Saying farewell to Page

- Posted on Apr 04, 2012 - 04:00 PM

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Former staff and students said their goodbyes to the Page Middle School building that was severely damaged in last April’s tornado during a ceremony Friday afternoon in front of the school. The Gloucester County School Board voted last Thursday night to demolish the remaining structure of the school. Students are currently housed in temporary modular units adjacent to Gloucester High School. Above, Page principal Travis Burns offered a few words about the history of the school Friday and invited participants to join in a moment of silence to reflect on those injured or killed in last spring’s tornado. Participants then shared their own reflections, including the well-known rumor among students that a swimming pool was located on the roof of the school. At right, current Page teacher Bunny Carter, left, and retired Page teacher Judy Vaughan placed a wreath at the main entrance of the school building. The future of Page Middle School is still uncertain. Photos by Quinton Sheppard.