|I had the pleasure of speaking with Mr. Walker just before this website
debuted, and asked him if he'd provide an address to the class of '78.
He responded with a charge to the students that he used for many years
to address the new students arriving at Forest Hill. Many of us may
have first heard these comments in the fall of '72.
Mr. Walker was principal from 1965 through '81, assisted by Mrs. Walker through '78, at which time Jackson Public Schools kicked in a restriction on family ties at any given school. It seems JPS was a different animal from Hinds County Public Schools. Here's the employment timeline for Mr. & Mrs. Walker from 1965 through '89.
The Walkers are age 77 in 2002. Retired since '89, they are enjoying good health. Mr. Walker has undergone hip and knee replacement due to old sports injuries, and he plays golf regularly. They live just down the road from Forest Hill.
Joe & Delora Walker (1976)