Students past, present and future, parents, faculty and others have one last chance to preserve a memory in stone to celebrate the centennial year of Logan High School. Monday, July 3rd is the last day to reserve an engraved paver stone in Logan High’s Centennial Plaza.
Julie Needham is the PTA president for the school and has been organizing multiple events throughout the past year to commemorate the school’s 100 year anniversary. She says the pavers are a great way for people to leave a lasting memory.
“It just gives people who want the opportunity to recognize their time at Logan High or celebrate it,” Needham explains, “or commemorate someone in their family who Logan High was special to them, a parent or grandparent.
“It’s basically an opportunity for anyone, it’s open to anyone. You don’t have any criteria, you don’t have to have been the valedictorian, or the captain of the football team. It could be anybody.”
She says even future Grizzlies have taken advantage of the opportunity to put their name and projected graduation date on the bricks.
The pavers will be placed in what is being called Centennial Plaza, an area that was once used as planters between the football field and the school, near Memorial Bridge. Since the plants have died as a result of all the construction, Needham says the plan has now been to use that space to permanently commemorate the people who have been influenced by Logan High School.
There have already been a fair number of people who have purchased pavers, but Needham says more can be added.
“We could have double or triple the amount if people are interested,” she explains.
Each paver costs $30, which covers the cost of the brick, the engraving, and installation. Needham says it is not a fundraiser for the school or for the PTA.
Needham says pavers can be ordered through the school’s website, <a href=”http://www.loganhigh.org/purchase-personalized-pavers/” target=”_blank”>loganhigh.org</a>, but the deadline to get one ordered is Monday, July 3rd.
Celebrating the school’s centennial has been both gratifying and challenging for Needham.
“I would say it’s been kind of a challenge this year to celebrate along with the construction, but I would actually say the biggest success was the musical that Alex Lambert put on,” Needham exclaims. “It really did bring the community together.
“It was a great event where we had huge crowds that came. It was a way for them to celebrate and look back and reflect on Logan High’s history.”
An All-Class Reunion may still be in the works. Construction at the school has made it difficult, logistically, to pull it off but Needham is hopeful that the reunion can be held in the fall, possibly surrounding the school’s homecoming festivities.