Newton-Conover High School (circa 1950s)


At one time, this High School served the entire Newton-Conover Community. This gave rise to the term "Twin Cities" which referred to the towns of Newton and Conover. The school later served as a Junior High School, and then a Middle School. To this day, it remains under the jurisdiction of the Newton-Conover Schools Administration. The building houses the Newton-Conover Health Science School on the second floor.The Newton-Conover Auditorium and NewArts School are only a small portion of one wing and, as mentioned, they rent their spaces from the school system. The building continues to house "The Green Room," a community performing arts center.
 [Courtesy of Melanie Elrod, Student Services/CTE Director, Newton-Conover City Schools]


Newton-Conover Junior Band - 1947-48


Senior Marching Band - 1947-48

1949 Junior/Senior Prom
Here's some "real gone cats" and the school "Sweetie"
(L. to R.) Clyde Fisher, Louis Evans, William Smith, Joe Furr, Mabel Ann Pendleton,
Earnest Sigmon, L. C. Butler, Dale Hunsucker, 'Spankie' McSwain, Dwight Dellinger,
Bobby Abernathy, Bill Zimptbaum and A. Wilkinson.

Undated photo of the NCHS 9th grade football team.
Does anyone know who these guys are?.

GO RED DEVILS! Cheerleading squad, ca,. 1950 - (Standing, L-R): Patricia Hollar, Dot
 Abernethy,  Sam Ward. (Kneeling, L-R): Janice Brady, Artis Miller, Jack Smith and Don Barker.

The Queen's Court, 1952
Front, Anita Castile
2nd Row; L-Nancy Bolick, Lucy Beaver Ivey
3rd Row; Louise Sigmon, Janice Bolick, Evelyn Hallman
Top row; Peggy Jones Lutz, Leona Wilkie Schell

L-R - Millie Coley, Juanita Furr, Artis Miller, Alice Pitts, Carolyn Mitchem, Betty Lou Ball, Dot Abernathy, Janice Brady, Jane Coley.

Photo courtesy of Newton Observer-Enterprise
Coach Nick Bazzel and the senior captains hold their championship
 banner after their win over Tarboro on Friday, Dec 12, in Chapel Hill.

All photos, except as noted, courtesy of Don Barker

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