Mayor Delesseps S. Chep Morrison, left, presents the key to the city to 12 year old Mark Konos, a crossing patrol volunteer who went to the aid of a child injured in a traffic accident, in this photograph taken on May 21, 1952.  The incident occurred several weeks earlier at Mark Konos' assigned crossing near the Gayarre School on Almonaster and North Robertson Streets.  The youngster also assisted authorities in identifying the fleeing vehicle, which resulted in the apprehension of a suspect.  Also pictured are the youngster's parents, Sophie and George Konos.  Both are now deceased.  George Konos was the owner of Konos Sewing Equipment Company, 531 Decatur Street, New Orleans.
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Gayarre Elementary School

With thanks to
Mark and Judy Konos for sharing the info and top two photos below;
and to
Mary Olivier Thurman for the bottom photo at the Gayarre Monument.
The students Mark Konos recalls from this 1951 photo of his class at Gayarre School:

Teacher, Miss Claiborne (standing by window, far right);  seated, left to right rows:
1st row:  Mark Konos, Adaline Pomereau, Stanley Breaux, Elaine Lanklous
2nd row:  Iona Algero, unknown boy, Janice Gertz, Joan Thomas
3rd row:  Larry Parker, Mary Ann Wellmeyer, Arthur Perrot
5th row:  Lionel Grass (in the rear, about 5th chair)
Charles E. Gayarre Elementary School opened its doors in 1896, in the Bywater neighborhood, named in honor of the well known Louisiana historian, Charles Etienne Gayarre (1805 - 1895).  In 1995, the name was changed to Oretha Castle Haley School.  The picture above is circa 1925.
Mary Olivier Thurman shared this 1954-55 school year photo, taken at the Gayarre Monument on Esplanade Avenue.  On the far left, Gayarre school principal, Joseph Kluchin; boys, rear, from left:  Sonny Evans, Felix Santos, Billy Everett and Santo Randazzo; Robert Wilson wears the plaid jacket.  Girls, front, from left:  Beth Ann Morvant, Loraine Savell, Mary Louise Olivier, Helene Powers and Betty Jean Miller; back row:  Patricia Miller and Alma Fuxan, sixth grade teacher.