DPAC: Auditorium being named after Jim Anderson

Published 10:34 am Thursday, April 28, 2016

The new Anderson Performing Arts Center at West Forsyth High School will be dedicated on Sunday, May 1 at 2 p.m.

It is named after Jim Anderson of the Calahaln community in Davie County, an English teacher with a passion for music.

At West Forsyth, he was instrumental in starting the musical dramas. One of the early ones and his favorite was “Camelot.”

Although a new auditorium was completed at West 10 years ago, a group of Anderson’s former students and fellow teachers started seeking permission to name the auditorium the Anderson Performing Arts Center.

Everyone is invited to the dedication ceremony, being called “APAC.”

Anderson, who still lives in Davie with family members, retired from teaching in the late 90s after 40 years, more than 30 of those years at West Forsyth.