dc1968

curated project commemorating the 50th anniversary of 1968 in dc

dedicated to bobby r. hale
5 june 1968 & bell seniors excited about yearbook & upcoming graduation

5 june 1968 & bell seniors excited about yearbook & upcoming graduation

#OTD 5 June 1968 Seniors from Bell Vocational HS (Hiatt Pl & Lamont St NW) were excited about the yearbook and their graduation just one week away, on 12 June at Lincoln Junior HS (16th & Irving Sts NW). 

According to the Evening Star, there were 110 graduating seniors. Ronald Vest was valedictorian and Michael McCormick was salutatorian. William Raspberry, columnist at the Washington Post, was the commencement speaker.

Your comments are welcome below. Did you, a family member or neighbor graduate from Bell? Did you attend the graduation? Do you have photographs and/or a program from the graduation? Do you remember Michael McCormick and Ronald Vest? Do you have a yearbook? Are you a member of the 1968 Reunion Committee? You may comment privately here.

Photo source: Courtesy of Sumner School Museum & Archives. Photograph taken by author. I thank Executive Director Kimberly Springle for her immense help.
Evening Star, 15 June 1968, Teen Section. 

 

6 june 1968 & mckinley seniors excited about yearbook and upcoming graduation

6 june 1968 & mckinley seniors excited about yearbook and upcoming graduation

4 june 1968 & ppc participants question authority of attorney general

4 june 1968 & ppc participants question authority of attorney general