BC Grammar School plans 65th anniversary ceremony, seeking artifacts

Preston Deaver and Asst. Prin. Marise Shumpert of BC Grammar No. 1, with school  alumni Stuart Jones and Jennifer Boyd, and Mayor Bobby Horton. 

BC Grammar School No. 1 is planning a ceremony to commemorate the school’s 65th anniversary.

Two assemblies are scheduled. The first is at 10 a.m. on May 24 in the Hook Avenue school’s cafeteria/meeting space. The second assembly is right after the first, at 11 a.m. or so, said BC Grammar School No. 1 Instructional Facilitator Preston Deaver.

The K-5 school is also asking any alumni or community members who has artifacts related to the history of the school to present it to the school for display as a part of the commemoration ceremony.

Deaver and Assistant Principal Marise Shumpert received a resolution from West Columbia Mayor Bobby Horton and West Columbia City Council recognizing the 65th Anniversary of Brookland Cayce Grammar School No.1, at the May 2, council meeting.

Horton referred to BC Grammar as a “very special place,” during the resolution presentation.

BC grammar School No. 1 is scheduled to be closed at the end of the 2017-18 school year. Its students will be moved to the new Riverbank Elementary School being built on Cougar Drive, across from Northside Middle School, off of Sunset Boulevard in West Columbia.

Horton asked, at last Tuesday’s meeting, if there were any BC Grammar alumni in the audience, and Stuart Jones and Jennifer Boyd came forward. They were recognized as the resolution was presented. Kelli Ricard photo. 

 

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