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Class of 1965



"The Biggest of the Best"

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Introducing the Graduates….
 
 ....The Class of 1965....
      ....It Was a Very Good Year.....

  Class History

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO ..............?

When the school census was taken in January of 1954 (during our first grade year), 164 were enrolled in the first grade (both West Ward and South Ward Schools), and that was before Burkett School closed and many of those students transferred to Coleman.  And don't forget, the Class of 1965 was the last segregated class in Coleman, with Humphrey High consolidating with CHS the fall after we graduated.  At the end of our eighth grade year, there were one hundred and forty-one students, plus one who had died in the seventh grade, that made up what would four years later be theCHS Class of 1965.  We ended our freshman year at Coleman High School with one hundred and twenty-eight classmates, more or less. Over the next three years, some moved, some married, some dropped out to work, and others moved in to join our Class of 1965.  In all, one hundred and fifty-three were together at one time or another during those four years at CHS.  These students are, primarily, the ones we have included in our class listings.  One hundred and three graduated on May 27, 1965 to bring that time of learning, heartbreak, love, playing, and growing to an end. But all in all, it was a very good year.  The Class of 1965 was and is the largest graduating class in the history of Coleman High School, and before integration, at that.  We were called "The War Babies."

And that, my friends, was the CLASS OF '65 .....

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AS IT WAS IN MAY 1965.....

VALDICTORIAN AND SALUTATORIAN:


John Eddie George - Vanita Bunt

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THE SENIOR CLASS OFFICERS:
Ken Pope, President - Lynn Prater, Vice-President - Faye Lynn Needham, Secretary
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SENIOR CLASS SPONSORS:
Mrs. Cecil Chandler - Mrs. R. H. Stainback - Len Steakley - Miss Violet Durrett
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SENIOR STUDENT COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVES:
Bennie Flynn - Jamie Dieterich - Lynn Prater - Sara Taylor
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SENIOR CHEERLEADERS:
Sandra Garner - Ellen Crain - Jamie Streetman - Jamie Dieterich
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SENIOR TWIRLERS:
Ina Jo Roberts, Drum Major - Diann Dunn, Assistant Drum Major
Jo Carroll Boyle - Becky Jones
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MISS AND MR. C. H. S.:
Sandra Garner and Bennie Flynn
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SENIOR FAVORITES:
Sara Sue Taylor and George Byerly
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C. H. S. GOOD CITIZENS:
Sara Sue Taylor - Hobby Woodward - George Byerly - Ellen Crain
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FOOTBALL, BAND, AND DECA SWEETHEARTS:
Linda Amburn - Ina Jo Roberts - Novella Hamilton
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STUDENTS OF THE MONTH:
Richie Lee - Ellen Crain - Carlie Hargett - Carol Wilson - George Byerly
Sara Sue Taylor - Larry Don DeBusk - Georgene McCullough - Joe Burkett
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OTHER WHO WAS WHO AMONG THE SENIORS:

John Eddie George, Monroe Cheney Award - Vanita Bunt, T.C.U. Scholarship
Alan Wood, F.S.A. & N.T.S.A. Scholarship
Nell Brown, Kiwanis Good Citizen & E.S.A. Scholarship & Jesse Jones

Scholarship
Larry Don Debusk, Kiwanis Good Citizen & F.T.A. Scholarship
Jeff Justice, Lone Star Farmer Degree - Sara Sue Taylor, D.A.R. Good Citizen
Gaylon Harris, Lone Star Farmer Degree - Becky Dela Rosa, B&PW Scholarship
Joe Burkett, Pepsodent Presidential Scholarship
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COLEMAN HIGH SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION:
W. T. Graves, Superintendent - E. W. Scott, Principal - Mrs. Hap Aston, Secretary
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There were many other seniors, as well as those who left along the way, who made their marks, in both sports and academics, those years at CHS ....  
Too many to list here ....  but we remember it all,
Each in our own way .......














































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​​Class History from Ralph Terry, "Coleman High School Alumni Website"

(Photos used by permission, Ralph Terry archives)