dc1968

curated project commemorating the 50th anniversary of 1968 in dc

dedicated to bobby r. hale
6 june 1968 & mckinley seniors excited about yearbook and upcoming graduation

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

#OTD 6 June 1968 Seniors from McKinley Tech HS (151 T St NE) were excited about the yearbook and their graduation on 10 June at Constitution Hall (18th & C Sts NW).

According to the Evening Star, there were 686 graduating seniors. Laura Henley was valedictorian and Brenda Howard was salutatorian. Joseph Yeldell, City Council member, was the commencement speaker.

Your comments are welcome below. Did you, a family member or neighbor graduate from McKinley? Did you attend the graduation? Do you have photographs and/or a program from the graduation? Do you remember Laura Henley and Brenda Howard? 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.

"Public School Graduations," Evening Star, 15 June 1968, Teen Section. 

7 june 1968 & seniors at western hs excited about yearbook, upcoming graduation

7 june 1968 & seniors at western hs excited about yearbook, upcoming graduation

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

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