For many of us Memorial High School
was home from September until May, from 8:30 am until 3:00 pm . We
hope that all of our activates within class and out side of
class has made us better citizens of our communities and has truly
been a Memorial to those who gave their lives, that we could have
the opportunity of attending such a school. To those of
us lucky enough to attend Memorial High School we will always have
so many fond memories of those years.
Memories like: smoking out behind the Gym, Standing at each end of the
halls watching everyone walk by, Playing ball in the gym at lunch,
Ball games, dances, Senior plays, skipping class to go the restaurant
(Watson's, Godbey's , & Hogue's) which ever name you knew it by.
Memorial High was formed in 1952 by consolidating three local high
schools, Highland, Waynesburg, and Kings Mountain. It was named
Memorial in honor of the World war II veterans. It Was closed in
1974 when the county school system consolidate all the high
schools. Kings Mountain Elementary was moved to the Memorial High school
Building in the fall of 1974 and the school was renamed Kings Mountain
Memorial Elementary and served the community until it was closed in
2007 the Building was purchased by Lincoln County Fiscal Court from the Lincoln County Board of Education and
donated to the Community. It is now the
Lincoln Community Center.
Memorial had 3 principals from 1952-1974. Lester Mullins was the
first and remained principal until 1958, Lawrence Hail took over from
1958 - 1960, Mr. Mullin s returned in 1960 and stayed until 1970.
Jack Blair a long time Ag. teacher became Principal in 1970 and stay
until the school was closed in 1974.
Memorial had 5 basket ball coaches during it existence. (1)
Coach Tolbert Sandlin was the first coach, and Coach Ledford was his
assistant. (2) Next Doyle McGuffey was hired and his assistants were
Shannon Hatter and Albert Wall. (2) Coach Monfred Singleton coached part
of a season and Shannon Hatter was also his assistant. Doyle's replacement was (4) Jim
Reynolds , a former player of the first Memorial team and Shannon Hatter
was his assistant. (5). Roger Meek was coach from 1970 to 1974 and
Shannon Hatter was also his assistant.
During the 23 years of Memorial existence the Mustangs were in the
District Finals 9 times and had 4 runner up titles with
5 tournament championships.