It was a big weekend as alumni from Carlisle High School gathered for their annual reunion, celebrating accomplishments and remembering the past.
The CHS reunion began on June 9 with a golf tournament. All of those proceeds go toward scholarships to deserving CHS graduating seniors. Friday night was capped off with a fish fry that left bellies full and laughter high.
Saturday’s all school reunion was held at Hudgens Park in Carlisle.
Several scholarships were presented. These $1,000 checks went to Tanner Martin, attending TJC, given in honor of Max Haskins; Ruben Carreon, attending TJC, given in honor of the Baird family; Sara Ardry, attending Texas A&M, given in honor of the Williams family; Autumn Romine, Panola College, given in honor of Elton Chaney and Keylee Adair, given in honor of Harold and Mildred Sadler.
Three CHS grads were honored as inductees into the Carlisle Book of Fame.
Susan Davis Martin is a 1966 graduate of Carlisle High School and has devoted her entire adult life to the education of Carlisle students. Martin taught Family and Consumer Sciences (formerly known as Home Economics) in high school for 20 years, then taught third grade for the last 11 years before retirement.
“Since I have lived my whole life in the same community, it was especially rewarding to have the opportunity of teaching children of my friends and neighbors,” Martin said. “Eventually, I even taught a few of their grandchildren, and former students’ children.”
Pama Lou Trammell (Pam) Barron, class of ‘67 and Vernon Wes Barron, class of ’65 were also inducted into the Carlisle Book of Fame. Through years of devoted service to the community, their lives have continued to reflect the values and character taught to them during their years in Carlisle schools.