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Union High School Class of 1934 by Lucille Bowyer Lemons




Lucille Bowyer










From the files of the “Greenbrier Independent Forty Years Ago”… items originally published on June 8, 1934:  “Fourteen students graduated from Union High School on Thursday night last… the smallest class in a number of years.”

Graduates of 1934:

Charles Allen, Bill Anderson, Ruth Bare, Lucille Bowyer (Mrs. Elmer Lemons), Rankin Bostic, John Campbell, Lewis Campbell, Hershel Clark, Herman Ferguson, Charles Hicks, Malcolm Jarvis, Marshal McNeer, Pauline McClary (Mrs. Beecher Meadows), Thomas Rowan, and Margaret Shumate (Mrs. Leighton Dransfield). (Fifteen named)





Lucille Bowyer Lemons





While approaching her 99th birthday, Lucille Bowyer Lemons remembers her senior trip.  The class rode in the back of a cattle truck that had racks to Beaver Dam Falls for a cookout at noon.  They ate lots of scrambled eggs and had a very enjoyable time.

Mr. Floyd Crim was the principal. Elizabeth Johnston and Helen Lewis were two of the teachers.

Lucille only went to Union High School for her senior year.  Her other three years of high school were spent at Rocky Point Academy in Sinks Grove.  She was ineligible to be valedictorian because a student had to attend two years at Union High School to be eligible.

There wasn’t a group class picture that she remembers.  Perhaps families of other class members would like to submit individual graduation pictures either to the Monroe Watchman for publication or to the Union High School website, www.uhscornerstone.org.