History of Addison High
James Wakefield became principal; a gymnasium was built with two wings.
Addison High School began football.
Mr. Tanner was the principal of the first graduating class; the football team had its first full season of regularly scheduled games.
First undefeated football season.
W.E. Maulden became principal.
Wade Hester became principal.
Addison High School building erected.
First football game played in Addison; R.E. Moody became principal in February; Burton Burdick became principal in July.
First band at Addison, used instruments and homemade uniforms.
L.L. Porch became principal.
Old gym was built; James Wakefield became principal again; the town of Addison was incorporated.
Murphy Batchelor became principal.
Leonard York became principal.
Jimmie C. Lott became principal.
First yearbook, Weldon Cole named it Memorabilia.
Everett Johnson and Harold Wayne Naylor were thawing out pipes when the Ag building caught on fire and burnt to the ground.
Coach A. G. Hicks began coaching for the Bulldogs.
Elementary building was erected.
Addison swimming pool was built.
Lunchroom was built.
AHS band was formed after several years of not having one.
Football team won its first state championship.
D.A. Sharpton became principal; football team finished second in state.
The basketball team finished fourth in state.
February, the first Traders and Farmers Bank was built in Addison; A.G. Hicks became principal.
The girls sports program began; Allen Stephenson became head coach and assistant principal.
Football team won the state championship.
New gymnasium was built.
Bo Bolzle became principal in June; March 29, the stadium was named after Coach A.G. Hicks.
Sunday, January 13th, the main church building of Addison First Baptist Church burned to the ground.
Mini gym was built next to the playground.
The lunchroom caught on fire, sack lunches were served from the home economics building and students had to eat in class.
The new high school building was erected.
The old high school building was torn down.
An earthquake hit Addison.
The softball team won the state championship; the volleyball team got runner-up in state.
The lunchroom was enlarged; Addison added a turn signal to the red light.
Allen Stephenson was named principal of Addison Elementary School after the school was split off from the high school.
In December, Ellen Oliver was named principal of Addison Elementary School.
July 1, 2010 Micah Smothers, a 1984 graduate of AHS, became principal of Addison High School. Micah is the first AHS graduate to hold the position.
Other Interesting Facts
History of Addison Sports Facilities - 4MB student videocast
Produced by Jordan, Chris and Caleb
The following Podcast are interviews of Grandparents and
friends of Mr. Head's History Class describing what it was like
during the depression and World War II:
Lena Brown, "They made 50 cents a day" "Life in the Great Depression"
Recorded by Dakota on March 29, 2007
Leon Hightower, "They had the beachhead and the snow was deep" "Life in World War II"
Recorded by Josh, Corey, and John on Tuesday, March 28th, 2007
Mamaw Morgan, The blackout and ration coupons "Life in World War II"
Recorded by Brooke, Hannah, and Kyle on February 28, 2007
Donald Lay, My brother was killed "Life in World War II"
Recorded by Kody, Andrew, and Elliot on March 7, 2007
Faye White, 85, The men would come help, "Life in the Great Depression"
Recorded by Brooke and Leslie on February 21, 2007
Vergie Hyatt, Syrup and biscuits "Life in the Great Depression and World WarII"
Recorded by Jake, Jessie, and Daniel on February 10, 2007
Trixie, Know that you can survive "Life in the Great Depression"
Recorded by Larisha and Dana on January 11, 2007
Roxie, age 87, Cornmeal coffee and good morals "Life in the Great Depression"
Recorded by Kayla and Jessie on January 5, 2007
Annette, age 82, Food, Work and TVA "Life in the Great Depression"