Three blocks from Las Vegas Boulevard the 6th Sixth Grade Center was an attempt to "integrate" schools in the early 80's. That concept isn't in play anymore I guess integration isn't all that important anymore in Vegas, or anywhere in America for that matter. Quanna McCall is now just a regular elementary school. Growing up this school was definitely my first experience with real public education. I saw Ryland on the playground several times and he shocked me by being the first kid my age to openly cuss out loud. Repeatedly. Even around teachers. I wouldn't get the balls to cuss out loud myself until I made it to Dell H Robison Jr. High.
Ryland was also a close friend to my brother. He once put chalk in his afro so he could go buy beer for Mark and his skate buddies. That's all it took to make him look old. Can't believe what a pain in the ass it was to get people to buy us beer when we were under age. Thank god I'm an old man now.