Members of the Class of 1967 were: Calvin Bell, Wilkes Bell, Clarence Dorsey, Rickey Emory, Raymond Heflin, Curtis Houston, David Houston, Marvin Huffman, Jim E. Nolan, James Poole, Johnny Scales, John Stitt, William R. Terry, Alvin Thornton, William Curtis Winston, Harry F. Jordan, Joan Baker, Louise Cannon, Barbara J. Dunson, Betty J. Heard, Annette Heflin, Deborah Higgins, Judy Hill, Mary Hill, Jacquelyn Houston, Elizabeth Joiner, Mary Knight, Bettye Monagan, Virginia Monagan, Mary D. Morgan, Marilyn Patterson, Mary Stitt, Dorothy Traylor, Brenda F. Walker, Mozell Watkins, and Cynthia E. Winston. Principal Lewis Hoggs and Class Sponsor Evelyn Smedley presided over the graduation exercises. Photo: courtesy of Gene A. Thornton
1967 RCTS Graduation Class Photo Reconstructed
In her 1970 essay, "Behind These Silent Walls," Ms. Hattie Peters Clark, RCTS 5th grade teacher, referred to the graduation pictures that lined the halls of the school. The photo of the 1967 class was missing because although it was taken it was never returned to the school to be hung in the hall. At the 2017 RCTS reunion, Sidney Johnson presented members of the 1967 class a reconstructed class photo. There were 36 members of the class. Three members, Joseph Whittaker, Charlie Frank, Dunson, and Jimmie Ray Wilkes, did not complete their final year at RCTS because they enrolled at Handley HS and Wadley HS as part of the county's desegregation program. Lewis R. Hoggs was the principal (he was the last RCTS principal) and Evelyn Smedley was the class sponsor.