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Knights To Nomads: Mt. Pisgah (Where We Came From)

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.

Mt. Pisgah 2020 (Seegars)

Never forget where you came from and who you were. It makes you who you are.

Seegars

Knights To Nomads: HOMECOMING 2020

Featuring the NCHS Silver Knights.

We were back at The Castle Friday night for Homecoming. North Central Knights against the Great Falls Red Devils (who were exorcised 54-8). The Knights football team are having a fantastic season and congrats to them.

Me and Sam (he’s my assistant photographer/second shooter) could see the stadium lit up almost a mile away. We hadn’t been there yet for a game and were both very impressed with the upgrades to the rebuilt stadium. North Central has moved up in the world a bit. Well deserved if I do say so myself.

We’re proud of all of our kids after what they’ve been through this year. They’ve shown what they’re really made of. A lot of hardship and some extremely hard personal tragedies. And they’re still here. Fighting like always.

But…

I’m with the band.

I’m glad to be there. I’ve watched them develop over the last couple of years. They are literally award winning. And I love hearing them play.

So, without further ado (and because I’m running out of words) ladies and gentleman. The North Central Silver Knights.

Seegars

Knights To Nomads: Interlude

So we’re at a stall in the story. Nothing going on at all out on site this week. I have reached out to the Kershaw County School District to try and find out if I should get a picture of what it’s going to look like, or a peek at the plans. So today I strung together some of the old footage and included a short flyby of where were at today. Enjoy.

A lot of wind today and I think I have a warped propeller on the drone so that needs looking into.

Seegars

NCHS SILVER KNIGHTS

This morning we attended the Kershaw County High Schools Marching Band Exhibition.

With everything going on what with Covid and all there, sadly, won’t be any competitions this year.

Lugoff Elgin High School kindly hosted this exhibition for the other bands and so that the parents could at least see the hard work the students are putting in.

My daughter is in the band (hey Logan!) and her brother and I kind of miss the competitions. I like seeing who they’re up against as well.

All the bands did great today but I don’t have the bandwidth to sit on all day and upload all the performances.

I know. I’m partial to the Silver Knights. But hey, I’m with the band.

At least, for a change, this is something dealing with NCHS and what they’re doing while away from home instead of the demolition.

The football team isn’t too shabby this year either as Andrew Jackson and Buford High Schools can tell you.

Banished from the Castle the Knights will fight their way back home.

Seegars

Knights To Nomads Part 10: The Gym

This weeks video is short. We are coming to the end of the old structure and it has taken a little over ten weeks for the demolition. I wonder if we will see a new building by the end of summer 2021?

It would be great for the students to return to The Castle at the beginning of a new school year.

Either way, when they do start the new building I’m going to be their filming it go up.

That’s it. That’s the post.

Seegars

Knights To Nomads: Part 9

I was lucky to get video today because the higher I got the more wind warnings I received. But I went on because, let’s face it, I’m not that smart.

The demolition has continued on and they’re coming up into the locker rooms at the old gym. When the gym falls this week (I’m supposing it will happen this week) the original Castle will be gone.

I noticed that the old slab floors are being torn out. This means a whole new footprint. I would LOVE to see the plans for the new school!

Anyway, you didn’t come here to read my ramblings.

Here’s the vid.

(Sorry about the volume this week. It was a quick edit and forgot about the volume.)

Seegars

Knights To Nomads Part 7

I went out this morning intending to get a lot more of the site but, with the winds being what they are and my drone being so light, it wasn’t a good idea to fly too high.

In fact, I started getting warnings shortly after 100’ in altitude. So this video is just a bit different. Lower to the ground, but at least this time I was able to get you inside parts of the building.

There isn’t a lot to look at right now. They’re finishing up the demolition on the cafeteria and office end of the school and then, I suppose, they’ll move on to the band/gymnasium section.

It’s rough to watch a place I called home for six years (yes, I was only there six year Jr. and Sr. High) being torn down. I’d like to hear from some more folks from my generation about how this is hitting them. I graduated in ‘86.

I can’t wait, however, to watch as this school rises from the ashes so to speak. I’m wondering if we’ll have a new layout. Will it be expanded to fit the needs of the students and faculty?

What’s the plan?

Seegars

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