They came from all over, members of the Class of 1974. Last weekend the class held their 45 year reunion. There were several stops around the parish as the class celebrated graduates from Coushatta, Hanna, Springville, Hall Summit and Martin schools.
Coushatta High is now Red River High. The school posted, “We would like to thank the class of 1974 for coming by and touring our campus today for their 45th reunion. After the tour and seeing the new construction, they made their way to the gym and joined Coach Antilley’s PE Class for a friendly volleyball game of Choctaws vs Bulldogs.
The Class of 1974 helped out members of the class of 2023 as they competed in teams of two on a Civics test. The students in Mrs. Sheila Peter’s 2nd block Civics class were learning about the checks and balances in place for our executive, judicial and legislative branches.
Coushatta Mayor, Dr. Johnny Cox issued a proclamation for the reunion. It states in part, “Whereas the CHS class of 1974 prides itself for having the reputation of hosting the best class reunion in Coushatta, as confirmed by our teachers, principals and other schoolmates who gathers with us during some of our activities. And Whereas we consider our class fortunate to have classmates that enjoy getting together to fellowship, bond and love on each other in a Christ like manner. We realize if we don’t have love for our brothers and sisters; then, we lack the main ingredient for a well spent life.” In addition to the proclamation, Mayor Cox presented the class with the keys to the city.
On Sunday, class members attended morning worship services at First Methodist Church. Curtis Carroll, Jr, a member of the Class of 74, is now the pastor there. During his remarks Carroll noted that many of his classmates had changed their appearance in the years since graduation. And he quipped, “But we all still look good!”