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West Middle to celebrate 25 years as a middle school this year Westminster building began as junior high


West Middle School in Westminster will celebrate its 25th year as a middle school during the 1995-1996 school year.

When the school was built in 1958, it was called Westminster Junior High School. When the new Westminster High was built on Washington Road, replacing what is now East Middle School, the junior high was converted into a middle school for sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders.

During its first year, it housed all middle school students from the Westminster area while the old Westminster High building was converted into East Middle.

The school has had three principals: George Thomas while it was a junior high, Victor Makovitch during the changeover from a junior high to a middle school and Harry Lambert, the current principal.

More than 40,000 students have attended the school, now the third-largest in Carroll County.

The school now has nearly 1,300 students and more than 100 faculty and staff members.

To commemorate its 25-year middle school history, the school has authorized My Home Towne Inc. to produce a replica of the school, which can be ordered through the science department for $12, plus $1.50 if mailed.

Call the school at 751-3661 to order or mail a check to West Middle School, c/o Sam Brutout, 60 Monroe St., Westminster 21157.

Proceeds from the sale will be used for expanding technology at the school.

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