Reach for the
Life of Ron McNair
Virtual Field Trip
Dr. McNair went to a segregated, all black
high school. When he graduated as valedictorian he was offered a
scholarship by the state of South Carolina. It had an unusual
stipulation; his choice of schools must be outside the state.
He selected North Carolina Agricultural
and Technology State University for his degree in physics. After
receiving his degree with many honors he was accepted for the
doctoral program at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
On this page are links to these schools.
Visit and look around.
This school is still
used in Dr. McNair's hometown. It became Lake City Junior High
School when integration took hold and students of Carver High and
J. Paul Truluck High combined in Lake City High.
The school became Ronald E. McNair
Junior High to honor him and then later the student body changed
and it was renamed Ronald E. McNair Middle
During the tenure of
Gloria Graham Boyd as principal many murals were added to the halls
and common rooms of the school. The shot at right is from one of
them. They were done by Barney Slice.