had been built for them in their county. We felt the loss of our friends but we kept struggling because we knew Fairfax County would soon provide a new school for us. The sophomore year brought new responsibilities and opportunities and we accepted them gratefully. This was the year when we became the leaders in most of the organizations. That year we held the major offices in the Student Council, the choir and many other activities. We had to work harder in our classes so that we could have time for the extra-curricular activities. When we became Juniors, we tried to act sophisticated but we had been too happy before this sudden change and it did not suit our personalities. This was the year of preparation and we had to prepare ourselves to meet an entirely new school, faculty and educational institution. Toward the end of this school term, we began to feel how much we really enjoyed studying at Manassas but we were soon to move to Luther Jackson High School in Fairfax County. After completing the Junior Class, amid expressions of joy and sorrow, we bade our friends of the other counties farewell for we would soon be leaving them. We greeted each other in September of 1954 in the Luther Jackson High School with a new burst of enthusiasm. As Seniors, we felt the heavy weight of leadership drop suddenly upon our shoulders. We had the special responsibilities because we were attending a new school and we had no traditions or customs to follow. Since we were experienced in High School life and leadership, we took the lead in fostering many organizations and taking advantage of the oppor¬ tunities offered there. During the years, we lost many members of our class, the first graduating class of the Luther Jackson High School, but we also gained classmates from other schools. We have worked diligently toward our goal and we are soon to be rewarded. It is one of the greatest events in our lives to be the first Graduating Class of Luther Jackson High School.
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