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James Bryant

Jefferson Elementary School, McGuffey Elementary School, Walker Elementary School, Lane High School

I was always the type, I loved school.  Some of my classmates attended kindergarten; they didn’t have kindergarten like we know kindergarten today.  A lot of people did kindergartens out of their private homes back in the ’60s.  So my parents couldn’t afford to send me to kindergarten, so when I turned six, I went straight to first grade at Jefferson.  It was there that I thrived at Jefferson.  We had a lot of pride at Jefferson.  We had great teachers.  We had our own school song.  There was so much pride in that school.