Welcome to the OAA

The oldest known active high school alumni association
in Virginia since 1906.

 

 

 

A Message from Miss Eugenia Hilleary Osbourn:

“My only message to the Alumni and the School Board is that the quality of the work for which the school labored so long be kept up.” 

 

 

2022 Alumni of the Year: Lawrence ‘Buck’ Buchanan

 

Our Alumni of the Year was born on July 23, 1926 in the Bradley Forest neighborhood. He grew up in a house at the corner of Prince William Street and Wellington Road in the Town of Manassas. He attended the Brown School on Prince William Street and Manassas Industrial School founded by Jennie Dean at the time the school was known as the Manassas Regional School.

He joined the United States Navy in 1944 and served two tours in the Navy. He went to school to learn a trade as a locksmith on the GI Bill of Rights, learning his trade at a time when it was unheard of because of his race. He worked for the US Post Office and retired after many years of service.

He served on many committees for the Town and City of Manassas. He was a member of the Triangle Masonic Lodge and attended First Baptist Church. He coached many area youths in the segregated baseball league. If you locked yourself out, he would be right there to help you. He helped many people who were in need in any shape or form. Buck loved and has lived for his community his whole life!

Congratulations!