Knights To Nomads: Mt. Pisgah (Where We Came From)
Old draft of a post I started and never posted.
It’s important to know where you’re going.
It’s more important to not forget where you came from.
All of us end up Knights now. But we didn’t all start that way.
Some of us were Patriots.
Some of us never attended the middle school and went straight from our respective elementary schools straight to seventh grade at North Central. Straight to being a Knight.
I wonder what the new consolidated elementary school mascot will be?
A lot of us started out as Rams at Mt. Pisgah. I did.
This was posted by Miles Gardner on May 23, 2019:
In the early 1920’s, a rural high school was established at the western edge of the Mt. Pisgah community, bordering Buffalo. Before that, rural children had to come into Kershaw (and usually board there with relatives or friends) for the last (then) two years of school. Only a very few did so. The new school’s working name for some time was Carjolley, an amalgam of the surnames of its three trustees. Mt. Pisgah High School lasted until consolidation in 1979, but for most of its history its premier sport was basketball. Here is a team from c. 1936-37.
In 2024 Mt. Pisgah, still functioning as an elementary school, will be 100 years old.
I think that by that time the last Ram will have left those halls. It’s sad and we hate to see it go. But things move on.
Progress. You don’t have to like it, but you have to accept it sometimes.
Never forget where you came from and who you were. It makes you who you are.