Our Grammar School Pupils
St. Mary’s Academy (1937)
[Left to Right]
First Row (Sitting) : Rose Mary Haydel, Bernice Quezerque, Ida Pettie, Mary Lue Amedee, Lois Carter, Joyce Marcelin, Elizabeth Garrison, Thelma Haydel.
Second Row (Sitting): Eunice McKendel, Ione Beck, Albertha Toppins, Dorothy Brown, Theresa Haydel, Letrice Delpit, Geraldine Marcelin, Jane Davis, Geraldine Lassai, Doris Demazeliere, Joyce Bidol, Wilhelmina Peters, Julia Hurel, Ann Lavine, Lois Gougis, Janet Laurent, Rose Mary Shonberg, Bertha Wiltz, Yvonne Quezerque.
Third Row (Sitting): Berydel Crutchfield, Glorie Mae Betts, Juanita Turnbull, Ezilda Fulton, Dolores Coleman, Geraldine Netter, Locretia Gice, Phyllis Charbonnet, Joyce Woodfox, Glayds Hill, Melva Vega, Mary Louise Mathews, Ernestine Henry, Dorothy Bordinave, Myrtle Martin, June Rose, Marie Bennett.
Fourth Row (Standing): Cecile Delpit, Bernice Blache, Thelma Lassai, Doris Gougis, Dardnella Darensburg, Marion Ray, Marion Porter, Marion Haines, Lorraine Cassino, Gertrude Alexian, Katherine Martin, Marion Bakewell, Anna Mae Mingo.
Fifth Row (Standing): Theresa Gosserand, Juanita Williams, Jean Amedee, Rebecca Schmidt, Dolores Nash, Juanita Simmons, Enola James, Iona Radford, Mildred Parker, Shirley Bloom, Elswith Carrere, Esther Guillmet, Lola Williams, Geraldine Moret, Helen Glaude.
Sixth Row (Standing): Elizabeth Wilkins, Marion Fournier, Vivian Daniel, Dorothy Jat, Evelyn Milton, Gloria Blache, Drucella Peters, Mercedes Dauphine, Shirley Matthieu, Elsie Mae McBride, Marietta DeLay, Bertha Mitchell, Edith Melancon, Marguerite Broussard.
The above photo shows the eighty-six pupils who attended St. Mary’s Academy in 1937. They knew they were known as the “little sisters” of the high school but were proud of their achievements throughout the past year. From the Primary Classes to the Sixth and Seventh Grades they had worked together to show their older friends in the high school that they could be as active as they were.
As a group they had cooperated in presenting the annual Christmas operetta, Carnival pageant and Year Book Drive. These activities had not lessened their interest in Reading, Arithmetic and Music since they were kept “as busy as bees in a beehive.” Playing ball, song games, and story-telling provided all the fun they needed to keep healthy and happy.
Do you recognize any of our little ones?
Sources : Maris Stella (1937 yearbook of St. Mary’s Academy) pages 18-19.