The Lilies Project

Caroline Armijo

Funding Received: 2017
Walnut Cove, NC
Funding Period: 2 years and 6 months
November 12, 2020
July 28, 2018

Remembering The Last Time I Heard And Sang The London High School Song


It was 1968. I was in the third grade and Principal John L. Hairston called for all classes to report to the gym. It was close to the end of the school year and the last year of what we all knew as London High School. Yes, this was the end of segregated schools in Stokes County. Principal Hairston informed each age group the new school they would be attending the next year and answered any question. In closing, Principal Hairston asked all of the cheerleaders to come forward and lead us all in the school song one last time. We all stood and sang at the top of our lungs one last time the song of a school we dearly loved.


O Dear London High School,
we love thy dear name, and to all the world,
we sing of thy fame,
How dear to our hearts are the days we spent here,
Oh Dear Alma Mater, we give thee a cheer.

High above the green valley our walls ever stand,
Ever true to our school, we will walk hand and hand,
O Dear London High,
Our Praises we sing, and to All the world,
let our honor now ring.


Everywhere we go, people want to know who we are, so we tell them:
We are the Mighty, Mighty Lions, The mighty, Mighty Lions!
King of the Jungle, The Mighty, Mighty Jungle!