Lincoln High School Commemorates 100 years

by. Marlenia Thornton

mthornton@klkntv.com

Lincoln’s oldest high school celebrated 100 years at an open house Sunday afternoon.

Generations of Lincoln high Alumni and staff proved “once a link, always a link.”

Cars filled Lincoln High’s parking lot  to commemorate its 100th anniversary.

Many alumni and staff gathered to honor Lincoln’s oldest high school like Lori Adams.

Four generations of her family graduated from Lincoln High dating back to her grandmother.

She felt the open house was great way to reconnect.

“I thought it would be a great way to recognize the school and the staff and to give thanks,” Adams said.

The event featured displays throughout the building showcasing the school’s history and rich tradition—two things the links take seriously.

Current student Kat Dorenbach wore her mother’s pomalink sweater to reflect this. The legacy of lincoln high grads in her family goes back to her grandfather. She says history is part of the links’ bond.

“Preserving history is really important especially in your school because you get so many stories and the stories keep growing. And they get to connect with people across time,” Dorenbach said.

Stories which link the future to the past.

” I think it acknowledges the relationships, the connections, the people that’ve been through here. I mean it’s just a building, but it’s the stories of the people who’ve been through it that are really the important part.”

Sunday’s celebration reflects 100 years at the current location near 22nd and J streets. Lincoln high, itself, is actually is 140 years old.

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Lincoln’s oldest high school celebrated 100 years at an open house Sunday afternoon.

Generations of Lincoln High alumni and staff came to show their support.

The event included historical displays and tours, to honor the rich tradition of the school.

Local historian Ed Zimmer also gave two presentations about the history of the school.

The 100th anniversary refers to Lincoln High’s current location.

The school itself is actually 140 years old.

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