McDonogh Senior High School Class of '61
JOHN McDONOGH DAY
This 123rd annual event honors public school philanthropist John McDonogh.
Living history interpreters will be present to discuss the Battle of New
Orleans and McDonogh's role in it. They will be wearing authentic replica
uniforms and will demonstrate loading an authentic replica rifle. Memorial
speeches will be given and flowers will be placed on McDonogh's former
tomb. Friday, May 3, 2013, 9:45 a.m., at McDonoghville Cemetery, 520 Hancock
Following the McDonogh Day event at 11 a.m., the Jefferson Parish Historical
Commission will unveil a Louisiana historical highway marker commemorating
the old McDonogh-Jefferson High School, which operated 1907-1928 as the
first high school in the present-day borders of Jefferson Parish. The
unveiling will be near 32 First Street by Ocean Avenue, Gretna, the old
school site which is now Bengal Lumber. Reception following at the Gretna
Historical Society's White House, 209 Lafayette Street, Gretna.
For more information, go to www.johnmcdonogh.com. (thanks to Mr. G. Leighton
Ciravolo for the information above)
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are the Trojans! Couldn't be Prouder!
If ya can't hear us, we'll yell a little louder!
We are the teenagers of the ‘60s. We were born in the ‘40s, raised
in the ‘50s. We’re what our kids call the lost generation (not sure
what that means, but I can go with it). I tend to think of us asThe
Best and the Brightest of our generation (to borrow from novelist
David Halberstam). We have lived through monumental events in our
time and we all share at least one common bond. We all attended/graduated
from John McDonogh Senior High School in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1961.
And now for a trip down memory lane…for everyone
1961, Broad St. and Esplanade Ave., Katz and Besthoff drug store on the
1961, Roger Maris hits 61 home runs during the summer after we graduate
1960, JFK/Nixon political debates, national election
1960, Jacqueline Kennedy, becomes the woman every girl in America wants to
1958, LSU wins National Championship in football, Billy Cannon stars
And my particular memories
(-Anonymous 1961 Johnny Mac grad)
My mother graduates from McDonogh High School.
can remember speaking Spanish in Miss Miceli’s class?
can remember Mr. Lacassagne’s band practices?
Coach Salsiccia telling us THIS would be the year for our football team.
Having trouble with Mrs. Petersen’s math class or Mrs. Bourgeois’ physics
anyone remember being a "super" in the opera Aida at the Municipal
Auditorium to get much needed extra credit in Mrs. Kupiec's English class?
2003. The contents of these web pages (www.folkart.com/johnnymcd/) are
intended for the sole personal and non-commercial use of the graduates of
John McDonogh Senior High School Class of 1961, New Orleans, LA. Any other
use of any of the information contained in these web pages, including but
not limited to the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email
addresses, is expressively prohibited without the express written
permission from the John McDonogh Reunion Committee--Class of 1961. Write
to: McDonogh Reunion Committee--Class of 1961, 3517 Lime Street, Metairie,