Sandia Prep continued its year-long 50th anniversary celebration this morning with a flag raising ceremony. We were honored by the attendance of School founder Barbara Young Simms. Mrs. Simms and the rest of Simms Family helped raise the United States flag while Angelica Adams '20 sang the National Anthem. Mrs. Ellen Ann Ryan of the original Sandía School assisted Athletic Director Pete MacFarlane (who has served Sandia Prep for 42 years) in raising the commemorative 50th Anniversary flag.
This wasn't just the first day of school, it was the 50th first day of school at Sandia Prep. (The first one was on September 8, 1966!) Along with the usual "welcome backs" and first-day jitters, students celebrated Prep's 50th anniversary with birthday cake.