Tri-Village News

Moment in time

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The Grandview High School class of 1923 bid adieu to the "little old red schoolhouse," as did the other classes that attended there. Seniors were nostalgic, for the building (inset, lower image), on Fairview Avenue just north of First, had been their home with many cares and traditions for 10 years. The rising seniors, juniors, sophomores and freshmen would move to what the first graduating seniors would call "the big red schoolhouse," shown in a 1965 photo. As was reported in the 1923 yearbook, "It has been initiated. It no longer (is) a pile of bricks. It's alive, real, a living institution." As the class of 1924 graduated, it asked whether the class lived up to the ideals for which the school stands: justice, good will and clean play. They observed that those ideals were the intangible qualities the students held high as they laid the foundation for future generations. Grandview High School celebrates 90 years in 2013.