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June 7, 2014

Pinevale Elementary School Holds Dedication and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

VALDOSTA — Pinevale Elementary School was officially dedicated Saturday morning with hundreds of guests in attendance.

The agenda offered many highlights of the past, celebrating the rich history of Pinevale and the future, showcasing students and staff of the new elementary school.  Dr. Willie Houseal, president of the Pinevale High School Alumni Association offered a wonderful history of both Pinevale and Southeast Elementary and how the two now have become one.  Don Williams was also a part of this morning’s program honoring the accomplishments of the 1963 Pinevale High School state championship football team.  Over fifty years later, today, the team members were presented with their state championship rings as part of the celebration and dedication of the school.  Architect, Walter Altman, also gave a very touching speech on how the school’s design was meant to pay homage to the old high school, the surrounding community and to continue to be a beacon of hope for the community at large.  Councilwoman, Sandra Tooley declared today, May 31st, Pinevale Elementary School Day with a city proclamation before Superintendent, E. Martin Roesch held the school’s Service of Dedication and moved the crowd to the front of the school for the ceremonial ribbon cutting.

The highlight of the morning was having the school’s first principal, Mr. C.C. Hall join the current principal, Mrs. Kim Miller for the ribbon cutting to officially declare the school dedicated, open and forevermore as Pinevale Elementary School.  Tours were given by students and staff and lunch was provided.  Many thanks to everyone who came from near and far who helped to make this day so special for the community and Valdosta City Schools.

For more information on Pinevale Elementary School, contact Valdosta City Schools public relations director, Jennifer Steedley at (229) 671-6065.

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