Yesterday, Greenfield School unveiled the whirligig created in memory of long time faculty member, Mrs. Meta Melchior before a crowd of faculty, staff, students, family and friends. The whirligig was given by the Class of 2015 of which several members were present including the SGA President, Parker Lucas, whco spoke on behalf of the class. For those who did not know Mrs. Melchior, we would share a bit about her.
Meta graduated from Fike High School in 1968, attended Stratford College and graduated from UNC Chapel Hill in 1972. She was married to BB and has two sons, August (Danielle) and Frank. She loved the water; the beach was one of her favorite places to be. An avid gardener and cook, she was always sharing her flowers and favorite foods with her friends and family. She was a teacher for more than thirty years, teaching first grade and fourth grade as well as being the Lower School Coordinator at Greenfield. She touched so many lives with her humor, wisdom and grace, and if you were lucky enough you might have heard her tell some funny life stories!
We certainly miss Mrs. Melchior but now we have a happy memory of her every time we drive on campus! I am sure that she enjoyed numerous trips to Mr. Vollis Simpson's farm to marvel at all the whirligigs he had at Acid Park.
The whirligig was fabricated at the Vollis Simpson Whirligig conservation center on Barnes and Douglas Street in downtown Wilson, which is about two blocks from the Whirligig park. I would like to thank Juan Logan and his incredible team there, including Meta's husband BB, Sam Price, Mel Bowen, and Joe Justice for helping create this one of a kind whirligig in memory of Meta. It is such an honor to have a part of history on the campus of Greenfield School.In the attached picture from left to right:
Jesse Boyette (’15), Eliza Darden Smith (’15), Parker Lucas (’15), Danielle Melchoir, August Melchoir, BB Melchoir, Frank Melchoir, Andrew Smith (’15), Sim Arens (’15), Jeff Hagan (’15).