Rossland Secondary celebrates 60 years

This year marks a special occasion for Rossland Secondary School grads, as they will grad in the school's 60th anniversary.

The Rossland Secondary School graduating class of 1951-52. RSS is celebrating 60 years in Rossland on June 2.

This year marks a special occasion for Rossland Secondary School grads, as they will grad in the school’s 60th anniversary.

To mark the school’s birthday, the Parent Advisory Committee for RSS has put together a birthday celebration.

Diana Wilkes, a member of the committee, said they are currently looking for memorabilia that they could put on display for the event on June 1.

Wilkes has grad pictures, yearbook photos, but welcomes more items. The open house will run from noon to 2:30 p.m. on Friday, June 1 at the school.

Wilkes said they wants to get the word out to the graduating class of 1951-52, as well as others who graded in the 50s, with hopes that they would lend their memorabilia for the celebration.

PAC is ordering three cakes for the celebration, with photos on top of the grad classes of 1951-52 and 2011-12.

She said that the idea came about as a result of all the negative clouds that have hung over the the school over the years, such as the possibility of closure.

Wilkes has looked through some of the yearbooks, which have messages that the grads wrote at the time.

“They (the messages) are really not much different than today,” she said, adding that they talk about plans to go to university or work, what their pet peeves were and of course sports.

“Skiing was big back then, as it is now, lots of discussion around being a skiing community.”

The grad class back then was also smaller than this year’s class. She said they’ve had both small and large classes over the years and been all over the map.

The open house is a chance for anyone in the community or in the area to “come out and celebrate the high school being in the community for 60 years.”

Neighbourhood of Learning will also be there with an information table, to answer any questions people might have about the committee and what they are doing to preserve education in the community.

The open house is Friday, June 1, from 12 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at RSS.

To submit items to display, contact Audrey Doell at 362-5522.

 

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