Today I attended T. Clay Wood’s 92nd birthday celebration which was held at T. Clay Wood Elementary School with the school staff and the Nokesville Ruritans. Channel 4 News was there and interviewed Mr. Wood. He said he was amazed to see 2 schools where his family once farmed almost 100 years ago.
It is so nice to see the school embrace their namesake and to see community groups like the Ruritans embrace our new schools. Mr. Wood talked about growing up on the farm and his 24 years serving on the school board. Having served over 3 years myself, I have to applaud him for the many years of dedication. During his terms on school board, he saw incredible growth in PWC although it was on the eastern end of the county way back then. He is also the board member who had to foresight to bring a high school out to the western end (Brentsville). Because of his dedication to students and his commitment to building schools back in the 60’s, he is a personal inspiration to me.
T. Clay’s Principal, Mr. Buchheit has been working hard to get the school ready for students. When the children arrive in September they will be stepping into a beautiful modern school with almost 100 years of history behind it. Congratulations Mr. Wood and Go Timberwolves!