Love my folks, but I’ve said a few times to them. How did you have the nerve to move from our hometown before my senior year in high school? Of course, it’s all about him: my dad. He said that he wasn’t staying in Oklahoma after retiring from the military. He, however, never considers my reply which is, “What about myself?” He’s a bold man. Come to find out, it was the best thing that happened to me. I went to the coolest high school in Atlanta, GA at the time. I auditioned for Billy Densmore (deceased), due to Judge Clarence Cooper who my dad went to college with at Clark Atlanta University, met and auditioned for Mr. Densmore during the summer before the students traveled to perform in Europe, and the rest (people say) is history.
We’ve had some cool artists to graduate from the school, several that I’m forgetting: Jasmine Guy (actress), RuPaul aka André Charles (drag queen/musician/actor), David Cross (actor), Bobby Valentino (R&B singer), James Dickey (author of Deliverance), etc.
Happy for my alumni folks in performance who are doing well since we graduated the same year: Travis Payne (choreographer), Erika Jayne (electronica singer), Elaine Hendrix (actress)
A shout out to my peeps at LHS (Lawton HS) that I grew up with as well in sports who graduated the same year in Oklahoma: Will Shields (Retired NFL Kansas City Chiefs), and James Trapp (Retired NFL Baltimore Ravens). A listing of some of their websites are below, enjoy!