C.H. Darden High School

Darden High School Class of 1950.

Wilson Daily Times, 9 June 1950.

The Class of  1950 included Alice Cooper, Lorraine Woodard, Katoria Dew, Doris Hyman, Bessie McCowan, Bernice Purdie, Mildred Darden, Mildred Harris, Jannie Stokes, Mae Berta Hargrove, Ethel Anderson, Elizabeth Dew, Geraldine Williams, Irene Pender, Hilda Battle, Elise Moore, Alice Foster, Marie Warren, Mildred Cobb, Hildegarde Melton, Esther Williams, Margaret Barnes, Edna Gray Mitchell, Jessie L. Reeves, Vivian Hill, Rosetta Parker, Georgia McNeil, Alfonza Watson, Willia Dean Edwards, Ruby Ward, Gloria Haskins, Laverda May, Gerlean Farmer, Georgia Moore, James Pender, Clyde Speight, Paul Bryant, Theodore Jackson, William E. Carter, Lonnie Barnes, Altheneus Dew, Joseph Knight, Queen Sauls, James Dew, Rudolph Boykin, Eddie Hilliard, Leander McKeithan, Milton Barnes, Robert Dixon, Roosevelt Wright, Joseph Gay, Marvin Weaver, John Cotton, Clarence McPhail, Woody Farmer, Joe Howard, Leonard Barnes, Thomas Stokes, James Delaney, Offie Clark, Jesse McPhail, John Cotton, Willie Carr, and Lee Williams.

High school seniors hear Rev. Sommerville.

Wilson Daily Times, 25 May 1936.

Wilson Colored High School (whose name was soon to change to C.H. Darden High School) invited Rev. W.C. Sommerville to deliver a baccalaureate sermon to the Class of 1936. Rev. Sommerville’s sermon, “The Battle of Life,” drew from I Timothy 6:12. Virginia State College president Dr. John M. Gandy addressed the commencement address.

Former Darden High teacher killed in accident in Elizabeth City.

Wilson Daily Times, 4 November 1949.

Floreta Walson Allen died 3 November 1949 in rural Pasquotank County, North Carolina. Per her death certificate, she was born 17 May 1908 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Stacy J. Walson and Ruby A. Trowell; was married; was employed as a teacher. She was buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Elizabeth City, N.C. Lesly J. Walson was informant.

Though she was said to have lived and taught in Wilson for ten years, I have not found record of her in the city.

Darden band performs at mass X-ray survey.

Wilson Daily Times, 18 November 1950.

“Hundreds of Wilson county residents yesterday turned out for the opening of the mass x-ray survey which will last until December 23. Part of the crown which attended the opening in front of the county court house can be seen in the top photo. The Charles L. Coon High school band also is shown in the above picture. Colored citizens staged their own opening program at Nash and Pender streets. The Darden High school band can be seen in the bottom photo getting the mass x-ray started in that section of town. …”