‘The Class That Never Was’ celebrates 50 years

Atkins High School classmates celebrate 50th anniversary.

‘The Class That Never Was’ celebrates 50 years
October 05
14:19 2022

The original class of Atkins High School, class of 1972, recently came together to celebrate 50 years. 

Due to changes in structure in 1971, the Junior class of Atkins was unable to graduate at our home school, making us the famous “Class That Never Was.’’ 

The class came together for a meet and greet on Friday, Sept. 9, at the original Atkins High School that began with a tour and reflection of pictures from our last year at Atkins. Many of us had not been in our beloved Atkins since it closed in 1971. Our senior year would be spent at Reynolds, North Forsyth, East Forsyth, Parkland, and West Forsyth.

On Saturday, Sept. 10, several classmates from near and as far as California came together to Winston Lake for a cookout and a full day of fun, food, and fellowship, where we reminisced with old friends and lit a candle in remembrance of our deceased.

Our celebration continued Sunday, Sept. 11, with a church service at Shiloh Baptist Church and our very own Bishop Wallace Shields, Jr. delivered a powerful message. We concluded our celebration with another cookout and sang our Alma Mater. 

Our Atkins High School Camels will forever be cherished for we are “The Class That Never Was.’’

Officers are:

President, Pierre Burton

Vice President, Leneva Rainey

Treasurers, David and Cynthia Timmons

Recording Secretary, Gladys Wilson

Assistant Recording Secretary, Vernon Reid

Financial Secretaries, Nioyoka Flippin, Deborah Epps Shivers

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