Witnessing the freshman orientation today at Highlands High School was inspiring.
We will tell you why tomorrow on FortThomasMatters.com, but as I was listening to Superintendent Gene Kirchner and Principal Brian Robinson welcome the kids, I thought back to some of these pictures from one of my mentors, Bill Thomas' book.
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Many of these pictures depict early scenes of Fort Thomas schools.
How far we've come in Fort Thomas.
I can't wait to see what's in store. I hope you'll join us tomorrow on FortThomasMatters.com as we tell you why today was such a big deal.
|The middle building at Highlands was rebuilt in 1962 after fire destroyed the original building.|
13 more pictures below:
|The 1942 football team at Highlands started the season with the six consecutive shutout victories and won the NKY Athletic Conference Championship. Team captains were Les Kyle and Jack Pogue.|
|Senior class officers at Highlands in 1918. (L to R): Randall Stegeman, Earl Barr and William Cargill.|
|College scholarship winners from the 1958 senior class at Highlands. (L to R), seated: Karen Sturdy, Judy Gaines, Majorie Hamilton, Ann Kushner, and Linda Challis; standing: Doug Martin, Alan Anderson, Elwyn Berblekamp and William Waddell.|
|There were not many players on the baseball team at Highlands in 1918. I wonder how these guys would feel about the news we broke earlier today on the new baseball field coming. Link below.|
|The 1917-1918 girls' basketball team at Highlands had a tough season that included at 28-2 loss by Norwood.|
|The Highlands football team finished the 1947 season with a 10-1 record. Leading the cheers, (L to R) were (kneeling) Ann Stolle and Janet Biltz; (standing) Marcia Keslar, Phyl Snyder, Joyce Huddleston and Paulette Hasselbrink.|
|This is a view of Our Lady of Highlands on Highland Ave. The magnificent stone structure was used as an orphanage and school for Catholic girls for over a century.|
|The interior of Highlands was completely destroyed by a fire on a cold, snowy night in 1962. No one was injured and a new junior-high school building was constructed in its place and opened in September 1963.|