The 2012-2013 academic year at Lauderdale County High School, Rogersville, began Monday, August 20, with the first day of classes.
Throughout the remainder of 2012 and continuing until graduation of the Class of 2013 in May, this will be a truly special nine months for LCHS as the school celebrates its 100-year anniversary.
Various commemorative events are planned, including special events for Homecoming 2012, a festival day next spring, and much more.
Articles in upcoming issues of the East Lauderdale News will have details.
100 Years of Tradition
The general theme for this academic year is encapsulated in the theme "100 Years of Tradition."
T-shirts emblazoned with this slogan will soon be available for purchase from a committee which has been established on campus. The LCHS English Department and History Department are jointly working on this project.
Eric Cornelius, LCHS Principal, said that numerous activities are being planned by a committee of teachers, including those in the following list.
1) Homecoming 2012 with the parade theme being "100 Years of Tradition";
2) Displays in the LCHS administration lobby featuring photographs of all past LCHS principals, copies of the LCHS Reflector yearbooks and a tribute to all LCHS athletes who have been inducted into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame;
3) A centennial celebration during the Spring of 2013, which will include a day of fun for all students (games, inflatable slides, etc.) including musical entertainment, community-wide activities, guest speakers, and food; and
4) Unveiling of a historical marker inscribed with details about the establishment of LCHS in 1912 and the first graduating class in 1913.
The current senior class at LCHS and other groups are in the process of raising funds for the historical marker. The East Lauderdale Historical Society and several civic organizations have pledged to help. If any individual or group desires to make a donation, contact Eric Cornelius at 256-247-3414 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Suggestions and other ideas regarding the 100 Years of Tradition celebration are sought from the public. One idea involves the revitalization of the LCHS Alumni Association. Contact Brenda Cagle for more details.
The first LCHS graduating class in 1913 had three graduates. The graduating class in 1931 had 34 seniors. A total of 373 graduates received diplomas from LCHS during the years 1913-1931. The LCHS motto "He can who thinks he can" was adopted in 1929.