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St. Margaret Mary School in Slidell, celebrates 50th anniversary

St. Margaret Mary School principal Bobby Ohler, left, retired Archbishop Alfred Hughes, right.

Student readers and Father Ed Grice, pastor, below, celebrate the Slidell school’s 50th anniversary with a Mass on April 28.

The school opened on Sept. 1, 1966 – about one year after the parish was established – to 480 children in grades 1-8. Five Benedictine sisters and 12 lay teachers comprised the first faculty.

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