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A Centennial Year

Article Date: 
14 January, 2011 (All day)

2011 is a centennial year in Morgan.  It is the 100th anniversary of the fair.  The fair board is hard at work making plans for a celebration to mark this momentous anniversary.

At the school board meeting on Tuesday night another centennial anniversary was identified.  It is the one hundred year anniversary of the high school program in Morgan County.  On Sept. 18, 1911 the first high school class was organized.  It started with only twenty-two students.  From these small beginnings has grown one of the best high school programs in the state.

Superintendent Ken Adams indicated that he would like to see a celebration to commemorate this event.  He suggested a time capsule, a statue, or other symbol that would help the students identify with the past.  He also hopes that this anniversary will help to raise funds for the high school.

Adams has asked the Morgan Education Foundation to raise $500,000  toward the cost of the new PE facility.  The president of the Education fund was present at the meeting and expressed their excitement about the anniversary, the fund raising opportunity, and its benefit for the school.  The board of the education foundation will meet soon to start planning for the events to come.  

Support was expressed for the anniversary recognition.  No specifics were decided, but more information will follow later in the year as plans develop.