Whiteford schools celebrating 50th 9.4

Written by David Green.

Whiteford Agricultural Schools is gearing up to celebrate 50 years of public education with a variety of events throughout the 2008-09 school year.

The first major celebration will take place Sept. 20 when the Whiteford Bobcat varsity football team plays its homecoming game against Adrian Madison. An 11 a.m. tailgate party on school property will begin the festivities with the football game scheduled for a 2 p.m. start.

Former coaches and players as well as past homecoming queens from Whiteford will be recognized. Members of the first Whiteford varsity football team will be the honorary captains and participate in the pre-game coin toss. A post-game opening of a time capsule and sock hop are also planned.

Alumni from all over the United States have been contacted and invited to attend. But, the anniversary committee continues looking for information about former faculty, staff, administrators and students from the last 50 years. Names, including maiden names, along with addresses, telephone number and year graduated – or years taught or worked – and e-mail addresses for each individual should be sent to Mary Kay Bunge at (419) 754-3900 or e-mail at [email protected] or Janet (LaPointe) Hutchinson at (734) 854-6910 or e-mail [email protected]

For more information about the 50 year anniversary, visit Whiteford Agricultural Schools Web site, http://scnc.whiteford.k12.mi.us .

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