Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Evelyn Carswell tells the students at Harelson Elementary School what it was like being in the school when it opened in 1960. Initially, there was no electricity, and the school had no air conditioning or playground equipment.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Evelyn Carswell, Harelson Elementary School’s first principal in 1960, plays the piano to the school’s first song. Carswell knew a song was needed, and made one up while she was the principal.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Current Harelson principal Andy Heinemann, left, former principal Jim Fogltance, parent-teacher organization president Lisa Ferko and former principals George DeGregori and Evelyn Carswell blow out the candles on a birthday cake.