After coming up with the concept of a summer institute for high school students in N.C., Rabb founded the North Carolina Scholastic Press Institute as a junior at UNC-Chapel Hill. “In the fall of 1936, Rabb had come up with the idea of bringing to campus a group of leading high school journalists from throughout the state. As a result, more than 40 students, representing 14 N.C. high school newspapers, attended the first NCSPI,” David Stick wrote. He served as the director of the first meeting, and he provided support when Stick later took over. After graduation he served in WWII, and he later became an elementary school teacher.
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