One hundred years ago, Booker T. Washington High School opened its doors as the second high school for black students in the state of South Carolina. Our 2016
yearlong Centennial Celebration with the theme: “Celebrating 100 Historic Years…Lest We Forget”, brought this historic moment to the forefront in our minds and through the scheduled celebrations.
I am indeed thankful for the opportunity to serve as President of the Booker T. Washington Foundation and look forward to what we will accomplish, what we will celebrate, and keeping the heritage and history of Booker T. Washington in the forefront.
The Board of Directors has adopted a mission statement, value statements, goals and objectives as a part of its strategic plan for 2017-2018. This information can be found by clicking here. In order for the Foundation to thrive and keep the history and heritage alive, we need the support of classes, alumni, scholars, the millennium society and the community.
Take the opportunity to reflect upon the impact of Booker T. Washington in your life. Where would we be without the rich education received during our years there? Where would the descendants of BTW graduates be without the impact of BTW on the lives of graduates and alumni? Where would we be without the vision of Doris Glymph Greene to organize the Booker T. Washington High School Foundation? Where would we be without the classes that meet on a regular basis to keep the heritage alive and make contributions to support the Foundation? Where would we be without the support of graduates, alumni, Richland School District One, USC and the community? Where would we be without the BTW graduates and others who worked with the Booker T. Washington High School Foundation for years to keep the history and heritage before us? The main question is where would we be without Booker T. Washington High School? The questions will continue and the answers are before us!
As we prepare to forge ahead, we are asking that you spread the word, become involved by finding an opportunity to participate, contact us, share ideas and most importantly, keep Booker T. Washington in the forefront.
I look forward to what we will do to keep the history and heritage of Booker T. Washington High School in the forefront during 2017 and 2018!
Lest We Forget…
Gloria Graham Boyd ‘65