The Konnarock Training School was established in 1924 by the Women’s Missionary Society to educate children from isolated mountain communities. Lutheran missionary Kenneth Killinger and lay leader Laura Lu Scherer Copenhaver had advocated the school’s founding as a crucial step toward meeting the spiritual, intellectual, and physical needs of the people of Appalachia. The building operated as a regional boarding school for girls but also provided day classes for local children. Today, the historic schoolhouse is being restored by Blue Ridge Discovery Center.
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