MCKAlumBanquet117

 

McKinley High School Alumni Association honored five persons at its annual banquet held April 7 in the Cotillion Ballroom at Southern University.

From left are Alumni Association President Edward Pratt, and honorees John Gray, Morgean Andrus, Eunice Howard Raby, Che’dra Joseph and Herman Brister, Jr.

Gray, McKinley graduate is a noted jazz musician, front man for the Michael Foster Project band, and a highly honored music instructor at The Dunham School in Baton Rouge.

Andrus, an accomplished singer, dancer and honor student McKinley High, sang a stirring rendition of the National Anthem at President Barack Obama’s famous Town Hall meeting held Jan. 14 at McKinley.

Mrs. Raby, a 1941 graduate and mother of six McKinley grads, spent 26 years as a School Food Service Manager in East Baton Rouge Parish. After raising her family she returned to college and earned a degree in 1978.

Joseph, an honor student with a 4.5 gpa., introduced President Barack Obama at the president’s Jan. 14, Town Hall meeting. Joseph is McKinley’s Student of the Year for 2015.

Brister was the guiding force behind the long hours of preparation at McKinley High for President Obama’s visit.

 

April 11, 2016

McKinley High School Alumni Association Highlights Five Honorees at Annual Banquet

  McKinley High School Alumni Association honored five persons at its annual banquet held April 7 in the Cotillion Ballroom at Southern University. From left are […]
March 14, 2016

Kyra Johnson, the McKinley Alumna of the Month

Kyra Johnson believes she would have been swept away in a tornado last month had it not been for divine intervention in her situation. Kyra, a […]
February 16, 2016

Baton Rouge bus boycott that provided template for civil rights protests memorialized at McKinley Alumni Center

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING –Sadie Roberts-Joseph of the Odell S. Williams Now And Then African-American History Museum welcomes the crowd, at the ceremony unveiling […]
February 12, 2016

President Obama signs lifetime membership card

The McKinley High School Alumni Association is excited that President Barack Obama autographed a specially designed lifetime membership card. Yes, President Obama is a lifetime member […]