Milwaukie High hosts public prior to demolition
"Mustang born, Mustang bred, gonna be a Mustang 'til I'm dead," chanted an auditorium full of alumni, family and friends of Milwaukie High School on March 3 during an open house before the 1925 high school building is torn down this summer and rebuilt.
The high school was open to the public for the event "celebrating and honoring the past and building the future" allowing former members of the community to take a walk down memory lane and say goodbye to the current building before it undergoes a two-and-a-half-year $77 million replacement project. Several current students also attended the March 3 event.
As the classroom doors were open to the public to reminisce, many old friends were reunited during this event. Former students were given the opportunity to see their past high school teachers, share laughs and take pictures one last time.
The event also included a slideshow, video, refreshments and art for the guests as they say their goodbyes to their beloved Art Deco building that once had a visit from John F. Kennedy.