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5079Type of Legislation: Concurrent Resolution CRIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 20000517Primary Sponsor: WalkerAll Sponsors: WalkerDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\skb\18448som00.docDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 20000517Subject: Campobello High School Appreciation Day; June 10, 2000, ResolutionsHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 20000517 Received from Senate Senate 20000517 Introduced, adopted, returned with concurrence House 20000517 Introduced, adopted, sent to Senate Versions of This Bill
TO RECOGNIZE THE STERLING CONTRIBUTIONS OF CAMPOBELLO HIGH SCHOOL, ITS LOYAL STAFF, DEVOTED TEACHERS, AND DISTINGUISHED TRUSTEES, TO THE CAMPOBELLO COMMUNITY AND SURROUNDING AREA DURING THE PERIOD OF THIS OUTSTANDING SCHOOL'S EXISTENCE, TO COMMEND ITS STUDENTS AND GRADUATES OVER THE YEARS FOR THEIR PERSONAL ACHIEVEMENTS, EXEMPLARY SERVICE, AND TREMENDOUS CONTRIBUTION TO THEIR COMMUNITY, THE STATE, AND THE NATION IN TIMES OF HARDSHIP, ECONOMIC DEPRESSION, AND WAR, AS WELL AS IN THE GOOD TIMES OF PEACE AND PROSPERITY; TO CONGRATULATE THE CAMPOBELLO HIGH SCHOOL CLASSES FROM THE 1930'S FORWARD ON THE OCCASION OF THEIR JOINT "2000" CAMPOBELLO HIGH SCHOOL REUNION TO BE HELD JUNE 10, 2000, AND TO DECLARE JUNE 10, 2000, AS "CAMPOBELLO HIGH SCHOOL APPRECIATION DAY".
Whereas, Campobello High School began its existence in the 1870's serving as the school to teach children of all grades. The school met in a one-room log cabin; the students sat on plank benches and wrote on slates. Classes were held for short sessions of several months each; and
Whereas, as time progressed, the school was located in different buildings in Campobello. In 1885 classes were held in a two-story frame building where the present Methodist Church stands. Sam Lancaster and Ike Hughes were two of the teachers whom history has recorded, taught the basics of reading, writing, and arithmetic; and
Whereas, in 1894 the students in Campobello were allowed to attend a Christian boarding school started by Reverend I. W. Wingo, a graduate of Furman University and the Baptist Theological Seminary. For the Campobello children this school was free public education while pupils from farther away boarded in private homes or in the school's dormitories. The standards of curricula and instruction at the Wingo School were very demanding, offering classes in Latin, German, Greek, and instrumental music, as well as the usual courses of study; and
Whereas, in 1912 a six-room school was built on the present site of the Campobello High School; there were ten grades and by 1923 eleven grades. Various changes in the curricula reflected the changes that the decades of the 1920's and 1930's brought to the Campobello community. Agriculture and home economics departments were added for the students' benefit as well as commercial studies. During the Depression, young men working for the W.P.A. dug a basement under the gymnasium, and built an athletic field for the school, and a lunch program financed by the government began; and
Whereas, the school suffered a tragedy in May of 1945 when the classrooms and separate gymnasium burned to the ground. Through the community's perseverance and hard work, a new one-story structure for the eleven grades was completed by late summer of 1947 and a library was begun. By 1949 twelve grades were offered at Campobello High School; and
Whereas, more changes came to Campobello with consolidation of the school districts in the early 1950's. The class of 1954 was the last class to graduate from Campobello High School. The building was used as an elementary school until 1968 and, even now, part of the building is used as District One offices; and
Whereas, the history of Campobello High School has been lovingly documented by its former students and they have kept the school's memory alive. Through times of depression and war, times of peace and prosperity, this school served its community well by educating its students and sending them out beyond the boundaries of Campobello to be the successful citizens they have become; and
Whereas, the graduates will come together on June 10, 2000, in a joint reunion of all the classes from the 1930's through the 1950's to celebrate their communal memories of times well spent at Campobello High School; and
Whereas, this gathering of students, graduates, teachers, and trustees exemplifies the best of the spirit of heritage, respect, and hard work which were part of Campobello and rural South Carolina in the years of the existence of this great educational institution. It is fitting that June 10, 2000, be declared "Campobello High School Appreciation Day". Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:
That the members of the South Carolina General Assembly, by this resolution, recognize the tremendous contribution of Campobello High School, its staff, teachers, and trustees to the Campobello community and surrounding area during the period of the school's existence, commend its students and graduates over the years for their personal accomplishments, outstanding contributions, and exemplary service to their community, the state, and the nation, in times of hardship, economic depression, and war, as well as in the good times of peace and prosperity, congratulate the Campobello High School classes from the 1930's forward on the occasion of their joint "2000" Campobello High School reunion to be held June 10, 2000, and declare June 10, 2000, as "Campobello High School Appreciation Day".
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the Campobello High School Reunion Committee, Campobello.
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