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Bossier High to celebrate centennial

Amanda Simmons

It’s a historic year for Bossier High School.

The school is celebrating its centennial year and the Bossier High School Alumni Association has planned a special event that will take you back in time. Bearkats through the decades are invited to a celebration on Saturday, May 13, at the Bossier Civic Center from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. There will be food, music, an antique car show, and time to catch up with fellow Bearkats.

“I’ve learned all kinds of stories about Bossier High,” Carolyn Grimsley, BHSAA president, said. “There are more Bearkats around the world than I thought there were. I’m so proud of our school and the family it has created.”

There will also be open house tours of the school beginning at 10 a.m. until noon on May 13. The history center, located at 2206 Beckett Street, will have a special exhibit – “100 Years Through the Eyes of BHS Students.” This free exhibit will feature memorabilia, trends and events through the decades.

Grimsley, a 1967 graduate of Bossier High, invites all past and present graduates, students, faculty and friends of Bossier High to the event.

Tickets are $50 each and you must RSVP by May 5 to reserve a seat. Tickets can be ordered online at www.BearKatsForever.org.

The BHSAA meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. at the Bossier History Center. Grimsley said there are currently 407 alumni members, but she knows more are out there.

Each year, the BHSAA awards a $1,000 academic grant to the school to be used by teachers for additional materials to meet student needs. They have also awarded more than $23,000 in scholarship money to deserving seniors for higher education.

For more info, contact Carolyn Grimsley at 318-219-6258 or at BossierHigh100@gmail.com

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