What’s believed to be the oldest high school in Iowa that’s still in use is gearing up for a big bash. Next weekend, June 17-19), Davenport’s Central High School will celebrate 100 years since the laying of its cornerstone. Social studies teacher Barb Hess says it’s a true occasion for a school to reach the century mark. It was known as Davenport High School for its first five-plus decades, then became Central High in 1960. Among the activities next weekend, there’ll be a program with speakers and entertainment, guided tours and an open house. Hess says every graduate of every class is invited to the festivities, which she admits, could be a very large crowd. Hess says the oldest graduate who has already RSVPd is Lila Belle who was in the class of 1925. For more information on the events, see the website:”www.davenportschools.org/central/alumni/centennial/index.asp”.
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