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Golden Years  1955-1956

The following was excerpted from "GOLDEN YEARS", a brief history of Little Rock Central High School written by a committee of students and teachers at Central to celebrate the 50th anniversary of LRCHS.

After 41 years of service, Athletic Director E. F. Quigley announced his retirement from Little Rock Central High School during the summer. "I've seen a great change in my 41 years, " Mr. Quigley said. That great change was largely due to Quigley himself, as he founded every athletic institution that existed at the school, most of them with money from his own pocket. During his coaching years, Quigley's teams set many records. The baseball team won 15 straight championships. The track team won the state track meet 18 out of 20 years, including a 98 consecutive meet winning streak. The basketball team won 10 championships playing such out of state schools as those from Chicago, New Orleans, Dallas and Atlanta. The football team amassed 12 state championships. Truly, this was an incomparable record of achievement, as coach Quigley was an incomparable man. Named to be the new athletic director was Harry W. Carter.

Also in 1955-1956 LRCHS was honored to have Ed Stebbins elected to the Presidency of Key Club International.

Back at home, Terry Watson served as Student Body President, at Central High, supported by Senior Class President Doug Smith.

During traditional homecoming festivities, Cheerleader Captain Dewanna Price was crowned Queen.

Called "The most professional presentation ever presented at Central High," Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol was artfully presented under the direction of Miss Alberta Harris. Dan Eichenbaum starred as Ebenezer Scrooge.

Finally, a great weight was lifted from the minds of not only residents of Little Rock, but of the world, as a vaccine was at last developed for the dreaded Polio Virus. An editorial in the Tiger Newspaper, January 12, 1956: "As the new year came in, Polio was on the way out. A load of fear has been lifted from our shoulders by the advent of the Salk Polio Vaccine." 


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