ST. HELENA Echo’s From the Past: 1972 _lowres

The original publication from 1972 reads: "Miss Barbara Hayes, a 16-year-old senior at St. Helena High School in Greensburg, has been elected to the executive council of the St. Helena Parish Education Association, which is a Local Education Agency affiliate. Each local and district association in the Local Education Agency is composed of an executive council which is the governing body of that local or district association. The St. Helena Parish Education Association is to be congratulated for their efforts in involving students in their program. James Mathews is the local parish president for the association. Barbara is a native of St. Helena Parish and is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Emmit Hayes Sr. of Greensburg. In commenting on her new position, Barbara stated that she thought that her new responsibilities would provide her ample opportunities to voice the opinions that would be beneficial to students. The Future Teachers of America advisors at St. Helena High School, Mr. and Mrs. E.P. Stallworth, Louis Schultz Sr. and Melvaline Jackson are to be congratulated for their contributions in developing this outstanding student organization. Vera Handley Jones, staff contact for student affairs at the Local Education Agency, stated that, 'local associations across the state, affiliated with Local Education Agency, will be engaged in similar kinds of action demonstrated by the St. Helena Parish Education Association during the year.' Shown in the picture is Barbara Hayes and the group of educators that helped to encourage her election to the St. Helena Parish Educational Association. From left, are Louis Schultz, Barbara Hayes, Lola Stallworth and Vera Jones."

Each week, we’ll take a look back at photos published in The Echo. The feature photo for this week’s Echo’s From the Past is from the Nov. 8, 1972, edition of the St. Helena Echo.