Smith High School Celebrates 50 Years With A Week Full Of Events

10:08 AM, Oct 10, 2013   |    comments
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GREENSBORO - A Greensboro High School is celebrating 50 years and Smith High School is doing it in big style.

The Smith High School cheerleaders along with members of the 50th reunion committee joined WFMY News 2's Tracey McCain on the Good Morning Show to talk about all of the events to mark the occassion.

"I would like to think Eagle pride is nationwide, but let's scale it down to Greensboro," said Clinton Wilson. "Eagle pride means that we are the most diverse school in Guilford County. We have 40 different nationalities within our building. So it means a lot to us.  That's why we want this homecoming to be the biggest and the best ever."

"It's so different from where we were 50 years ago. We had about 10 African American students in the first class in 1963.  And now we are 70% African American with other diverse populations," explained Courtney Blake-Smith.

Smith High School has a number of events to celebrate the historic occasion. The events start Monday, October 13th with the 50th reunion alumni reception. Another highlight is the parade on Thursday, October 17th. It starts at 5 p.m. on Vanstory and goes through the Pinecroft community. Then join them from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. to decorate the stadium.

It wraps up with a big homecoming football game on Friday, October 18th at 7:30 p.m.  For more information call Smith High School at 336-294-7300.

WFMY News 2