WBS looking for inaugural graduates 


To celebrate Wrightsville Beach School’s 60th anniversary, the fifth grade graduation organizing committee is looking for any of the school’s first graduates from 1954 or anyone who attended the school during its first year.

Fifth-grade parent Tim Taylor came up with the idea after seeing the gift the 50th anniversary graduating class gave to the school in the cafeteria.

Counting 10 years ahead, he knew his son Tab would be part of the 60th anniversary.

Now Taylor and the rest of the parents are inviting anyone who graduated or attended Wrightsville Beach School during 1954 to the fifth-grade graduation ceremony on Thursday, June 12. The commencement will take place at Wrightsville Beach Baptist Church at 6 p.m. and Taylor said it would last about one hour.

The school will also play a slideshow of the students in the graduating class, so Taylor said those first students are encouraged to bring any pictures they may have of the school.

So far Taylor said he only has one lead for an inaugural student but that anyone with information about a former WBS student from 1954 could contact him at 910-509-3060, or email

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