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7:56 am
Mon June 3, 2013

Battle High School opens to students

Columbia school leaders and members of the Muriel Battle family gathered for the opening ceremony at Muriel Williams Battle High School, Sunday, June 2, 2013.
Joyu Wang KBIA

Columbia’s new Battle High is open and welcoming students today. Hundreds of teachers, students, and guests attended Sunday's dedication ceremony for the school. Battle High is Columbia’s third comprehensive high school, and it is dedicated to Muriel Williams Battle, a long-time educator who served the local community for more than 40 years.

Members of the Battle family spoke at the dedication. Muriel Williams’ husband, Eliot Battle, said he is impressed with the building, and is proud of having the name of Battle on this school.

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