Class of 1966
Berry Academy,   Mt Berry, GA
Berry Academy,   Mt Berry, GA
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Welcome To Memory Lane
It's like a ride down the Stretch!
What Do You
About Berry?
Dr. Jerry C. Davis
Dr. Jerry C. Davis
Class of 1961
Dr. Jerry Davis is a 1961 graduate of the
Mount Berry School for Boys. His personal
story of the struggle to find his way in life
is an incredible and heartwarming one. A
small portion of his search for God’s plan
for him is recounted in the article
 "On the
Right Path"  which appeared in the
February 2004 edition of  
magazine. With special permission from  
Guideposts we are able to reprint and
publish this inspiring article about one of
our Berry brothers. From teenage runaway
to broke and homeless to college
president, it is an amazing journey. Today,
Dr. Jerry Davis is President of College of
the Ozarks in Point Lookout, MO.  
here to read the article.
On the Right Path
The Unofficial Website of
Berry Academy
and the
Mount Berry School for Boys
Mount Berry, GA
Frost Chapel at Berry Academy
In the Spring of 2007, a group of Berry High School athletes from the 1960's honored their former
basketball coach Jerry Shelton. The dinner in Hill Dining Hall was a huge success, attended by
over 100 people. After the tribute, a few of the men decided to create an organization to preserve
the camaraderie of high school alumni and to work to preserve the history of the high schools.
The Berry Breakfast Club was born.
The 1952 Berry Basketball Team standing in front of The Blue Goose
Left to Right: Charlie Underwood, A.C. Holbrook, J.W. Walker, Billy Thomason,
Ike Coleman, Chester Hyers, Vance Parkerson, Josh Hutchinson, Oliver Welch,
Sims Hawkins and C.H. Smith.
Remember the Blue Goose?
Berry Alumnus in the National Spotlight
Reverand Dr. Luis Leon, Berry Academy class of 1967, welcomes President
Barack Obama to a morning worship service at St. John's Episcopal Church in
Washington, DC, on September 19, 2010. Known as "
The Church of the
Presidents",  St. John's is located across Lafayette Square, just north of the
White House.

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Berry High School
Class Reunion Photo Albums
Berry Academy
Class Reunion Photo Albums
1968, 1969, 1970

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John Bertrand
Fred Loveday
Torris Geraldson
Gary McKnight
Mary Todd Harrison
Mabel Thompson
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A Tribute to the Faculty and Staff
Mabel Thompson
Mary Harrison
Gary McKnight
Torris Geraldson
John Bertrand
Fred Loveday
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Established in
Memory of
Jimmy Fletcher
Click on the photo to read
more about the scholarship
Spearheaded by his friends
and classmates, the
R. Fletcher Memorial
Endowed Scholarship
been established at Berry
College. Jimmy Fletcher,
born with cerebral palsy,
attended the Mount Berry
School for Boys and was the
class valedictorian in 1964.
challenged his entire life,
Jimmy never surrendered to
his disability and inspired
everyone who ever came to
know him.

When Jimmy passed away in
February of 2010, a group of
friends and classmates
immediately began to search
for a way to honor the
memory of this unique
individual. After numerous
ideas were advanced, it was
decided to raise money for
an endowed scholarship that
would honor Jimmy’s memory

In April of 2010 a scholarship
committee consisting of John
Shahan (64H), Ernie Chou
(66H), Bob Williams (62H)
and Dale Cummings (66H)
was formed. Stacey Spillers,
Senior Advancement Officer
at Berry, advised the group
that Berry required a
minimum of $25,000 in order
to endow a scholarship. An
immediate challenge gift of
$10,000 from Ernie Chou
started the campaign on its
way and by July, the fund
had grown to over $37,000
cash in hand with another
$6,000 that was pledged.

The scholarship was
awarded to a deserving
student for the first time for
the fall semester of 2010.
Qualifications to receive the
scholarship are:

  • The recipient’s
    demonstration of
    financial need.
  • The recipient
    maintaining a grade
    point average of 3.0 or
  • The recipient’s
    participation in the   
    on-campus student
    work program.
  • The recipient must
    have a permanent
    physical disability.

Contributions to the
scholarship fund are still
being accepted and are
encouraged. The larger that
this endowed fund grows, the
greater financial impact it
can have on Berry students
for years to come.
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Signed Our Guestbook
You might be surprised
at who you know
*  *  *  News From Berry  *  *  *
Mt. Berry School for Boys
Hitchhiking from Rome
Berry Academy
Sports History
Scores, Records and more
Berry High School
Mountain Day
The Grand March
The Story of Swofford
Is it real or is it legend? Click on
the cartoon to find out.
The next meeting of the Berry Breakfast Club will be at the
Landmark Restaurant in Rome on Saturday, September 13, 2014
at 8:00 AM. All high school and Academy alumni are invited.
Martha Berry
Martha Berry
The Berry Breakfast Club
Berry alumnus, the Reverend Luis Leon
('67A) Featured on Fox News Sunday
The Reverend Luis Leon was featured as the "Power
Player of the Week" on the January 20th edition of Fox
News Sunday.
Click here or on Rev. Leon's photo to
watch the video, which runs just over three and a half
The story of Berry High
School/Academy and the amazing
impact the school continues to
have on the lives of its former
students is the focus of a new
A History of the Berry
Schools on the Mountain
written by Dr. Jennifer
Dickey (77A, 80C). The book was
first envisioned by the Berry
Breakfast Club, a group of alumni
who meet monthly to reconnect
with memories and friends and to
promote the school’s legacy.
Berry President Steve Briggs
commissioned the project, which
was managed by Historic Berry
with the support of the alumni
relations office. The book can be
purchased online at Barnes &
Noble and at Amazon.Com.
Finally, the Book Is Here!
Six Years in the Making, from Conception to Completion
Bob Williams, Class of '62,
Gives $500,000 for New Berry
Football Stadium
Photo courtesy of Alan Story
Alumni Weekend  May 30 - June 1
Register Online Now!
Click here to see photos from the 2009 reunion
Class of '69 Reunion
Schedule of Events
Rome Hotels
Commitments for the Class of '69 Reunion
includes classes of 68, 69 & 70
(as of 4/15/14)
Will Attend                              19
Wives/Guests Attending          1
Might Attend                             
Cannot Attend                          
Click here to see photos from 1968-1970
Berry Alumnus and Former Dean of
Students Franklin Hyers Passed
Away on January 4th
Click Here to read his obituary
Thornton, Shahan To Be Honored at
Alumni Weekend
Bill Thornton
John Shahan
Former faculty members Bill Thornton and John Shahan will be presented the
Berry Outstanding Faculty/ Staff Award on Saturday morning, May 31st at the High
School/Academy breakfast in Hill Dining Hall. The award is presented annually by
the Berry Breakfast Club and seeks to recognize outstanding and exceptional
individuals that worked for the High School / Academy.