Category: Round Rock HS

The story behind the first Dragon Yearbook

Dick Mayfield and I agreed that a great way to remember our fellow students’ accomplishments would be in a yearbook. RRHS had never had a yearbook. When they approached Mr. Perry, he dismissed our idea as “only a way to look at the girls’ pictures.”

Principal O.V. McDaniels originally said no to the yearbook idea, but later called us back into his office with a compromise — if we could sell $250 in ads in one hour, then we could have a yearbook.

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1964-09 Desegregation begins at Round Rock High

When the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was passed, granting equality and integration in schools, the Rev. Anthony Mays became the first and only African-American student to enroll in Round Rock High School for the 1964-1965 school year. Mays, now senior pastor at Mount Sinai Missionary Baptist Church in Austin, attended Hopewell Negro School until his sophomore year when he enrolled at Round Rock High School, located at what is now C.D. Fulkes Middle School. Mays registered with Principal C.D. Fulkes in September 1964, becoming the model for integration in Round Rock. “I was nervous because I was in...

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1968-07-10 Vietnam War comes to Round Rock

Robert P. Hernandez was born on August 18, 1948 in Round Rock to Florentino and Josefina Hernandez. He was the fifth child of six brothers and sisters. Hernandez attended Round Rock ISD schools and was a 1967 graduate of Round Rock High School. Hernandez joined the Marine Corps in San Diego in January 1968 and completed basic training in May 1968. He arrived at the Da Nang Air Base in Vietnam on June 23, 1968 and was assigned to Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division as an M-60 machine gunner. He died just seventeen days...

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