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THMS to hold Founders Day Friday

“To Seek Knowledge is to Achieve Honor” is the theme of Friday’s Founders Day program at Thomas Hunter Middle School.

The celebration will begin at 6 p.m. in the J. Murray Brooks Auditorium at Thomas Hunter Middle School. The public is invited to attend.

This year’s Founders Day will be honoring the Thomas Hunter High School Class of 1969—the school’s last graduating class before desegregation, when the building was converted into an intermediate school for grades five through eight and the name changed to Mathews Intermediate School. In 1990, the school name was returned to Thomas Hunter.

This year is the 55th class reunion for the class of 1969. The Thomas Hunter Middle School Band will perform the school song written by Lelia Williams in 1931. The program will also honor a graduate from 1943, William “Bill” Cooke, and two graduates from 1951, Herbert Carter and Fannie Ware. Leslie Willis, a graduate of the Thomas Hunter Class of 1958, will give reflections and speak on his...

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