Escambia County Training School

ECTS alumni gather for 15th year
Four dozen Escambia County Training School alumni and guests were on hand Friday, September 29, for the 15th annual gathering of graduates. The event, hosted by the ECTS Class of 1967, included an alumni breakfast and games at David’s Catfish House, along participation in several Escambia County High School homecoming activities. Graduates traveled from Pensacola and Daphne and from as far away as Michigan, Texas and Georgia. “I would like…
ECTS gathering set
Escambia County Training School (Golden Eagles)15th Annual Alumni Gathering will be held Friday, September 29, at David’s Catfish. Please note the following schedule: 8:20 a.m. – group pictures, meet and greet 9 a.m. – program 11 a.m. – Dutch treat lunch There will be reserved seats for 2016 classes’ winners, first place – Class of 1967; second place – Class of 1969; third place – Class of 1966; reserved seating…
ECTS marker unveiled
When Escambia County Training School was founded in 1920, the county’s first public school for black children was met with scorn and suspicion by most white residents. Now, nearly a century later, the school and its impact on the local community is being praised by people of all colors. Last Friday, Dec. 2, local and state historians joined city officials and others in stressing the importance of the former school…
Historic marker unveiling
Former students of Escambia County Training School will join students of state and local history, public officials and others this Friday, Dec. 2, in unveiling and dedicating a marker commemorating the former school’s designation as a historic landmark. The ceremony is set for 9:30 a.m. at 100 Martin Luther King Drive, where the former school, which opened in 1926 and closed in 1970, was established as the county’s first public…