Annapolis's Bates High School Revived as Senior Housing, Center
Annapolis’s Bates High School Revived as Senior Housing, Center
Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, September 8, 2006; Page B01
Washington Post Staff WriterFriday, September 8, 2006; Page B01
“There’s a school that I love so well; it’s Bates, dear Bates.”
Michael G. Parrish, Class of ’57, a football player for the Bates Little Giants who now walks with a cane, can still sing the song. So can Myrtle Johnson, Class of ’47, a Bates cheerleader who now uses a walker.
And like their song, they are back at Bates, mingling with former schoolmates in the halls and courtyard — and living in new apartments fashioned from former classrooms.
Wiley H. Bates High School, long the cultural bastion of black Annapolis — and the first and only high school for black students in Anne Arundel County — has been reborn.