H. B. Sugg High School


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H. B. Sugg High School
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Students walking by H. B. Sugg High School in Farmville. Date from negative sleeve.
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February 1955
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12cm x 10cm
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0741-b6-fc-v6.c.61
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nita barfield barnes Feb 17 2017

I was a token black for entergration at Snow Hill Junior high in the 8th grade. A token for Greene Central High in the 9th grade the first 9th grade class. Then there for 2 years I had to move to H.B. Suggs which I found out students were taught 2 years behind. I attended the 11th grade only there. But what a great school of teachers with love and joy. My most memorable school year in high school, and excelled in all classes on the A honor roll. Then on to intergration for Farmville Central High School where the entire town meshed both black and white students. What a ride through 8th to 12th. Did nay newspapers catch all this suffereing we did for equality in education. I am writing my own book about BLack History. Keep pushing we have never arrived!!

Ramona Smith Feb 21 2016

My mother was head majorette at HB Suggs I would love info or pictures of my mom with the band!

Titi Feb 21 2016

Hi, do anyone remembers when Mr; Smith was the principle of H.B. Suggs school. I would like to get a year book, some where around 1964-1968 Thank You so much...

Titi Feb 21 2016

Hi, do anyone remembers when Mr; Smith was the principle of H.B. Suggs school. I would like to get a year book, some where around 1964-1968 Thank You so much...

Steven A. Hill Nov 28 2014

I am writing a history about Schools in the area. I would love to hear from you all. My email is hills@pitt.k12.nc.us PLEASE email me if you would like to be interviewed and/or you have documents and information related to HB Sugg and the life the school. Thank you.

Steven Hill Feb 22 2014

I wrote a biography of Sugg. Here it is. http://historyteachermilitary.blogspot.com/2014/02/hb-sugg-school-greenville-nc.html

gladys atkinson Jul 14 2011

correction to David Harper comment on Sat Jul 9th. Phone # is 240-286-2708.

DAVID HARPER JR. Jul 09 2011

TO EVERYONE OF YOU WHO MADE ALL THESE COMMENTS ....WHERE WERE YOU July 2,2011 why didn't you come outwe needed you? WE WILL BE DOING THIS AGAIN NEXT YEAR CALL ME 240-289-2708

James L. Hopkins Feb 10 2011

I graduated from H.B. Sugg, class of 1970. I will contact Carrie Baker. wow!

JOE HOPKINS Aug 21 2010

It's almost time for things to start to happen for us our community and our school. First the alumni is coming in sept-4&5. Then we start the Million Dollar Quest Fund Raiser. Our first affair for that is Nov. 20-2010, it's called the Banquet/Auction Fund Raiser. We have on the program the C.W. Spirituals & a speaker that will enlighten us on a few things, dinner will be served. It's all for a good cause so please show your support to your school, your community in helping us stand together as a people. The only way to do this is to 'STAND'.If you need and want a ticket, please contact me on facebook, right here or when you see me anywhere. I have tickets and I also love to talk about what we are doing for the school and for the community. And we do need your support for we do have a vision of support for our community. A many of you are coming back this way to live and we want you to be able to come back and get help right at home, support is also our guest. Let's make it happen right here at home.Thank you so very much for all you may do to help.

JOE HOPKINS Jul 25 2010

Along with what I had put on the other pages about the up and coming events, here are some of the other things planed.To put a new roof on the gym,cafeteria, and kitchen.Modernize the said kitchen,gym, and dinning room. Replace windows and doors, replace heating/air system. Lower ceiling in hallways and classrooms. Replace tile in hallways and all other areas where tile is needed. Moderize all bathrooms, install security system with cameras.Purchase playground equipment & purchase computers for office.So you can see that we are are in need of your help to restore our school.We thank you again for your reading of this matter in hope that it will touch you in someway and you feel the need to help your school!I'll have more for you soon.

Joe Charles Hopkins Jr Jul 22 2010

the computer can truly be amess at times, can't it.You can see what happen with the messages, can't you?I surely didn't mean to have two of the sameones out there. I'm having a time with this computer for the last two days it's been doing what it wanted to do.Anyway you all do understand where i'm coming from, "dont' you"? Good- love you all!

Joe Charles Hopkins Jr Jul 22 2010

hELLO AGAIN SO SOON, I JUST GOT THE NUMBER TO THE SCHOOL AND ASK FOR Mrs. WILKES. THE NUMBER IS 252-753-6400, SHE CAN GIVE YOU Mrs. Carrie Baker's number.Peace be unto you. Your clsaamate & friend!

Joe Charles Hopkins Jr Jul 22 2010

First of all I would like to thank Sister Teressa[dena]Joyner & Sister MARY NEWTON for their comments. Cause I had truly forgotten the school song. Now for all that did'nt remember it thanks to sister Newton yu will be able to sang it again,when we get together in September[labor day]. NOW THE BUSINESS at hand.We the committee here in Farmville are working on a few projects.The theme is "keep hope alive."WE are planninga few affairs. THE FIRST to be held in November 20 2010. IT'S CALL THE HUNDERD DOLLAR A PLATE DINNER.And our goal is "the million dollar quest". We are going to have,yard sells,donut sells,candy sells, anything to help raise money for the cause.Then in December on about the 18 of 2010 we will have the 100 men in black & 100 women in red affair. Tickets for that event will be $25.00 per person.These are some of the things we are trying to do to help our school.SO COME AND JOIN US IN OUR QUEST. We do need your support.For any futher information, get in touch with the H.B. SUGG community Center or Mrs Carrie Baker.Those numbers I don't have at this time, AND if you can't get them let me know, and please forgive me for not having that information.Meeting are still every 3rd thursday of each month.

Joe Charles Hopkins Jr Jul 22 2010

First of all I would like to thank Sister Teressa[dena]Joyner & Sister MARY NEWTON for their comments. Cause I had truly forgotten the school song. Now for all that did'nt remember it thanks to sister Newton yu will be able to sang it again,when we get together in September[labor day]. NOW THE BUSINESS at hand.We the committee here in Farmville are working on a few projects.The theme is "keep hope alive."WE are planning a few affairs. THE FIRST to be held in November 20 2010. IT'S CALL THE HUNDERD DOLLAR A PLATE DINNER.And our goal is "the million dollar quest". We are going to have,yard sells,donut sells,candy sells, anything to help raise money for the cause.Then in December on about the 18 of 2010 we will have the 100 men in black & 100 women in red affair. Tickets for that event will be $25.00 per person.These are some of the things we are trying to do to help our school.SO COME AND JOIN US IN OUR QUEST. We do need your support.For any futher information, get in touch with the H.B. SUGG community Center or Mrs Carrie Baker.Those numbers I don't have at this time, AND if you can't get them let me know, and please forgive me for not having that information.Meeting are still every 3rd thursday of each month.

teressa (dena) joyner Jul 22 2010

WOW' I DONT EVEN KNOW WHERE TO START.FIRST I LIKE TO HONOR ALL THAT ATTEND HB SUGGS AND HAVE GONE ON BEFORE US.HB SUGGS WAS A SCHOOL OF PRIDE AND UPMOST RESPECT.MR GRAHMAN WHO WAS PRINCIPLE WHEN I ATTENDED AND WAS WELL RESPECTED AND THE STAFF OF GREAT TEACHERS WERE LIKE NONE U CAN REPLACE.AS I WRITE THIS POST I CANT THINK OF ANYTHING NEGATIVE TO SAY ABOUT OUR SCHOOL.THE MEMORIES THERE IS SOMETHING I CARRIED WITH ME INTO MY ADULT LIFE AND SHARED WITH MY FAMILY OF HOW WE ALL WAS JUST LIKE ONE BIG HAPPY FAMILY THERE AND TODAY WE STAND 40YRS LATER ALL STILL CONNECT SOME WAY ARE ANOTHER.AND IT MAKES ME PROUD TO SAY I ATTENDED HB SUGGS SCHOOL!HISTORY HAS BEEN MADE..COME ALL LETS JOIN TOGETHER AND SAVE OUR MEMORIES!! DENA*

Mary Newton Jul 22 2010

Correction in part 2 of the class song.    Last sentence: misspelled the word "goals"

Mary Q. Newton - Class "68" Jul 22 2010

The Faithful Blue and Gold (Part 2) Dear Sugg High, march forward and never lag behind. We're on the top forever in every task we find. Our children work together to climb to higher golas, we'll ever, ever love thee, the Faithful Blue and Gold.

Mary Q. Newton Jul 22 2010

The Faithful Blue and Gold (Part 1)Dear Sugg High, we love thee,We'll stand for what you areWe bring our hearts togetherand never stray apart.Our colors high above theeWe'll cherish young and old.Success is what we live for,The Faithful Blue and Gold.

JOE HOPKINS Jul 18 2010

ONE MORE TIME, WE NEED TO DO THIS!FOR REAL-DOE!DEAR H. B. SUGG WE LOVE YOU-YOU STAND FOR WHAT WE ARE!THAT'S AS FOR AS I CAN GO RIGHT NOW. BUT IF THERE'S ANYBODY THAT REMEMBER IT PUT IT OUT THERE,LET'S START THERE. OUR HIGH SCHOOL SONG. "THE FATHFUL BLUE AND GOLD"CALL ME FAITHFUL FOR I DO LOVE H.B.SUGG.IT WAS A GRAND SCHOOL TO ME,AND I LOVE MY PEOPLE TOO!SO YOU ALL KNOW WHAT TO DO,LET'S DO IT THEN,OKAY!YEA,JOE HOPKINS JR AGAIN!LET'S GET IT ON!I DO LOVE MY SCHOOL H.B.SUGG.AND I KNOW THAT A LOT OF YOU DO TOO!

Joe Charles Hopkins Jr Jul 18 2010

High my classmates & friends;this is Joe Charles Hopkins again.Just want to let you know that we are moving right along with what we plan to do to help our community and our school.The things that we are planning are coming together.we still help from our classmates & friends to join us in our quest.All of us need to pitch inand help in bringing our schoolback together.For I do believe we can save our school.So my people let's not loose our heritage for that's about all we have left in our home town, with all we let go orhave lost back, let's not loose thisto.For what a diffident a day make.I remember just like the rest of you on how much we loved our school. You know as well as I what's going on. So please dont give this.Let's show the world what we can do rigth here in our little town of Farmville.Our children dont have anywhere to or nothing to do here, for it seen to me ,one rule,one government, you know what I'm talking about.So let's stand for something and not fall for just anything.We really need each other in more ways then one, to come together and show off.For I truly believe that if we do this there will be a big change in our town and community. Let's save our school and feel good about something we all did together. "Love you all" classmate & friend, Joe Charles Hopkins Jr, always.

Joe Charles Hopkins Jr Jun 27 2010

I Joe Charles Hopkins Jr is apart of the class of 1963. to me H.B.Suggs hight scool was the best school ever. even in my young years I went to some schools in the north, with all class of people, I mean back in the 50's. BUT THERE WAS NO PLACE like H.B.SUGGS.So this is why I'm writing this piece, for all of those who want to see our school remain the same and grow.      Developing A Relationship  Stop, look,stand still and read, developing a relationship!Let's begin to be a-wear of our life.A LIFE FOR US,for our children,our village,neighborhood and community.Yes to make a-way for our   children through us giving something back to our neighborhood.      We have a school here that need our support and help and in return we help each other.H.B.SUGGS is the school and we the people are who I'm talking about.      It was God's plan from the very beginning for us to keep our school.And if you do the research you will see that we are one of the only schools, if not the only one still standing.'To me that say a-lot! Yes it is in God's plan for us to have our school,for us to come together to provide the means and welfare for a new way, a new people!God is giving us the opportunity to do HIS will, just as HE did for the Israelites. He has given us a promise that He would restore us if we would stop,and stand,and listen this day to what HE is saying to us."HE'S saying come together my children and bring a people back together.It's in HIS will that  if we will help each other no matter the cost and have faith in the cause HE will WILL BLESS US BEYOUND ALL MEANS.     Someone had wrote about Mrs. Carrie BAKER, she is apart of develpoing a relationship. So let's come together my classmates and friends and do this.      WE MEET  EVERY THIRD Thursday of every month at 6:0clock until about 7:30 at the school.You can e-mail me at buzzard320@yahoo.com             Truly Joe Charles hopkins Jr                 

felicia speight Jun 16 2010

the H.B. Sugg High School has now been turned into a community center (the H.B.Sugg Community Center). the owners are trying really hard to keep the building's doors open. They will be having a meeting every 3rd Thursday in the month with friends, family, graduates of the school to come up with different ideas to help the center. The meeting is at 6 p.m. if you would like to come by to see what the meeting is all about, please feel free to stop in. If you have questions please contact Mrs. Joyce Wilkes at (252) 753-6400. You can also email us at theoldhbsugg@yahoo.com. We look forward to seeing you and hearing from you. The picture is so wonderful. If you don't mind, I would like to place in on the website.

Gwendolyn Moore Apr 18 2010

Greetings to all. I am a 1970 graduate of H.B. Sugg. I first went there from 1st through 3rd grades. We moved and I attended what was then known as Bruce Falkand Elementary from 4th through 8th grades; went back to H.B. Sugg and completed my 4 years of high school. There was so much pride there. I will never forget my early childhood teachers, Miss Faison, Ms. Exum and Mrs. Taylor. There are so many memories left down those hallways with the sqeaky wooden floors. Anyone remember the teachers selling fruit in the hallways? You could buy 2 apples for a nickel and 3 oranges for a dime. During my early years, I also remember what a superb band, basketball and football teams we had. And yes Lydia, Maydays. However, academics were most important. During my high school years, Miss Jordan and Mrs. Graham, among others were the academic gurus. I know everyone remember Mr. Selby making us sing the school song over and over,(The Faithful Blue and Gold), until we sang it to his satisfaction. The memories are too numerous to share here. As some of you may know, H.B. Sugg is in danger of being demolished. My classmate and best friend of 40+ years, Carrie Shelley Baker is on a committee to help save this historic site. The committee desperately needs our help and support. It is vitallly important that anyone with ties to H.B. Sugg contact Carrie at (252) 753-2439 or via email at carriebaker6@aol.com.

Willie Foreman Mar 13 2010

Oops! "truly"

Willie Edwards Foreman Mar 08 2010

I also attended H.B. Sugg High School from 1964-1968. I can truely say that I liked all of my teachers. They were caring and supportive. I really like class reunions and keeping in touch with members of my graduating class.

Brenda Edwards Harper Mar 08 2010

I was in the last class to graduate from H.B. Suggs in 1971. They are planning a reunion for the school in June 2010. Please pass the word.

Brenda Edwards Harper Mar 08 2010

My class was the last class to graduate from H.B.Suggs in 1971. Heard they were having a reunion in June 2010. Pass the world.

Lydia Harper Pettis Mar 06 2010

I too attended H.B. Suggs. I was there for my beginning years. That is where I got my foundation for education and I am proud to say so. I have worked in education for 16 years and know the importance of Head Start, Kinder and First Grade. Mrs. Montgomery was my Kindergarten teacher and she left an important positive impression with me. God bless those teachers who truly love their students and want only for them to succeed in life. She cared about the whole person. I still remember celebrating May Day. Anybody else out there ever wrapped the May Pole? A-tisket a-tasketa green and yellow basketI wrote a letter to my love(mom)And on the way I dropped it.

Jeff Fields Feb 10 2010

I didn't graduate from H B Sugg, but I spent all of my elementary years there, prior to integration in 1971. I have to say that those were perhaps the best years of my life. I did not know then the importance of going into that school or the classrooms on that last day before integration. When school let out for that final school year, s a 6th grader ging to the 7th grade, I could not have even imagined how our lives would be changed forever. We were about to be a part of history at various levels of our studies. I went on the Jr. High School, which was then known as FARMVILLE JUNIOR HIGH, while my brother, cousins, aunts and uncles went on to the new High School, known as FARMVILLE CENTRAL. As I research the history of the school, little did I know that we would groundbreaking and history-making  for our town, state and for our nation. My sense of awareness and achievement has been heightened as I think of those who went on before us. They made sacrifices so that our paths would be made easier. We made sacrifices so that those who followed us would have an easier path to travel. We did not endure some of the violence associated with integration, but we dealt with equal rights issues, mistreatment, ridicule, and just plain old fear of the unknown. At that time, we didn't realize the importance of the struggle we were in. But today, Feb. 10, 2010, I realize the what an impact it has had on my children, your children, and all children alike. So I ask everyone who was a part of the transistion, a part of the struggle, to take your place in history, however, small you may think your contribution was. It may seem small to you, but it turned out to be a big part in shaping the history of our schools, our town, our state, and the entire nation. To every citizen of the Town of Farmville, to every student who was part of the transition, to every teacher who accepted the responsibility to educate all of us, to every coach who taught us that instead of competing against one another, we can compete together for a commomn cause (not only to win at sports, but to win in the game of life), to the parents who were brave enough to say "yes", this change is for the greater good of our community and convincing the children to embrace that philosophy. I SALUTE ALL OF YOU, and I THANK ALL OF YOU, for the role you played in shaping my life. I'm a better person because I was a part of this. I have a greater understanding of the importance of what was done and why it was done. What a blessing. For those of you who read this post, you may contact me Jeff Fields, jeff.fields@dhhs.nc.gov .  FCHS Class of '77. I would love to hear your comments. Mary Newton, we go way, way back. We're from the same neighborhood.

WM F JOHNSON Sep 16 2009

I ATTENDED H.B.SUGG HIGH YERA WAS 1966 LOOKING FOR YEAR BOOK FOR 1966 OK Wm.JO

WILLIAM F JOHNSO Sep 16 2009

I ATTENDED H.B.SUGG HIGH SCHOOL YEAR 1966 ok I AM LOOKING FOR YEAR BOOK FOR 1966 FROM WILLIAM F.JOHNSON

Cheryl Tyson Jul 31 2009

Wow! My mom attended the same school and graduated in 1966. I was just going through her high school year book this morning. Her birthday is next week and I am trying to get the book restored for her because it has been damaged over the years. I was doing research on the school which I just learned was closed in 1999 and came across your comment on this site. I noticed you graduated in '68 and sure enough when I looked at the pictures of the 10th graders...there's your name! I'm not sure which girl you are in the photo but if ever you wanted to see it, I would be more than happy to scan the photo and send it to you via email. I was so excited seeing another person from the school and it made me wonder if you knew my mother. Her maiden name is Charlotte Harris. If you ever happen to see this post, please feel free to contact me at princess531_2000@yahoo.com.

Mary Quen Newton Jul 08 2009

I attended H.B. Sugg High School from 1964-1968. The teachers were very caring and concerned that students mastered their studies. The school was small compared to others which led to an atmosphere of unity among students. My graduating class still celebrate reunions and stay in touch with each other through out the years. EMail has proved to be a blessing!

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