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Submitted by: Bonnie (Russell) Mills Im a: Former Student Date: 10/12/2007
I attended Murphy High School from 1978-1981. Shortly after graduating 8th grade at Little Flower, at the age of 14, my mother had a stroke. She was an invalid for a year and a half before passing away. I was the last of 10 children. My freshman year, I went to McGill-Toolen. I actually was one of few who "made the team" (Dirty Dozen) in volleyball (with the side coaching at home with my aunt) I played all throughout grade school and loved it. Most all of my older brothers and sisters went to "McGill" or "Toolen". Making the team was great! I learned quite a bit more about volleyball. Come to think of it, I don't believe ANY of my brothers and sisters played any sport whatsoever! (Just thought about that!) I had been raising my own self since 14 as my father was "devoutly" taking care of my mother at a nursing home, I was "on my own". The sad part was that I had to fend for myself from the literally cruel treatment I received at McGill. My family was by no means "rich" and I was not "snobby" so to speak...I was and still am very down to Earth type of person. Drugs were rampant there also. Some of the girls on the "team" liked to make fun of me in different ways. I was "different" to them. I was not materialistic nor condescending for that matter. Since it made me feel very uncomfortable with the "ridicule" I received from other team members and I didn't really have anyone to talk to, I decided to talk to one of the "older" team mates that I trusted about how I was feeling. Unfortunately, she went to Coach Dickenson about it. Needless to say, I was called to her office, not knowing why, & then she really put the icing on the cake by kicking me off the team because "If I were to even think that others were talking or ridiculing me then I wasn't "part of the team"..."Turn in my uniforms"...A few days later I went to get my uniforms out of my locker (in which we didn't have to have a lock...(?) I could only find one of my jerseys out of three. I turned my house upside down trying to find them thinking I may have brought them home. I couldn't find them. I went to Coach Dickenson and let her know. Things got even worse. The one that I turned in had the thread in the neck area naturally coming loose. She accused me of "purposely" doing this out of "spite"? I am not a "spiteful" person. Then? MORE icing... I "stole" the other jerseys!?! Gee!...more icing to come... I was then sent to the guidance counselor and it was NOT for guidance either. He kept trying to get me to admit to something I did NOT do! I know some of the girls took them.. out of pure meaness. That's how they were. I then went on the track team. I was given a map of the different "cross-country" routes to practice run. Well, I wasn't told that they were supposed to be spread over different days and needless to say I ended up having severe shin splits(?) (however you spell that).. I could barely walk and then accused of "faking" that. End of year! Thank God! I came to Murphy (within walking distance). It was like family! The principal, Ms. Sparkman a/k/a "Sparky" yet God sent me an angel. Her name was Brenda Carr. She was my new volleyball coach and "Mom". She was my best friend. Since I could not play the first year, she dubbed me "manager" for the team and NOBODY got mad or jealous. I was proud more so for the fact that I was able to teach "our" team some things I learned at McGill and was so glad to do so. THAT was revenge to ME! Murphy was in 5th place I believe that year. The more I taught what I had learned the better our team got. I think it was the next year that we ended up in 2nd place against McGill & Davidson was 3rd. What a joyous time for us (& me)! I had so many friends too...(in which some have passed)R.I.P.-"Debbie Simpson"... I got along with everyone (frats-freaks-"maggots"...) But then I became quite lonely. I started working at the age of 15 and was able to buy my own vehicle before I was even old enough to drive. A '68 Mercury Montery (battleship!) Then when I turned 16 and in the middle of my Junior year I met a guy at work. He was 21. Daddy's ultimatum...too old, quit dating. Ouch! Daddy threatened "statuatory rape" against him... so we got married. With all the chaos in the few years before, I didn't make enough "credits" to graduate with everyone else, even if I had gone to summer school. I decided to take a GED and go to college to take nursing, (which I never pursued by the way). At 18 years old I had my 1st son. 4-1/2 years later, my second. Jacob and Jared Ramer. Thier Dad & I were married for 16 years and built an extremely thriving business from scratch. (tire, automotive, towing)... His name was Jimmy Ramer. He was killed in an accident in May 2000. I am now married (going on 7 years)to Donnie Mills. He is a professional singer-songwriter-musician and this is what he does full time now. He talks about his fond memories of high school (Vigor!) I really don't talk a lot of "detail" about my experience at Murphy but I can say this... it was THE most memorable of the happier times in my life. I thank Brenda Carr, "Sparky" (who always kept an eye on me when I hung around the "freaks")..."You need to not hang around them like that Bonnie...you are not smoking (cigs) are you?")Unfortunately I was... bad mistake... VERY BAD!!! I thank all the people at Murphy for literally saving my life and for such great times... I really wish the current student body could start prayer every morning like we did (and at our games)... Murphy was so much more "Christian"- like than McGill and for that I forever thankful. May God bless all of you! BTW... I accidentally found this "submit a review"... Gee! I am honored to be the first!... Thanx again! Bonnie (Russell-Ramer) Mills millstone7201@yahoo.com P.S. Could someone e-mail me and let me know where or how Brenda Carr is? Or give her my e-mail? I would be so grateful...)

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There are 2369 students and 132 teachers at Murphy High School. This means for every teacher there are 18 students.

Teachers Students Pupils per Teacher
School 132.2 2369.0 18 : 1
State Average 33.3 527.7 16 : 1
District Average 43 670.8 16 : 1

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Submitted by: Bonnie (Russell) Mills Im a: Former Student Date: 10/12/2007
I attended Murphy High School from 1978-1981. Shortly after graduating 8th grade at Little Flower, at the age of 14, my mother had a stroke. She was an invalid for a year and a half before passing away. I was the last of 10 children. My freshman year, I went to McGill-Toolen. I actually was one of few who "made the team" (Dirty Dozen) in volleyball (with the side coaching at home with my aunt) I played all throughout grade school and loved it. Most all of my older brothers and sisters went to "McGill" or "Toolen". Making the team was great! I learned quite a bit more about volleyball. Come to think of it, I don't believe ANY of my brothers and sisters played any sport whatsoever! (Just thought about that!) I had been raising my own self since 14 as my father was "devoutly" taking care of my mother at a nursing home, I was "on my own". The sad part was that I had to fend for myself from the literally cruel treatment I received at McGill. My family was by no means "rich" and I was not "snobby" so to speak...I was and still am very down to Earth type of person. Drugs were rampant there also. Some of the girls on the "team" liked to make fun of me in different ways. I was "different" to them. I was not materialistic nor condescending for that matter. Since it made me feel very uncomfortable with the "ridicule" I received from other team members and I didn't really have anyone to talk to, I decided to talk to one of the "older" team mates that I trusted about how I was feeling. Unfortunately, she went to Coach Dickenson about it. Needless to say, I was called to her office, not knowing why, & then she really put the icing on the cake by kicking me off the team because "If I were to even think that others were talking or ridiculing me then I wasn't "part of the team"..."Turn in my uniforms"...A few days later I went to get my uniforms out of my locker (in which we didn't have to have a lock...(?) I could only find one of my jerseys out of three. I turned my house upside down trying to find them thinking I may have brought them home. I couldn't find them. I went to Coach Dickenson and let her know. Things got even worse. The one that I turned in had the thread in the neck area naturally coming loose. She accused me of "purposely" doing this out of "spite"? I am not a "spiteful" person. Then? MORE icing... I "stole" the other jerseys!?! Gee!...more icing to come... I was then sent to the guidance counselor and it was NOT for guidance either. He kept trying to get me to admit to something I did NOT do! I know some of the girls took them.. out of pure meaness. That's how they were. I then went on the track team. I was given a map of the different "cross-country" routes to practice run. Well, I wasn't told that they were supposed to be spread over different days and needless to say I ended up having severe shin splits(?) (however you spell that).. I could barely walk and then accused of "faking" that. End of year! Thank God! I came to Murphy (within walking distance). It was like family! The principal, Ms. Sparkman a/k/a "Sparky" yet God sent me an angel. Her name was Brenda Carr. She was my new volleyball coach and "Mom". She was my best friend. Since I could not play the first year, she dubbed me "manager" for the team and NOBODY got mad or jealous. I was proud more so for the fact that I was able to teach "our" team some things I learned at McGill and was so glad to do so. THAT was revenge to ME! Murphy was in 5th place I believe that year. The more I taught what I had learned the better our team got. I think it was the next year that we ended up in 2nd place against McGill & Davidson was 3rd. What a joyous time for us (& me)! I had so many friends too...(in which some have passed)R.I.P.-"Debbie Simpson"... I got along with everyone (frats-freaks-"maggots"...) But then I became quite lonely. I started working at the age of 15 and was able to buy my own vehicle before I was even old enough to drive. A '68 Mercury Montery (battleship!) Then when I turned 16 and in the middle of my Junior year I met a guy at work. He was 21. Daddy's ultimatum...too old, quit dating. Ouch! Daddy threatened "statuatory rape" against him... so we got married. With all the chaos in the few years before, I didn't make enough "credits" to graduate with everyone else, even if I had gone to summer school. I decided to take a GED and go to college to take nursing, (which I never pursued by the way). At 18 years old I had my 1st son. 4-1/2 years later, my second. Jacob and Jared Ramer. Thier Dad & I were married for 16 years and built an extremely thriving business from scratch. (tire, automotive, towing)... His name was Jimmy Ramer. He was killed in an accident in May 2000. I am now married (going on 7 years)to Donnie Mills. He is a professional singer-songwriter-musician and this is what he does full time now. He talks about his fond memories of high school (Vigor!) I really don't talk a lot of "detail" about my experience at Murphy but I can say this... it was THE most memorable of the happier times in my life. I thank Brenda Carr, "Sparky" (who always kept an eye on me when I hung around the "freaks")..."You need to not hang around them like that Bonnie...you are not smoking (cigs) are you?")Unfortunately I was... bad mistake... VERY BAD!!! I thank all the people at Murphy for literally saving my life and for such great times... I really wish the current student body could start prayer every morning like we did (and at our games)... Murphy was so much more "Christian"- like than McGill and for that I forever thankful. May God bless all of you! BTW... I accidentally found this "submit a review"... Gee! I am honored to be the first!... Thanx again! Bonnie (Russell-Ramer) Mills millstone7201@yahoo.com P.S. Could someone e-mail me and let me know where or how Brenda Carr is? Or give her my e-mail? I would be so grateful...)



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