On Friday Oct. 11, Alexander Galt Regional High School celebrated its upcoming 50th anniversary with 1,200 cupcakes. Students and staff gathered around the school’s new gazebo where they munched on their cupcakes, socialized, and some even got down with the music. Showing us the very first ever AGRHS yearbook, Principal Peggy McCourt flipped to the first page where a photo of the director of the E.T.R.S.B. at the time, Mr. J. Edward Perry, was displayed along with a message. According to McCourt, not that much has changed. In his message, Perry described the opening of Galt as an organized mess. “That’s how I felt this morning,” joked McCourt. Perry also talked about the advantages and disadvantages of the new school that McCourt said remain relevant today. More importantly, he emphasized that teachers and students need to work together to develop a sense of pride and love for the school if it is to be successful. “That’s still what we try to aim for today.” See full story in the Tuesday, Oct. 15 edition of The Record.
By Taylor McClure, Special to The Record