Friday, August 24, 2012

Former CHHS Principal Passes Away

May Marshbanks, the principal at Chapel Hill HS from 1955-1970 passed away on August 21.  She was 95.

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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