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January 22, 2003

Colquitt County - A Southwest Georgia Elementary School celebrates a centennial birthday.

Students at Sunset Elementary School in Colquitt County wore birthday hats Wednesday to wish the school a Happy 100th Birthday. Ninety-one-year-old Winnie Suber remembers the old days. She says, "We had to walk to school, yes, in the rain, yes. Sometimes when weather was real bad my dad would take us on a horse and buggy, if it wasn't too bad."

Sunset School, then called Parham School, had one classroom and less than 50 students when it opened in 1902. All students walked to school then, but now more than 600 students go by car or bus.

Wednesday was also the 100th day of the school year.

posted at 6:09PM by kathryn.simmons@walb.com