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Before Morehead, there was Grade School and Junior High

(now playing "Achy Braky Heart")

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One of the big events at Leaksville Graded was the May Day show in the playground. Elaborate dances were performed.

 

In the 1950-51 school year, we were in the 5th grade.

Mrs. Alcorn's class (Leaksville-Spray): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

newa.gif (3972 bytes) Mrs. French's class (Draper) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

newa.gif (3972 bytes) Mrs. Sutton's class (Draper) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

 

The next year, 1951-52, we were sixth graders and king of the hill at our schools.

Mrs. Ferguson's class (Leaksville-Spray): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

newa.gif (3972 bytes) Mrs. Blake's class (Draper) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

newa.gif (3972 bytes) Sixth Grade class (Draper) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

 

The next year, 1952-53, we were seventh graders and entering Junior High.

newa.gif (3972 bytes) Seventh Grade class (Draper) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

 

By the 1953-54 school year, we were in the 8th grade.

Mrs. Burton's class (Leaksville-Spray): 1, 2, 3, 4

newa.gif (3972 bytes) Eighth Grade class (Draper) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

 

Another 8th grade homeroom was Mrs. Gunn's (from by Beth Washburn).

 

Another 8th grade homeroom was Mrs. Lawson's (from by Myra Benson).

 

The Leaksville-Spray Junior High Glee Club sings. (from Beth Washburn)

 

Next year, as 9th graders in the 1954-55 school year, we felt we were top dogs in Junior High.

Mrs. Webster's class (Leaksville-Spray): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

 newa.gif (3972 bytes) Ninth Grade class (Draper) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6