Ettie Fearing Cunningham

Ettie Fearing Cunningham

Ettie Fearing graduated from Maury High School in 1913. She earned a teaching certificate from Farmville State Teachers College and taught math at Blair Junior High School in Norfolk. Although she gave up her teaching career to devote herself to family and community work after marrying J. Robert Cunningham in 1924, she never forgot her love of teaching. She made arrangements in her will to create the J. Robert and Ettie Fearing Cunningham Memorial Scholarship Fund for residents of Norfolk, which a special interest in “young people who desire to make education their profession.”