Community High School Seeks Oldest Homecoming
King and Queen for Centennial Celebration
Planning is in high gear for Community High School's Centennial Celebration. A group of educators, parents, students and community members have been meeting for several months to plan the celebration of Community High School's 100th year. (West Chicago) Community High School was established in 1904. )
"We have many exciting events planned to celebrate our 100th birthday," said CHS Principal John Highland. Many of those events will center on Homecoming Week of 2004. On Friday, October 1, the Centennial Committee and the CHS Teachers Association will host a reception for returning alumni and retired teachers. The cake and coffee reception will also feature tours of the school provided by Student Ambassadors. Some of the alumni will be asked to provide oral histories of their experience at the high school to students who will compile a book of those stories.
The Centennial Committee is trying to locate the high school's oldest Homecoming King and Queen, who will be asked to crown the 2004 Homecoming King and Queen. Anyone having information about the oldest King and Queen is asked to contact Sally DeFauw at the West Chicago City Museum at 231-3376. DeFauw, the Museum's Curator, is working with the committee and preparing exhibits at the Museum and at the High School to mark the Centennial.
The Alumni Council will host an alumni hospitality tent during the Homecoming games beginning at 5 p.m. on October 1. Alumni will also be honored at the game. All CHS alumni are also invited to "Dancin' Through the Decades," at 7 p.m. on Saturday, October 2 at St. Andrews Golf and Country Club in West Chicago. The event will raise funds for alumni scholarships. Tickets are $25 and are available by calling 876-6242.
Other events and activities to mark the Centennial will be held in spring of 2005 and during graduation. For more information, contact Mary Randle at 876-6556.