Beautiful North Carolina
O, Beautiful North Carolina, mountains to shores, rivers to oceans
Houses of Lights, Homes of Harvest
First in Flight, First in Freedom
Men of Liberty, Life of Plenty
People of Joyous, Souls of Compassion
Hearts of Faith, Devotions of Belief
Live in Peace, Blossom in Harmony.
“Esse Quam Videri” —“To BE, not to seem.”
Creative in Invention, Bountiful in Inspiration
Talented in Arts, Developed in Skills
Minds of Imagination, Acts of Dedication
Flourished in Values, Enlightened in Consciousness.