Posted: Thursday, April 7, 2016
Celebrating School History
Fork Shoals School has been teaching Greenville County children since 1877.
Thursday the school unveiled a historical marker to celebrate almost a century and half of learning.
“It is an honor to see the history of the education here through the years,” said Principal Kim Reid.
In the audience at the ceremony were alumni, current students, school district administrators, County leaders and community members.
“Everyone remembers the old water pump with the big long pipe with holes in it that was their water fountain and the Fork Shoals Tractor show all of the great historical legacies that you got to live in. You talk about school culture and this is a culture that goes back to 1877,” said former Fork Shoals Principal David Johnstone.
One special guest was Miss Kitty Ross, a 1935 graduate of Fork Shoals School.
Ross says she attended to pass the history of Fork Shoals from one generation to the next.