Welcome former students, administration, coaches, teachers and friends of Ackerman High School!
Mark you calendars for Saturday, April 25, 2020, 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.
Those traveling the greatest distance were Karon Covington (Santa Rosa, California) and Amanda Germaine ( Exeter, California).
The oldest male attending was Mr. Banks Weaver and the eldest lady was Mrs. Ella Staples.
Members of the Ackerman High and Jr. High Band presented a pleasurable concert as a beginning of the program. Band Director Wayne McDonald pointed out the need for new uniforms for the band. Purchase for these has been initiated and he noted that any help from the Reunion Funds would be appreciated.
Mayor Bruce Burney welcomed the Reunion group and brought us up-to-date on changes and improvement in and around Ackerman. Choctaw County Superintendent of Education Dr. Arlene Amos expressed her appreciation for the piano and the involvement of the Alumni Group in providing quality education for Choctaw County students.
Purchase of the grand piano was a wonderful success, so much so that there was a balance left after final payment was made. President Kenneth Smith proposed that these monies be used to help with the purchase of band uniforms for Ackerman Band members. A motion was made by Bo Reid, seconded by Marion Smith. The motion was carried unanimously.
The Executive Steering Committee: Drexel McClure - 2006, Marion Smith - 2007 and Rhodena Lang - 2008.
All too soon we were saying "good-by" - until next year. We will be working toward helping outfit our band members with new uniforms. If you wish to help with this project, please send contributions to: Ackerman High School, 280 East Main Street, Ackerman, Mississippi 39735. Be sure to designate that your contribution is for band uniforms.
Teachers and Coaches in attendance:
Betty Sue Adams
John M. Draper
Johnny M. Fulce
Marjorie Sue O'Bryant
Martha Kilpatrick Stark