Hambrick uncovers history of first school
After 58 years of service, the old Libby Elementary School building is history. Standing in its place is a beautiful, 101,000 square foot building that is furnished with state-of-the art technology and amenities that most schools can only long for. On Wednesday, August 22, 2012, at 10:00 am, the public is invited to attend a dedication ceremony and take a tour of the new Libby Elementary.
Superintendent of Carthage Schools, Dr. Glen Hambrick, has spent many hours researching the Lendal C. Libby family, namesakes of the elementary school. He discovered Mr. Libby was responsible for starting the first graded school in Carthage when he was 18 years old. Moving here in 1890, he took the old adage, “Go West young man,” to heart and ended up in Carthage, Panola County, Texas, with a vision to create a school.