Castle-like high school in Roanoke Rapids full of history
It might be one of the most awe-inspiring buildings in North Carolina. In many ways, the high school resembles a castle. It opened on September 19, 1921 and this month marks its one-hundredth anniversary. The school itself is full of history.
THE CONTRACTOR BEHIND HIM >>> THE CONCESSION STAND HAS BEEN SEEN AND THERE IS STILL AN OBVIOUS DOOR. >> THIS THING IS FULLY CHARGED IF WE NEED THEM. >> THESE ARE THE ORIGINAL TALK TRAYS THAT ARE IN EVERY ROOM. >> IT IS IN GREAT SHAPE TO BE 100 YEARS OLD. >> WELL, I HAVE BEEN A POLICE OFFICER ALL MY LIFE. >> IT IS A LOT OF NOISE BECAUSE OF THE HARDWOOD FLOORS. >> NOISE BUT USUALLY NO PROBLEM . MEMORIES COME BACK WHEN I COME HERE BECAUSE I SPENT SO MUCH OF MY LIFE HERE. IT IS A VERY SOOTHING FEELING FOR ME, ESPECIALLY WHERE I AM SITTING NOW BECAUSE WHEN I GRADUATED, I WAS ON THE VERY FIRST SEAT SO THIS IS WHERE I SAT WHEN I GRADUATED. >> THE PIANO PLAY POMP AND CIRCUMSTANCE AS IT HAS SINCE EVERY GRADUATION FROM THE BEGINNING. >> WHEN I GRADUATED IN 1990 IF SOMEONE WOULD'VE ASKED ME IF I WOULD'VE COME BACK ONE DAY AND BEEN A PRINCIPAL, I WOULD'VE SAID YOU ARE CRAZY. I AM GRATEFUL I AM ABLE TO DO THIS. >> VOWELS SYMBOLIZE WISDOM. >> WE HAVE POWER, STABILITY, AND WISDOM REPRESENTED ON THE FRONT OF OUR HIGH SCHOOL. >> THERE ARE JUST NOT ANY OLD HIGH SCHOOL SLEPT LIKE THIS. THIS IS ONE OF THE VERY FEW LEFT. >> WHAT A STUNNING BUILDING. ROANOKE RAPIDS HIGH WILL CELEBRATE ITS 100 ANNIVERSARY ON OCTOBER 1 AND SECOND. ACTIVITIES INCLUDE OPENING A