GILSON MIDDLE SCHOOL HISTORY AND GROUND BREAKING CEREMONY
This Friday the Gilson Middle School will close its doors ending a 36 year history of housing students in Valdez. The day will be marked by a Ground Breaking Celebration as staff and students look forward to the construction of the new middle school and commemorate the history of Gilson building. Plans to construct what would become the Gilson Middle School began in 1965 after the Good Friday earthquake damaged the schools located in Old Town. Students studied in temporary locations including the existing school’s gym, modular units and a church as the new school was being built. The new building, a mirror image of the Old Town building, was completed in 1977 and renamed the George Gilson Junior High. Gilson High Alumni and the community of Valdez are encouraged to attend the Groundbreaking Ceremony at the middle school on Friday from 12pm-1pm to honor the facility’s past and celebrate the construction of the middle school new building.
GILSON MIDDLE SCHOOL GROUNDBREAKING
BBQ - Friday - Noon
The Valdez High School Graduation Ceremony will take place on Friday, May 24th at VHS Gym starting at 7pm.
TORCH RUN RESULTS
Runners Kyle Sodergren, Kalin King and Josh Miller placed 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the Torch Run on Saturday, May 18th. The Torch Run, part of the Valdez Run Series, is sponsored by the Valdez Policed Department and raises money for the Special Olympics.
OVER 400 DOLLARS RAISED BY EMPTY BOWL PROJECT
The 2013 Empty Bowl Project, held last Friday at PWSCC raised over $400 for the Valdez Food Bank. Community members donated a variety of homemade soups and students from the PWSCC Drama Department read one-act plays.