Darden’s first 12th-grade graduates.

The program for the graduation exercises of Darden High School’s Class of 1944 was reprinted in a Wilson Daily Times supplement “Darden Alumni: Sustaining the Vision,” 28 February 2007. Until 1943, Darden had offered only eleven grades. The Class of ’44 thus was a first.

One comment

  1. Thanks for sharing this. We should show it to 2019 graduates. Just the prizes alone should stop them in their tracks– as well as the opportunity to finish the 12th grade–which I’m sure was cherished.


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