Cyril B. Busbee Elementary School was named after Dr. Cyril B. Busbee. Dr. Busbee was born in Wagener in 1908. He served in the U. S. Navy in the European Theater during World War II. He spent his career as a teacher, principal, coach and district superintendent. Most notably, he served as State Superintendent of Education from 1966 to 1979, the years that included desegregation of South Carolina’s public schools. Under his leadership a statewide kindergarten program was established, 56 vocational centers were opened for high school students and the state’s free basic textbook program expanded to include grades 1-12. He was also active in a number of civic organizations and served on the Board of Directors of C&C National Bank and Lexington Medical Center.