SURVIVED
HOWEY
ACADEMY
AN UNOFFICIAL WEBSITE BY MONA LISA ABBOTT

Photo from around 1959 or 1960 Howey Yearbook scan from  John C. Campbell


Personally, I (formerly known as Lisa Price aka Kitty Price) had a somewhat unusual experience, I was in the ninth grade about 1964/1965, and it was my first time boarding away from home... The Housemother selected me to be placed in an "experimental compound" room as I recall them naming it, and there I had 5 roommates, Marta Hall (later her married name was Marta Hall Martinez I believe), Shirley Smith, Heidi (Glasson?), Sam(antha? forgot her last name), and Diana (forgot her last name too). My memories are fading here, sorry friends, if I can't remember your last names today, maybe it will come back to me tomorrow... We had a little study room in the front and our sets of bunk beds, and two showers and lavatories with a storage shelf above the johns. I'll never forget hiding out in that storage place there the night of my first mandatory attendance dance. I had a lovely silver dress and an ostrich feather wrap, and pretty silver shoes but was too afraid to go, til it was almost over, when I got the nerve and came down from the storage shelf, and went. I hope to add more of my experiences as time goes on, and its always inspirational to me, when I hear from others about their Howey Academy memories. Please write if you knew me then, or if you'd like to express any memories here on my personal website I created for us...

this site is under construction, created on October 21, 2002 by Mona Lisa Abbott, aka Kitty Price or Lisa Price (maiden name). Please send your memories, stories, and photos so I can put them on this site if you like.

Dear Sam,

Sorry it took so long for me to answer your email. I have misplaced my Howey Yearbook and was looking to find your picture. Anyway, I'd sure like to create a Howey Website. Do you know of any Howey Sites? Do you have any photos for such a project?

Mona Lisa Abbott
I Survived Howey!


Skyy1nATaol.com wrote:
WAS LOOKIN AROUND THE WEB NICE WEB PAGE...I ALSO WENT TO HOWEY ACADEMY  67..68.. 7TH & 8TH GRADE IT WAS A GOOD TIME FOR ME ALSO WHAT IS SO STRANGE IS MY SISTER WENT TO BARTRUM AND SHE RECEIVED AN EXCELLENT EDUCATION..I HAVE WANTED TO GO BY HOWEY TO SEE WHAT IS LEFT I ROWED CREW THE LAST YEAR I WAS THERE HARD TO BELIEVE 34 YEARS HAVE COME AND GONE HAVE A GREAT DAY SAM ROGERS JAX FLA




-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: Howey Academy
Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2004 21:08:52 -0400
From: Mona Lisa Abbott <monaATmonalisaphoto.com>
To: John C. Campbell III <jccampbATtseassoc.com>

Hey John C. Campbell,

No, I'm not sure what exactly caused it to close, but I was told the facility was taken over as a home for wayward girls or something like that, and I heard the gynmasium was used as an expendable prop and blown up for a movie stunt - probably in the 70s, it would be nice to know what movie that was, and to see it.

So tell me about your memories... I'd love to hear them... and maybe post them on Howey site if you don't mind...

John C. Campbell III wrote:
> I went there too .... 59 - 60 I think, I'd have to dig up my old
> yearbook, (but I lived in town ... my mother taught there for a while).
> Do you know what ever happened to the school?  I gather it's not in
> existence anymore.
> jccampb

-------- Original Message --------
Subject:     Re: Howey Academy
Date:     Thu, 17 Jun 2004 21:47:22 -0400
From:     John C. Campbell III <jccampb@tseassoc.com>
Organization:     TSE & Associates
To:     mona@monalisaphoto.com


Mona Lisa Abbott wrote:

> Hey John C. Campbell,

Oh "John" will do, anything but "late for dinner"


>
> No, I'm not sure what exactly caused it to close, but I was told the
> facility was taken over as a home for wayward girls or something like
> that, and I heard the gynmasium was used as an expendable prop and
> blown up for a movie stunt - probably in the 70s,
>
Oh for Pete's sake....

> it would be nice to know what movie that was, and to see it.
>
> So tell me about your memories... I'd love to hear them... and maybe
> post them on Howey site if you don't mind...
>
Not a bit The headmaster sticks in my mind and riding through the orange
groves on horseback. (last school I ever went to that had equestrian
classes)
The last year I was there ... was when hurricane Dora (wierd
one ... actually had two eyes) when smack through the town ... I'll dig
up my yearbook if you like and scan some of the shots in it. I've got
one on the computer now so I'll tag it on the bottom of this.

 

I left there, went over to public school on Merritt Island (while my
parents were still together the old man was at the Cape.) and then ended
up back up here in Annapolis for a few years (Wroxeter-on-the-Severn,
then Severn School) and then when my mother died ... I ended up back in
public school - snicker - at (of all things) Parris Island (Beaufort,
SC) to graduate, and then back up to Annapolis to go to U. Maryland.

Your husband did the website? Darn nice job.  I piddle around with
photography but mostly I do carvings (engravings) in wood (Alice through
the looking Glass, Lord of the Rings, etc.) ... and my best girl friend
(my wife) helps me  raise my English cider apples. Two acres of esoteric
trees and such.  I've been a contractor for the Intel Community for a
long time (NSA) mostly but ... heart attack 8 years ago, and some
lingering unresolved issues that John's Hopkin's can't figure out so I'm
semi retired.
jccampb



-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: I SURVIVED HOWEY
Date: Sun, 10 Apr 2005 21:20:04 -0400
From: John C. Campbell III <jccampb@tseassoc.com>
Organization: TSE & Associates
To: Mona Lisa's Laptop <amonalisa@earthlink.net>
References: <41708637.40700@earthlink.net> <41740473.B957A2AF@tseassoc.com> <4174134F.2010402@earthlink.net>


What's shakin' Mona?  Busy here ... spring in the "Hundred Aker Woods"
-sigh- taking trees down putting new ones in (more pears and apples) ...
we put about 60 gallons of cider this year ...
jccampb

Mona Lisa's Laptop wrote:

> John C. Campbell III wrote:
>
> >Not too bad Kiddo ... I take it no one else had more photos? (sorry I
> >haven't dropped you a note sooner .... busy year here).
> >
> >
> Hey, it is me that should apologize, it took me so long to get your
> great images online. And no, I haven't gotten any more yet but will
> continue if you want to send more feel free. Thanks again your images
> added a lot!
>
> Your fellow howey fan,
> mona l
>



-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Howey
Date: Fri, 1 Sep 2006 18:22:07 -0400
From: toni barabas <bigandtoniATmsnDOTcom>
To: <monaATmonalisaphotoDOTcom>


Hi my name is toni I was in the class of 77. Howey closed because CV Griffin did not want Blacks in and so florida cut off his funding. it became Disto a rehad for rich kids but the town ran them out. Hulk Hogan blow up the girls dorm for his show thunder in Pardise . that was in in 1990. the whole school was used to shoot that segment it was really fun to watch. hope this helps   toni Barabas  class 77






 
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