There's plenty I could write about the experience, but I've decided to just post a slew of pictures I took and make a few comments on them.
|I still have my graduation tassel|
(it rode with us for the 2 hour drive)
|The NEW front entrance|
(which did NOT exist in 1994)
|The old auditorium is now the library!|
(Those beautiful windows had been covered with bricks
when the auditorium was finished. They were uncovered
during construction and provide amazing views and light!)
|Just another good 'school spirit' sticker|
|Courtyard between the NEW|
and OLD halves of the
|Most of my kids were willing to take a 'Locker Photo'|
These are newer lockers - mine was bright ORANGE!
|Looking down (from the roof) at the open|
space in what used to be the main entrance.
(These trees were planted just a few years
before I began attending school here.)
|The OLD front of the school (from the roof)|
Sadly I totally neglected to take a
picture from the street so you could
see why we called this 'The Castle"
Some more 'school pride' artwork and a decal.
I had about a dozen of these stickers on a variety of folders
... and maybe my car window?
|The cafeteria looked (and felt) so tiny!|
(Of course Cat was happy to claim this as hers!)
|The concession stand outside the gymnasium.|
(The artwork when I went to school was WAY cheesier!)
|Our gymnasium floor, complete with new logo|
(In the top of the picture you can see the windows
to the new weight room, which used to be open
space for extra seating - it also was where
we stretched for track and cross country.)
|MUCH better than the logo we had|
during my years at Central!
(and Cat is now a WILD-Cat too!)
|First, the orange banner is the words to our school song.|
Second, the 'everyone a wildcat' sign is even creepier
when it lights up. I'm a little sad it's still there!
|Layout / map of the school and the grounds|
(we didn't need one of these when I attended school here)
|Some more artwork in the newly constructed weight room.|
(I'm thinking this cat 'juiced'!)
Song Of The Day:
The year was 1994 and I was not yet 18. Top 40 music was an eclectic mix of 80's style fun stuff, mixed with some angry grunge scene sounds, and topped off with a strong infusion of R & B and emerging rap artists.
The Cranberries had a few popular songs during my hgh school years, and I have chosen "Linger" for this post. The experiences we have in high school often do linger with us for the rest of our lives. I, for one, have changed a great deal from those decades ago, and yet, at my core, the same beliefs and values ring true. I am grateful for both the stability of my life and also the growth I have experienced through challenges and living day-to-day. I hope everyone can say the same after the next 20 years.