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Old 01-31-2012, 06:10 PM
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I attended Hugh Morrison Jr, High School in 1962 and 1963. It was a great school. This was when basketball players wore short shorts and black rim glasses. We had "sock hop" dances in the gym. There were a lot of guys named "Butch" and "Eddie" who wore their hair very greassy in a "duck tail" with a spit curl in front, who wore "motorcycle" jackets (with plenty of zippers) and "engineer" boots. Those were the days.
Hugh Morrison was originally built as a High School in 1924. I can't remember when they transitioned to a Junior High. I had a one of a kind "spelling class" teacher named Grady Carroll. He played the chello for us every Christmas etc. I think he played for the NC symphony. Too bad I was so young and could not appreciate his talents and contibutions to our education.
A serious rule infraction back then was chewing gum and having your shirt tail out. Now their butts are hanging out. Boys who smoked in the bathrooms were "bad dudes".
The other kids from Daniels and other schools kidded us saying "when your team goes to play Morrison, you have to take 2 big sticks, one to hold up the cieling and one to beat off the rats". I didn't think Morrison was that old and I never saw a rat.
Does anyone know where I might get copies of the year books from Hugh Morrison Jr. High School from the early 1960's?
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Old 01-31-2012, 06:16 PM
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The original Green Hope High School in the 1920's was the first accredited rural high school in Wake County.
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Old 01-31-2012, 11:16 PM
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Originally Posted by rnc2mbfl View Post
East and West Millbrook didn't exist in the 60's or early 70's. There used to be ONE Millbrook Jr. High. It was the location of the current Millbrook Elementary. East Millbrook was built first and was followed by West Millbrook in the mid 70's. I know; I attended one year (the very first 9th grade class) at West Millbrook. Since I graduated high school in 1980, that means that West Millbrook wasn't open until the fall of 1976.
Wow, I know I'm resurrecting an old post thread (in a thread that someone else resurrected) but yeah rnc2mbfl, I don't know why I said "early 70s" (I think I was thinking "early/mid") because I know exactly when West Millbrook opened, as I, too, was a charter student there in '76! I was a year behind you, but I had 9th graders in some classes as an 8th grader. If you took Band or Algebra that year, we might have been classmates

The current Millbrook Elementary and former Millbrook Jr. High used to also house Millbrook High School before the current location was built in the late 60's. I think it was built the same year as Sanderson but I could be off by a year or so.
Actually that school was 1-12, not a High School only (I don't think schools had "K-" then) before it became a Jr High; when Millbrook High school and perhaps when North Ridge Elementary were built (both in the '68-'69 school year I think), it become a Jr High. It was the school for all grades in the unincorporated Wake county areas north of Raleigh, which as you know, meant anything much past the current Beltline.
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