1981 FACTS


1981 History
In 1981 Many notable technological advances happened in 1981 one of the most exciting was the First Flight of the Space Shuttle Columbia. This was also the first year that the Word Internet was mentioned and MS-DOS was released by Microsoft along with the first IBM PC. On the world stage the events that captured the imagination included Lady Diana Spencer marrying Charles The Prince of Wales. In Politics a little known group before Solidarity inspire popular protests and a general strike in Poland and the government in the UK starts the process of privatization of Nationalized Industries which is later followed by many other countries around the world.  Then in June of 1981 McKinley Tech High School broke records around the city and at the school by GRADUATING THE LARGEST CLASS OF 748!!!
Athel Q. Liggins, Ph.D., Principal
Joseph Brown
Mary Brown
Warner James
William Reed
What was Happening at McKinley Tech in 1981!
Rose Swain and Derek Longshore were crowned Mr. and Miss McKinley.
·         Derrick Jackson was voted Dr. Love for the Sweethearts Ball.
·         The Basketball Team played the consolation game at the Cole FieldHouse beating Carroll.
·         William Martin was selected to the All-Met Basketball Team, Parade All-American.
·         The Baseball Team went 13-1, Baseball Champions. Led by All –Mets, Timothy Proctor,
Leonard Hyson (deceased) and Memnar Grayton.
·         The Trainerettes Girls Basketball Team, lost in the Championship game led by All-Met
Cheryl Mitchell.
·         The Boys Soccer Team went to the Inter-High Tournament Championship and lost to Roosevelt. This was one of the most successful seasons ever at McKinley.
·         The Varsity Cheerleading Team won the Inter-high Cheerleading Competition for the 3rd
            Straight Year.
·         The Drill Team was number 1 on the east coast.
Class Officers of 1981
·         Evangeline PremDas (Hill) – President
·         Charles Johnson – Vice President
·         Karen Washington (Deceased) – Treasurer
·         Stephanie Durant (Walker) – Secretary
·         Gail Scott – Business Manager
·         Sherry Steward Robinson – G. O. Representative
·         Mr. Jackson – Administrative Advisor
·         Mrs. Brown – Administrative Advisor
·         Mr. Stove – Sponsor
General Organization Officers
·         Lionell Thomas – President
·         Judie Williams (Van Alystne) – Vice President
·         Monica Montgomery (DaCosta) – Secretary
·         Dana Porter (Ashton) - Treasurer
·         Best Dressed
o    Rose Swain and Derrick Jackson
·         Most Likely to Succeed
o    Meta Mickens (Baker) and Lionell Thomas
·         Class Clowns
o    Sherry Steward (Robinson) and Dennis Cooper
·         Most Attractive
Malitta Nicholson (Seamon) and Dwayne Logan
·         Most Popular
o    Karen Henderson (Deceased) and Arthur Ashe
·         Most Studious
o    Meta Mickens (Baker) and Kervin Smith
·         Best All Around
o    Judie Williams (Van Alstyne) and Arthur Ashe
·         Friendliest
o    Inez Feazell and Brian Sloan
·         Most  Conceited
o    Meta Mickens (Baker) and Dwayne Logan
·         Most Talented
o    Daphne Dunston (Wharton) and Derek Longshore
·         Most Athletic
o    Cheryl Mitchell and Memnar Grayton
·         Quietest
o    Nancy Ramsey and Thomas Blair