Centennial Celebration


Eighth Street Elementary School, the oldest continually used school in the state of Florida, celebrates its 100th year on Saturday, September 27th.

For nine years from 1992-2001, our daughters were students at Eighth Street and for 15 years we had one or more nephews at the school. Then John joined the Eighth Street tradition not only as a parent, but as the principal of the school.

The celebration will begin outside on the patio decorated with bricks recognizing those who have been touched by the school.

IMG_7863Students from throughout the school’s history

as well as teachers are recognized on the patio.

In addition, businesses, service organizations, and business leaders are named on the bricks.

Classmates and friends can be found on the patio.

It’s time to celebrate, see alumni, teachers, and friends, and rub elbows with Marion County’s Principal of the Year, the Superintendent of Marion County schools, and the Florida Commissioner of Education.

Then we’ll need to add our own bricks so we can be part of the Eighth Street Elementary’s history.

One thought on “Centennial Celebration

  1. I read about the celebration in the Star Banner this morning. I’m gonna have to check the calendar for Saturday to see if I can make it. It sounds pretty cool. Besides, it’s not everyday I can rub elbows with the Marion County principal of the year! 🙂

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