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Alvin Elementary School celebrates 70th anniversary

Posted at 4:16 PM, Dec 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-14 00:26:37-05

Alvin Elementary School is celebrating its 70th anniversary of service on Thursday.

The Santa Maria grade school opened its doors seven decades ago and it honored the occasion with a school-wide day of festivities.

“This is actually a new event. We haven’t done an event like this in about 15 years, and so I was really happy to help plan this new tradition that we hope to continue for many years,” Alvin Elementary School fifth-grade teacher Gillian Schoenfeld said.

Alvin students from the past or present, staff members and families all joined in to enjoy food and games throughout the afternoon. A slide show of the school’s history was on display for all to see.

Righetti High School’s Ballet Folklorico made a fun performance for the crowd, and live music was played during the event.

The school opened in 1948, and thousands of Santa Maria residents have attended the K-6 school over the years.