Prescott Elementary celebrates 100 years

Prescott Elementary School hit the century mark this year. 

The school hosted a celebration to commemorate the milestone on May 5, with current and former members of the Prescott community.

“I think it’s actually a really big landmark. One hundred years of school being open is not something you see every day,” Prescott fifth grade student Charlie said.

Guests could stroll down memory lane observing the several historical exhibits the organizers placed throughout the hallways while touring the school. 

“It’s kind of weird coming in today because it looks basically the same as it did back in the day. It’s kind like Deja Vu,” former Prescott student Muhammed James said. 

Past panthers like Dorothy Applebee shared their memories with attendees during Prescott’s formal program. She attended Prescott in the mid-30s and early 40s. 

“It was a happy, happy environment. I had wonderful teachers,” she said. 

The party kept going with live music, food trucks and several family fun activities. Several attendees mentioned the Prescott tradition of community, which was evident throughout the celebration. 

“The connection, the investment, the passion these people feel for the building. It was important for them to be a part of this. They wanted to come back,” Prescott Principal J.J. Wilkins said. 

The panthers also kept traditions going strong earlier that day. They hosted their annual walkathon to benefit their outdoor classroom.

If you’d like to assist with Prescott’s 100th celebration campaign that will fund renovations including the outdoor learning space, visit the Foundation for Lincoln Public Schools donation site at

Check out highlights from the historical celebration below


Published: May 10, 2023, Updated: May 10, 2023

Prescott Elementary hosted a birthday bash to celebrate its 100th milestone with community members on May 5.