People and places

Published 12:00 am Friday, August 14, 2009

Josie Vermillion, daughter of Joe and Kathy Vermillion of Salisbury, was selected as a finalist in the Pre-Teen North Carolina Academic and Enrichment Program, held on July 24-26 at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center in Durham.
Pre-Teen North Carolina is a by-invitation-only academic and enrichment event involving girls 7-12, based on their academic records, awards and honors and participation in extracurricular activities. Girls are also invited who have been recognized publicly for their outstanding personal achievements, volunteer services, school involvement, leadership abilities or creative talents.
Josie was one of the senior semi-finalists out of 90 senior girls, qualifying her to go to the national contest which will be held in Baton Rouge, La., next summer. Josie also received the Highest Academic Achievement award.
Granite Quarry 1950
The graduating class of 1950 of Granite Quarry High School held its 59th reunion on Aug. 8 in the fellowship hall of Shiloh Methodist Church, Granite Quarry. The tables were covered with white tablecloths and decorated with red rosebud vases, red and white being the class colors. Members had a buffet dinner.
Jean Trexler Brown, president, welcomed the group with special recognition of a former teacher, Jean McCombs.
The following were awarded prizes: Clement and Sherry Eagle, married the longest at 59 years; Sylvia Peacock Brooks for traveling from Huntsville, Ala.; and Betty Shirlow Myers from Campbellsville, Ky. Prizes were also awarded for “Name that Tune” from oldies hit songs.
A memorial service was held for James Combs, a deceased member.
The committee plannning the reunion included Jean Trexler Brown, Frances Beck Peeler, Marian Misenheimer Bernhardt and Gaynelle Fulk Morgan.
The following classmates and spouses attended:
Marian Misenheimer Bernhardt (Clifford); Roana Agner Bost (Banks); Sylvia Brooks; Clyde Brown Jr. (Anna); Jean Trexler Brown (James); Sybil Barnhardt Campbell; Annita Elium Davis (Jim); Sherry Gantt Eagle (Clement); Jerrell (Polly) Fisher; Nathlyn Fesperman Fisher (Kinard); Gregory Harrison; Eunice Silliman Heilig (Harry); Rebecca Peeler Henderson (Jimmy); Lindsay Hess; Jean Broadway Holshouser; Nancy Cain Isenhour (Bob); Bill Julian (Celia); Baxter and Frances Linebarger; Verne and Mary Ellen McCombs; Gaynell Fulk Morgan (Melvin); Betty Lou Whirlow Myers; Carr and Frances Peeler; Mary Earnhardt Powlas; Shirley Peeler Rhinehart; Herman Ritchie; Grace Bost Sapp; Lottie Ritchie Simpson (Harry); Joyce Thomas Trexler; Bill Witty (Betty Rose).
The 60th reunion will be held next year.
Granite Quarry 1945
The Granite Quarry High School class of 1945 celebrated its 64th anniversary Aug. 1 at St. Luke’s fellowship hall. The women of the church decorated the hall with blue, white and red rosees, which were class colors and flower.
Peggy Roseman welcomed members and guests.
Norman Holshouser gave the invocation. The class then had a buffet dinner served by the St. Luke’s Women’s Fellowship to 16 class members and their husbands, wives and guests.
A memorial service was held for the 16 deceased members by ringing the bell as each name was announced.
After sharing news from the past year and reading notes from those who could not attend, door prizes were distributed. A special prize was a print of Granite Quarry High School in 1945, which was furnished and framed by Rosalie Adams.
After graduation, the class of 1945 started having reunions every five years but have been meeting every year for about 10 years.
A list of class members present was printed in last Sunday’s Post with a photo.
The next reunion will be on the first Saturday in August of next year. Frankie Bost is president and Pearl Lieurance is secretary.