ECTC plans centennial celebrations

The Enterprise High School Career and Technology Center has planned three events to celebrate the centennial of the opening of the College Street school.

The school opened its doors on Sept. 1, 1919 as an elementary school and then in 1960, it became known as College Street Elementary School.

It would continue to serve students until 2015. However, in August 2018, the school reopened to become the EHS Career and Technology Center.

The first project is a brick paver project to repave the paw printed walkway that leads up to the school.

The 4 x8 inch bricks are planned to go on sale on Sept. 3 through Oct. 1. It will cost $50 for a brick with three lines of text with 20 characters a line including spaces and punctuation.

A brick with 2 lines of text with 20 characters a line including spaces and punctuation and a line of clip art, such as a football, paw print, a military seal, etc., will cost $65.

“Our goal is to create a permanent tribute honoring Enterprise students, faculty and staff members and residents who have been an important part of our school’s history,” said ECTC Principal Leigh Shiver.

She said the plan is to let EHS masonry students lay the brick for the new walkway during their second semester.

EHS masonry students also built the new sign in front of the school.

Shiver said that anyone can buy a brick once they go on sale by contacting the school’s front office at (334) 489-4700.

The second event is an open house before the Sept. 24 Enterprise Board of Education meeting, which will take place at the school.

The open house will start at 5 p.m. and the board meeting will take place at 6 p.m.

“We are asking any former students, faculty/staff, and administrators to please join us as well as our community members that have been an important part in our school's history,” Shiver said.

She continued to ask that anyone with old photos of the school or their time at the school to contact the school at (334) 489-4700 or email the school at ectc@enterpriseschools.net. She said the school would like a digital copy to display at the open house.

The final event is on Sept. 25 where the school will host a Centennial Celebration throughout the day for the students attending the school.

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