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Leavelle McCampbell Middle School Celebrates 100th Anniversary

Leavelle McCampbell Middle School celebrates its 100th anniversary this year and will mark the occasion with several community events.

“We are excited to highlight our 100th year with five main events to hopefully provide a personal connection to the school for everyone in our community,” said LMMS Principal Dr. Tiffany Hall. “Through leadership clubs every student is contributing to a different facet for each occasion.”

The school’s history goes back to William Gregg, an industrialist who left a leadership legacy through not only innovative business practices but for deeply caring for the people who worked for his company, their families and the community, Hall said.

She said Gregg started the first compulsory attendance rule in the U.S. knowing how critical an education was not only for the current generation but for future generations.

The events throughout the year will not only share the LMMS story and its evolution as a school but also empower students to be servant leaders like Gregg, Hall said.

The following events are to come throughout the school year.

• Car show: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, at Leavelle McCampbell Middle School, 1120 Weldon Way, Graniteville. The entrance fee for cars is $25.

• Legacy ball: Nov. 12 at the Big Red Barn, 187 Chime Bell Church Road, Graniteville. The ball is a semi-formal gala to recognize the legacies of Leavelle. Tickets are $75.

• Unit-Tea LuncheonFeb. 12: Noon to 2 p.m. Feb. 12 in the cafeteria of Leavelle McCampbell Middle School, 1120 Weldon Way, Graniteville. The diversity/unity luncheon will honor those who have served or graduated from the school. There will be a guest speaker. Ticktes are $15.

• Golf tournament: A golf tournament will be held March 14 at the Mount Vintage Golf Club, 375 Mt. Vintage Plantation Drive, North Augusta. Entry is $100 per person.

• Centennial Walk & Rock Fest: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 23. THe event will feature a 5K, music festival and a reveal of the brick patio.

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