11. Class of 54
Roley City High School Class of 1954 celebrates its fifth reunion this month with a weekend of activities highlighted by a rock & roll concert featuring the class’ most illustrious graduate, Rock N. Roley. The two-and-a-half-hour performance will begin at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, August 15, and is expected to fill the Roley City Municipal Auditorium. “Rock has fond memories of Roley High,” said the star’s business manager, Joseph K. Awledge, “and he’s looking forward to seeing many of his old friends again.” While the Class of ’54 has much to celebrate, it will not eagerly recall the outcome of the 1954 Homecoming game. The Big Game with rival Lowe Valley was lost by the Roley Rollers 24 – 21, the first ever loss to the Lowe Riders. Homecoming was also marred by the tragic death of Becky Sue Lamour, a student at Roley High who was killed near midnight after the Homecoming dance, when the car in which she was a passenger stalled on the railroad tracks at Back Road Crossing and was struck by a freight train. The driver, Rock N. Roley, escaped without injury. Reunion activities will commence at 9:00 a.m. Saturday with a tour of the new gymnasium, after which Principal R. Anton Ravon will make his remarks.