Fremont – Tours, presentations, hugs and reunions for classmates, and even a time capsule that was dug up. This weekend, former students, graduates, parents, staff, and administrators – along with current members of the school and the greater Fremont community – converged at Fremont School to celebrate its 100 years of public education.
The centennial celebration was coordinated by community members, former staff, current school staff, and others connected to the school and the Town of Fremont.
Those involved in the planning say it was a special event for the town and for everyone who filled the auditorium and the adjoining hallways for the celebration of the school’s history.
“This was a partnership between our school and our community members to celebrate the legacy of Fremont School over the past century,” states Kelly Holland, current Fremont Elementary principal. “It was a reunion of sorts for the past students, staff, and families who came out, with many decades of the school represented.”
Following the Fremont School centennial celebration, a time capsule buried 25 years ago in front of the school was unearthed. Then principal, Celia James, was in attendance and had the honor of helping dig it up. The contents, which included photos, student work, and a special VHS video recording, were handled and viewed for the first time since being buried by students in 1998.