The schools we attended are the reflections of our social, political and academic aspirations. One of the greatest symbols of our academic pride and achievements are our class rings. These rings have changed over time from golden circles engraved with the mascots and academic symbols to golden arches topped with stones encrusted with the dominant letter representing our schools, mascots and academic symbols on the sides. When we look at these rings, we reflect upon the time period , the people who were our peers, the people who molded us and the the school community of our youth. These rings represent our big bang.
Sometimes, misfortune for others create opportunities. A class ring lost by a 1966 graduate of Greenville Park High School provided the opportunity for this site to post its first high school ring with the potential of reuniting its owner with his property. The contact page can be utilized to facilitate recovery. The ring is well preserved and it is an excellent sample of high school rings of the era.
Coach Foster T. Thomas, Vernon High School, Leesville, LA, served his community and dedicated his life works to improving the life of numerous individuals. While participating in the L. I. A. L.O., his teams accomplished three Louisiana state championships in “A” football. His leadership in1969 lead to an uneventful transition. Vernon High School Alumni and the Leesville community have many fond memories of this soft spoken giant.
Recognition of achievement was made by Southern University of New Orleans in 1968 for athletic accomplishments for schools in New Orleans and the surrounding area. Coaches were recognized as well. This program can be found in the History Section of Significant Notes on the Menu Bar.
The forerunner for Carter G. Woodson High School was Haynesville Colored High School. A dedication program for the new facility was performed on May 2, 1954. The entire program with community support organizations is presented as a souvenir book.
Coach Turner began his teaching and coaching careers at Princeton High in Princeton, Louisiana. He continued his coaching and teaching careers at the following schools: C. H. Irion High School in Benton, Louisiana, Herndon High School in Belcher, Louisiana, Bethune Jr.- Sr. High School in Shreveport, Louisiana, and concluded his career at Midway Jr. High School in Shreveport, Louisiana.
The Nineteenth Century was marked by a commitment by Baptists in education of the African American. Institutions and people who were some of the forerunners in preparing educators for a gigantic task of educating masses of African Americans is presented. They can be considered as part of the pillars of African American education.
The Badgers of Pelican , LA were an inspiration to their community. The most recent addition to this website adds the brilliance of a diamond. The Badger, the1964 year book is displayed. The All Saints web page was updated to include this latest addition.
Carter G. Woodson High School, Claiborne Parish, Haynesville, LA was the latest high school of the before 1970 era added to the website. The Tigers impacted was respected by all members of the L.I. A. L. O.
Football was part of the fabric of the African American high school experience. There were three divisions in the LIALO classifications of schools, A, AA and AAA, based upon school population. The AAA was the largest school classification and much of the attention was directed toward their exploits. The History section of Significant Notes presents the AAA victors and and the Runner-ups with the scores of their competitions.