Friendships were renewed and new acquaintances were made last weekend at the 50th reunion of the Armstrong High School Class of 1965 at a Sandston hotel. Attendees celebrated the stellar careers and notable contributions of class members. Among those enjoying the camaraderie are, above, from left: David L. Temple Jr., deputy secretary of education under former Gov. Gerald Baliles; Thomas “TC” Cannon Jr., a mentor with the Richmond nonprofit Concerned Black Men of Richmond; class president Joyce Bailey DeBerry, a financial services business owner; and Judge Charles N. Clevert Jr., a senior judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin. Middle: Sharing a laugh are Dr. Ruby Morton Gourdine, a professor of social work at Howard University, and Floyd T. Johnson, who was the first African-American county administrator of Broward County, Fla., and the first African-American city manager of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Right: Also attending are, from left, Miss Armstrong 1965 Sharletta Branch Richardson, who worked more than 30 years in secondary education; the Rev. Patricia Gould-Champ, pastor at Faith Community Baptist Church in the East End; and class valedictorian Dennis Stevens, an economist with the U.S. Postal Service.
Photo by James Haskins