PEARL, Mississippi – Residents of United Church Homes’ housing communities recently gathered from a distance outdoors at Indian Run in Pearl, Mississippi, to celebrate nine “golden” graduates.
Golden Graduates’ Special Day
Each honoree who graduated high school in 1970 received a certificate of congratulations, conferred by Pearl Mayor Jake Windham and Hinds County Sheriff Lee Vance. The residents were each surprised with a $50 gift certificate donated by local businesses, plus a gift basket donated by UCH leadership and local and state officials.
The graduates and their high schools were:
- Goldie Edmondson, Loveland High School, Loveland, Ohio
- Cleveland Trussell, Jim Hill High School, Jackson, Mississippi
- Paula Johnson, Bentonia High School, Yazoo County, Mississippi
- Judy Ledford, Provine High School, Jackson
- Linda Kowalski, Callaway High School, Jackson
- Rodney Hull, New Haven High School, New Haven, Indiana
- Billy Simmons, Clinton Public Schools, Clinton, Mississippi
- Marge Roberts, Utica Consolidated Schools, Utica, Mississippi
- Rosie Gowdy, Calumet High School, Chicago
Dr. Ken Neorr, a resident of Indian Run, gave the commencement address.
Read more about this special event here.