100 Years Young
Friday, May 30 staff and children of Boutwell Early Childhood Center celebrated the 100th anniversary of Boutwell School. The school was named after George Boutwell, former Governor of Massachusetts, resident of Groton and advocate of education.
Boutwell is quoted on page 274 in "Educational Topics Institutions" while giving a speech entitled "Liberty and Learning" on July 4, 1857. He said, "Liberty itself can never die in the presence of a people universally and thoroughly educated."
During the celebration Boutwell was honored to have a former student visit. Nancy Monk, (formerly Nancy Stoops) who attended Boutwell going to first grade in 1936, stopped by to see the school and meet the current students. John Ott, president of Groton Historical Society also attended the festivities.