BLUESTONE HIGH SCHOOL MEMORIES...
Dr. John E. Edley was principal
of the Historic Bramwell Bluestone High School. He is a 1943 graduate
of Bluestone High School, a graduate of Bluefield State
College and of West Virginia University. He holds a
Masters Degree in Mathematics. He received his Doctorate
in Education from Rutgers University. He has also been a
teacher and school principal in the New Jersey school
system. Dr. Edley is a member of the Beckley-Southern
West Virginia Alumni Chapter Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity.
This photograph is of Dr. Edley receiving his Doctorate
Degree from Rutgers University.
Edley attended Bramwell's Bluestone High School when it
was a wooden frame building, located along the road
between Freeman and Bramwell, WV. That orignal two story
building housed both elementary and secondary classes. As
a 1943 graduate of Bluestone High School Dr. Edley lends
his support to those who strive to make the Bluestone
High School Building a restored historical site. His
success exemplifies the education successes of this
Historic Afro-American School. The old Bluestone High
School remains is often referred to as a "hallmark
of the Afro-American educational system."
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