PHS ROTC dedication ceremony to be held Saturday

PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg High School will hold a dedication ceremony Saturday to rename the ROTC building the “Ronald Kincaid ROTC Facility.”

The event will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday and is open to the public.

Principal Kenny DeMoss said the short ceremony will feature a performance by the PHS A Cappella Choir, presentation of colors by the Navy Junior ROTC Color Guard and comments from a Kincaid family member.

In March, the Wood County Board of Education approved a request to rename the facility after Ronald Kincaid, a longtime supporter of the ROTC program at PHS. Kincaid was the second-longest-serving principal at Parkersburg High School, serving from 1973-88.

In the mid-’80s Kincaid worked to bring the ROTC program to the school. The ROTC program has been a proud part of Parkersburg High’s traditions every since, officials said.

DeMoss said in addition to the naming of the building, a small plaque will be placed at the school.