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stuart-hall2Stuart Hall School will begin its Alumnae/i Weekend with a special wreath laying memorial service to honor former students and faculty who have died. Of special mention will be Renee Smith Gatling, Class of 1973, the first African American student to graduate from the School, and Lance Cpl. Jason C. Redifer, Class of 2003, one of the first males to attend the Upper School at Stuart Hall.

The event will take place on Friday, April 19, at 5 p.m. on the front lawn of the School, 235 West Frederick Street, by the flag pole. Head of School Mark Eastham will preside. Guests of honor will be Major General Lawrence D. Nicholson, USMC, Augusta Military Academy Class of 1975, and Susan Lambert Yates, Stuart Hall Class of ’73. Stuart Hall faculty member,  Brad Arnold, will play Taps. The public is invited to attend.

Stuart Hall School, founded in 1844, is a college preparatory school for boys and girls in grades PK-12. 100% of its students are accepted into college, including some of the top schools in the country, including Johns Hopkins UniversityRensselaer Polytechnic Institute , Washington & LeeUC – BerkeleyWilliam & MaryU.Va.Virginia Tech, and The School of Art Institute of Chicago, just to name a few. The right fit for each student: mind, body, heart, and spirit.

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