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Clemmons High memories flood back for grads

Clemmons High School graduates came back to their old school Friday to dedicate a plaque in memory of their old principals.

George Wilson, Class of 1956, recalled the Christmas plays, the Halloween carnivals, the class plays and more activities at the school. “This doesn’t include me, but some people weren’t on their best behavior here,” he said.

For those, corporal punishment was still in vogue along with school prayer. The family of the late Frank Morgan, the last principal of Clemmons High, were on hand for the celebration.

“My daddy would have enjoyed the company of all of you,” said his daughter, Sarah Morgan. The plaque was paid for by contributions from the graduates who have another project of placing a display of “Clem-Memories” in the old school, now the Broyhill Center.

Sarah Morgan said the family is donating her father’s old grade book which includes all the grades of all the students during his tenure. She eased the grads minds by saying the book’s covers would be closed while on display.