A legacy of sports and scholarship
7/7/2022, 6 p.m.
Seven honorees were inducted into the Virginia Interscholastic Association Heritage Association’s Hall of Fame on June 24 in Charlottesville. They are, from left, Claudius “CB” Claiborne (Langston High, Danville, ’65; basketball, baseball); Bridgitte McGee (accepting for Jacob Wyche, Carter Woodson High, Hopewell, ’58; basketball); Paulette Walker Johnson (Peabody High, Petersburg, ’69; softball and cheerleading); Thelma Jefferson (Peabody High, Petersburg, ’67; community activist); James Hollins (Jackson Burley High, Charlottesville, ’65; community activist); and Carlton Earl Anderson (Dunbar High, Lynchburg, ’65; performing arts). Not shown: Dr. Gladys “B” West (Dinwiddie Training School, ’48; distinguished mathematician). The Hall of Fame awards helps preserve the legacy of African-American students and adults who participated in the Virginia Interscholastic Association from 1954 to 1970, and its predecessor, the Virginia Interscholastic Athletic League.