After opening its doors at the beginning of the school year, Legacy Middle School held a virtual ribbon-cutting ceremony last week to celebrate the newest addition to the Williamson County School District.
“When you are driven to build a positive legacy, to leave a positive legacy, you are focused on building a future for yourself and others,” Legacy Middle Principal Alicia Justice said. “Your actions and words are purposeful, and you are motivated to pursue those things that you value and those things that truly matter.”
The WCS Board of Education chose the name “Legacy” in January of last year after a passionate community debate between that name, “Oak View” and “Oakstead.” District 8 board member Candy Emerson argued at the time that choosing a unique name, Legacy, would allow the school to pave its own way, untethered to any other area school.
During the ribbon-cutting ceremony, school board Chairman Nancy Garrett shared that she looks forward to seeing how the school lives out its name.
“I am really excited about the future of this school and to see what the legacy of this school will be,” she said, praising the teachers, principals, students and families involved in the school.
WCS Superintendent Jason Golden said this school was a long time coming, as parents whose kids are now zoned for Legacy used to take many long drives through traffic to Page Middle, Heritage Middle or Thompson’s Station Middle, all of which are 7 to 9 miles away from the new school.
“What we’ve been able to do this time, even more so than just addressing growth, is to be able to put a middle school that brings the community together, something that our community has been waiting for for a very long time,” he said.
Williamson County Mayor Rogers Anderson and Williamson County Board of Commissioners Chairman Tommy Little both thanked the county commission for allocating the funds for the school.
“You have a wonderful new facility here,” Little said. “We welcome you to it.”