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West Clayton Elementary celebrates 50 years of education

Dozens of Clayton community members gathered together to celebrate West Clayton Elementary’s 50th Anniversary on Nov. 2.

"To see administrators, teachers, and students from the past 50 years come together as one family was powerful,” said West Clayton Elementary Principal Paige Barnes. “We all share the same love and pride for West Clayton Elementary.”

The WCES chorus kicked off the anniversary celebration with a special performance in the school’s gymnasium. Following the performance, the guests were invited to take a journey down memory lane with activities created by teachers and students.

Guests of the event included current students and staff, alumni, previous administrators, and community members. They were invited to participate in activities including karaoke, games, face painting, a photo booth, and viewing scrapbooks and yearbooks from the school’s 50 year history.