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 2022If 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 40,666 Reynolds High School alumni (as of 2021-2022) will know what great things are taking place "amid the pines."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...Learn about the renown local artist Nicholas ("Nick") B. Bragg and the 8 foot-long mural he created, that celebrates RJR's upcoming 100th birthday. Also learn how to purchase a print of this mural that is signed by Mr. Bragg FOR ONLY $20The month of January has been designated as "RJR's Days of Giving" by the 'RJ Reynolds High School Alumni and Friends' organization....because January 15th is RJR's 100th birthday. They hope you will make a tax-deductible donation to their CALVIN Fund, which allows Mr. Freeman (RJR's Principal) to make immediate improvements at RJR.A challenge to ALL of RJR Classes from the Class of 1954 to match (or surpass) them in raising funds for any of the three RJR Alumni initiativesOn December 16th, the portrait of past RJR principal Dr. Leslie Alexander was unveiled, along with a notebook that gives a description of each person who's portrait hangs in RJR's Media RoomThe recipients of the RJR Alumni Teacher of the Year award and the winners of the two $1,000 Alumni Scholarships (that are given out annually)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 video of the 2022 Fall Choral Concert that gives further proof that RJR's Choral Department is truly one of the best in this part of the countryRJR's Department of Choirs is staging a fundraising campaign to assist them in maintaining their ranking as one of the VERY BEST public school choir departments in this part of our countrythe current RJR Yearbook staff has given the RJR Alumni the opportunity to submit their memories of Reynolds High School...that may get printed in the next edition of the yearbook (this spring)A video of the recorded Q&A interview between RJR Alumni President Harry Corpening and RJR Principal Calvin Freeman that was staged at the RJR Multi-Class Reunion held at Little Richard's Barbecue on September 18thA 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!
Due to a LOT of hard work put in by a LOT of people, RJR and its campus looked GREAT on the first day of classes for the 2022-2023 school year. See some of the sights seen by the students on the first day of classes.the winners of the 2 RJR Alumni $1,000 Scholarships for 2021-2022 and the RJR Teacher of the Year for 2021-2022 (who received $1,000 from the RJR Alumni) have been announcedThe 2021-2022 RJR Class of 1968 Memorial Scholarship (now worth $32,000 over 4 years) has been awarded to Jarod BrownFor 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.