Welcome former students, administration, coaches, teachers and friends of Ackerman High School!
Mark you calendars for Saturday, April 29, 2017, 2:00 p.m., and join us for the next Ackerman School Reunion. We will meet at the Ty Cobb complex on the Choctaw County High School Campus (formerly AHS campus). Registration opens at 12 noon.
Last year the Marion & Joan Smith / Ackerman Reunion Scholarship Fund provided four $500 scholarships to graduating seniors from planning to further his or her education in an academic or vocational field. With your support, we plan to award four additional scholarships for this year. Please consider supporting the Scholarship Fund with a small donation to Ackerman School Reunion in memory or honor of a classmate, teacher, coach or administrator. We will send an acknowledgement of your gift if requested. Our treasurer, Buddy Smith (69) firstname.lastname@example.org will gladly assist you with your memorials/honorariums. He can be reached at 126 RD 1063, Plantersville, MS 38862.
We are hosting a silent auction at this year’s reunion from 12 p.m. (Noon) until 2:00 p.m. to raise funds for our 2017 scholarships. We request that you submit items of real value as opposed to something you might offer at a yard sale. Please arrive early enough this year in order to register for the reunion and browse the items offered for bidding in the silent auction. Winners of the silent auction will be announced during the reunion event and all proceeds will go directly to the Ackerman Reunion Scholarship Fund. Remember, our registration and silent auction opens at 12 p.m. and closes at 2 p.m.
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Visit the Ackerman School Reunion Memorial Blog - dedicated to the memory of deceased classmates, faculty, coaches and administrators of Ackerman Ackerman High School. Click on the comments link after the obituary to share a memory about the deceased.
The alumni project for this year was a new trophy case for Ackerman High School to be delivered in June.
The group elected officers for 2002-03. They are: president, Jay Covington of California, vice-president, Kenneth Smith of Flowood and secretary, Buddy Smith of Plantersville.
The meeting adjourned at 3:00 p.m., allowing everyone to attend parties throughout the county. "I'm looking forward to the reunion next year," Bobby Black said.
President Black recognized persons traveling the longest distance: Jay Covington - California; Thomas Bruce - California.
Recognition was given to the oldest man present - Banks Weaver - and the oldest woman present - Louise Staples.
The following classmates were named as having deceased during the past year; Kate Dempsy, Donald Love, Helen Burdine, Pat Bagwell, Junior Cagle, Hamp Gaston, N.H. Gatlin, Willie Gatlin and Joyce McMinn Owens.
Class with the highest attendance - 1952 with 22 members present.
Recognition of teachers present:
Margie Sue O'Bryant
Willie E. Gregory
Betty Sue Adams
Recognition of classes having reunions this year:
Classes of 40-44: Lake Tiak-O-Khata
Class of 51: Stanly Phillips Home
Class of 52: Dr. McLeods Home
Class of 53: Glendal Reid Cabin
Class of 54: Lake House at Choctaw Lake
Class of 57: Choctaw Lake Picnic Shelter
Class pictures were taken by Mrs. Leslie Burton.
A financial report was given by Secretary/Treasurer Sylvia Porter.
An election of officers was held for 2002-03:
President - Jay Covington
Vice President - Kenneth Smith
Secretary/Treasurer - Buddy Smith