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What was the story of Mr. Capps at New Hanover High School for many years?

Cammie Bellamy
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Fred Capps, a school employee, appears in the New Hanover High School yearbook, The Hanoverian

Fred Capps, a school employee, appears in the New Hanover High School yearbook, The Hanoverian. More photos: http://bit.ly/ 2qg19ps

Fred Capps is listed as a New Hanover High School employee in the school’s yearbook — The Hanoverian — as far back as the 1940s as an English teacher.

The 1963 Hanoverian listed Capps as the “Dean of Boys,” a job the 1967 edition described his job somewhat un-glamorously as handling “students’ problems in general.”

A 1964 edition describes a group of students petitioning Capps to let them attend a Wilmington campaign stop in October by Republican vice-presidential candidate William Miller. It’s unclear if Capps allowed the visit.

By 1969, Capps was listed as assistant principal, and his duties included discipline and attendance for the men among NHHS’s 2,300 students.

Multitasking appears to have come naturally to him: yearbooks show he held degrees from the University of Richmond, Duke University, Ohio Wesleyan University and Northwestern University.

His last appearance in a Hanoverian is in 1971, still as assistant principal.

See more photos of Capps from The Hanoverian at http://bit.ly/2qg19ps.

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One Response to “ What was the story of Mr. Capps at New Hanover High School for many years?”

  1. On May 16, 2017 at 8:05 am anonymous wrote:

    You walked into his office & no handshake , more like rock back in his chair with his hands behind his head Mr So&So, that was his style



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