In February 1978,
Summerville Junior High School held a Roaring Twenties day. Faculty and
students dressed in period costumes for the occasion.
Junior High School was located on Rome Boulevard in the building
formerly occupied by Chattooga High School and Summerville High School. The school's name was later
changed to Summerville Middle School. The building shown in these photographs has been demolished.
students dressed as gangsters. (No, they didn't have "gangstas" in
1978!) From left to right: Dwight Burton, Jerry Lee Davis, Mark Wilson, and
is the price you paid in the 1920s for ratting on your classmates. Hey,
guys, show some mercy! Use the electric paddle instead!
teachers got in on the fun with period costumes. From left to right:
Principal Lamar Parker dressed as a flying ace; Rodney White was a
man-of-the-world; Martha Thomas portrayed a schoolmarm; Nancy Hammons
was a flapper; Connie Hunt dressed as a sophisticated debutante; and
Denise Fisher was a bathing beauty.
"Schoolmarm" Martha Thomas rings the school bell to start classes. Bummer!
Martha Thomas supervises the churning of homemade ice cream.
Steve Jones (fourth from right) remembers Lamar Parker as one of the
best principals he ever worked for. "He instituted many unusual
opportunities for learning," Steve recalls.
Photographs by T. Emmett Nunn. Courtesy of Chattooga County Library.
Some caption information from the Summerville News.