Academy of Richmond County will hold alumni open house Saturday

Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012 1:35 PM
Last updated 7:22 PM
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The Academy of Richmond County is inviting its alumni back for an afternoon of nostalgia.

The school will hold an alumni open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday so former students can stroll the halls and chat with classmates.

At noon, a ceremony will honor former baseball coach A.L. Williams, who led his team to seven consecutive state championships during his tenure from 1948 to 1969, and former football coach Frank Inman, who guided the team to a state championship in 1956.

This is the third annual alumni open house for the school, and Principal Tim Spivey said he hopes to have a large turnout.

Alumni stay active at the campus by volunteering to clean the grounds, donating to the football program and helping with parent support groups. Spivey said the school wanted a special event to honor these former students.

“We want them to come back and see the school, sit in old classrooms,” he said.

Richmond Academy is also developing its first hall of fame to honor graduates who have accomplished great things.

Spivey said since the school’s founding in 1783, graduates have gone on to become governors, legislators, scientists, NFL coaches and academics. The school will induct 10 to 12 alumni into the hall of fame for the first round.

“They’re everywhere,” Spivey said of successful ARC alumni. “If you just Google Richmond County famous graduates, they’re all over the place.”

HALL OF FAME

Want to nominate alumni or former employees to the Academy of Richmond County’s Hall of Fame?

Visit arc.rcboe.org to download a nomination form. The forms must be completed and mailed to the school no later than Feb. 24. Nominees must have graduated, coached or taught at Richmond Academy before 1986.

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