Wilcox County High School

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Wilcox County High School is a high school in Rochelle, Georgia, USA. It is a part of Wilcox County Schools and serves Wilcox County.

In 2013 the school had 400 students.[1]

Student culture[edit]

Historically, the school had segregated proms: white students attended parent-organized proms while black students attended separate parent-organized proms. The proms were not organized by the school administration.[1] In 2012 a black student from the school was voted the Homecoming Queen; however, she did not purchase a ticket to the homecoming dance but felt that she had been insulted because she was still expected to pay to participate in the privately funded dance.[2] In 2013 students organized the first private racially integrated prom.[1] In 2013 the school district announced that it would consider holding a school-sponsored integrated prom in 2014.[3]

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Gumbrecht, Jamie. "'New tradition' for Georgia students: Their first racially integrated prom." CNN. April 5, 2013. Retrieved on April 6, 2013.
  2. ^ Bourgeois, Clinton. "New Video: Wilcox County Students Fight Segregated Prom." (Archive) WSAV-TV. April 3, 2013. Updated April 5, 2013. Retrieved on April 7, 2013.
  3. ^ "Wilcox County Schools Respond to Integrated Prom." (Archive) WMAZ. April 6, 2013. Retrieved on April 7, 2013.

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