The Graham High School Class of 1941 saw a lot in its day.
That year meant much to the students, and entailed many changes. GHS used to be located where Graham Junior High School is today. A new building, designated to be the new GHS, was constructed in 1939.
This is the class, that, when construction was complete, took their books out of their lockers, held onto them firmly, and made their way down Virginia Street to the new location. They entered the building, put their books into the new lockers and went to class, in one solid swoop.
In 2001, remaining graduates met up for a reunion. The turnout went well, and they toured the high school, thinking of memories from many years ago. There aren’t many graduates left, but the class of 1941 wanted to leave their mark at GHS — so they decided to donate a granite bench, engraved with “Class of 1941, GHS.” Twelve years later, that bench finally sits in the commons area at the high school.
The remaining class of 1941 will be on hand for a presentation ceremony of the bench at 9 a.m. Friday in the commons of Graham High School (located in the east wing).
All are invited to attend the event.