• Petitioning Montgomery County Board of Education

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Montgomery County Board of Education

Please name the new elementary school in Clarksburg the F. Wilson Wims Elementary School

    1. Petition by

      Barry Fantle

      Clarksburg, MD

F. Wilson Wims, a lifelong Clarksburg resident, passed away in February.  After World War II Wims bought land in Clarksburg and built houses that he rented to black families who couldn’t afford to live elsewhere in the county.  He founded the original baseball team in Clarksburg, an all-star team called the Maryland Wildcats, and remained dedicated to youth sports in Clarksburg throughout the rest of his life.  His family can trace its roots in Clarksburg to the days of slavery before the Civil War.  Wims is a model of community activism and service whose ties to the community, life history, and legacy serve as an inspiration to us all.  It is significant to note that his name was one of the Board's four recommended names for both Little Bennett Elementary School and Clarksburg High School.

To:
Montgomery County Board of Education
Please name the new elementary school in Clarksburg the F. Wilson Wims Elementary School

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • cecilia harris IRVINGTON, NJ, NJ
      • 7 months ago

      honor family man and a man that cared about his community.

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    • Janice Goodwin ELLICOTT CITY, MD
      • 7 months ago

      Supporting youth sports are important. Thank you to Mr. Wims.

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    • Anne Swartz ELLICOTT CITY, MD
      • 7 months ago

      Supporting a colleague

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    • Hope Whye CATONSVILLE, MD
      • 7 months ago

      He was the relative of a close friend.

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    • candace Parrott OLNEY, MD
      • 7 months ago

      Keeping a piece of significant history connected to the community is huge. What once was a field, can be an honor to many.

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