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ing, 1888-91 at Mt. Gilead and the Winston graded schools and at
Dillsboro, in 1891 became principal of Cedar Run Academy. W. R.
Hendren (1886-88) taught, 1888-89, at Brushy Mountain; 1889-90, at
Horton, Watauga County; 1890-91, at Mulberry, and from 1891 at
Dockery. W. L. Carmichael, after his graduation in 1888, taught,
1888-89, at Royall in Franklin County; 1889-91, at Cana; in 1891 he
became principal of the academy at Fair Bluff; in 1901 he entered on
his duties as County Superintendent of Public Instruction in
Transylvania County. Another who was active for many years in
school work was J. W. Fleetwood (B.A. 1882), whose chief work was
with the Woodland School in Northampton County, of which he had
charge for two periods, the first beginning in 1882 and the second in
1898; in the meantime he had been register of deeds of his county and
County Superintendent of Public Instruction, and had taught for three
years at Severn, beginning with 1895. Another who became dis-
tinguished as an educator was W. H. Ragsdale (B.A. 1880); he taught
at Scotland Neck, 1880-82, and at Greenville, 188487. For many
years, beginning about the first of the century he was County
Superintendent of Public Instruction of Pitt County. Rev. O. L.
Stringfield, graduating from the College in 1882, did a notable work
at Wakefield Academy, for a period of ten years beginning with 1882;
after this until the close of the century he was general agent for the
Baptist Female University; in this work he showed much energy and
industry and became well known in all parts of the State. For the
years 1905-07 he was principal of the South Fork Academy at
Maiden. In 1884 he associated with himself in the conduct of the
Wakefield Academy Mr. W. J. Ferrell (B.A. 1882) who for the two
previous years had taught at Wilton in Granville County. In 1892 Mr.
Ferrell came to Wake Forest College as Assistant Professor of Mathe-
matics. In 1901 he became principal of the Pee Dee Associational
Academy at Wadesboro, where he continued until 1905, when he
became Bursar of Meredith College, a position which he held until his
death. Under Stringfield and Ferrell Wakefield Academy was one of
the best known schools of the State, and sent many students
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