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Woodrow Wilson
High School
Portsmouth, VA
MEMORIES
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by John "Eddie" Lee class of '68
The Class Roster and pictures are as represented in the Woodrow Wilson High School, Portsmouth, Virginia yearbook or annual of the year indicated on the page.  The Roster may not be complete and pictures and names may have been removed by request of the person involved. Also, it does not officially indicate the year of graduation and/or that the party in question graduated.  If you are not represented in your class, you will be added to the last page of the year and you may submit a photo to be added.  All information on these pages came from the yearbook represented and alumni who have passed on information and may not be accurate.
  John “Eddie” Lee ’68



1920 Class Roster
      September—School opened. New building, labs., auditorium, gym., lunchroom, lockers, 'n' everything. New teachers and pupils from Port Norfolk. Assemblies. Electric clocks. Senior Class organized. Bushels of rats. Beginning of everything.
  October—Trouble about locker keys. Nurses wanted! Football—everybody practicing. Clocks out of order. Everything else running smoothly.
      November—Cafeteria opened—Soup ! King of Belgium. Fire pre- vention. Miss Anna sick. Junior Class election. Mr. Sweeney dubbed "nightingale." Football raging. "Green Stockings."
      December—Christmas entertainment. Holiday! Bad reports. Hi-Y Banquet. School stirred up about end of the world.
              January—Senior rings.    Thrift.    Exams.!—paddles—tears.
            February —Song  books.   More  thrift by  Dr. Brown. "Meter-    liter-gram." Student body turned out to see Maury get licked. Billy Sunday and his co-workers. Departure of class of '19½. More rats. Ponk Fisher's picnic. 27th—Beat Maury again—snake dance.
            March—Moonshine Club. School closes (Saturday) while everybody goes to Richmond to see the game. Food panic in Rich­mond—had to feed Portsmouth. They won—but we died fighting. Debates—Lost to Newport News; won in Hampton. Operetta.
       April—April Fools' Day. Baseball! Won first game. Overall Club. Quintet organized. Library Fund Entertainment—fine! Statistics. Pictures for Student. Seniors gone crazy. "Junior-Senior Dance" doomed. Mr. Codd absent for a week—poor Mr. Sweeney! Two Senior Class meetings—Miss Smith elected honorary member. Student dedicated to Miss Barksdale,
          May—Hi-Y Banquet. Mr. Kennedy lectured on "Salesmanship." Dr. Nelson on "What Do I Plant in My Mind?" Spring fever. Bad reports. Honors announced—Falls and Brinson.
             June—Exams.!! Senior tears and smiles. Baccalaureate Sermon. Class Night. Fond remembrances.

by Charlotte Eaton
and Haddon Dudley

I
The world will soon part us from you.
1920—1920
To you may we ever be true.
We've worked for you, fought for you, won for you, too, Our trials and victories have all been for you, We're classmates forever, for time cannot sever Our 1920 Class.
II
1920—1920
To you we have ever been true, Tho' our trials have been many, We've ever been loyal to you.
Thru glad times and sad times we've stood up for you, Our teachers so faithful have guided us thru. Your memory we'll cherish, our love will not perish—
Our 1920 Class.
III
Wilson High School, Wilson High School,
At last we must bid thee adieu.
Wilson High School, Wilson High School,
Our sorrows and joys come from you.
To all we hold right may we ever be true,
Inspired by our love for the orange and blue,
Faltering never, remembering ever— Dear Wilson High—Adieu.