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Mount Hope in Fayette County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Dubois School History

So let us not forget the roots that brought us this far

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel
1. Dubois School History Marker
Inscription.  A cadre of excellent teachers sharing and imparting values produced students with interests and community endeavors, fundraising, and contributions to projects throughout the world.

Leadership – Principals
see photo

Leadership – Faculty

These teachers are remembered to this day and many felt they were instrumental in personal success:
Eunice Fleming, music; Robert Lewis, engineer; Laura Ferry Griere, English/journalism/Echo newspaper; Joyce Sweeney Harris, civics; James Brooks, biology, Clarence Edmonson, band director; Irving S. Leece, NFA/VO-ag; Dorothy Christian Harris, home ec.; Col. James Bouldin, Andrew Calloway, Russell Moss, Edith McCall, Florence McMillion, Christian Harris, George Scott, Clifford King, Major Gen. Calvin C. Rogers; Congressial Medal of Honor recipient

Student Clubs & Activities
Football
Basketball
Home Ec. Club
Cafeteria Club
Student Council
Band
Hi-Y
Y-Teen
Library Club
Dramatic Club
Student
Dubois School History Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel
2. Dubois School History Marker
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Achievements
1937 The DuBois Football Team were the State Champions from 1937-1939 and 1942, and Eastern Champions in 1955-56.
1950 William Brown won a national award for his watercolor painting, The Other Side of America, in the National High School Art Exhibition at the Fine Arts Galleries at the Carnegie Institute in Pittsburgh, PA.
NFA- New Farmers of America (DuBois Chapter) won the Sweepstake Award, a rotating plaque for winning more places than any other chapter and having the highest number of points.
The Commercial Club won 1st place 3 times and 2nd place 4 times in the Annual Commercial Contest held at Bluefield State College.
1954 DuBois students and faculty were recognized by the state representative of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis for their contribution to the March of Dimes campaign. DuBois also contributed to the Red Cross, Tuberculosis, and the Band Fund.
1954 Janice Muse, a junior, won first place in typing and shorthand in the Annual Commercial Contest.
1955 The Glee Club received an "A” rating in the Annual Music Festival.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansEducation. A significant historical year for this entry is 1937.
 
Location. 37° 53.947′ N, 81° 9.452′ 
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W. Marker is in Mount Hope, West Virginia, in Fayette County. Marker is on Main Street (West Virginia Route 211) 0.2 miles west of Route 16, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mount Hope, West Virginia 25580, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mount Hope Landmarks (here, next to this marker); Mount Hope Early Town History (here, next to this marker); Mount Hope Coal History (here, next to this marker); Mount Hope School History (here, next to this marker); DuBois High School (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Glen Jean Athletic Club (approx. 2 miles away); Glen Jean (approx. 2 miles away); Bank of Glen Jean (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mount Hope.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 1, 2020, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 27 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 1, 2020, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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Mar. 8, 2021