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From the Granville County Yearbooks: Donkey Basketball

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Pep Pac [1963], page 117

Fifteen new years books from the Granville County Public Library are now available on DigitalNC. These yearbooks feature students and teachers from Epsom High School, Henderson High School, J.F. Webb High School, Oxford High School and the Oxford Female Seminary.

High school yearbooks on DigitalNC often feature interesting, and sometimes weird, traditions. From this batch of yearbooks, Henderson High School sets a new level for interesting traditions. The 1963 “Pep Pac” highlights the high school’s Key Club, which participated in activities to develop leadership skills in young men. Apparently, one of these activities was a Donkey Basketball game, in the high school gym. It appears that this event was hosted mainly to entertain community members, which it is still doing to this day.

Also of interest are the two catalogs from the Oxford Female Seminary from 1883 and 1905. They feature the strict rules and formalities that stand a sharp contrast to the other yearbooks in this batch, which come from the mid-1960s. Each could be useful for someone interested in genealogy of Granville County or Women’s Education in the late 19th to early 20th centuries.

To see more yearbooks from the Granville County Public Library, click here. To learn more about the Granville County Public Library please visit the contributor page or the website.

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Pep Pac [1963], page 117


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