An earlier post about an undergraduate thesis examining the desegregation of Cecil County Public Schools caused us to take a look at the last graduating class of George Washington Carver High School.
The nine seniors that stepped forward and received their diplomas on June 8, 1964 at the George Washington Carver High School were the last class to graduate from the school. On hand helping Principal Charles W. Caldwell and the staff at the commencement were Dr. Percy V. Williams, supervisor of pupil services with the Maryland Department of Education, and Walter J. Finn, assistant superintendent of Cecil County Schools.
Members of the final class were: Edward Eugene Townley, class treasurer; Genevieve Yvonne Jones, class secretary; Bryant Thomas Wilson; Carolyn Ann Clark, Class President; Robert Henry Henson Jr., class vice-president; Barbara Ann Banks; William Sylvester Calm; Dorothy Marie Water; and Robert Marion Owens.
Principal Caldwell also retired that year after serving Cecil County 35 years.
Sources: Cecil Whig and Cecil Democrat