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White oak stands as symbol of SHS future

Staff photo by Tommy Millsaps
From left: Joe Sherlin, SHS 100-Year Committee, Mary Chappell Crabtree, Sweetwater Tree
Board, and Sweetwater High students Mika Robbins, Katie Beth Watts, Sierra Cook and Jed
Foster, plant the "Centennial Tree."
Published: 10:15 AM, 11/14/2012

Author: Tommy Millsaps
Source: The Monroe County Advocate

SWEETWATER-Hundreds of Sweetwater High students became a part of history and part of the future at the same time Nov. 9 with the planting of the "Centennial Tree" in front of the school in honor of SHS's first 100 years and what is yet to come.

"You are the future of our community," City Commissioner and Tree Board member Sam Moser told the students.

The white oak, that was planted in front of the school, can live up to 400 years with the proper care and grow up to 80 feet tall.

"This centennial tree is a way to commemorate the wonderful work of the 100-Year Celebration, and the rich history of Sweetwater High School," said Mayor Doyle Lowe.

See full story in the Wednesday, Nov. 14, edition of The Advocate & Democrat. 

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