- Local History
Wood tagged president of W. A. Pattillo Alumni Association
In 1981, former students of the Tarboro Colored High School, the W. A. Pattillo High School, and the Princeville Elementary School gathered for their first reunion and in 1983, the alumni association obtained its state charter and was incorporated as the W. A. Pattillo Alumni Association. Since the inception of the alumni association approximately $100,000 in scholarship funds have been awarded to area high school seniors to attend four-year colleges and universities throughout the United States of America.
Outstanding graduates of Pattillo High School
“Pattillo High, Pattillo High
“To your ideals we will aspire
“Maroon and Gold our emblem bold,
“Beckons us on as knights of old.
“Thy noble sons, Thy daughters fair
“Lift standards high with bugles blare.
“Long as thy God is God above,
“We’ll sing thy praise and show thy love.”
The above lyrics are the alma mater for the W. A. Pattillo High School (1924 – 1970) which was written circa 1950 by Thelma Quigless Foster, a native of Fort Gibson, Miss., and a graduate with A. B. degree from Alcorn A & M College, in Alcorn, Miss. Foster taught at the school for approximately 25 years. he song has inspired many Pattillo graduates through the years.
A Visit to the Coca-Cola Plant
Just under 60 years ago, in May 1952, a dedicated teacher who wanted her students to learn about their community and learn about work took her students on a field trip to a local industry in the county seat of Tarboro. What did the students learn from such an outing?
Clerks of Court — who were they?
Since North Carolina was a colony back in the 1700s, the county court was the local county government and the person responsible for keeping the records was the Clerk of Court. The county court originally met every three months and the clerk of court took minutes of the sessions and recorded all documents related to the court session.
Happy Birthday, here's some dog/cat food
Her birthday is a treat for local animals.
Zoe Little makes her birthday a day to look forward to especially if you are an animal in one of the local animal shelters
Old Man Frank Wilkinson – a legendary educator
When discussing the history of education in Edgecombe County, one considers the early academies of the 19th century through the public schools of the 20th century.
- Wood tagged president of W. A. Pattillo Alumni Association