McDonogh 35 High School Class of 1965 marks 50 years _lowres

Photo provided by Diane Peterson -- The McDonogh 35 High School Class of 1965 was the last to graduate from the school's original building, which was destroyed by Hurricane Betsy that year.

Members of the McDonogh 35 High School Class of 1965 held a 50-year reunion recently at Dillard University. The Class of 1965 was the last to graduate from the school’s original building on South Rampart Street.

The reunion weekend began with a Friday night cocktail party and continued with a formal dinner-dance in the ballroom at Dillard University, with Ro Brown as guest speaker and classmate Sherman Saul as master of ceremonies. On Sunday, the classmates gained inspiration from the Rev. Cornelius Tilton at Irish Channel Christian Fellowship and then enjoyed a truly New Orleans brunch.

Members of the class include Donald Anderson, Beverly Bates Wright, Tullia Brown Hamilton, Joan Burke, Diane C.M. Carter, Jo Ann Charles Goodwin, Myrtle Cobb Jones, Gilbert Book, Adrienne Darensbourg Quintal, John Emery, Allen Finley, Janice Glasper Whitfield, Carol Guy Rocque, Allen Ray Harris, Roy I. Harris, John Andrew Jackson, Betty Jones Brown, Donnie Ray Joseph, Bernardette Kelly Hogue, Helen King Howard, Carol Ann Landry, Jacqueline Lee Ward, Spencer Leon, Glendell Lockhart Richardson, Rosetta Majors Foster, Helen Faye McCullum, Herlin P. Mogillis, Illona Nicholas Turner, Rosaline Pijaud Hale, Cecile Ponson Kahan, Barbara Ricard Landix, Larry Richardson, Joyce Roche Seals, Sherman Saul, Alfred W. Sloan, Jonan Spann Johnson, Byron M. Sterling, Diane Tilton Peterson, Harvey Tilton, Jerry E. Tolbert, George Trammel, Cherrie Turner Paul, Gloria Underwood Leon, Rose Vicks Robinson, Morris C. Wade, Judith Washington Arceneaux, Willa Joy W. Smith Bey and Verdell Wharton.