Carver dedicates auditorium to its first principal

E.E. Hill's granddaughter Denise Marie Hill-Little, left, and daughter Marie Hill Roseboro hold plaque- that was dedicated to Hill by the Carver High School Class of 1966 aluni.

Carver dedicates auditorium to its first principal
August 25
07:30 2016



Carver High School renamed its auditorium in honor of its first principal, Edward Everette “E.E.” Hill, on Tuesday, Aug. 23.  The newly christened E.E. Hill Auditorium was revealed on Founder’s Day, which is part of the school’s Alumni Round-Up Celebration.

Dr. Kenneth Simington, a Carver alumnus, was the keynote speaker and expressed his appreciation for Hill and his time spent at Carver as a youth.

“Naming the auditorium after him just signifies how important Mr. Hill was to the school,” said Simington.  “He was the first leader and he had the vision and he created a legacy that still sustains today.”

Many individuals witnessed the unveiling of the new auditorium sign, including WS/FCS officials, Carver alumni and former principals of Carver. Carol Montague-Davis, a former principal, said, “Once you are a part of Carver nation, you never leave.”

Many of Hill’s family attended the program as well.  His granddaughter, Denise Marie Hill-Little, gave thanks on behalf of the family. Hill-Little went on to say, “I think he would be extremely proud, and we as the family are extremely proud because we know how hard he looked and the legacy that he did leave.”

Hill was named principal of Carver, formerly Oak Grove Elementary School, in 1936. He was principal during the transition to the current location in 1951. He became president and CEO of Winston Mutual Life Insurance Company after retiring from Carver. He was instrumental in founding the Winston-Salem Sportsmen Club in 1957.

Hill’s daughter, Marie Hill Roseboro, added, “This is something well deserved because he was a pioneer and a worker. I remember growing up his main focus was Carver, Carver, Carver, so it was what he loved doing.  I think he would be proud, I really do.”

A Carver alumnus, Paul Gwyn, created the new sign for the auditorium. He stated he spent an average of 16 hours a day for two months to create the sign.  He said it was an honor for him to be involved in the project.

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