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R.A. Clement Association  is asking for help to give scholarships and restore the historical Rosenwald School  ( old building ) built in 1929 .If you would like to support us please click the Donate button below. Donations can be made by PayPal, or with a regular credit card if you do not have a PayPal account.

Welcome to the R A Clement High Classes Of 1943 - 1968 web site. We are located at 216 Krider Street in Cleveland,North Carolina.. ( mailing address R.A.Clement Association, P.O.Box 70 , Cleveland NC  27013)The R. A. Clement School has quite a unique history. This school started in 1880 as a one-room day school called Cleveland Colored School. In 1943 it was renamed R.A. Clement School after Mr. Rufus A. Clement who so kindly provided the land in 1878, financial aid, moral support, encouragement, and physical labor to make the school a reality. In 1968, fourteen years after the famous Brown vs. Board of Education court decision, R.A. Clement School was desegregated. Phone number 704-795-4411.




We would like to send a special thank-you to all of  the people who attended our 26th R.A. Clement High School Reunion. We had four events, in addition to our annual meeting, with a total of 150 people or more in attendance. These are just a few. we want to highlight.


Head Table
Thomas Powe (1963) President, R.A. Clement Association
Leonard Hall (1967) President, West Rowan Advisory  Council
Reverend David Rankin (1979) Pastor, Third Creek A.M.E Zion Church, Cleveland, NC
Beverly Cuthbertson (1971) Secretary, R.A. Clement Association
Christine Brown Auman from the Mayor’s Office, Town of Cleveland, NC

Our speaker of The Evening ,Ms. Tracea Rice,  Esq. 2006 Scholarship recepient .

Three of the nine 2024 Scholarship recipients:
- Branden Knox
- Willian Givens
-Ayazahne Wells

Past Scholarship Recipients
1978 Vera Avery
1984 Mondalyn Carr
1987 Lisa Scott Wells
2002 Cedric Cuthbertson
2009 Marlee Henderson

The Lonnie and Maggie Gaither Sr. family, who have donated $41,050.00 to the restoration of the Rosenwald R.A. Clement Building:
Brenda Avery, Margo Gaither, Lonnie Gaither, Jr., and Stephanie Gaither-Harris

Ms. Claudette Parker, a teacher of the R.A. Clement School, with one of her students, Margo Gaither.



The Three Oldest Alumni of R.A. Clement:
Ms.Eldora Knox (101) and  Ms.Ester Knox(90)

Mary Cathryne Rice (91)


Town of Cleveland Major Pat Phifer .


 Jeanette Rankin Town of Cleveland Board of Commissioner.

R.A. Clement  class of 1975.

R.A.Clement School , A Rosenwald school,was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2019.



Restoration Donations(families and classes and other) 

Thank you To all of the  families and friends who gave in 2023 .($13,158) Your donations helps with monthly operations (insurance,taxes,water,electricity ,gas plus  the refurbishment of windows.

Totals 2012  to June 2024

Class of 63 $850  Class of 64 $488  Class of 1965  $625.00.     Class of 1966     $2,682.46      Class of 1970 $50.00

Lonnie  Sr. & Maggie Gaither.        $41,050.00

J.T.& Sallie Steele.                         $30,194.00

Blackmon -Hyde.                           $21,130.00

John & Roannah Hall.                  $7,655.00

Avery -Gillespie.                          $6,895.00

William &Peggye Rankin.          $5,964.00

Rev.T.M. And Mrs.B.C. Powe      $4,770.00

Rankin -Cowan.                   $4,230.00

David & Nellie. Ramsue     $2,600

John & Mary Knox.               $2,3600

Marvin &Essie Culbertson    $2,590

Norris Anderson       $4,125.00               William & Sonia  Luckey.          $1,000.00

Robert &Ruby Jones              $1,150.00

James & Rosie. Lyerly     $1,135                Knox /Fowler $342

Pearlie Pharr.     $1,055                    Lovell- Noble. $120

 Hardy & Ada  Kesler.       $1618.00         Carolyn Blackwell Fowler   $95.00

Carolyn Brawley Powell.      $500.00               

Campbell -Turner   $1,355          Dave/Essie Mae Rankin $2,266.00

J.C.Dorthea Moore.   $500.00             Norman Kelly       $120

Bost -Ellis          $573.00             Kenneth &Alberta  Cornelius       $365

Clifford Patterson      $418.00                Laura Avery   $275

James & Margaret  Avery  $450.00        Presley &Marie Carr.        $740

Betty  Stringer       $300                   Beatrice Stevenson      $ 500

Daniel & Wilma  Neely.     $350.00                Gary Hall      $220.00

  Jack & Celeste. Allen.         $200.00               Fredrick Houston.      $200.00

Ada & Lawrence.  Williams    $225.00             Michael  White.      $165.00               Roman&Inezze Rankin $350

Robert & Sarah Hosch.      $175.00                Shirley   V. Cuthbertson.    $640       John & Lucille Carson $300 

William &Bessie Fisher.        $120.00             Faye Blackwell       $110.00                   Abraham & Addie Steelman $350

James Jones ( Memory Maude Cuthbertson)    $250.00    
William & Frances. Ramsey    $545.00 (Memory of Lee)  

Friends of R.A.Clement

Geoffrey /Doretha Hoy   $1,650

East Cleveland Block Party $2,505.00

Mt.Vernon Presbyterian Church  $1,000.00

New Jerusalem Holiness Church  $1,000.00

Allen Temple Presbyterian Church $800

Morris Clements/Elaine Hewitt $1,250.00

Ed Norvell           $700.00

Third Creek A.M.Z. Church   $520.00

Mrs. George Knox  $500.00      Rock Hill Church  $275

Cameron Presbyterian Church  $400.00

Ambassador for  Christ Church  $300.00    Cotton memorial Church 25

Echos of Christ         $200.00.  Khalid Court #90.  $.25

Stephanie Deutch      $250.00

John Steele $100.00

Charles Sadler     $81.00               South Iredell AME   100.00

Cynthia MCCoy     $50.00              George Benson   25.00

We still need everyone to help with the refurbishing of windows (side and  back)and the other third of hvac systems.Please send all donations to R.A. Clement Association

Box 70.  Cleveland,N.C. 27013 . Make sure you add your name and your family name.

Forms and letters are  on the left under Donation Restoration Forms. 

Pay pal just hit donation button.

If you would like your donation to go to scholarships please drop me a email.pmoriniere

Thank you very much!!!!!!




EAST Cleveland Block Party  $1,500​​     2019 for Table and Chairs

                                                 $1,005​​     2018    unrestricted


Pressley Carr, Stephanie Gaither Harris ,Lonnie Gaither ,Karen Puckett,Peggye Rankin,Derek Rankin,

Carolyn Steele Snipes​​     Brenda G.Avery      Rachel Hunter ,Mary Rice,Sandra C.Little,Olivia Mattox

Deborah Mattox, Donna Prunkl,Katherine Ray,Sharon A.Davis,Evette Carpenter,

Catrelia Steele Hunter​​    Margo Gaither    Teresa Rowell,Mona Holt,Bonnie Conner,

Deborah Mattox​ ​       Lee Fowler       Marsha/Charles Knox ,Michael Dellinger,Willie Dunlap 

Stuart Avery    Gretchen Avery Dunlap​ ​  Vera Avery,Jeanette Rankin,

Marlee Henderson.   Claude Avery,Lynda Avery,Wanda Burns,

Lora Henderson Smith​   Mona Avery Holt​​     Natashalyn Snipes  Caroline Holt

Peggye Wood Rankin ​  Sharon Avery Davis,​ ​AnnaTerry,Evette Carpenter 

Donald Campbell   Ernestine Cornelius 









Please Help !!!

Restoration Fund Raiser for Web Announcement: 

Families who attended R. A. Clement are being asked to raise $500 or more by December every year to assist with raising  the money needed to complete and maintain the restoration of the OLD BUILDING. Please make checks payable to R. A. Clement Association and send them on a regular basis (monthly or quarterly) to: P. O. Box 70, Cleveland, N. C. 

       The R. A. Clement Board meets the 4th Saturday of every month August - May at 9:00 AM.  The Annual Meetings are always held the first Saturday of July at 12:00 Noon.  All are welcome to attend.