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High school tile display salutes alumni

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Photo provided to the Tahoe Daily Tribune. Tiles representing South Tahoe High School alumni and future graduates line the remodeled hallway now known as Alumni Lane. The tiles include 416 past and future names representing family groups, class buddies, memorials, marriages, class honors and offices. The class of 1955 and 1956 etched their entire class on individual 12-by-12-inch tiles by using first names only.

Dedicated at the annual South Tahoe High School homecoming, the 12-by-12-inch granite tiles on Alumni Lane at STHS feature the Alumni Viking logo along with family generational listings as well as entire class lists from1955 and 1956.

Valedictorians, class and student body officers, South Lake Tahoe city councilmembers who are alumni, social groups, alumni businesses and thoughtful tributes to deceased alumni are among the tile tributes.

Alumni Lane, created with the recent school remodeling, was a joint project of the Lake Tahoe Educational Foundation and the South Tahoe High School Alumni Council.

“We wanted alumni, their parents and friends to have the opportunity to honor school alumni,” said Susie Dennison Raby, class of 1968, alumni council vice president. “The response was really exciting.”

LTEF President Brooke Laine, class of 1982, said, “The project not only initiated a beautiful hall passageway, but also raised funds to provide special signage on campus. At their annual meeting, the council voted unanimously to provide two LED signs to be placed on the theater. These signs are a communication tool, displaying graphics and messages that will remind students of upcoming school events as well as inform the community of special activities they may want to attend. The council will also be providing directional signs on campus such as “You Are Here: This is Where You Want To Be!”

The council is now planning to work with the theater remodeling project by providing new seating.

“There is also the possibility we will be working to provide one-name-only, 4-by 8-inch tiles affixed to a wall in time for this year’s graduates,” Raby said. “The demand for this means of honoring and remembering our alumni remains strong.”

The STHS Alumni Council is composed of 30 representative alumni who meet annually to develop projects, plan homecoming events and determine how monies will be allocated.

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