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Thames Celebrates 50 Years

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A local school celebrates an important milestone.

"Happy Anniversary Thames Elementary," a happy class of 4th graders chanted today.

That's right - 50 years for the Thames Tigers.

The school opened in August 1963 and held classes for first through ninth graders.

Today they hosted an anniversary celebration for former teachers, students and principals to tour their old stomping grounds.

"There's a lot of community support for Thames, so people talk about their time at Thames all the time, so I just wanted everybody to come in, see what we do now, see how it's changed and help my children understand the history," Principal Carrie Hornsby said.

If walls could talk Thames could tell you that it saw integration, two hurricanes, ten presidents and countless memories.

Hornsby said she looks forward to finding out what the next 50 years might hold.

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