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Here is some really good news. Eleven yearbooks from Carver High School, ranging from 1949 to 1969, are now available at the digital NC website. You can search each issue for names or subjects, or you can page through the book as if it were in your hands. You can zoom in from normal view to huge. And you can save or copy any page image by right clicking on the page (Windows) or “control” clicking on the page (Mac). All free, courtesy of the UNC Libraries and the North Carolina Room of the Forsyth County Public Library.
The digital NC website has yearbooks from most colleges in NC and many high schools, arranged by county. For several years we have had yearbooks from 1911 through 1963 of the Winston High School, the Winston-Salem High School and its successor, R.J. Reynolds High School online at the site. From the mid-1930s through the mid-1950s, Gray and Hanes High Schools were also incorporated. But we have very few yearbooks from any of the other many city and county high schools. We have made efforts to collect these yearbooks, but have found few willing donors. If you have, or know where there are, copies from any school, please call our information desk at 336-703-3070.
Oak Grove Junior High School opened in 1936 with a faculty of two and forty-five students. The next year it was renamed the George Washington Carver High School. By the late 1940s, the faculty had increased to 16, with over 550 students. From its opening until consolidation of the Winston-Salem and Forsyth County school systems, it was the only county high school for black students. The first yearbook online, 1949, was called the “Hi-Lite”. The next year the name was changed to the “Yellow Jacket”. We hope that this collection will grow and help to preserve the proud heritage of one of Forsyth County’s most important schools.