Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science

Degree Discipline



This study involves a follow-up survey of students who hove attended the O. J. Thomas high school, Cameron, Texas and graduated during the past ten years, beginning with the graduating class of May, 1939 and Including the graduating class of 1948. This involved the contacting of the students of ten classes. Through an investigation of the planned study, it was discovered that, during this period from 1938 - 1948, 203 persons had been issued a high school diploma for having fulfilled the requirements for graduating from the high school department.

There are five basic problems of the study; (1) to discover how many did not seek to continue educational training, (2) to discover how many had continued their educational training, (3) to find out what the major influences had been to cause them to continue their educational training, (4) to discover what their point of view would be toward suggestions and recommendations of courses to either add or remove in the school program, (5) to ascertain the economic and social conditions of these graduates.

The writer desired to find out the extent to which the lives of the graduates have been reflected in the communities in which they reside. To be a graduate of a high school quite naturally would make others feel that there must be a problem of more responsibility to be taken on in order that their service would be of a worthwhile value to others who are less fortunate.

Committee Chair/Advisor

J. M. Drew


Prairie View A&M College


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Date of Digitization


Contributing Institution

John B Coleman Library

City of Publication

Prairie View




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