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Thomas Hunter welcomes community to ‘Our House’

Thomas Hunter Middle School is taking a different tack this year when it comes to its annual Founder’s Day program. In years past, the event has highlighted the rich history of the school, which served the county’s black community in the days before integration.

This year’s program will shine the spotlight on the accomplishments of the current crop of middle schoolers, their talents and abilities, and the history they are making today.

“Welcome to Our House,” the fourth annual Founder’s Day, will be held in classrooms and other locations throughout the school from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 6.

“Our students have heard for the past three years about our history … right now, we’re trying to make some history of our own,” said THMS assistant principal Amy Hauser, who has organized the Founder’s Day program since its inception in 2014. The students “wanted them [the community] to see the good that is happening”...

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