A classmate and others posted a really beautiful portfolio of pictures of our high school. It is one of a kind. It was built in about 1935. It is in the Moorish style. It was, and still is thanks to the Historical Society. The make-up of students has changed a lot. Where once it was mostly middle and upper class, it is now a school for the lower socio-economic kiddos. I think many of the traditions have been lost, but I hear of moves to bring them back into the school.
Knowing that I have such fun posting pictures on Blogger, here I go anyway!
This is our "pep squad." The Lassos. I am somewhere in the center on the back row. If you look closely, you will see ropes attached to our belts. We had a Roping Team. All Lassos, though, had to be able to twirl the rope around us and various other tricks. The Roping Team could do fancier ones.
And so that is a thumb nail tour of Thomas Jefferson High School in San Antonio, Texas. It was a wonderful place to go for high school. It is still dear to me. Even the alums keep up with the school. We have our own Facebook page. There was just something that brought reverence. Of course, when I was there, it was legal for kids to attend whatever high school in the city they wanted to. So Jeff was the choice for a lot of the kids. They came from all over the city. G grew up on the other side of town, and many of his friends rode the bus (until they could drive) for a long time to get to school