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PHOTOS: Walt Whitman Middle School Celebrates 50 Years

School was formerly located at what is now Mount Vernon High School.

celebrated its 50th birthday Thursday evening with an open house for students, parents and local dignitaries. Attendees included Del. Scott Surovell, state Sens. Adam Ebbin and Toddy Puller, and former Virginia First Lady Susan Allen.

 

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Marti Seers March 23, 2012 at 03:12 PM
Please correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't Walt Whitman Middle School on Route 1 back in the mid/late 70's? It occupied the space that had been Mount Vernon High School. Two of my children attended Walt Whitman Middle School at that address then went on to Mount Vernon High School off of Old Mount Vernon Highway.
Rachel Leonard (Editor) March 23, 2012 at 03:34 PM
Hi Marti, Yes, Whitman MS moved to the Route 1 site in 1973, according to information the school distributed last night. It moved to its current location in 1985.
Donald e. McLeod March 24, 2012 at 12:00 AM
The actual building was constructed during the depression when the WPA was in place to put people back to work on highways, bridges, buildings, etc. The way you can tell is there is a cupala on the top of the school making note of who built it. There is also a fall out shelter sign as you walk in the front door to advise the public that during the war that was a place to shelter.

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