Student Activities

Throughout the history of the school, Avery’s leaders encouraged students to participate in extracurricular activities such as drama, music, athletics, speech, and other club organizations, to develop school spirit, culture and “character.”

Music, Drama, Speech, and Clubs
Members of the Hi-Y Club in front of the Avery school building, Charleston, South Carolina, ca. 1939, courtesy of the Avery Research Center.

Members of the Hi-Y Club in front of the Avery school building, Charleston, South Carolina, ca. 1939, courtesy of the Avery Research Center. Faculty member and Avery alumnus Alphonso W. Hoursey (far right) served as club advisor. Faculty and students organized the Hi-Y Club with the goal of promoting high Christian standards of character. Originally started as a club for male students, Avery students and faculty formed a female counterpart of the club in 1942.   

Cast members of the production of Macbeth, Charleston, South Carolina, 1922, courtesy of the Avery Research Center.

Cast members of the production of Macbeth, Charleston, South Carolina, 1922, courtesy of the Avery Research Center.

Athletics
Student football team, Charleston, South Carolina, 1953, courtesy of the Avery Research Center.

Student football team, Charleston, South Carolina, 1953, courtesy of the Avery Research Center.

Ticket for an Avery Institute versus Burke Industrial School football game, Charleston, South Carolina, November 20, 1941, courtesy of the Avery Research Center.

Ticket for an Avery Institute versus Burke Industrial School football game, Charleston, South Carolina, November 20, 1941, courtesy of the Avery Research Center.

 

Girls basketball team, Charleston, South Carolina, 1939, courtesy of the Avery Research Center.

Girls' basketball team, Charleston, South Carolina, 1939, courtesy of the Avery Research Center.