Celebrating Page’s 60th Anniversary

Meagan Gutheil, Co-Editor-in-Chief

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On April 22nd, Page hosted its 60th Anniversary celebration. This event marks a momentous accomplishment for our school. The celebration began with a reception for previous leadership, school board members, city officials, principals, staff, coaches, and central office personnel including our Superintendent Dr. Contreras. The event was completely sponsored by the Page PTSA, Page Alumni and Friends, and the Athletic Boosters. The event consisted of everything from food trucks, to speeches and student performances. Mistress of Ceremony Jillian Heard’s favorite part of the event was the student vs alumni basketball game. According to Mrs. Timmons McLaughlin, having people return from previous years was “absolutely incredible.” She thoroughly enjoyed listening to stories of people who had been to Page and the people who impacted their lives here along with their most memorable experiences. Throughout the day many speeches were given. They ranged anywhere from introducing the ceremony to Nick Baker’s speech about honoring those “who have dedicated their time to the success of Page high school and its students.” When our interim principal gave her speech, she called all people on the stage by name because she wanted to make sure that everyone knew who they were. She wanted to make sure that the people who deserved honor and recognition got it. Our school is a very special community. Our school receives so much support from students, parents, and even just community members. Everyone wants this school and especially our students and staff to succeed. Page means something to so many people. It’s not just a high school. It’s so much more. According to Nick Baker, our school “is the best high school in the world. These past four years [at Page] have been the best [years of] my life and I’ve learned so much about myself.” Page impacts everyone’s lives differently. For example, Page has allowed for Jillian Heard to “have the opportunity to try anything and be myself without feeling like I stick out.” Our school gives students a platform in which they excel not only academically but also socially and in the community. Page provides students with experiences that foster confidence and encourage students to always strive for excellence. This 60th celebration was ultimately a celebration of how incredible our school has been through the years and a way to honor those who have been previously and currently involved with helping our school to be the best it can be. Being a Page Pirate is something extremely special and means something different to each person. For example, to Mrs. Timmons McLaughlin, being a Page Pirate means that “we are a part of something special and significant. We are something. We are Page. We are family. We are community. We are support.” Jillian Heard sees being a Page Pirate as “being the best and having a lot of pride in yourself and your school.” To Nick Baker, “being a Page Pirate is all about school spirit and coming together as one. Even though we all come from different backgrounds, when it comes to Page, we are truly one ship, one family.” Page has been together for 60 years of excellence. Here’s hoping for 60 more!

 

 

 

 

Reception for Previous Leadership

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs. Timmons McLaughlin receiving Proclamation signed by our Mayor Nancy Vaughan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Footloose cast performance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chorus performance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Orchestra performance

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Meagan Gutheil, Editor-in-Chief

I'm the Editor-in-Chief and a senior this year at Page. I love reading and writing. I'm obsessed with rock music. When I grow up I hope to be a famous...

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