Seeing double at Barnwell High School

  • This photo appeared in The People-Sentinel in 1960 under the headline “Double Trouble for Teachers at Barnwell High School”. Left to right: (front row) Freshmen Judy and Brenda Still, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Still; sophomores, Jeanette and Annette Ridgeway, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. J.I. Ridgeway; (back row) juniors Melvena and Martina Williams, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. A.S. Williams; seniors Jay and Kay Harrelson, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. J.J. Harrelson.

The year was 1960 when an article appeared in this same newspaper. Seeing is believing, and the above picture was published for one and all to witness.

In the photo are freshmen Judy and Brenda Still, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Still; sophomores, Jeanette and Annette Ridgeway, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. J.I. Ridgeway; juniors Melvena and Martina Williams, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. A.S. Williams; and seniors Jay and Kay Harrelson, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. J.J. Harrelson.

Fifty-seven years ago, having a set of twins in each high school class was certainly a rarity.

The article went on to say: ”Fate did show a little mercy, however, putting a set of look-alikes in each different class instead of all in one.”

It seems as if the Williams twins enrolled in Barnwell High School after the Warhorse annual had been submitted for publication. Therefore, their school pictures did not appear alongside their classmates in the junior class of 1960.

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