March 26, 2012

Hail to the chief

You may recall that last month we had an assembly to celebrate Washington's Birthday.  As part of our assembly, we dedicated a plaque to mark the 1975 visit of Jimmy Carter to Trinity High School.  Carter was, at the time, the former governor of Georgia and was running for the Democratic nomination for president.  He was completely unknown but he made a name for himself campaigning hard in New Hampshire and by visiting places like Trinity.  Mr. Sheehan '79 remembers poking his head in to the classroom in which Mr. Carter was speaking and thought to himself, "This guy doesn't stand a chance."  He went on to be elected the 39th president in November of 1976.

We sent President Carter a letter telling him about the plaque and he graciously sent a note back!  How cool is that?  You can see it to the side.  That baby will be framed very quickly.

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