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Academy, the school of the Raleigh Association, was also used after
the War by various teachers, among them J. M. White. An occasional
school was also kept in the building of the Flat River Associational
Academy at Bethel Hill, in Person County.
Although these denominational academies were no longer sup-
ported as was contemplated when they were founded before the War,
the interest of the Baptists and of the College in high school and
academic education increased rather than decreased in the years
before the inauguration of the public high school program of State
Superintendent of Public Instruction in 1905. And the Baptists and
Wake Forest College made a large contribution to secondary
education in North Carolina during these years, 1865 to 1905. This
will become apparent from consideration of the list of nearly five
hundred Wake Forest Alumni and former students who in these years
taught in the schools of the State, not including the schools
exclusively for females. This list, published as an appendix to this
chapter, is necessarily incomplete, and has been made from
information found in the General Catalogue of Wake Forest College,
1891, compiled by Dr. C. E. Taylor, from advertisements in the
Biblical Recorder, and from notices in the Wake Forest Student, and
from Mebane's Report of the State Superintendent of Public
Instruction 1896-7, 1897-8. As far as possible indication has been
made of the various schools in which each of those named worked.
For convenience the list has been made alphabetical. However, a
better understanding of the development of interest in academies and
high schools may be obtained from a chronological arrangement.
Naturally these schools increased in number and in efficiency year by
year. In the treatment of them below they are roughly grouped by
periods of years, 1865-70, 1871-80, 1881-90, 1891-1900, 1901-06.
The main purpose is to indicate the contribution made by men trained
at the College to the development of academies in the State, 1865-
1905. When once a teacher's name appears his educational work is
traced through the other decades.
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