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85 years of Lamar High School

Angie Frederickson
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85th anniversary of Lamar High School

85th anniversary of Lamar High School (Photo: Goldbeck Co.)

Alumni and families gathered to celebrate the 85th anniversary of Lamar High School. Principal Rita Hayes welcomed hundreds of guests back into the halls where they spent their high-school days. The Lamar band performed as alumni walked through the Grand Hall to the renovated 1938 building and entered the Ned Holmes Performance Hall for a special program. Guests enjoyed listening to Lamar’s choir and orchestra, and alumni board president Max Shilstone shared information about improvements made to the school, scholarships for graduates, and efforts to support the teachers. After the program, the crowd was led to the front lawn by the cheerleaders to take an 85th anniversary photo (pictured), before enjoying lunch with former classmates and tours of the new facilities. 

Editor's note: Read Like No Time Had Passed: Sixty-five years after Lamar graduation by Andria Frankfort for reflections from members of Lamar's Class of '58. 

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