Sunday, March 30, 2014

Dedication Ceremony for Five Bowie Schools

Dedication ceremony at Belair Junior High School
March 30, 1965, (49 years ago today): A dedication ceremony was held for five schools in the gymnasium of Belair Junior High School.  This picture appeared in "A Century of Public Education in Prince George's County, " a book published by the Prince George's County Board of Education.  The book contains the following description of the event.

"A joint program dedicating five new schools was held on Tuesday evening, March 30, 1965, at Belair Junior High School. Arrangements for this program were coordinated by the principals of five schools for the dedication of Belair Junior High School, Buckingham Elementary School, Kenilworth Elementary School, Meadow Brook Elementary School, and Tulip Grove Elementary School.  The dedication address was given by Superintendent of Schools William S. Schmidt, with W. Carroll Beatty, president of the Board of Education, making the presentation of the keys to the buildings.  Accepting the keys to the schools were Dale B. Woodburn, principal of Belair; Mrs. Maxine Cunningham, principal of Buckingham; E. Wendell Hosley, principal of Kenilworth; George L. Pasquella, principal of Meadow Brook; and Miss Hannah E. Long, principal of Tulip Grove."

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