LHS Alumni Recollections

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LHS Alumni Recollections

The following are personal recollections of the members of the LHS Alumni Association regarding the history of Lyons High School, Lyons, Georgia.

Charles Rawls, Class of '49, recalls the following from his years at LHS:

"The class of '49 was the last class to graduate from the 11th grade (Note: Actually, it was the class of '50). From then on it was 12 grades. The class of '49 was the first class to ever publish an annual and to have an organized high school baseball team (Note: Later research turned up an annual published in 1924. From that yearbook, we learned that LHS had a basketball team that year called the Lions). Prior to then the only sport was a football team. I played on that first baseball team. In '49 there was no gym, band, cafeteria or science labs of any kind. We used the agriculture building for a dressing room to put on our football and baseball uniforms. We were also permitted to use the building as a smoking room."

Bill Carter, Class of '60, provides us with the following:

"The class of '60 was the last class to go from 1st grade to graduation at the same campus. When the new school was opened for grades 1-7 we were going into 8th grade." (Note: this would mean the new elementary school opened in 1956.)

Jim Alexander, Class of '64, provides us with the history of Lyons High School in the end years:

"The last class to graduate from Lyons High School was in 1970. In 1971, Lyons High School was combined with Lyons Industrial High School and renamed Lyons Senior High School. The last class to graduate from Lyons Senior High School was in 1987. In 1988 Lyons Senior High School was combined with Toombs Central High School and was renamed Toombs High School, by which name it is still called today."