A.L. Lotts Elementary celebrates 30 years

Susan EspirituWest Knox County

A. L. Lotts Elementary is celebrating a milestone on Friday, October 20, 5-7:30 p.m., marking its 30th anniversary of serving students in the community as the school has grown to currently 120 staff members and almost 1,000 students.

Lotts, shortened name by almost everyone in Knox County, is located at 9320 Westland Drive and is headed by executive principal Tracy Marsh. Marsh assures plans are big for the celebration to commemorate the anniversary as the staff and students remind the area how the school has become an exceptional feature of the community. There will be food trucks, inflatables, games, an online auction and much more.

A.L. “Pete” Lotts (Photo from digital files of Oak Ridge Public LIbrary)

The school is named for A. L. “Pete” Lotts who passed away on November 19, 2020, at the age of 86 from the effects of Covid-19.

Pete Lotts served from 1968-1986 as chair of the Knox County Board of Education. He was known for many successful endeavors within the Knox County schools including directing the construction of many new school buildings.

Plan to join the celebratory events whether you are in the community or not. The school welcomes you to join them.

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