The 1967 McDonogh 35 Year Book was added to the McDonogh 35 web page. A total of four year books are present from the mid to late 1960’s. We are eager to receive earlier year books since this school has a one hundred year history in New Orleans. We are sure the “Roneagles” will rise to the challenge, as they have always done.
The sole scrap book of an individual’s high school experience was provided to this site by the family of the late Sandra Parker. She was the valedictorian of the McDonogh 35 1957 Class. The memoir details the individual experience of a senior at McDonogh 35 High School. Aspirations of various people are imagined. School activities were images of the times. We reflect and remember our personal high school experiences.
African American residents of New Orleans entered 1917 with new aspirations. John McDonogh, a late 19th century entrepreneur, provided a grant to make this high school a reality. McDonogh 35 became the first public high school in New Orleans. Often referred to as “35” , McDonogh has been a pillar of hope, achievement and excellence in New Orleans and its surrounding area since its inception. The eagle seen by others is the revered Roneagle of McDonogh 35. They are proud of their mascot and its endurance is a story in itself. Three year books from the Roneagles are available from the mid to late 1960s.