September 22, 2005
Class of 1950 Dedicates Trophy Case in Memory of Classmates
Fifty-five years after accepting their diplomas several members of the Class of 1950 from the Memphis High School returned to Scotland County R-I High School September 17th to unveil a special gift to their school.
Class members made donations to team with existing class funds to pay for the construction of a new trophy case located in the south hallway at the high school. Project coordinator Don Billups stated the wall-size case was created as a tribute to the Class of 1950.
“We had it built in memory of our class members that are no longer with us,” Billups said. It’s also a tribute to all the members of the faculty that influenced us during those four years at the big two-story brick building that was our home away from home eight hours a day.”
Thirteen of 36 members of that graduating class are now deceased. Billups stated the case is a tribute to Norma Stone, David Morris, Robert Dodge Jenell Ingersoll, Virginia Newland, Jane Adams, Robert Poole, Emma Lou Ludwick, Wilene Pence, Iris Darneille, Elaine Eckle, Ronald Keith Dial and Georgianna Monroe.
The trophy case was constructed by local craftsman Randy Watkins. It was unveiled at the special reunion hosted at the high school for former graduates that have been out of school for 50 years or more.
Tom Shalley, Max McRobert (class president), Elaine Shelley Hawkins, Viola Lancaster Krebill, Mary Trask Gray, Donald Bradley, Don Billups and Oleva Kirkpatrick Chance were on hand for a special dedication representing the Class of 1950. They presented the case to SCR-I Superintendent Dave Shalley and also gave special recognition to Watkins for his work on the project.