Profile:  Rob Jolly, Tech 1970

By Mary Allie Taylor and Nancy Hart . Memphis Commercial Appeal 1970


The senior year of Robert (Robbie) Jolly, Teen-Ager of the Week from Memphis Technical High School, has been a year of presidential responsibility.

His Classmates chose him class secretary his sopho­more year and sergeant-at-­arms his junior year. This year they elected him presi­dent. The Thespians elected him treasurer last year, this year he is president. He was secretary of the Key Club last year, now he presides .   He joined the National Fo­rensic League and was hand­ed the gavel of that organization. Demolay is an extra curricular activity in which he served as chapter chaplain last year, now is master councilor.

In spite of the recognition of his outstanding leadership qualities as president of these five major school organizations, speech is his first love and will be his major at Memphis State. 

He has participated in more than 20 speech tournaments and won many first place ribbons.  He had the lead role in his school's production of "Barefoot in the Park" and participated in both skit day and the talent show. 


He earned a 3.5 grade point this year and has been awarded both semester and final honors for his grades.  He is a member of Quill and Scroll, works on the annual staff, writes for the school paper and was selected for the Hall of Fame.  He served as master of ceremonies for both homecoming and beauty review activities this year.  He spent one football season as a trainer for the football team.

On Saturdays, Robbie works for his father as a roofer - isn't even afraid of climbing on roofs.  "It's in my blood," he says.

At Tennessee Boys State last summer, Robbie was elected a city clerk.

His parents are Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Jolly Jr., 2406 Kimball.