Greenville Park High School Class Ring, J. E.

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

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.

Coach Huey P. Turner, Bethune High School, Shreveport, LA

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. 

AAA Football Champions in Louisiana

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.