With the annual all-class reunion being held at the new W. H. Adamson school building for the first time, we expected that a large number of people would attend just to get a first glimpse of the modern state-of-the-art structure, and that was the case.A delicious Tex-mex lunch was catered by Mercado Juarez and served by alumni volunteers. The all-class reunion events couldn’t have been successful without the many volunteers who helped with Friday’s golf tournament, the Saturday morning set-up, and throughout that day.
The 2013 Hall of Honor segment of the program recognized two graduates for their remarkable career accomplishments after leaving Adamson. The inductees were Frank Mayborn from the Oak Cliff High School Class of 1922 and Richard Geiger from the 1953 Class of Adamson High School. Additionally, the first faculty member Hall of Honor designation went to the late Coach Jake Carter, who taught math and was head basketball coach at Adamson during his thirty-five year career at the school. The reunion program was themed Leopards Then and Now, and it began with an audio visual segment masterfully written and delivered by former AHS journalism teacher and alumni board member Bob Johnston. It told of William Hardin Adamson’s arrival in the City of Dallas in the late 1880s, and how Mr. Adamson would eventually settle in Oak Cliff, serving as principal of Oak Cliff High School from 1902 until his death in 1935. With that, the stage was set for a virtual trip through the history of Oak Cliff and Adamson High School, including historic events and highlights from the early 1930s through the early 2000s.
A mini-pep rally ended the program, led by still-spirited, agile former Adamson cheerleaders and the Leopardette Legends, who always add some “pazazz” when they remind us of Adamson’s legacy of having the only all-twirling drill team in Texas.
From excellence in our student body and faculty to extracurricular activities and subsequent career achievements, Adamson alumni have much to celebrate when we come together at our all-class reunion: good memories, good friends, and good times.