Guest speaker shares history of Carver-Hill High School, museum

Published: Friday, February 8, 2013 at 05:25 PM.

Stakley — who attended the school in the ninth and 10th grades — remembers that time well.

The building was small with no air conditioning.

"There was a clay basketball court for our basketball team, which I played for," he said.

Despite the school's condition — substandard contrasted with Crestview's schools today — Stakley said it still has a proud history.

"There were not too many bad days at Carver-Hill," Stakley said.

The Okaloosa County School System converted the former school — which it closed following its desegregation decision — into an office building.

The Carver-Hill Museum, on McClelland Street, preserves the school's history with sports memorabilia, yearbooks and photos.

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