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.
The new main school building.
The vocational building.
Members of the faculty included...
T.W. Jones, Principal
James A. Harris
Miss Edna Perry
Mrs. Robert William King
Mrs. Pearl A. Edwards
Miss Jimmie Pless
Ruth W. Johnston
Miss Blanche Toles
Miss Helen Wyatt
Miss Mildred McWhorter
Mrs. J. Ernest Kennedy
Mrs. C.A. Wyatt
George E. Doster
(not pictured) H.H. Elrod
"Here we learn to cook."
"Clothes to suit the personality."
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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