CARROLLTON, GA – With construction of the first phase of the replacement Carrollton High School well under way and expected to be completed this spring, attention moves to the interior spaces and Carrollton City Schools needs your help.
In the first building alone, there are 12 large display cases set aside to showcase artifacts representing the 130-year history of Carrollton High School and the school district. All aspects of the Carrollton experience will be represented, from academics, to athletics to the arts.
"When we were in the planning stages of the new high school, a top priority was to dedicate ample space to honor our school's history," said Dr. Mark Albertus, superintendent.
In the lobby, 61 of a total of 62 state championship trophies, representing a bevy of sports plus debate and literary, will be on display along with other trophies and artifacts. A 1924 missing trophy represents CHS's first state title - in track - not a surprise considering the exceptional caliber of the CHS track programs.
Although many artifacts already have been discovered, much more is still needed to fill the cases, said Julianne Foster, who, along with Rita Gentry, are organizing the collections. There will also be a dedicated case for Carver High School, the former segregated school that graduated its last class in 1969. Artifacts are especially needed to honor this period of history.
Trojan and Yellow Jacket alumni are asked to donate items to celebrate the entire Carrollton experience. Please contact Gentry via email at rita.gentry@ carrolltoncityschools.net for more information and to arrange pickup.