The Dedication for the 1950 Menlo Lookout yearbook read as follows:

With pride we dedicate this annual to the County School Superintendent and the County Board.  Through their extension program, many improvements have been made in the schools of this county.  We are proud of our new building made possible through the efforts of these men.

new school
The new main school building.

vocational building
The vocational building.

The gymnasium.

Members of the faculty included...


 T.W. Jones, Principal

  James A. Harris

  Ed Bailey

  Miss Edna Perry

  Irene Gay

  Mrs. Robert William King

  Mrs. Pearl A. Edwards

  Miss Jimmie Pless

  Ruth W. Johnston

  Miss Blanche Toles

mroe faculty

  Miss Helen Wyatt

  Miss Mildred McWhorter

  Mrs. J. Ernest Kennedy

  Mrs. C.A. Wyatt

  Z.B. Ham

  George E. Doster

  (not pictured) H.H. Elrod

  Tom Hogg

cooking class
"Here we learn to cook."

sewing class
"Clothes to suit the personality."

starting basketball players
Menlo starting lineup included: (L-R) Patsy Chappelear, Frances Espy, Joann Hogg, Ann Hardwick, Joan King, and Allene Millican.

From the yearbook...

Menlo Girls Compile Great Record

The 1949-50 Edition of the Menlo High School Girls Basketball Team is probably the best to ever don the Blue and White uniform.  Led by speedy forward Ann Hardwick who tossed in 288 points during the regular season, the Tigerettes won 16 games and lost only 3.  Arch rival Lyerly was defeated 3 times.

The girls proved themselves great in Tournament play, placing second in the Northern Division of the 7th District.  Sonoraville was the first victim in the Tourney 49 to 12; next came Westside 32 to 25.  The finals pitted Menlo against a strong Fairmount Sextette.  Fighting against terrific odds with 4 of the first team fouled out early in the fourth quarter Menlo fell 34 to 29.  As deadly a passing attack as ever graced the floor was seen in Dalton that night, and many of the fans are still not convinced Menlo isn't the better team.  Yes, it will be many a day before this team is forgotten.  Memories of little Patsy Chappelear fighting her heart out and leading the scoring in the Semi-finals, Joan King's deadly set shot and the 25 points Ann Hardwick shot against Sonoraville.  Neither will the Guards be forgotten, Frances Espy, a great pass defender, Allene Millican, who played her best ball in the Tourney and Joann Hogg who was steady and dependable all year. Menlo may have been beaten, but they were never out fought.

Thanks to Brenda Hogg Lanier for providing the 1950 Menlo Lookout.

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