A lot has happened since the Uvalde High School Class of 1957 walked across the stage at the school on North Getty Street. Survivors of that graduating class are celebrating their 60th anniversary this weekend, and event organizer Joyce Rector Gallaway anticipates about 30 to attend.
Dwight D. Eisenhower was president, Price Daniel was governor of Texas, and M.B. Morris was the Uvalde superintendent. O.T. Sears was high school principal in 1957.
Since, there have been a dozen U.S. presidents, a new high school on Studer Street and a subsequent new facility south of that one on Coyote Trail.
Not one 1957 graduate had heard of Sputnik, dreamed about a man on the moon during his lifetime, or fantasized about emails, cell phones, and all kinds of human transplants.
Webster’s Dictionary has more than doubled in the past 60 years. Today, for the sake of efficiency, we rely on acronyms. If you thought the English language was difficult before, the modern world needs an Acronym Dictionary just to understand who’s doing what.
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