High Point Central High School Class of 1960 creates scholarship to help students with college

HIGH POINT, N.C. -- Richard Carmichael graduated from High Point Central in 1960 and still has many fond memories. In fact, in the 56 years since he was a student there, not a lot has changed.

“The structure of the doors, these four windows, it’s all the same,” Carmichael said. He described roaming the halls all these years later as nostalgic.

Carmichael and his classmates set out to do something special to show their appreciation. “If we were going to do something, I wanted, and our class wanted, to do something that impacted the school with respects to academics,” he said.

They created the High Point Central High School Class of 1960 Scholarship. It awards money to deserving students to put towards college. One of those recipients is Joseph Howard. His mother said the financial assistance is a huge help to their family.

Howard started his freshman year at Brigham Young University in Utah.

“This is a super high school and we want it to stay that way,” Carmichael said. “So this is an expression of our appreciation for what happened here to us.”

Since 2010, 10 students have received the High Point Central High School Class of 1960 Scholarship. The High Point Community Foundation helps manage and facilitate the scholarship fund.