Kudos to the Wendell Historical Society, which has digitized nearly 20 dozen yearbooks from the old Wendell High School.
Historical Society member Ray Hinnant read about the digitization project at the University of North Carolina and rightly sought to have the yearbooks recorded in a digital version that will be much less subject to the ravages of time. It is easy to see the aging of the yearbooks from the school which stopped operating as a high school in the 1960s.
The digitization of the yearbooks helps ensure that the information in them is retained even as the printed documents continue to age and become less useful.
It may seem like folly to take such measures, but there is great value in preserving history and we’re grateful to the Wendell Historical Society for taking the initiative to preserve an important piece of the town’s legacy.