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The class of 1961 was a unique and wonderful class with a blend of students from various backgrounds, from the rural country to the suburbs of Mobile. It was a period of time of consolidations of Mobile County Public Schools in order to meet the need of population growth.
Forest Hill Elementary, Wilmer Elementary and Tanner Williams Elementary and Semmes Elementary all attended Semmes High School. The class of 61 was the largest class (159) to graduate since the founding of Semmes School in 1887. This was the beginning of Semmes having the largest Schools, Elementary and High, in the Mobile County Public School system, (In 1965, Mary G. Montgomery High School was built to replace Semmes High School.)
The class of 1961 was not only unique in the blending of students from the city and rural areas, but had a loving caring spirit for one another. This is exemplified in the fact that the class after graduation had class reunion regularly and anyone who had been a part of the class was welcome to attend, not being forgotten.
This class has had people working in all professions: farmers, school teachers, college professors, nurses, eye surgeons, attorneys, a judge, an actor- film producer, missionary, pastors, business leaders, homemakers, tradesmen, industry workers, artists, and military careers.
And yet the most important quality of this class is the love, kindness and respect shown to one another. It made no matter where you came from, what your accomplishments or station of life. I am proud to be a member of the class of 61. Jeanette
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