In 1961, “West Side Story” hit the silver screen, the presidency changed from Dwight D. Eisenhower to John. F. Kennedy, and kids boogied to songs by Ray Charles, the Marvelettes, and Chubby Checker on the airwaves. But 1961 was also the year 15 seniors graduated from J.P. Carr High School in Conyers.
The Class of 1961 at JP Carr High School will come together again to relive some of those memories as part of the larger JP Carr/Bryant Street School Reunion, for students, faculty and staff, on June 11, 7:30 p.m., at Under the Stars, 672 Moore Street, Oxford.
Tickets are $50 each and include dinner, drinks and a live band. For more information, call 770-388-9730.
Organizer Nancy Franklin said the Class of 1961 had last met for their 44th reunion and that most students were still in the area or nearby. “It has been 50 years since I graduated high school. You think you're dreaming. When did that happen?” she said, shaking her head.
The students that graduated on June 3, 1961 included: Walter Ammona, Bette (Benton) Anderson, Nancy (Brewer) Franklin, Grady Brown, Dr. Clarence Flanigan Jr., Ida S. (Flanigan) Davis, Robert H. Grier (deceased), Rena M. (Hamm) Hall, Bobbie J. (Lamar) Gary, Annie M. (Levett) Floyd (deceased), Joseph Moore, Connie Core Printup, Julius Sawyer, Rosa (Taylor) Giles (deceased). The teacher was A.J. Geer and principal was George L. Edwards.