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) buddy@buddysmith.com 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.


2007 Reunion


On Saturday, April 28, 2007, 177 former students, teachers, coaches and friends of Ackerman School gathered at the Ty Cobb Complex for a time of renewing friendships and reconnecting with the current needs and goals of the School.

Alumni returned to the AHS campus from 9 different states; Mississippi, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Texas, California, Alabama, Florida and Georgia. The alumni members traveling the greatest distance were all from California: Marlon Vanlandingham Ogden (57) from Sacramento; Jim Covington (53) from Santa Rosa; and John W. Cockrell (47) from Fontana.

The class with the highest attendance this year was the class of 1957 with 23 members present. The class of 1953 came in a close second place with 19 members present.

The eldest man was, of course, Banks Weaver from the class of 1928 who stood and announced that he was 98 years old. The eldest lady in attendance was Mrs. Louise Staples of the class of 1931 with a close second going to Mrs. Ella Bright Staples of the class of 1932.

Former students, teachers, coaches, administrators and friends were welcomed by AHS 1969 graduate and Reunion president Buddy Smith who also offered the invocation.

The Ackerman School Reunion group enjoyed a beautiful instrumental rendition of the Star Spangled Banner by AHS Band member and senior Aaron Suber followed by posting of the colors by the the Weblos Scouts Pack 41. The Weblos are under the able direction of Charles and Betsy Oswalt and the color guard consists of; Tyler Cagle, Drew Huffman, Chay Oswalt and Kent Vaughn.

Ackerman High School Principal Rhonda Huffman welcomed alumni to campus and thanked them for their continued interest and involvement in the school.

AHS Band Booster President Glenda Smith shared about a cookbook project which is underway to raise funds for new band instruments.

AHS Choral Director Ricki Prewitt addressed the alumni with a glowing report of continuing success of the choral music department followed by a selection of two beautiful performances by the Girls Sextet.

Miss Martha Ward, former 6th grade and Jr. High English teacher from 1948-55, surprised our reunion group with the gift of school pictures from her teaching era. The pictures were spread on a table after the reunion and stirred much interest and fun.

Rhodena Lang gave our treasurer's report in the absence of Secretary/Treasurer Ruth Nowlin who was out of town. A total of $650.00 was received in donations at this year's reunion event. We had a balance brought forward of $1,006.00 giving us a new balance of $1,656.00.

The Ackerman School Reunion group voted to establish an annual scholarship to be awarded a student based on criterion to be studied by the officers and steering committee and a recommended made to the group next year for discussion and adoption. Following the vote to establish the scholarship, a total of $300.00 was donated in the form of honorariums and memorials to start the fund.

One meaningful way to honor or remember your Ackerman School classmate, teacher, administrator or coach is through a donation to the Ackerman School Reunion Fund in memory or honor of that person. We will gladly send an acknowledgement of your gift (if desired) when we are provided with contact information. In addition, we will post this information on the Ackerman Reunion Website if desired. Our treasurer, Mrs. Drexell McClure (48), will gladly assist you with memorials/honorariums and can be contacted at 2540 Bywy Rd., Ackerman, MS, 39735.

Officers of the coming year were confirmed by the Reunion Group: Bruce Erwin – President; Hazel Garrett – Vice President; and Drexell McClure – Secretary/Treasurer.

The Reunion Group elected three members to serve on the Executive Steering Committee: Rhodena Lang – 2008; Jack Bowie – 2009; and Barbara Nelson - 2010.

Our outgoing Secretary/Treasurer Ruth Nowlin and her husband, Joel, were given a rousing applause for their selfless service to the group.

We offer a special thanks to Joyce Vaughn who did splendid work as our reunion photographer this year.

The Ackerman School Reunion group would like to acknowledge the outstanding backing of The Choctaw Plaindealer and The Choctaw Chronicle in support of our annual reunion event.

Reunion president Bruce Erwin announced the next Ackerman School Reunion date of April 26, 2008 as the crowd was wished God’s blessings until we meet again.

Teachers and Coaches in attendance:

Betty Sue Adams
Madelyn Wood
Everette Adams
  Martha Stark
Mancel Fulce
Ty Cobb
Terry Stacy
June McNeel
Cheryl Stacy
Clara Williams
Martha S. Ward
Joyce Vaughn

Roll call of class and number present:

1928 - Banks Weaver
1931 - Louise Staples
1932 - Ella Staples
1939 - Herbert Blanton
1939 - Lera Black Jones
1942 - Gerald Sargent
1942 - Minnie Lou Hemphill Sargent
1943 - Jimmie Long
1944 - Maxie Bruce
1944 - Frank Reid
1945 - Everette Adams
1945 - Betty Sue Adams
1945 - Ann Melton Hand
1946 - Robert Charles Catledge
1946 - Sarah Long
1947 - Elaine Patterson
1947 - Joan Smith
1947 - Geneva Robinson Smith
1947 - Louise Draper
1947 - John W. Cockrell
1947 - Lamar W. Keen
1947 - Charlie Joe Murphy
1947 - Ruth Henderson Catledge
1947 - Willa Johns Jackson
1947 - Norma B. Shaw
1948 - Louise Ellington
1948 - Roy Bruce
1948 - Drexell Bright McClure
1948 - James McClure
1948 - Bobby Cooper
1948 - Marion Smith
1949 - Harold Stephenson
1949 - Charlie Hunt, Jr.
1949 - Billy Power
1949 - Carlton "Bo" Reid
1949 - Della Thompson
1949 - Mary Lou Cooper
1949 - Hazel Hunt
1949 - James R. Keen
1950 - Roy Blanton
1950 - Winnice Hunt Spencer
1950 - Charles "Smokey" Oswalt
1950 - Darnell Fulgham
1951 - Ruby Weeks Smith
1951 - Ralph Bowie
1951 - Billy Orr
1951 - Stanley Phillips
1951 - Billy Kemp
1951 - Shirley McHan Kemp
1952 - James McCulloch
1952 - Doyle Spears
1952 - Johnny Faye Spears
1952 - Lillie Blanton Timothy
1952 - Elizabeth "Libby" Hamric Owen
1953 - Jack Bowie
1953 - John W. Thomps
1953 - Pat Thomps
1953 - Sammie B. Oswalt
1953 - Vera Tennyson Worrell
1953 - Glendal Reid
1953 - F. L. Lummus, M.D.
1953 - Fredna Dent
1953 - Billy Fulgham
1953 - Lamar Blaine
1953 - Thomas A. Black
1953 - Billy McDowell
1953 - Bobby Prewitt
1953 - Bobby Staples
1953 - Randall Sullivan
1953 - Jim Covington
1953 - Carroll Harpole
1953 - Billy McAdams
1954 - Bobby Black
1954 - Kenneth Smith
1954 - Nan Sullivan
1954 - Curtis Guess
1954 - Bill Ray
1954 - Sammie Robinson Weir
1954 - Hubert Stricklin
1955 - Don Porter
1955 - Blanche Gammill
1955 - Reggie McClure
1955 - A.J. Montgomery
1956 - Pat Bowie
1956 - Wayne Eubanks
1956 - Kay Hamilton
1956 - Joann Johnston
1956 - Rudolph Oswalt
1956 - Martha Stark
1957 - Mancel Fulce
1957 - Ina Graff
1957 - Sylvia Moreland
1957 - Ruth Black
1957 - Shirley Weeks Taylor
1957 - Dan Wise
1957 - Marlo Van Landingham Ogden
1957 - Linda Weaverly (Jackson)
1957 - Janis McDowell
1957 - Wood Polly Cagle
1957 - Curtis R. Hodges
1957 - Laymon T. Alexander
1957 - Thomas Moore
1957 - Kenneth Jackson
1957 - Shirley Dean McMinn
1957 - Kenneth C. Hunt
1957 - Gwendelyn Joyce (Goode) Hatt
1957 - Betty Carruth (Robinson)
1957 - June Carr Goodwin
1957 - Roselyn Glasgow Bryant
1957 - Bessie W. Smith
1957 - Ruby E. Meurihead
1957 - Jimmy H. Henderson
1958 - Sonny Ellis
1958 - Dick Burney
1959 - Charlotte Reid
1959 - Brenda Wise
1959 - Lavelle Bagwell Jones
1959 - Charlsie McAdams Bowie
1959 - Joy Williams Fancher
1959 - Agnes Trebble
1960 - Waverly King
1960 - Betty Kilpatrick Davis
1960 - Gene McClure
1961 - Leonard Blanton
1961 - Rhodena Lang
1961 - Ben Tharp
1961 - Linda Tharp
1962 - Ty Cobb
1962 - Bruce Erwin
1963 - Gary Keen
1964 - Hazel Crenshaw Garrett
1964 - Earnest Oswalt
1965 - Jane Moore Crowder
1965 - Sue Gilliam Keen
1966 - Terry Stacy
1966 - Cheryl Long Stacy
1967 - Joyce Erwin Vaughn
1967 - Joseph C. Cobb
1969 - Buddy Smith
1969 - Barbara Nelson
1971 - Carol Erwin Smith
1971 - Hugh B. Weaver
1979 - Dale D. Reid
1980 - Lynn Wise
1984 - Betsy Oswalt
1986 - Amy Cagle
1988 - Tracy Worrell Vaughn
1998 - Neal Grime





























































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