Schofield Class of 1953 celebrates 60th reunion

Submitted photo The Martha Schofield Class of 1953 celebrated its 60th reunion on June 8, 2013.

In 1953, Martha Schofield High School was located in Aiken, serving blask students in the segregated South from a distance of 30 miles to include the towns of Perry, Salley, Wagener, Jackson, New Ellenton, Beech Island and North Augusta. This graduated class had more than 70 students.

Martha Schofield High School no longer exists. When schools were integrated in the '70s, it was turned into Schofield Middle School which still serves the Aiken Community today.

On June 8, the Martha Schofield High School class of 1953 held its 60th Class Reunion and Banquet at the Family Life Center of Old Macedonia Baptist Church in North Augusta.

The event was well-attended by classmates who continue to live in Aiken County, along with those who traveled from as close as Dublin, Ga., to as far away as New York City and New Jersey.

On Friday, some classmates enjoyed a bus tour to Beaufort that included a visit to the Penn Museum and a Tour of St. Helena Island. The celebration concluded with a worship service at Old Macedonia Baptist Church on Sunday.