Luther H. Foster High School, located on Highway 460, one mile from Nottoway Courthouse in Nottoway County, Va., was completed in 1950 at a cost of approximately $680,000.00. The building contained 18 classrooms, a complete Home Economic Department (five rooms and bath), Industrial Arts and Agriculture Shops, a science laboratory. The auditorium seated 650 and had a motion picture booth. The library had a special conference room and a work room. There were special rooms for music, art, and visual aids. The school had a cafeteria and a clinic.

The school was dedicated on June 6, 1950. It was named the Luther H. Foster High School in memory of Dr. Luther Hilton Foster, deceased, former President of Virginia State College at Petersburg, Virginia. Dr. Foster served the college as president from 1943 to 1949. Before his appointment as president, he served as business manager for many years. At the dedication exercises, Mrs. Foster spoke to the assembly and Dr. R.P. Daniels, President of Virginia State College delivered the major address...
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To preserve the memory and promote the legacy of Luther H. Foster High School.


James B. Woodson, Principal


On behalf of the Luther H. Foster Alumni Association, we give tribute to Mr. James B. Woodson, our former principal, for his dedication and commitment to staff, faculty and students. He began his career in Nottoway County in 1943 and resigned in 1958 to become principal of Walker-Grant High School in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

James B. Pervall, Principal


On behalf of the Faculty and Student Body of the Luther H. Foster High School, We wish to give tribute to Mr. Joseph B. Pervall, our former principal Mr. Pervall obtained a B.S. degree from Virginia Union University and a M.S. degree from Virginia State College. He became principal of the Luther H. Foster High School in the year 1959 and retired in 1966. He devoted most of his time to the student body, trying to prepare them for their future undertaking. He tried to motivate the students to realize the great expectations of life. Mr. Pervall stressed the importance of spirituality as well as education in reaching our goal in life. We, the Foster Family, pay special tribute to our beloved former principal, Mr. Joseph B. Pervall. This tribute still stands today with the exact words for our former principal. (Yearbook 1967)

Alphus B. Cousins, Principal


On behalf of the Luther H. Foster Alumni Association, we give tribute to Mr. A. B. Cousins our former principal for his commitment to providing a quality education to all students. He became principal of the Luther Foster High School in the year of 1967 and served until 1970.








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