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NOVEMBER 4, 2011


W. E. Evans / Gale Gardner / Buford Bible

Larry Everette, President of KEHSAA, Jim Adcock, Communications KEHSAA, and Benny Perry, Principal of Austin-East High School.  Portraits of former Principals of East High School, 1951 – 1968 presented to Mr. Perry to be displayed at Austin-East High



Austin-East High Principal Benny Perry speaking to the Board of Directors of KEHSAA.











Larry Everette, President of KEHSAA, Jim Adcock, Communications KEHSAA, and Austin East Principal Benny

Mr. Perry gave a very inspiring talk regarding his association with KEHSAA and with the present and future of Austin-East Hig
































Meet Harvey and Sylvia Sproul – Sylvia is one of our own – Class of 1955 and Corresponding Secretary of Knoxville East High School Alumni Association.  Harvey graduated from Knoxville High School in 1951 and was President of the last class at Knox High as well as President of Knox High Alumni Association.

Harvey and Sylvia Sprouls

Harvey and Sylvia Sproul



































Edd Poore, Class of 1962, was inducted into the Greater Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame on July, 28, 2011. While not the first person from Knoxville East High School  to be inducted, he is the first to be honored by his classmates since the Alumni Association has been formed.

On July 29, 2011 Edd was honored and roasted by former EHS classmates and friends. He was presented with a plaque for his athletic and professional career accomplishments by the Knoxville East High School Alumni Association  President  Larry Everette and  a proclamation from Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett congratulating him and naming July 30. 2011 as Edd Poore Day.

Photos by M. Crowder

Guest of Honor, Edd Poore & Jo Atkins on left
Edd, Loretta & Butch
Edd Poore #55
Coach LeSeuer Toasting
Mickey Beesley & Loretta Smith Crowder
Mickey, Roasting
Bill Black & Cheryl Berry
Mary Lou & Vincent Kanipe
Mickey & Bill
Mac, Butch, Edd, Bill, Mickey
Bill, Coach & Ed
Classmates, Edd Poore Celebration
Edd Poore Celebration
Bill Black, Roasting
Mickey Shelton #20
Edd & Mickey
Back Row, Left To Right – Mickey Shelton, Mickey Beesley, Jo Atkins, Front – Coach
Butch Conover #34

1952-1968 All Classes Reunion

On September 4, 2010 an event long overdue occurred. All the classes of Knoxville East High School gathered together at the original site ( now known as Austin-East High School) for a reunion  that brought over six hundred classmates together again! Many of the students had not been at the school since their year of graduation.

Cheerleaders from almost every class cheered, local television  provided news coverage, the State Senator, the county mayor and local commission representatives were present, entertainment was provided by the school’s dance company, food was prepared by the high school culinary department, student diplomats guided tours throughout the facility and Austin –East principal Benny Perry welcomed all present. It was quite a day…one to remember.



Submitted by Charles Hux

Some of the crowd enjoying themselves!










Paula Huff Smiddy, Charles Hux, Loretta Smith Crowder









Mickey Shelton, Charles Hux 












Mickey Shelton & Jim Poston (aka Mr. Mountaineer)










Lots of talking going on










Charles Hux and












Lots of browsing










I think most of us were in awe!









Even more browsing










Coach, Charles Hux,









Photos by M. Crowder


Class of 1962 – 50th reunion on Aug. 4, 2012 at Beaverbrook Country Club


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