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, as well as students participating in dance, piano and guitar, as well as students performing in the yearly school play, as well as other events such as the Key Club Follies).Reynolds High School became an Arts Magnet school is 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."Our website has recently been updated.Articles posted on it have now been categorized.You can click on the following links to view all of the posted articles.Below are the most recently posted articles...An opportunity to create a prominent permanent marker at RJR for yourself that can help the RJR Alumni create an endowment
Due to a scheduling conflict, the 16th RJR Multi-Class Reunion will nopw take place at Little Richard's barbecue restaurant (on Stratford Road) on September 18th, with RJR Principal Calvin Freeman being on-hand (at 3:00 pm) to answer questions from those in attendanceFor the FOURTH consecutive year, RJR was named a National Magnet School of Excellence by the Magnet Schools of America organizationRecently RJR Alumni President interviewed RJR attendee Jon Sawyer (via Zoom), who is the Executive Director and founder of the Pulitzer Center...which is staging a play at The Ramkat on August 25-27 dealing with solitary confinement (titled "The Box")On July 15th, RJR alum Clarence Shuler and RJR Alumni President Harry Corpening staged a recorded Zoom conversation, where they discussed (among many other interesting topics) the question EVERY member of EVERY couple should ask their partner EVERY dayWFDD's "Radio 101" program staged at RJR has a series entitled "Dispatches from Within" that has won NUMEROUS prestigious awardsReynolds High School is searching for pictures and/or videos of past football players in their uniforms, so they can create a video celebrating 100 years of RJR football. Click on this link to learn the details.The 'R.J. Reynolds High School Alumni and Friends' organization is recruiting alumni to be members of their Board of Directorsthe lead article in the June 21st edition of the local newspaper was about retired principal Bob Deaton being surprised by a 90th birthday party for him staged at RJR by some of his former studentsData collection has begun for the next RJR Alumni Directory (which will be published next year). Details are given concerning how to submit that information.Below 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" organizationPlease consider making a tax deductible donation to stock the Demon Pantry (which feeds hungry students and gives out needed toiletries)
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.