THE website forRJ Reynolds High School Alumni and Friends!You are at the right place to learn about what great things are happening at RJR, as well as information on the Class reunions (we have been informed of), and of the various initiatives of your RJ Reynolds High School Alumni and Friends organization and the RJR Staff. Also, we offer links to on-line videos of recorded school performances staged at Reynolds Auditorium (such as concerts performed by RJR's Band, Orchestra and the Choirs, the two schools plays, and The Follies).Reynolds High School became an Arts Magnet school in 2007. Since then...
The words today are the same as in 1949 when they were first written:
- Graduation rates have increased from 63% in 2007 to 87.4% in 2019 (and it should be noted that the State changed the way graduation rates are reported. RJR's graduation rate is above the district and state average).
- College attendance rates have increased from 74% in 2008 to 87% in 2019!
- Dropout rates have decreased from 7.3% in 2008 to 1.96% in 2018!
- Scholarships have increased from $8.5 million is 2009 to $11 million in 2019!
Amid the pines she proudly stands!CONGRATULATIONS to the RJ Reynolds High School Class of 2023If you would like to receive periodic updates from the RJR Alumni, merely send an email to RJRdirectory@aol.com (with the subject line of "add me to the list"). Also, please inform your classmates about this website....so that a lot more of the 41,062 Reynolds High School alumni (as of 2022-2023) will know what great things are taking place "amid the pines."To make a secure tax deductible debit or credit card donation to any and/or all of these initiatives:click on the following link:To make a donation via check: mail your check (made out to "RJR Alumni") to:RJR Alumni * PO Box 26172 * Winston-Salem, NC 27114.Articles posted on this webpage have been categorized.You can click on the following links to view all of the posted articles.Below are the most recently posted articles..."R.J. Reynolds High School Alumni and Friends" is the ONLY alumni organization IN THE COUNTRY supporting a public high school that has an endowment. It is hoped ALL RJR alumni will make a donation supporting this endowment!The video of the September 13th recorded Zoom conversation between RJR Alumni President Harry Corpening and Home Field Advantage volunteer Greg Cox (and his daughter Katy), during which an update was given on the ongoing construction of the RJR on-campus multi-sports stadium (commonly referred to as The Crater).A video of RJR's new head Footbal Coach Joe Davidyock being rececently interviewed virtually by RJR Alumni President Harry Corpening.An online store that has a HUGE selection of RJR wearables, with an amazing assortment of images that can be printed on thesea Learn about the two $1,000 RJR Alumni Scholarship recipients and the RJR Alumni Teacher of the Year (that received $1,000 from the RJR Alumni)The 2022-2023 RJR Class of 1968 Memorial Scholarship (now worth $32,000 over 4 years) has been awarded to Vivien HinesRJR's Cheerleaders are fundraising to acquire tumbling mats they will use while practicing their routinesPast RJR Principal Dr. Leslie Alexander has been named Superintendent of Watauga County Schools, effective July 1stThe video of a May 5th recorded Zoom conversation between RJR Alumni President Harry Corpening and Alumni Vice-President Karen Morris, in which they discussed Karen's recollections of all the planning and goals that surrounded the creation of the Arts Magnet Program at RJR in 2007.There are RJR students participating in creating radio shows for local NPR radio station WFDD via a program called "Radio 101"...which is a for-credit Honors-level class. The theme of this series this school year is "Miseducated: A Series on Teen Sexual Health." Hear students talk openly, honestly and intelligently "on air" about sex.A video of the entire 2023 Arts Hall of Fame induction Ceremony at Reynolds Auditorium on the evening of March 30th that was a VERY SPECIAL event...with some VERY emotional acceptance speeches and two FABULOUS jam sessionsLearn about the renown local artist Nicholas ("Nick") B. Bragg and the 8 foot-long mural he created, that celebrates RJR's upcoming 100th birthday.
a video of a Nov. 4th recorded Zoom conversation between RJR's Director of Choirs (Josh Settlemyre and RJR Alumni President (Harry Corpening), that allows you to learn why the renowned Reynolds High School a cappella groups rival those of many college programsA plan has been created that will greatly expand the Demon Pantry (which primarily exists to immediately give food to students who come to school hungry). Once completed, this project will FOREVER end the problem of there being hungry students at RJR!For the FOURTH consecutive year, RJR was named a National Magnet School of Excellence by the Magnet Schools of America organizationBelow are permanently posted articles...Learn now how to permanently name a seat (or seats) at Reynolds Auditorium, and at the same time help create an endowment for the AuditoriumA listing of the various ways you can make a tax deductible donation to the "RJ Reynolds High School Alumni and Friends" organization
A listing of the students receiving RJR Alumni $1,000 scholarships, as well as the RJR Staff members being awarded $1,000 by the RJR Alumni for being selected as the Teacher (and in some years Principal) of the Year. (Each honoree has their picture shown, as well as their answers to questions posed by RJR Alumni President Harry Corpening. This list covers the last 12 school-years).
Reynolds High School Alumni and Friends" organization: click here ( * ) to send an e-mail to Harry Corpening (who is the President of this organization). Please put "RJR alumni" in the subject line.