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June 3, 2017 100 years of history celebrated at West Seattle High School June 3
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ARTICLE DESCRIPTION:

Hundreds of West Seattle High School Alumni came to the school to see old friends, celebrate the 100th birthday of the WSHS building and to take part in a group hug photo to commemorate the event. The event, like those held for the Admiral Theater, the Alki Homestead, the Fauntleroy School was organized by Clay Eals, Executive Director for the Southwest Seattle Historical Society.

King County Executive Dow Constantine spoke briefly at the event recalling the 1980 group hug photo he was part of, holding up a special copy of the school newspaper The Chinook with the photo and joking that this was everyone's chance to "wind up in a drawer in somebody's basement someday."

The led by Jim Edwards provided entertainment with great vocals for 50's and 60's pop songs provided by Sarah Ackers and Jeff Carter.

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The school itself opened in 1902 and was originally called West Seattle School.

A building was later constructed and appropriate to the celebration opened to students in 1917 and then becoming West Seattle High School.

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