By Jean A. Flanagan
Moorefield Examiner –
Tears of sadness for what is gone combined with feelings of excitement for things to come were the opposing emotions expressed as massive jaws bit into the roof of Moorefield High School on Tuesday.
A group of former and current teachers and administrators gathered as crews from the Green River Group began demolishing the 1940-era structure.
“I’m sad and happy, but more sad,” said MHS Phys Ed and Health teacher Charlotte Hill. “I graduated from here, my children graduated from here, and I’ve taught here for 37 years, so there are a lot of memories. But I’m happy that we’re going to get a new school.”
Math teacher Linda Wright said she was just sad.
“My girls graduated from here and my husband graduated from here,” she said. “My son won’t get the chance. He’ll be in the first class at the new school.”
“It’s an institution, an icon in the community,” said Business teacher Connie Thomas. “Both my parents graduated in the old gym. Ours was the last class to graduate in the old gym in 1979…