This page was first build to house a copy of a 1933 Lafayette County Agricultural High School Diploma, since I have found a brief history of this school along with a picture of the second building which replaced the one which burned.
My source is an article "C44" which Miss Pearl Galloway submitted to Lafayette County Heritage Book, published in 1989 by Skipwith Historical and Genealogical Society which reprints may be ordered from the Society from their books page at Books
Lafayette County Agricultural School 1913 until Consolidation of County Schools. cilck here to view enlagement
Miss Gallowy remembered the following 1913 - 1914 faculty members.
Miss Galloway stated there was no graduating class the first year but graduating in 1914 or 1915 were:
While going through some of my records tonight I found my grandfather, KNOX LEON WELLS' high school diploma in a real sheep skin! I believe the contents might be interesting to others and hope that you will place it on your site.
Class Flowers: Sweet Peas
Class Colors: Pink and Silver
Class Motto: Pick Out Your Peak and Climb (Mountains)
Actual diploma page:
Having completed the course of study prescribed for this Institution, Knox Leon Wells,Jr is hereby declared a Graduate of Lafayette County Agricultural High School, and as an Honorable Testimonial of the Excellence of Character and Scholorship, is entitled to this diploma.
Given at Oxford, Mississippi, this twenty eighth day of April 1933.
J.B. Edwards, Superindendent
G.C. McElroy, Chairman
D.T. Keel, Secretary
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