When thinking about the location of the inspirational quote, the Middletown High School makes sense. #WhereAmI #MiddletownRI
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WHERE AM I? — NOVEMBER 2022
MIDDLETOWN, R.I. (NOVEMBER 15, 2022) – The quote could almost be posted anywhere in Middletown.
“An Enlightened Intellect, Cultivated In A Free Society, Fulfills Man’s Noblest Purpose” certainly sounds like something to inspire visitors to the Naval Undersea Warfare Center on Access Highway or the Middletown Public Library on West Main Road.
But neither of those institutions can lay claim as the host to this month’s “Where Am I?”
That honor actually goes to the plaque commemorating the construction of Middletown High School on Valley Road.
Located by the main office across from the lunchroom, hundreds of students and staff pass the large metal plaque on schooldays, scarcely giving it a second look.
In addition to the encouraging quote, the plaque includes the names of the Middletown School Committee members at the time. Also featured were the names of the school advisory committee along with the building architects and other pertinent information.
After sending its high school students to Newport for years, Middletown opted to build a high school of its own in 1961.
Since then, tens of thousands of students have passed through those doors, learning about everything from complex mathematics to the town itself to better prepare them for life after high school.
Document Link: https://www.middletownri.com/DocumentCenter/View/6148/WAI-November-2022