Homecoming in the 1950's
By the 1950's, following the organization of Student Government at JCSU, the Queen and the ceremony revolving around her and her court became much more important to the school's rituals. The coronation of the Queen became the centerpiece of Homecoming activities, and was staged the Friday evening before the Saturday afternoon game. Staged in Biddle Hall until the new gymnasium was built in 1961, the ceremony was designed to resemble the crowning of the British queen. 1950's Miss JCSU Queens included Vivian Freeman (1950), Cynthia Morrow (1951), Bessie Sigler (1952), Clementine Riggsbee (1953), Sallie Stevenson (1954), Saundra Medford (1956), Doris Henderson Counts (1957), Gwendolyn Borders (1958), and Ann Austin (1959).