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Photo: Emmett Clower Studio in Snellville
Photo: Emmett Clower Studio in Snellville

South Gwinnett High School celebrating 60th anniversary

South Gwinnett High School is holding a weekend-long celebration of its 60th anniversary. 

The Snellville school first opened its doors for the 1957-1958 school year. To mark 60 years of education, South Gwinnett will hold nine events, including alumni football, volleyball and kickball games.

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The celebration has events for both alumni and their families, with a family basketball event and a cookout with food trucks, vendors and bouncy houses. 

The full schedule of events is below:

Friday, Nov. 10, 2017

6-7 p.m.: Meet and greet for South Gwinnett High alumni 

7-8:30 p.m.: South alumni game: blue vs. gray 

Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017

9-10 a.m.: Continental breakfast (SGHS commons) 

9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.: Registration and hospitality (SGHS lobby) 

9:30-10:30 a.m.: SGHS family basketball clinic (B-gym) 

11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Alumni volleyball match (new gym) 

12:30-2 p.m.: Alumni kickball game (softball field) 

3-6 p.m.: Family cookout on the south lawn (food truck, vendors, bouncy house) 

Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017 

2-4 p.m.: 60th anniversary celebration in the theater

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