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First student helps school celebrate 90th birthday

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Virginia Webber was 7 years old when the school opened Virginia Webber was 7 years old when the school opened
She was there to celebrate the school's 90th birthday She was there to celebrate the school's 90th birthday

(WMC-TV) - One of Memphis' oldest and most diverse schools is celebrating a major milestone. Immaculate Conception Cathedral School turned 90 years old.

For 90 years, Immaculate Conception has been a mainstay in Memphis education.

Students like Allison Sights say they love it here.

"I started here when I was in the first grade, so I've been here most of my life," said Allison Sights, who is now a senior at the school.

To celebrate the school's anniversary, students met for mass services and then staged a balloon release.

"Yes it is a wonderful school. It was then and I am sure it is now," said Virginia Webber, who was one of the first students at the school in 1922.

Webber was just 7 years old at the time.

Webber went on to become a teacher herself. She told Action News 5 that four generations of her family have attended the same school.

The principal says the style of teaching at Immaculate Conception makes students want to attend.

"I think it's the nurturing community that we have, all of our children feel like this is one big family," said Principal Karen Gephart.

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