The Boody High School Bullets competed in boys basketball. It is possible that baseball and track were a part of the
athletic program as well. If you have any further information on Boody High School's athletic program, including the
team uniform colors, school fight song, coaches names, and season records please forward them to us.
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From Boody resident Joe Crump:
"I have been a life long resident of the town of Boody (except for when I was in the Navy). The question was asked
in the Blue Mound High School
writeup as to whether Boody ever had a high school. In fact, it had two at two different times. I started going
to school there in 1967 and at that time it was grades K-5. The junior high and high school kids were bussed to Blue
Mound. We did at one time have a high school there though, before the consolidation with Blue Mound took place.
Grades K - 12 were all in the same building. The basketball team was called the Boody Bullets. I don't know when
the school was built, buit I do know that in the late 60's it burned down, and it was rebuilt. Sometime in the 1970's,
the school was sold and all of the kids went to Blue Mound. A private school called East Park Baptist
used the school as a private school with grades K - 12 for a number of years. The high school kids there used to come
to Blue Mound HS for their drivers ed classes. I know this because some of them were in my drivers ed class.
The Baptists sold the school in the late 80's and it was bought by a person that wanted to turn it into a bingo hall.
That didn't go over so well here in Boody and after a year or two of that it closed down. Now the school sits empty
and is pretty run down."
From Helen "Smith" Estes:
"I started at Boody School in 1945. At that time there were two class rooms on the main floor. The upstairs
was an auditorium and stage. The one room had 1st thru 4th grade and Lillian Knowles was the teacher/principal.
The other room was 5th thru 8th grade and I believe Mrs. Pumphrey was the teacher.
After a year or two they turned the upstairs into two more classrooms and then there were two grades per room.
Also, after a couple of years, Mrs. Lorton and Mary Beckham started cooking hot lunches
for us and they made a lunch room in the basement. There was a two story wooden school house first a little farther back from
the two story brick one. The first one was built in 1874 and the new brick one was built in 1912, at that time they tore the
wooden one down."
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