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Square Dancing Troupe
During our "early years" in high school,
some of us Classmates participated in Clogging and during
our Senior years it was Square Dancing. First row, l-r: Debbie Spencer,
Brenda Davis, Nancy
Johnson ('72), and Sherry Honeycutt. Back row: Richard Glover, Wilton
McMillan ('74), Lewis Suggs,
and Randy Caines. There is a similar picture featured in
North Carolinian section.
This is a different posing of the Square Dancing Troupe above. Apparently,
this is part of a series
of pictures taken for a Class Yearbook. This picture
was 1 of 2 found in the NCSD Museum by
Jimmy Autrey. The
second picture he sent can be found near the bottom of the
A True Extracurricular Activity!
Yes, this picture is shown in our Yearbook and this is the original
picture from Richard Glover.
Our Debris Team
thought this was hilarious and insisted that I post this on this page.
Gary Hunnings and David Bouthot ('71) at front and Donnie Crump, Richard Glover and
Wayne Snow ('71), standing.
The following four photos are from the Lewis Suggs Photography Archives,
courtesy of Trudy Suggs.
The above group photo has students from the
Class of 1969 and 1970. First row, L-R: Larry Triplet
Tommy Jackson ('69), Donnie
McLamb, Dallas Partin ('69), Lewis Suggs, Val Lowery, and
Kenneth Lowe. Second
row: Buster Bowman ('71), Eddie Robinson ('69), Maroney Williamson ('69),
Randy Caines, Ray Rich,
Lee McDaniel, Donnie Crump, and Jimmy Gibbs. Back
Tommy Nance ('69), Dee Clanton ('69), Robert
Autrey ('69), Wayne Herron (?), Lester
Willie Harrell (?).
Escorting the girls to Hoffmeyer Hall. Dee
Clanton and Sherry Honeycutt. Linda Gillespie and Buster
Bowman. Sandra Dixon and Larry Triplett.
Prom, Spring of 1970
This picture was originally posted in
the Mystery Page and later placed under the Football/Sports
Banquet above. The girl holding Richard's left hand is Debbie Spencer. She
is wearing the same dress
as in the picture below. Richard Glover is in the middle facing away from the camera and Randy
Caines on the left. Photo
courtesy of Lester Latkowski.
There is a similar picture like this in our
Yearbook under the heading Class Memories so this is
definitely the Prom in the spring of 1970. I remember
it being held at the SUB (Student Union Bldg.),
whereas the Jr-Sr Prom of 1969 was
held in the gym between Goodwin and Jeter Halls.
Picture courtesy of Richard
Now these two pictures below are also from the
1970 Prom and yes, Barbara Morton is a graduate
from the Class of 1969. When I return these pictures back to Richard, I'll ask him for details.
Steve and Louise, waltzing on the dance floor.
Picture courtesy of Louise.
Booklet, May 1, 1970.
Scanned copy courtesy of
The Juniors "hired" some members of the
Class of 1972 to serve as serveurs and serveuse (French
for waiters and waitresses) for the French themed Jr-Sr Prom.
Front row: Paula Spencer, Diane Little, Ronda Cook, and Connie Greene (?).
Back row: Johnny Purcell, Richard Bowman, Kenneth Simmons, and Stacey James.
Credit goes to Ronda (Cook) Watson for the picture which was discovered on
March 08, 2007,
in her classroom and appreciation goes to Sam Moss (NCSD staff member) for
picture and sending.
More of our 1970 Jr-Sr Prom pictures can be seen on
Gary's Prom Picture Page
The North Carolinian article about the Prom written by Debbie Spencer can be
Prom, Spring of 1969
Photo courtesy of
Lester with Bachelorette #1 and #2.
The Prom Band
Name of band is unknown.
Prom, Spring of 1968
These two pictures were dated June 1968, so it has to be the Prom of the previous month. The
picture on the left shows Mary Sloan and Richard before the Prom. On the right, clockwise from
left, Richard, Brenda Brey, Craig Ensley and
Mary Sloan. Craig and Mary are from the Class of
Pictures courtesy of Richard Glover.
Theatrical Cast, January 1968
Cast photo from "AS YOU LIKE IT" by
Presented in January 1968.
First row, l-r: Joyce Sigmon, Mike Suggs ('68), Lewis Suggs, Dee Clanton
('69), Barbara Clewis.
Second row: Rachel Stone ('68), Carolyn Shaffner ('68), Glenda Cable ('68),
Mary Sloan ('68),
Craig Ensley ('68), Marion Parris ('69), Catherine Parrish ('69), and Larry
Third row: Richard glover, Brain Brizendine, Johnny Rich ('68), Randy
Caines, Kathy Eubanks,
Charles Autry ('68), and Jimmy Gibbs.
Picture courtesy of Trudy Suggs.
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Berets on Campus
These military visitors were actually Green
Berets from Fort Bragg.
According to John Smith, Fort Bragg had agreement with NCSD that
completion of each jungle training session, the Rangers would get
hot showers...in exchange for that, they would visit the students... This
picture, courtesy of Lester, was taken in the Spring of 1970 near the
Water Tower at the east side of Main Building. Sylvester Stallone
is sitting on rear left of the military vehicle. (This picture was
posted on the Mystery Page).
Lewis being shown how to shoot by Green
Berets. From what
Smith told me, they were often visitors at NCSD.
photo courtesy of Trudy Suggs.
Annual School Picnic in 1965
Photo courtesy of Randy Caines
According to John Smith: "We used to go to the Optimist
Park...30 minutes up hwy 181. It was
owned and managed by the local Optimist
Club in Morganton...that's now closed. In fact, some NCSD
Optimist Club Awards...now Anne just said that she was one of the
didn't win that award. She said it was for honor students
who met their criteria for 4 years".
"Anyway, I remember that we went there for the school's end of year picnic
every year in May".
"By the way, I was a lifeguard there 2 summers...one of 2
locals to team up with Marines and
Paratroopers who agreed to provide free
lifeguard services to the city...but us high school students
were paid by
"My sister tells me that..."Silver Creek Campground is now renamed as
Optimist RV Resort and
Campground"...wow...its across the road"".
I also mentioned to John that:
"I did not know that this was an annual
picnic. All I remember was the
Beach in May of 1969 and in May of 1970, the school had a picnic on campus
front of the Scout Cabin".
"I also donít
remember any school picnic in spring of í66, í67, or í68. Dang! Did I missed
out or did the
school not have it on those years? Was it just for high
school students (grades 9-12) or for all
His response: "You are probably correct on the hunch that it was limited
to high school students...cuz
for younger kids, or when we were in middle
school, we had our June picnic at the teachers home.
He also mentioned: "That the senior class had an extra picnic at Scout
Cabin...did we not go? I can't
say now". Lester says, "Ahh, yes, that I
remember, we had steaks and potatoes on that picnic but I
do remember that
we had this inside the
John also says "Be sure to say that I'm aging like everyone
else...if people can correct me or send
accurate info, it will be
A video of three 8mm clips from an 1969
Playmore Beach outing can be seen
Hoffmeyer Hall Boys Waiting for Saturday Morning Chore Assignments
Lewis Suggs is in the front, with his hands on his
hips and in the plaid shirt. Behind him would be
Lee McDaniel and to his
front looks like Steve Warren. Photo courtesy of Trudy Suggs.
in the Mystery page titled "Recess, Gym Time, or is it PE?"
And captioned "I
recognize the pavement markings and I
think this may have been taken near Joiner or Goodwin
Hall, if so it would
be the early 1960s".
The mystery surrounding this picture started to
disappear in November 2005 when MP finished
Aerial view of the campus taken in 1965. A close up view of the
Underhill Gym (see
below), shows the pavement markings as seen in the above picture.
An early spring morning 2006 visit to the site verified that
Phillip Hailey was correct in assuming
that due to the angle that the picture was taken as well was the shadow's
direction, that Lewis'
picture had to have been taken at Underhill Gym. (Facing the gym, the
picture was taken just to the
left at the top of the steps on the sidewalk). Lee McDaniel arrived at the
school in the fall of 1961
and supports the theory that Richard Bowman ('72) and myself believes
that Lewis' picture was
on a Saturday morning after breakfast when sometimes the young boys
would gather there for
weekly campus chore assignments.
These were innocent times! Nowadays, if we were assigned chore duties, the
school would be cited
for violation of Child Labor Laws! Ouch!
Those were the days, my friends,
we thought they'll never end!
Unless otherwise indicated, all Jr-Sr Prom photos are courtesy of Lester
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