Saturday, September 24, 2011

Allen's 50th High School Reunion

In 1960, Newton Massachusetts opened a new high school, Newton South. So after a Sophomore and Junior year at Newton North, I transferred to Newton South and graduated in 1961, 50 years ago.
Good old Newton South High

I recognized almost no one at the two reunion get-togethers - they're all old!

Nancy Hewitt

Sally Day and me

The reunion included a tour of the new Newton North High School.  Opened in the fall of 2010, it is one of the most expensive high schools ever built in Massachusetts at almost two hundred million dollars!
Floor plan of the 1st floor of the new Newton North High School

It includes an enormous gym with an indoor track, a basketball court with spectator seats, and an indoor pool.  There is a culinary arts program, automotive and carpentry facilities, and a print shop.
The Graphic Arts room where printing for the City of Newton is done

There was to be a tour of South High as well, but the tour guide didn't appear and we had to be satisfied with a walk around the outside of the buildings.

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