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The Distinguished Graduate Award is given to a graduate of the Tarboro Colored High School or the W. A. Pattillo High School, living or deceased, who has or had good standing as a citizen in the governmental jurisdiction where she or he resides (or resided) and at the ascending governmental levels.

The awardee must have demonstrated achievements in the years since graduating from high school to include their achievements and ongoing contributions to the local state and national or international communities.

Gordon Fletcher Bullock, Class of '51, 2019 Induction

Attorney Alfred Mathewson, Class of '71, 2020 Induction

Dr. Fred S. Wood, Jr., Class of '62, 2020 Induction

CW4 (RET) Willie Clayton Giles, USN, Class of '65, 2022 Induction

Thomas Wood Newton, Tuskegee Airman, Tarboro Colored School, Class of '45, 2023 Induction

Turner Henry Taylor, III, Class of '66, 2023 Induction


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