65th year/anniversary

The school, which marks its 65th year this year, was selected as a Special Assistance Plan school in 1979. It is a popular school and has produced a number of government scholarship holders.

Should it be “65th anniversary” instead of “65th year”?



Yes, anniversary would be better. You might also consider replacing the word “marks” with celebrates. Even if they do not actually celebrate, it is still commonly worded that way.

In the US, scholarship in this context usually means that the student’s college is paid for because of their achievements. In that case, “scholarship winner” or “scholarship recipient” would be used.


To me, it need not be changed.
The school, which marks its 65th year this year …’ implies that the school has completed its existence for 65 years… (It does not celebrate its anniversary but just completes a period)