Dear Shorecrest Community,
To have been established 100 years ago in a nation as young as America, and at a time when Florida was so underdeveloped, is a historic accomplishment. Yet, in 2023 Shorecrest will celebrate this very milestone. Founded in 1923 as a quality elementary alternative for the children of northern visitors, Shorecrest has endured a century of change. From its beginnings in downtown St. Petersburg, to its move in the 1960s to its present campus, to its first graduating high school class in 1976, this school has survived, changed, and prospered.
Over the 2023 calendar year, which spans two academic years, our community will join together for a series of events celebrating this special time and culminating with ceremonies for the “official” recognition in the fall of 2023. This will be a tremendous and joyful undertaking with many opportunities to honor our past accomplishments, students, faculty, families, and our century of growth within the Tampa Bay Area. Please consider this an open invitation to be a part of this once-in-a-lifetime moment by getting involved in our Centennial Committee. We plan to call on the full array of skill within the Shorecrest community to help us celebrate what is sure to be the most unique and special milestone in the history of the School. I look forward to working with all of you throughout our journey to our centennial year.
Charles (Chas) Reynolds ‘81
Centennial Committee Chair