THE FOLLOWING ARE NOTEWORTHY ACHIEVEMENTS/EVENTS FOR EHS CLASS 1957 MEMBERS:
(Updated October 14, 2022)
Some of the many EVENTS AND PEOPLE in the class and the noteworthy events include:
—Jerry Keeling was a quarterback and defensive back in the Canadian Football League, playing fifteen seasons from 1961 to 1975 for the Calgary Stampeders, the Ottawa Rough Riders, and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. For his great play, he became a member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
—Howard Row was aa NFL line judge and referee from 1984 to 1996.
—Jim Wright played golf on the professional tour and led his Enid Hight School Team to win the Mid State Championship. After high school, Wright attended Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Wright was an All-American for three years at Oklahoma State (at the time freshmen were not allowed to compete). He was the only sophomore to make the All-American team.
—Jimmy” O’Neill was an American DJ and broadcaster who hosted the ABC television
musical variety show Shindig! from 1964 to 1966. O’Neill was owner of Pandora’s Box, an influential Sunset Strip music venue in West Hollywood, California that was the center of the 1966 Sunset Strip curfew riots.
—Basketball team won the Mid-State championship in 1957 —Golf team won the Mid-State championship in 1957
—Leonard Harrison— one of the first blacks to attend EHS after the integration act was signed. Leonard Harrison, now lives of Baltimore, MD., was a student at Phillips University in 1958 and was one
of three protest organizers who negotiated an end to restaurant segregation in Enid after the Aug. 27, 1958 sit in in Enid.
—Tom Sailors severed as the Enid City Manager in the 60-70’s and at the age of 29 was the youngest city manager for a city the size of Enid. —Richard Eck was recognized for his 30 years of volunteer service for the Horn of Plenty. Because of his service, many in Enid were fed and cared for. He was also recognized with the Pride of Plainsmen Award for his volunteer work.
—Ruth Ann (Brown) Sailors and Bobby Atkinson were also selected to receive the Pride of Plainsmen Award for their contributions to Enid.
—Brian Hinson ran and operated Henninger-Hinson Funeral Home —Jim Lewis owned and operated several car dealerships over a 60 year span–Article in the Enid Newspaper on September 20, 2022 highlighting his career.