Stantonians, spanning 5 decades, came together this past weekend for the Stanton Alumni Gala. Events began with a social on Friday night consisting of Trivia, scrabble, and a dance contest. Lana Suggs and Malcolm Champion were victorious in the final round of competition. Over 400 guests enjoyed hors d’ oeuvres and fellowship at the headquarters located at the Hyatt Hotel. Saturday night consisted of the recognition of the 50th Year Reunion Class of 1964.
The class marched into the banquet hall with the music “I’m so glad I’m from Stanton High.” Former majorettes Anethette Singleton Durham, Congresswoman Corrine Brown, and Saundra Christie Waldrop entered the Banquet Hall marching and twirling their batons as the other classmates followed them in. A memorial tribute was performed by Walter Barnes, III and Betty Powell Drain sang a special arrangement titled “Classmates We Miss You.”
The highlight of the evening was the “Roll Call” of classes. Judge Brian Davis really roused the attendees when he had DJ Moses Henry play favorite songs form each class era. Classes stood on their feet, sang, cheered and danced to the music as their class years were called. Classes from 1936 to 1978 were in the 620 who paid tribute to their alma mater. This was the 8th year of the Stanton, New Stanton, and Stanton Vocational All Class Alumni Gala. Kenneth W. Reddick, Class of 1963, remains the visionary behind the Gala and has been the Chairman of the event since its’ inception.
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