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Centennial Celebration




Alumni, Legacies, Friends, Partners, and Community, come celebrate with us the 100th Anniversary of Second Ward High School, the first high school for Black students living in the City of Charlotte. 


The Second Ward High School National Alumni Foundation Board of Directors and I hope that you will make time to join us and attend the Centennial Awards Banquet and many planned Reunion events.


In 1980, we celebrated our first national reunion in the Brooklyn community.  And yes, we are coming back home this year.  The Centennial Awards Banquet and Reunion headquarters will be held at the Sheraton Charlotte Hotel (formerly the Adams Mark Hotel).   Activities like “Tiger Day” on July 15, free and open to the community will be held at the Second Ward gymnasium. 


Schedule of Events

Wednesday, August 30, 2023

Golf Tournament Registration Begins @ 7:30 AM

Sunset Hills Golf Course – 800 Radio Rd., Charlotte, NC 28216

Friday, September 1, 2023


Registration - 12 Noon – 4:00 PM @ SWHS Gymnasium & Museum


Free Admission Fun Day Festival - 12 Noon – 5:00 PM @ SWHS Gymnasium & Museum (Food trucks will be on site providing food & beverages for purchase.)


Marker Ceremony - 5:00 PM @ the Marker

(Evening Hospitality @ the Hotel)

Saturday, September 2, 2023


Buffet Breakfast for Board Members & Hotel Guests Only

(Others, breakfast on your own. Individual tickets will NOT be sold for breakfast.)


Annual Meeting - 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM @ SWHS Gymnasium & Museum


Centennial Awards Banquet - 5:00 PM - 11:30 PM @ Hotel Symphony Rooms 1,2,3,4

Sunday, September 3, 2023


Worship Together at St. Paul Baptist Church, 1401 Allen Street, Charlotte, NC


Assemble at the Church – 9:30 AM (Service begins at 10:00 AM)


Celebration Headquarters

For hotel reservations, please call 1-877-822-3224


Ask for the Second Ward High School Discount Rate

Discount Rate is $169.00 per day, plus tax.


Parking is $15 per day w/unlimited same day readmission w/sticker from the Reunion Chairperson.


Room reservations must be made by Friday, August 11, 2023

Upcoming Events

  • SWHS Alumni Foundation, Centennial Celebration
    SWHS Alumni Foundation, Centennial Celebration
    Fri, Sep 01
    Sheraton Charlotte Hotel
    Sep 01, 2023, 7:30 AM EDT – Sep 03, 2023, 12:00 PM EDT
    Sheraton Charlotte Hotel, 555 S McDowell St. Charlotte, NC 28204
    Sep 01, 2023, 7:30 AM EDT – Sep 03, 2023, 12:00 PM EDT
    Sheraton Charlotte Hotel, 555 S McDowell St. Charlotte, NC 28204
    100th Year celebration of Second Ward High School
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