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Community dedicates new Jennie Moore Elementary School building

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MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (WCSC) -

Friends and family joined town and county officials today for the special dedication of Jennie Moore Elementary’s new school.

All I can say as I look at this beautiful facility. Wow,” Principal Karen Felder said to the audience gathered Tuesday. “This is amazing and it's been a long time coming."

Jennie Moore first opened its doors in 1953. Until this academic year, students still used the original Mount Pleasant building. Felder said the new facility is designed specifically for the creative arts with special art and music rooms to serve its more than one thousand students. It's a dramatic change from the old school.

"Some of our children here were in the old building so they saw where they came from and where they are now,” Felder said. “They come in here and they are like in awe...especially this room. They’re used to doing PE in a trailer. So every day they get to experience something new and wonderful about a new building.”

Mayor Linda Page and Charleston County School District Superintendent Gerrita Postlewait joined the service of dedication.

“The whole future of the town of Mount Pleasant depends on these kids,” Mayor Page said. “We want them to have every opportunity they can. These facilities are training leaders,” adding that the council will continue to focus on the education of community youth.

Postlewait addressed the students in the crowd.

"This school, this opportunity, these dreams are for you," Postlewait said.

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