Holy Nativity Episcopal School celebrates 60th anniversary
Holy Nativity Episcopal School in Panama City has seen many students walk through its doors, and Sunday was a cause for celebration as the school hosted its 60th anniversary.
Officials said the celebration was already in place before Hurricane Michael badly damaged the school.
Amy Moody the Director of Development for the school said, "So, to have it now after our school has been rebuilt and everything is shiny and clean and new is really heartwarming. Not only for our current school families but our alumni who are returning today."
Staff also put up bulletin boards, chronicling the school's journey from the 1960s to today.
Moody said, "What we did is a newspaper search so we have newspaper clippings. It's hard to find photos from the 60s. There weren't official yearbooks so there weren't places that collected all of our photos. So, just through friends that contributed them."
While the school celebrated its 60th anniversary, you can actually take a piece of history home with you.
"So we lost all of our windows in the main building and those are all for sale today for one-hundred dollars," said Moody. "The window weights, we're selling those for ten dollars."
The school is also selling bricks from the main building for ten dollars and all the proceeds go towards the school's recovery.
As students new and old roam the halls of the repaired building, staff members said they're ready to blaze a new trail and close the book on the past.
"Moving forward is what's so exciting. Today, having alumni on our campus, reminding us where we're headed. Being able to teach children of students who went here, that's really neat," said Moody.
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