Marshbanks, known to the students as "Mother May," also served as a teacher, school counselor and assistant principal before becoming principal. As a teacher, Marshbanks taught English, Latin, math and music.
After retiring from CHHS, she started a senior citizens program in Harnett County, retiring from that at the age of 92.
"She was the most kid-oriented principal I've ever known. She told me, 'Steve, you're going to make something of yourself, just keep it up.' And I did," said Steve Scroggs, retired CHCCS assistant superintendent for support services and CHHS graduate.
A memorial service will be held for Marshbanks on August 25 in Buies Creek, NC.
May Marshbanks, pictured here in 1959, reading the school announcements
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