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J. F. Drake High School / Alma Mater

 
 
J.F. Drake High School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 15, 2014
1. J.F. Drake High School Marker
Inscription.
(Side 1)
J. F. Drake High School

J.F. Drake High School, formerly Lee County Training School, educated Black children of the community from 1958 to 1970. It bears the name of Dr. Joseph Fanning Drake. Drake consisted of 12 classrooms, gymnasium, kitchen, and band room/storage room. The State of Alabama curriculum was the course of study which included vocational and college preparatory. Extracurricular activities included sports, theater, and performing and fine arts. Dr. R.E. Moore was principal during the school's existence. School colors were maroon and white and the mascot was the Wildcat.

(Side 2)
Alma Mater

Hail to thee, Our Alma Mater,
Drake High School
Though we toil we'll not forget thee,
Drake High School
We will love thee as our home,
Though amid life's grandeur roam;
Alma Mater, Alma Mater
Drake High School
Lee County the home of southern beauty,
We love thee well.
Let our voices ring with praises
Thy wonders tell.
We, thy loyal sons and daughters,
Pledge to thee our loyalty,
for we love thee, yes we love thee
Drake High School.

 
Erected 2008 by the Historic Chattahoochee Commission and Auburn City Schools
Alma Mater Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 15, 2014
2. Alma Mater Marker
Board of Education.
 
Location. 32° 37.018′ N, 85° 29.699′ W. Marker is in Auburn, Alabama, in Lee County. Marker is on Spencer Avenue 0.1 miles north of Clark Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 655 Spencer Avenue, Auburn AL 36832, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. General James Henry Lane House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Sigma Alpha Epsilon (approx. mile away); Max Adams Morris / Max Adams Morris Drill Field (approx. 0.9 miles away); Cary Hall (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Auburn Guards Reviewed by Jefferson Davis (approx. one mile away); The Crescent (approx. one mile away); Toomers Corner And The Bank Of Auburn (approx. one mile away); City Hall (approx. one mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Auburn.
 
Also see . . .  History of High School from Wikipedia. (Submitted on June 15, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. African AmericansEducation
 
Former J.F. Drake High School - Now J.F. Drake Middle School. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 15, 2014
3. Former J.F. Drake High School - Now J.F. Drake Middle School.
J.F. Drake High School Area image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 15, 2014
4. J.F. Drake High School Area
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 475 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on December 25, 2016.
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