Hundreds attend Angell Elementary’s gala Centennial Celebration

Alum return from across the country; mingle with friends, old and new

Sue Volkert attended Angell Elementary from 1971 to 1977, and moved with her family to Georgia in 1979.

When she received an invitation to Angell’s centennial celebration to be held on April 27, 2023, she knew she had to be there.

She was not disappointed.

“It’s just amazing to be here,” she said. “I have so many great memories of this place.”

Alumni, students, families, and special guests gathered at the downtown elementary to celebrate 100 years of educational excellence.

“I was delighted to see so many alumni, former staff, and current families come to celebrate Angell’s Centennial,” said music teacher Katie Ryan. “It confirms my belief that Angell School is a unique place that stays in people’s hearts long after they have left the building. I am honored to be a part of this special community.  I am forever grateful to my amazing colleagues, generous parent volunteers, eager students, and our hard-working principal, Meg Fenech, for all of their contributions celebrating this incredible milestone. Bravo!”

The 2.5-hour event included an alumni reception with a tour of the building and a chance to reconnect with other alum followed by an open house for all, which included dancing to tunes through the decades in the gym refreshments, student work featured on a 100-year timeline, a book fair in the library, and more.

In addition to Katie Ryan, the Centennial planning committee was comprised of Meg Fenech, Sally Freeman, Mary Catherine, Rudberg, Mark Kelly, Kris  Hepner, Jessica Sawin, and Shira Starr.

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