The final days of Freeman-Centennial will be memorable according to Lisa Altham-Hickey, the school's principal. "We had the opportunity to greet young and old as they came by to walk down memory lane before the school [was] demolished," Altham-Hickey said. "The last days of the Freeman-Centennial school will go down with history, pride, education, and incredible memories."
Students that attended the school in 1951 returned with their teachers to visit classrooms. Many visitors took pictures. "I am sad to see the old school go but know in my heart that we will all keep the memories alive for years to come," she said. "As we close one door, we are delighted to open the new Freeman-Kennedy School. This new school will provide students, parents, and the Norfolk community with many educational opportunities."
The grand opening of the Freeman-Kennedy school is scheduled for Saturday, September 8th.