The Wildcat Brick Walkway of Fame Project Announced at Annual Alumni Meeting
The Alumni Association announced its Brick Walkway of Fame Fundraiser Project on Saturday, October 24, 2015, at its annual meeting.
The brick walkway will be located at the entry way to the main entrance of the new school. "We have been approved for 800 brick pavers, 4" x 8", stated Juriah Lewis, Chairperson of the Brick Project Committee.
The pavers will include up to 3 lines of text with a maximum of 14 characters of text per line, including all spaces. The cost of each paver is $100.00. The deadline for ordering and payment is February 15, 2016. All orders must be taken and paid for by the February 15 date to ensure installation by the time the school construction is completed, which has been estimated to be late March 2015 to early April 2015.
Bricks may be ordered online via the Alumni website or you can send your order form and payment to the Alumni Association at P.O. Box 184, Augusta, Georgia 30903. Order forms can be downloaded from the website or obtained from any member of the committee.
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FEATURED ALUMNUS OF THE MONTH
Coach Norman Bonner Class of 1962
Growing up a few blocks away from Laney, Bonner played basketball, football and baseball at the school. He was a member of David Dupree’s 1961 GIA state championship football team and still holds an interception record, but he initially hoped to play baseball professionally.
However, his future was to be with basketball.
Bonner received basketball aid to compete at Hampton Institute – now Hampton University – and played point guard, starting four seasons.
Before he left for college, Bonner was told the Laney boys basketball head coaching job was his if he returned after completing college.
Sure enough, Bonner came back, was an assistant on Dupree’s second state title team in football, and wound up coaching basketball in five decades, sometimes teaching two generations of a family.
Bonner won more than 500 games in his career despite often going up against larger schools, but he considers himself more of a teacher than a coach. Bonner taught physical education, health and safety, physical science and biology.
“Even though I was a basketball coach, I used to tell my players, ‘I’m a teacher who happens to be a basketball coach. So I’m not really a basketball coach because that’s only a part-time job. My full-time job is as a teacher,’ ” he said.
When Bonner was teaching on the court, his teams often won, even going to the state semifinals.
Bonner, who also became athletic director, eventually decided to end his coaching career, and it came without hesitation. He appreciates all his former players and others who have helped him and been with him along the way, especially his family.
“I’m a Wildcat. There’s 39 years of memories as a teacher and coach, and three years as a student-athlete,” Bonner said. “It’s a great honor, there’s no question about that. It’s a tremendous honor, in fact. I’m grateful to the board of education for thinking I was worthy of having such an honor.”
Why Do We Exist?
The Lucy Craft Laney High School Alumni Association was organized to support the curricula and extracurricual programs of Lucy C. Laney High School. Our primary goal is to raise funds to support Laney High School. We are the official alumni group sanctioned by the administration of Lucy C. Laney High School.
It is our hope that every class will list its reunion officers and activities on our website. By doing so, we provide alumni, around the country, a single source for information surrounding alumni and reunion activities.
The LCLHSAA is not a reunion group and we have no desire to interrupt or interfere with any alumni group activities. Our hope is to serve as an umbrella organization which brings all of the alumni classes and groups together in an organized and unified manner designed to maximize our energies in support of Lucy C. Laney High School.
All funds raised by the LCLHSAA will be used to provide financial support for the students and programs at Laney High School. By joining the LCLHSAA, you ensure our ability to provide needed financial support to the school.
We encourage all alumni of Lucy C. Laney High School to become a financial member of the alumni association. The $25.00 annual membership fee helps us to continue to provide much needed financial assistance to the school.
If you are a financial member, we thank you for your continued support. If you are not, we encourage you to join us NOW. Consider making a donation to your alumni association. Together, we will return the PRIDE to Laney-Walker Boulevard.
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