Holly Trees Planted at HES
Hollywood Elementary School held a special ceremony on Wednesday, November 1st to celebrate the academics and history of the school. Last school year the second grade classes, led my Mrs. Jessica Dorn, Mrs. Kim Shealy, and Mrs. Courtney Thompson, completed a community study that focused on the history of Hollywood.
The name Hollywood was given to the school because of the many holly trees that were on the land where the school was built. Through the years, and the addition and removal of buildings on the property, the beautiful holly trees had to be cut down or removed. The ceremony on November 1st was a celebration of planting those trees back on the premises. Thanks to Hollywood Alumni, funds were provided to purchase two beautiful new holly trees as well as spruce up the area between the main building and gymnasium. Several alumni were present for the ceremony including Mr. John Harmon, Hollywood’s oldest living alumni. Mr. Harmon was joined by his daughter, Mrs. Brenda Eidson, who retired from Hollywood this past school year. Mr. Harmon dug the hole to replant the trees. Students from the classes helped by filling the dirt back in to complete the planting process.
Hollywood students and staff are very excited to have holly trees back on our school grounds where they belong. We would like to say thank you again to our Hollywood alumni for their generous donation. We would also like to thank our alumni who joined us for the ceremony; our students and teachers for their hard work on the community study; Cade Forrest for sharing his memories of last school year and the study; Mrs. Tonia Hudson for singing the Hollywood Alma Mater; and Mr. Scott Collins for helping us get the trees planted.