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Students, alumni to share memories

Boulder City High School as originally built will soon be no more, but not without one final celebration to ring in 60-plus years of memories.

At a June 12 tribute, current and former students can say their final goodbyes to the high school as it exists today.

The event will begin at 5 p.m. on the front lawn outside of the school, said Principal Amy Wagner, who hatched the idea. Boulder City High students and administrators from every decade will be able to write their names and messages on portions of the old building that are scheduled for demolition July 6.

The 300 building and two-thirds of the 200 building will not be standing once the next school year starts.

Wagner said markers will be provided for those who want to write, and paint is acceptable. However, she discouraged anybody from bringing spray paint.

She also told past students and administrators to bring old pictures so that a special scrapbook can be made for the school. Guests also can make copies of their photos at the school, and blank scrapbook pages will be provided.

Music from every decade since the 1950s will be played throughout the night, and each decade’s graduating classes will have tables set up outside.

The football and softball teams will be selling food as a fundraiser, and the school will be collecting food for the pantry at Emergency Aid of Boulder City.

“This building means something to them, and it’s a great way to say goodbye,” Wagner said. “A lot of us feel like Boulder City made a mark on us, and it’s a way to make our mark on Boulder City. It’s meant a lot to all of us.”

Wagner said she encourages everyone to bring blankets and lawn chairs to the event. Though the event is scheduled to end at 8 p.m., she said it could go on well past that time. Wagner also encouraged everyone to share information about the event on social media.

“It’s a way to say goodbye and welcome what is to come,” she said. “It will be cool to see a lot of people who impacted this school.”

Senior Jordyn Dale said it was an honor to be a part of the final graduating class to walk through the halls of Boulder City High School before it’s razed.

“Our class gets to make that last impact to be that special last class,” she said. “We were a good class academically and socially. We had a lot of fun and made really good memories here to kind of close it out.”

Demolition of the administrative building, 100 building and the rest of the 200 building is expected to begin in June 2016.

Contact reporter Steven Slivka at sslivka@bouldercityreview.com or 702-586-9401. Follow him on Twitter @StevenSlivka.

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