mascot: Blue Devils
colors: Royal Blue & Gold
———— Gamewell-related Links ————
– There are 300+ Gamewell High School alumni on Classmates.com.
– There are 30+ Gamewell-Collettsville High School alumni on Classmates.com.
– Town of Gamewell website
– Caldwell County website
– Collettsville Area Schools (Collettsville Historical Society)
———— Tidbits about Gamewell schools ————
(These are little bits of info we picked up here & there. The Internet being what it is, we can’t vouch for their accuracy.)
A brick Gamewell Graded School was built on Morganton Rd. in 1931. It was replaced by a new Gamewell Elementary School in 1988.
Houck School was merged into Gamewell School in 1935.
Gamewell School had divided into Gamewell Elementary and Gamewell High School by 1951.
The high school students from the Collettsville School were merged into Gamewell High School in 1963, forming Gamewell-Collettsville High School.
Lenoir High School & Gamewell-Collettsville High School merged into West Caldwell High School in 1977.
———— Athletics ————
We didn’t find any info about Gamewell athletics, except this interesting stat.
On Feb. 25, 1955, Gamewell High School lost a girl’s basketball game to Lenoir High by a score of 101-100. In that game, Lenoir’s Nancy Woodruff scored 86 points, the 3rd time that year she had scored 86 points in a game. (source: North Carolina High School Girls’ Basketball
———– Yearbooks ———–
Most of the annuals back to 1949 have been donated by a former teacher and are available for viewing in the office of the Town Administrator. If you would like to view them, call the office at (828) 754-1991 to arrange a time.
———— Credits ————
Some of the info in this post was gleaned from the book “Caldwell County, NC (Images of America)“.
We would also like to thank Nathan Key, Editorials Editor for the Lenoir News-Topic, who sent us these remembrances:
Gamewell High School used to be known as the Blue Devils, and I believe the colors were blue and yellow. The school later became Gamewell-Collettsville High School when it merged with Collettsville High School in the early 1960s and remained that way until 1977 when consolidation took place in Caldwell County. At that time, two new high schools, West Caldwell and South Caldwell, opened, with West Caldwell serving the students from Gamewell and Collettsville. The old high school [became] the middle school, which it remains today, though the school’s students now are known as Braves.
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