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Photo by Samantha McKevie
Ben LaHatte, 7, (from left) sits while his brother Grayson, 9, shows their grandmother Frankie Rush-Nevins artwork at Episcopal Day School's Grandparents Day on May 7.
Photo by Samantha McKevie
More than 500 grandparents, parents and other family members and special friends of Episcopal Day School pupils were on the campus last month for Grandparents Day.
The relatives were treated to a choir performance, classroom visits and a tour of their children's artwork displayed throughout the school.
Nine-year-old Grayson LaHatte was excited about showing his work to his grandmother Frankie Rush-Nevins, of Columbia County.
"It's very fun getting to show our grandparents the umph in our artwork. That's a word I just learned," he said, referring to "umph."
"They do remarkable things in the classroom," Rush-Nevins said. Grayson also was excited about the half day because he could sleep after lunch, he said.
"It's just a wonderful day when the EDS community can come together, and the children can shine for their friends," said Susan Everitt, the director of public relations for Episcopal.
Everitt said the day is normally held in the spring when the weather is warm.
"And it's a half day, so the grandparents take the kids to lunch, and they spend the day together," she said.
Christopher Bugg, 10, said his grandparents, Jerry and Helen White, enjoyed their visit.
"They got to touch a hermit crab in class," the fourth-grader said.
Jack and Tina Hunnicutt drove 4 1/2 hours from Moultrie, Ga., to visit their three grandchildren, Selden, 10, Wythe, 8, and 5-year-old Phelps Hunnicutt. They have been going to the grandparent event for the past seven years - since Selden was in pre-kindergarten.
"We visited three classrooms," Mrs. Hunnicutt said. "I like to see what the kids have done all year long. They have a lot to show us."
Selden said she liked showing her grandparents her year's work.
"And I let them meet my teachers," she said.
Everitt said that several generations of some families had attended Episcopal Day School, such as the Sutherland-Nesbit family.
"The school has changed enormously even since my children went here," said Nancy Sutherland. She and husband, Tom, visited their granddaughter, Alison Nesbit, 5.
Alison's mother, Amy Sutherland Nesbit, said she enjoyed seeing Alison sing songs and looking at her artwork. She agreed that the school had changed a lot.
"Oh absolutely," she said. "And what's interesting is, I was in the exact same classroom that my daughter is now in."
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