Pam Jackets is a name that describes African-American students of Washington High School's Class of '69. These students attended P. S. Jones High School through the 10th or 11th grade, then graduated from Washington High School.. Separated from their beloved Alma Mater by School Desegregation, they felt a deep loyalty to one school and little belonging in the other.
Still proud Graduates of Washington High School, they decided they were shaped in some way by both schools. At their 25th Class Reunion, they dubbed themselves PamJackets, giving tribute to the Mascots of both Alma Maters.
[Washington High School "Pam Pack" and P. S. Jones "Yellow Jackets").
In 2019 The Class of 1969 celebrated their 50th High School Graduation Anniversary. Along with classmates from Washington High School, PamJackets toured the P. S. Campus as "A Class United" and ending with a Memorial Candlelight Service for those who had departed. Two classmates, who are now ministers presided:
(Pam Jacket, Rev. Frank Whitehead and Pam Pack, Rev. Judy Yates Siker).
"Hail to Our Schools: P. S. Jones & Washington High"
These were classmates who had passed as of the 2019 Thanksgiving weekend. If your loved one passed since then, please forgive the omission. They are still remembered and were deeply loved by the Class of '69
Although we had forgotten how, many of us would not be denied the opportunity to celebrate with ole school swing and shag.
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