|About a year ago I had a story
about the history of Highland Park School. Link Below. The only
thing the story didn't address was where the schools name came from.
Well, that mystery has been solved.
Highland Park alumna and
supporter, Margie Sartin, finally found the answer. See her note below.
Recently I talked
with Don Pardue. He was telling of attending Highland Park back
in the 30ís and 40ís . He said when the school was being built
on the present sight, area residents were given an opportunity
to submit a name for the school. Amos Thacker submitted the
name Highland Park and it was chosen. Mr. Thacker thought that
a fitting name because the school was to set up on the big
hill. Amos Thacker was the maternal grandfather of Don.
So now we know. From
Fouteville School to
Highland Park School.
Highland Park History