A former student of the Lovejoy School District, Wendell O'Neal, PH.D., adds the following
correction to the second paragraph in the above written history of the school:
"In the second paragraph of the “Lovejoy History” (above) reference is made to the construction
of the Carver building in the 1950’s. That is true. I attended classes in that building from 1952 - 1956. The correction
in the published account is that grades 5 - 8 were housed there, not just 7 - 8."
Meridian High School and grade school are located in Mounds. Harold Johnson (Class
of 1959) tells us the Lovejoy High School building has been razed..
Mound City Lovejoy High School Quick Facts
Year opened: 1892
Year closed: 1962
Consolidated to: Meridian School
Lovejoy HS team nickname: the "Pirates"
Team colors: Purple
School Fight Song: "Oh,
Lovejoy High School"
Quick Facts Information provided by HAROLD JOHNSON