Celebrating 100 Years of Oakland Technical High School
Walton Green ’43
Walton Green’s yearbooks were donated by his long time neighbor and friend James Barnes. You can tell a lot about someone by his yearbooks. Walton was a star basketball player. Inside the covers of his yearbooks, he preserved an amusing drawing a friend did spoofing his basketball prowess. Many noted that he was a “swell” guy with a great smile.
A number of them are in Chinese! Walton was elected Assistant Yell Leader for his senior year, 1943. Since his graduation photo does not appear in that yearbook, it is possible that he left high school to enlist in the service. In fact, one classmate wrote, “When you’re in khaki, don’t go whacky.”