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Watkins Glen Middle School Closing Ceremonies

A middle school in Watkins Glen, built in the early 1930's, held its goodbye ceremony Wednesday.

Watkins Glen Middle School Closing Ceremonies

June 25, 2014

WATKINS GLEN (WENY)-

Watkins Glen Middle School held its closing ceremonies Wednesday night. It is being closed at the end of this school year due to consolidation.Tonight current and former students, faculty, and staff remembered the buildings rich history. It opened in 1929 as a K-12 school.  One of the people honored at tonights event was Char Brown. She was the first principal when the building became a middle school in 1969. She was also a student there, when she was in the fourth grade.

The main parts of the school will be converted into senior housing. However the auditorium and the gymnasium will be kept and used as Community Centers for the village.