NEGRO COUNTY MEET
 

 

The third annual Interscholastic League county meet for the Negro schools was held March 6 at Booker T. Washington school, Bay City. All schools of the county were in attendance and most of the schools were represented in some phase of the league work. County demonstrator Mrs. Washington and the various clubs of the county had a most creditable exhibit of the various types of work done by the several clubs. This work was judged by the committee of ladies from the Missionary Federation of Bay City who serve as an inter-racial committee for that body: Mrs. Amos Lee, Mrs. A. D. Hensley and Mrs. Montague.

 

The following students were winners in the several classes.

 

Best bedspreads--

Peyton Creek school, first place, Emma Martin and Willie Moore.

Live Oak school, second.

Clansey Chapel, third.

 

Quilts--
Pledger first, eighth and ninth grade girls.

Clansey Chapel, third.

 

Pillows--
Clancey Chapel, Catherine Hayward, first.

El Maton, Eliza Walsey, second.

Ashwood, Z. L. Jefferson, third.

 

Hats--

Ashwood, Jeannette King, second

 

Table Sets--

Lillian Jackson, first

Margie Johnson, second

 

Dish Towels--

Dola Mae Monroe, first.

Live Oak School, second

Willie Mae Austin, third

 

Health Hours--

Mabel Kennedy School, first

 

Wagon--Willie Henderson.

 

Bookends--

Bay City, first

 

Dresses--

Velma Jackson, first

Mollie B. Hawkins, second

Margie Ree Johnson, third

 

Child's Dress--

N. B. Scott, first

Margie Ree Johnson, second

Lottie Bell Boone, third

 

Pillow Slips--

Bessie Mae Wade, first

Willie Mae Austin, second

Margie Ree Johnson, third

 

Rugs--

Lena Weldon, second

Clansey Chapel, third

 

Match Box--

Arthur Baldridge, first

 

Aprons--

Lucille Weldon, second;

Ethel Brown, third.

 

Bloomers--Elnora Johnson,  second.

 

Door Stop--Elnora Johnson, second

 

Pot Holders--Gertrude Stanford, second; Willie Mae Austin

 

Pillow Top--Pearl Morgan, first

 

Towel--Willie Monroe, first.

 

When all points were counted Clansey Chapel, Blessing, won first place in the county. Pledger, second place and Peyton Creek, third in industrial work.

 

List of winners in regular league events:

 

Debate--Boys, Wendle and Lucas, Booker T. Washington school, Bay City.

                Girls, Pearl Morgan and Clemmit Petit, Booker T. Washington school.

 

Declamation: Class B School

Seniors:

W. W. Smith, Jr, first, Bay City

Dave Young, second, Sargent

Rost Lee Allen, third, Bay City

Juniors:

Christine Roberts, first, Bay City

Mary Louise Stewart, second

Boone, third

 

Rural Schools

Seniors:

Alberta Eaton, Mabel Kennedy School, Cedar Lane, first place

N. R. Scott, Vann, second

Carrie Lee Chester, Van Vleck, third

Juniors:

Catherine Spiller, Mabel Kennedy School, Cedar Lane, first place

Bennie Allen, Live Oak, second

Mellenry Baldridge, Bernard school, third

 

Music Memory: Booker T. Washington school, Bay City

 

Spelling: Mabel Kennedy school, Cedar Lane

Juniors:

Claire Pollard high school, Cedar Lake

Sub-juniors:

Booker T. Washington school, Bay City; Mabel Kennedy, Cedar Lane and Mt. Pilgrim; Bernard School tied for first place

 

Essay:

Naomi Boone, Sargent, first place

Vernece Boone, Sargent, second

Desceina Jenkins, Bay City, third

 

Athletics

 

Basketball:
Boys--Pledger boys, first place

Girls--Sargent and Cedar Lane girls tied for first place

 

Booker Washington, Bay City, won county championship with a total of 45 points. R. Windle, George Eaton, Weldemar Bouldin, Cleo Wiggins and Johnny Hart did much towards bringing the championship to Bay City.

 

Rhoads of Bernard, Iron, Blessing and Ambrose of Pledger were outstanding performers for the other teams.

 

A. G. HILLIARD, JR., Director General

 

The district meet will be held at Kendleton, April 10 and 11. Let all who qualified attend the meet and win honors for Matagorda County.

 

The Daily Tribune, March 16, 1931
 


Colored School Takes First Place In County Meet
 

Prof. and Mrs. G. H. Sanford, with a group of students motored to Bay City Friday morning to represent Palacios in the Interscholastic County meet for the colored schools.


The weather conditions being favorable the attendance was the largest that we have had in recent years. The enthusiasm of the participants ran high.


Although the competition was much keener, the local school was victorious with 120 points toward the Championship Banner in Literary Events and Track.
 

Places won were:
 

Deforest Carter and Gloria D. King, essay writing, 1st place
Elrose Adams, Junior Declaming, 1st place
Deforest Carter, Senior Declaming, 1st place
Gloria Dean King, female solo, 1st place
Leon Hebert, male solo, 1st place
Olivia Polk and Lucy Fay Harris, junior spelling, 1st place
Gloria D. King and Leon Hebert, senior spelling, 2nd place
Liddie Irving and Bessie Mae Polk, sub junior spelling, 2nd place
Lonnie Ray Grover and Leon Hebert, arithmetic, 2nd place
Johnnie Polk, 440-yard dash, 2nd place
Lonnie Ray Grover, 220-yard low hurdle, 3rd place.
 

Every one came home happy, and concluded it was a day well spent filled with success, thus making it, the “End of a Perfect Day.”


All are looking forward to the District Meet to be held in Wharton, Texas, Saturday, April 3.


Contributed


Palacios Beacon, March 25, 1948
 


 

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