Davie County Training School -Central Davie High School Reunion Scholarship
In 1925, the Julius Rosenwald Foundation provided the impetus and shared the funding for the construction of the “Colored School” on Campbell Road in Mocksville. Rosenwald School, the first name of the school, began with grades 1-8. By 1934, it had expanded to grade 11, and school year 1946-47 the 12th grade was added. Extra-curricular activities were limited, books were old and smelly and county and state transportation was not available. Magalene Gaither, former student, said that these limitations provided a respect for learning. “You had to do the best with what you had,” she said. “It instilled pride and concentrated attention to skills and tremendous social graces.”
Marie Craig Roth stated in her book, “History of Davie County Schools,” that “time goes quickly and unless they are written down and archived somewhere, valuable information is lost forever.”
The original Davie County Training School building burned down in 2002 and, to be sure that its memories were not lost forever, former students came together to start a scholarship fund which would preserve the memory of this school and the people who learned and taught there.
The Davie County Training School – Central Davie High School Reunion Scholarship is available to a high school senior or college student who is a descendant of a Davie County Training School or Central Davie School Graduate/Attendee.