Perry High School
|The Perry High School Class of 1965 was one of the first classes
to graduate as part of what as been referred to as the age of 'baby boom'. A class
of only a little over 130 students, small by today's standards, it was at the time the
largest class to ever graduate from PHS. Many of the Class of '65 were born in
Perry, delivered by Dr. Gallemore or Dr. Weems. Their parents had been taught by the
same teachers and staff who also played an important role in the education and spiritual
growth of this 'baby boomer' class. Most of these students were together from 1st
grade through high school graduation and this created a camaraderie which has spanned the
years. Now approaching the 35th anniversary of their graduation, the class will
hopefully meet again in 2000 to share cherished memories and renew the bonds of friendship
cemented by the fun-filled years of learning in the Perry schools.
Undoubtedly one of the things that will be recalled and the story retold is the daring efforts made by some of the class members in the closing days of their senior year to immortalize the 'Class of '65....The Spirits Alive!'.
|Members of the graduating class in 1965 lifted over building
walls and placed in the courtyard of the school a 1949 Ford. The feat took weeks of
preparation and I have always suspected, the cooperation of many adult citizens (including
the chief of police). Unfortunately the high school principal, Mr. Eric Staples, known as
'Fessor', didn't see much humor in the act nor did he appreciate the considerable
organizational and engineering skills which went into its execution. Probably in efforts
to thwart attempts by future classes to top the Class of '65, the car was removed
from the courtyard before most students arrived for school, so many missed seeing it (I
for one). However the legend lives now in cyberspace for the world to know!!!!
Houston Home Journal's Report of the event.
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