Remembrance Of Things Past: Evelyn ChancyAug 11th, 2011 | By Staff | Category: History
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Evelyn Chancy holds more experience working at the high school than almost any other teacher. She has dedicated nearly three-quarters of her life to Madison High Schools and has seen many changes occur over the years.
In total Chancy has worked for the Madison County School system for 42 years. She was there when the high school was located across town and named Madison High School, and she made the move with them 32 years ago to the current Madison County High School.
Chancy explained how she became a staff member at the high school, “When I graduated high school and went to college, I got offered to be a work study with the guidance counselor at the time, Lucille Cherry. After my work-study was done, they offered me a job. And I have been here ever since.”
When she first began working at the Madison High School, Chancy was the school secretary. Her job included being the bookkeeper and receptionist. She explained that she basically did a little of everything. Now her title is Principal’s Secretary, a title given to her by Lou Miller when she was principal. Her job now includes doing payroll and a little bit of everything else.
When she first started at the High School, the principal was Mac Primm. She has since seen eight principals come through. She recalls when they first made the move to the new high school thinking, “Wow! It’s so big.” Madison County High School is now 32 years old.
Big changes have occurred since she first began. The biggest, she would explain, is probably technology. “When I first started, we did everything by hand, “ she said. As for the students, Chancy believes that they have changed a lot since then. “They are a lot more outspoken now.”
Evelyn Chancy is married to Marion Chancy and they have two children; Jim Chancy and Cathy Brown. They also have seven grandchildren.