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Sam Houston Elem. to celebrate 50th anniversary

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Administrators, faculty, students, parents and others will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Sam Houston Elementary School from 2-4 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 7. DALLUS WHITFIELD / The Wilson Post

Sam Houston Elementary will celebrate its 50th anniversary on Sunday.

The school was founded in 1964 and its first day of class was held on the Monday following Labor Day that year.

Current School Principal Julie Beasley said she thought it would be fitting to hold the celebration around the same time this year and give former students and staff the opportunity to meet and greet.

“We are going to have name tags for them and light refreshments,” she said, adding that some fifth grade students will be acting as tour guides during the event from 2- 4 p.m. “Our school has changed and gotten some new wings since 1964. Tour guides will help those who haven’t been here in a while.”

On Monday, Beasley said the student body will celebrate with an assembly in the gym at 1 p.m.

“We are going to have some guest speakers, like Wilson County Mayor Randall Hutto, come in. That is what we are planning unless something changes,” she continued.

Current staff members who are former Sam Houston students will also be recognized, Beasley added, regarding the more than 10 school employees who were once “Tigers.”

Beasley has served as principal at the school for the past eight years. Sam Houston Elementary, a Pre-K through 5th grade school, is located at 207 Oakdale Drive in Lebanon and is part of the Lebanon Special School District.

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