Rosenwald H.S. Class of 1965 celebrates 50th Class Reunion
The Rosenwald High School Class of 1965 celebrated their 50th Class Reunion on August 21-23, 2015.
On Friday, class members met at their old alma mater for acquaintance night. Class member Grant Ketter, Jr., presided over the program, beginning with singing “America the Beautiful” with prayer by Herbert Grant, greetings by Columbus Ketter, and a moment of silence in memory of our ten deceased classmates.
Classmates introduced themselves, and gave a brief description of their lives since high school.
Presentations went to Doris Graham McFarland with the most children; Lovenia Moses Graham with the oldest child; Barbara Titus McPhail with the youngest child; Columbus Ketter with the most grandchildren; Mary McPhail Clark for traveling the farthest distance (Staten Island, N.Y.); and Patricia Johnson Wilson for traveling the shortest distance (Society Hill, S.C.). We had members traveling from New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and different portions of South Carolina. We reminisced and paused for photos.
On Saturday evening, we met at a local restaurant for a “good ‘ole country dinner.” Mrs. E. R. Mitchell, one of our former faculty members, joined us. We reminisced and sung our class song “O Dear Rosenwald, We Must Say Goodbye” written by classmate John Earle Bishop, tune to “You’ll Never Walk Alone.”
On Sunday morning, we attended worship service at New Hopewell Baptist Church with a soul-stirring sermon by Rev. Calvin Daniel, Pastor. After services, we met at a local restaurant for lunch. We said our goodbyes with plans to meet again on August 17, 2017.