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Mistress of Ceremony, Dr. Faye Hargrove and Guest Speaker Attorney Bakari Sellers at the Hall of Fame Banquet

How Sweet is # "2"

The Lady Wildcats defeated Rabun County 85-76 on Saturday, March 11, 2017, at the Alexander Memorial Coliseum on the Campus of Georgia Tech to win their 2nd State Championship in three years. We congratulate Coach Otis Smart and the Lady Wildcats for a successful season and bringing another State Title to the Boulevard.

Later that evening at the Augusta Marriott Hotel, the Lucy C. Laney High School Alumni Association held its 2nd Annual Hall of Fame Banquet and inducted 14 new members into the Alumni Hall of Fame before a packed room of about 400 persons. The Class of 2017 included the following inductees:

1. Marion Barnes
2. Bernice Bogan
3. Norman Bonner
4. LaVarne Burton
5. Dr. James E. Carter, Jr.
6. Dr. Andrew Chishom
7. Horace Dawson
8. Henry Ingram
9. Janie Lowe
10. Edward M. McIntyre, Sr.
11. James Ramsey
12. Dr. Louise Rice
13. Geneva Stallings
14. Dr. Roscoe Williams

Attendees at the banquet were treated to a full-course meal and entertained by JaVonne Jones, violinist.  The speaker for the event was Bakari Sellers, Attorney-at-Law and Political Commentator for CNN News.  The Mistress of Ceremony was Dr. Faye Hargrove.

Portraits of the inductees will hang in the Hall of Fame located on the campus of Lucy C. Laney High School.  

The 2016-17 Annual Membership Drive is Underway

The 2016-17 Lucy C. Laney High School Alumni Association Membership Drive is underway.  It's time to renew or join your alumni association.  For only $25 per year, you get the opportunity to join hundreds of loyal Wildcat Fans in support of Lucy C. Laney High School.  Click on the Join/Renew Tab now and become a member of the most exciting alumni association in the C.S.R.A.  We're Bringing the Pride Back to the Boulevard. 

Alumni Association Donates another $5,000 to Laney High School 

The Lucy C. Laney High School Alumni Association donated $5,000 to the school at the Board of Education meeting, November 15, 2016, for the Laney Band.  The donation is designated for the purchase of band instruments.  

Alumni Association Donates $5,000 to Laney High School

The Lucy C. Laney High School Alumni Association donated $5,000 to Laney High School during the Open House of the new school buliding.  The donation is to be equally divided between the faculty and student organizations.   


Lucy Craft Laney Museum 2nd Annual Golf Tournament

May 20, 2017 
The Augusta Municipal Golf Course 
Four-person best ball tournament (Captain Choice)

Registration: 6:00 am - 7:00 am 
Tee-time: 8:00 am - Shotgun Start 

Golfer’s Entry Fee: $75 EARLY BIRD: Now - May 10 
$85 per player: May 11 - May 20

Funds raised from this event will be used to support our community educational programming and facility maintenance.

Six sponsorship levels also available 
501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization 

Friday Night Pairing Reception at The Laney Museum 
May 19, 2017, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Live Entertainment and Museum Tour 

After Tournament Gathering at The Cotton Patch Restaurant, May 20th from 8:00pm - 11:00 pm.

The Lucy Craft Laney Museum has served as a cornerstone for the cultural and historical preservation of African-Americans in Augusta and the surrounding area since opening in 1991. In addition to recognizing Black leaders in Augusta, the museum sponsors numerous community outreach initiatives that include exhibitions, lectures, youth camps, and trolley tours of Augusta’s historic Black sites.

ucy Craft Laney Museum 2nd Annual Golf Tournament

           

Laney Alumni Beware!!!

Alumniclass.com/laney is a commercial site and it is not affiliated with Laney High School. DO NOT confuse this site with the Official Site of the Lucy Craft Laney High School Alumni Association.  The fees you pay to alumniclass.com do not benefit Laney High School or its students.  The site is run by a company in Spokane, Washington which runs hundreds of these sites throughout the country.  The membership fees you pay for LCLHSAA supports Laney High School and its students.  Join Us TODAY!!!               

 

Class of 1971 at the 2014 Super Reunion Parade Frankie, Judy, Ruby, Carolyn.
George Rhaney, Sr. Class of 1957 One of our Track legends under the leadership of Coach David Dupree!
Raymond McNeal, Class of 71 shows his family the ole stumping grounds.
Johnny C. Nimes, 71' talks with former quarterback Antonio Smith, 79'.
Joe Burns, Class of 72 enjoys LCLHS for the last time.

FEATURED ALUMNUS OF THE MONTH

Reverend Dr. Andrew Chishom, Class of 1960.    

Reverend Dr. Andrew James Chishom was born in Augusta, Georgia on October 17, 1942.  He is the son of the late Junious and Janie Chishom.  Dr. Chishom received his undergraduate degree in criminology from the University of Maryland and both his Masters and Doctorate degrees from the University of Georgia.  He also received a Masters in Theology at the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary and he completed post masters studies at Harvard University.  Dr. Chishom was ordained into the ministry in 1980.  

Dr. Chishom served his nation with distinction from 1963 to 1966 as a member of the United States Air Force and was a member of the United States Navy Reserves.  He was appointed as the first African American Juvenile Parole Officer in South Carolina in 1969 and he served as chairman of the Greenville, South Carolina Drug Abuse Council.  In 1971, former Governor Jimmy Carter appointed Dr. Chishom as the first African American Probation Supervisor in the State of Georgia.  Dr. Chishom would later become a key figure in the campaign resulting in Jimmy Carter’s election to the Presidency of the United States of America.  

In 1974, Dr. Chishom was hired as the first African American Professor in the College of Criminal Justice at the University of South Carolina.  He went on to become a full tenured professor at USC.  Dr. Chishom held numerous faculty appointments and assumed many advisory roles to the junior faculty and students. He had a long and distinguished career at the University of South Carolina and retired from USC in 2003. In 1976, President Jimmy Carter appointed Dr. Chishom as the first African American United States Marshall in the South since Reconstruction.  

Dr. Chishom served as pastor at Gethsemane Baptist Church in Chester, South Carolina, Zion Chapel Baptist Church in Columbia, South Carolina, and Believers in Christ Baptist Church in Columbia, South Carolina.  He served as director of the nationally recognized Southern Region Violence and Substance Abuse Prevention Center.  His many accomplishments include co-founder and first national chairman and chairman emeritus of the National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice; founder and chairman of the Five-Pint Youth Violence Prevention Program; founder of the Columbia Midnight Basketball Program; and serving as a criminal justice consultant to the state of Florida, Scotland Yard, the Egyptian government, and the U.S. Department of Justice. 

Dr. Chishom died on Augusta 7, 2013.  His greatest accomplishment was being a dedicated husband, father, and grandfather.  He is survived by his wife Lottie Screen Chishom, three children Dr. Mark A. Chishom, Andre Chishom, and Wendi Chishom.  


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Fundraising Goal Fiscal Year 2017

Collected: $45,816.00
Goal: $60,000.00
76%
Working together, we can provide needed help to support the students and programs at Lucy C. Laney High School.

 

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. 

MAKE YOUR FINANCIAL DONATION TODAY!!! 

 

 

 

 

 

 






 

                                       Motto: "Preserving the Legacy and Investing in the Future"


 

                                    Lucy Craft Laney High School Alumni Association,  P.O. Box 184,  Augusta, Georgia 30903

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