John B. Bond High School

Lewiston, North Carolina
(Painted from a picture in the 1961 year book)

John B. Bond High School was a legend of cultural awareness with an exceptional focus on the importance of reaching for the highest goals possible. Innocent children were entrusted in its care, and this institution nurtured and taught them to realize the self-worth that they each possessed. For years, students were exposed to the best, most recent instruction of the period.

Because of this superior training and motivation, a very high percentage continued their education by attending technical schools and colleges, preparing them for success in many different professions. Named in honor of the Principal, John B. Bond High School is such an important landmark that a portion of Governor’s Road was eventually renamed “JOHN B. BOND HIGHWAY.”

Many JOHN B. BOND HIGH SCHOOL alumni still organize class reunions, some consisting of individual classes and a grand entire school reunion is held on Thanksgiving weekend every two years.

Although my late husband James’ family relocated just before his senior year, he never lost his passionate love for his precious “John Bond” or his beloved teachers.


7 thoughts on “John B. Bond High School

  1. Mary Louise Thompson

    I went to John B Bond for 3 years and we relocated to NYC in 1960. I Had Mrs Joy in the 1st gradeand Mrs Branch in 2nd and Mrs Watkins for a part of the 3rd grade.

  2. Libya Belman-Abilmona

    My cousin found a senior high school class ring. It reads:
    “John B. Bond High School / with initials JCL engraved inside.

    I need help in locating the owner!
    My email is: .

    Thank you.

  3. Cynthia

    Hello Ms. Veale, I thoroughly enjoyed viewing your lovely artwork. When I came apon your rendering of John B. Bond Highschool, I was really ecstatic because that is the highschool both of my parents attending and graduated from in 1961! I was wondering if you still have that 1961 yearbook. If so, I would love to get a copy, and would pay whatever expense(s) necessary to get it. Please contact me at I hope to hear from you.

  4. lorrainesanders

    hello both my aunt and dad attended the school born 1928 and 1931 would like to get more info pictures anything from 1940-47

    • Editor

      Unfortunately, I did not attend the school, but I live in the area. There is a class reunion committee somewhere close by. Perhaps someone in the Lewiston area (who grew up here) would be able to assist you. I hope it works out!

    • Cynthia McDade

      Hi. I really like your picture of John B. Bond High School. You indicated that you used a 1961 yearbook to paint it. Would it be possible to get a copy of that yearbook? I would be willing to cover any costs of photocopy and mailing. Both my parents attended JBB from approximately 1955 – 1961. Thank you.


      On Tue, May 21, 2013 at 2:02 PM, History, Southern Style wrote:

      > ** > lorrainesanders commented: “hello both my aunt and dad attended the > school born 1928 and 1931 would like to get more info pictures anything > from 1940-47”

  5. Melba Lee Sanders

    The last class to graduate from John B. Bond High School, will be having there 50th Class Reunion on June 29, 2013.

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