Middleton High Reunion Spans Six Decades
They came from as far away as Houston, Texas and Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Over seventy graduates of Middleton High School convened at the city’s Community Center on Saturday, April 2 for the school’s 44th annual reunion.
James Kirk, class of ’61, presided over a program in which attendees were recognized year by year beginning in 1926 when Middleton High became an accredited four year school. As it all turned out, graduates spanning six decades of the school’s history were present. Margaret Tillman Nelms, class of ‘37 was the eldest. Tim Cox, who graduated in ’83, was the youngest. Fannie Yopp Miller (’48), Lucille Weston Shelby (’57), Delores Meeks Thurmond (’66), and Kathy Meeks Turner (’73) were among the alumni representing other decades.
Kirk traced the school’s history beginning with its construction in 1873.”Middleton High actually started out as a twenty by thirty log structure. It was accredited in 1926. Since that humble beginning many graduates have gone on to become successful leaders in our city and beyond,” he said. “In fact, Middleton Mayor, Jackie Cox, and all members of the current Board of Aldermen are alumni. We’re proud of that.”
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