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‘St. Clare Walker Day’ planned at middle school

In acknowledgment of Black History Month and to celebrate the contributions of local educational leader John Henry St. Clare Walker, the faculty, staff and students of St. Clare Walker Middle School will celebrate “St. Clare Walker Day” on Thursday, February 18. 

A student assembly will be held at 1:45 p.m. for students to hear a presentation by Rashard Wright about the life of the late Mr. St. Clare Walker and the history of African-Americans in education.

Middlesex School Board member Dr. Richard Shores also will present a timeline of the school history project at the Middlesex County Museum in Saluda.

Additionally, Arnetta Kidd, secretary at St. Clare Walker for nearly 50 years, will share some of her memories of education as she has been a part of the education of students in this county since segregation and when St. Clare Walker High School was in existence.

In addition to the assembly, students in social studies classes will engage in learning activities that further their knowledge of the importance of African-American leaders to this county and nation. 

This event is open to the community and there will be 100 extra seats available in the school auditorium for the public. Those who plan to attend this event should register in advance by contacting the school office at 758-2561 so seating can be guaranteed.

posted 02.10.2010

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