Dozens of Clayton community members gathered together to celebrate West Clayton Elementary’s 50th Anniversary on Nov. 2.
“To see administrators, teachers, and students from the past 50 years come together as one family was powerful,” said West Clayton Elementary Principal Paige Barnes. “We all share the same love and pride for West Clayton Elementary.”
The WCES chorus kicked off the anniversary celebration with a special performance in the school’s gymnasium. Following the performance, the guests were invited to take a journey down memory lane with activities created by teachers and students.
Guests of the event included current students and staff, alumni, previous administrators, and community members. They were invited to participate in activities including karaoke, games, face painting, a photo booth, and viewing scrapbooks and yearbooks from the school’s 50 year history.
West Clayton Elementary alumni, previous administrators, and community members gathered together to celebrate the school’s 50th anniversary on Nov. 2. Photographed on the front row (from left) are previous and current WCES administrators Sarah Willoughby, Paige Barnes, and Mary Jane McLemore. Photographed on the back row (from left) are previous and current WCES administrators Cary Lane Cockrell, Dorlisa Johnson, Brayton Leonhardt, Kristina Benson, and Dolores Gill.
Kim Sigmon (left) and Grace Sigmon (right) enjoy West Clayton Elementary yearbooks and scrapbooks from previous years.