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Two GHS Girls Participate In Jr. Miss

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Gulfport High School’s “The Helm” 1974

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Gulfport High School – Gulfport, Mississippi

January 1974

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TWO GHS GIRLS PARTICIPATE IN JR. MISS

Linda Broadus and Violet Clark were the two participants in the 1973 Junior Miss Pageant from GHS. Each of the girls were awarded a silver plate with their initials on it for their participation.

The Junior Miss Pageant is held every year to determine a representative to the State Junior Miss Pageant. The girls participating must be seniors in high school and must fill out applications regarding their age, grades, and personality. They are required to show some form of talent and to present a dance routine. A tea and a judge’s conference is scheduled later for the girls to attend. The winner is partially determined by the number of points she gets for attending the scheduled events and for their performances.

 


 

Violet Clark and I were best friends all throughout our school days. When Gulfport High School did not have a prom due to “integration issues”, she invited me to be her date at the prom the African Americans were planning. I was disappointed my mother made other plans for me for that date. I know Violet and I would have had a blast! I’ll never forget our friendship and keep her in my heart.

Submitted by Tenderly Rose-Robin Melissa Bosworth Estrada Reininger

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Seventy-First Graduation Exercises Planned

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Gulfport High School’s “The Helm” 1974

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Gulfport High School – Gulfport, Mississippi

June 1974

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Seventy-First Graduation Exercises Planned

The seventy-first annual GHS graduation exercises will be held at the B. Frank Brown Gymnasium at 8:00 p.m. Friday, May 31. For the 1974 seniors, graduation represents a giant step in their lives.

An invocation by Mr. Harry Tartt will precede the presentation of special awards by Mr. W. L. Rigby, Superintendent of Gulfport City Schools.

Then two seniors that have been selected by competitive competition will give orations designed as commentaries and challenges to the graduating class.

Mr. Martin J. Gendron, Principal, will present the graduation class after which a member of the Board of Education will award the diplomas.

The recessional will be played by the Commodore band under the direction of Mr. Blain Curry.

PRACTICES:

Mr. Gendron would like to remind seniors that attendance at the two graduation rehearsals should be prompt. Those graduating should be at the gymnasium on May 28 and May 30, the seniors will practice in their caps and gowns, after which time their class picture will be taken.

SENIOR AWARDS DAY:

Wednesday, May 15, the annual Senior Awards Day was held in the auditorium honoring seniors who had achieved special recognition in scholarship and leadership.

Dennis Miller, president of the senior class, presented the class gift to the school. Then Mr. Rigby presented the awards to the graduation class.

Under the direction of Mr. Chris Lewis, the GHS choir sang a special selection and led the seniors in Gulfport High’s Alma Mater.

Officers of the Class of 1974 are: Dennis Miller, president; Sammy Cucurullo, vice-president; Robin Richardson, treasurer, and Pam McLendon, secretary.

— Donna Pearce