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
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.
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.
Joshua Toran, Senior at Lucy C. Laney High School, Awarded 2016 Gates Millennium Scholarship
Joshua Toran, Lucy C. Laney High School 2016 Gates Millennium Scholar Received Congratulations from Augusta's Mayor Hardie Davis, Jr. To be named a Gates Millennium Scholar is a huge accomplishment. This is equivalent to winning the State Championship in Academics. Joshua's college education is now completely paid. He, nor his parents, will have any out of pocket expense. Joshua Toran, Lucy C. Laney honors your accomplishment. Lucy C. Laney High School, where academics and athletics go together. #1 high school in the CSRA.
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!!!
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.
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!!!