The Late Sandra Parker’s McDonogh 35 1957 Scrap Book


Sandra Parker

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.

McDonogh 35 High School, New Orleans

Roneagle mascot

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.

Booker T. Washington High School, New Orleans, Louisiana, Orleans Parish


BTW Lions

     The story of two schools, one in New Orleans, the other in Shreveport, the story of two Lion siblings caught at the crossroads of migration and integration, the dreams of two men, Booker T. Washington and Julius Rosenwald, came to fruition in an enormous way. Both were successes. The Lions in New Orleans were established in 1942. Many accomplished artisans in a wide range of fields walked through its hallways with the world at its door steps. The Lions dared to take the step and the rest is history. Part of their development can be glimpsed by viewing the Lion’s lair. Three yearbooks from the early to mid-1950’s are displayed to show their origins and their prowess.

Walter L. Cohen High School, New Orleans, Louisiana, Orleans Parish

Hornet Green

Walter L. Cohen High School, New Orleans, Louisiana, Orleans Parish     Cohen High School has three year books posted from the years immediately preceding their closing.  The years, 1969, 1967 and 1965, were remarkable because of the extensive portrayal of a student body engaged in all aspects of high school life. They leave a trail  scattered with aspirations, pride and hope for the future. There is much to be learned by viewing their site. The Green Hornets make a lasting impression. We feel their lost.

Walter L. Cohen High School, New Orleans, Louisiana, Orleans Parish

Hornet Green

Walter L. Cohen High School, New Orleans, Louisiana, Orleans Parish   Hornets are difficult to forget because they come with a sting, in this case, a pleasant sting. These green hornets from Walter L. Cohen High School will be remembered for their style. Two year books were added to their page and they are a must see for anyone who dare to view this website. We are very excited to have them as part of the African American high school experience. We will see more from them in the near future.