The Springfield School District’s youngest high school, Southeast, turns 50 this year.
To mark the occasion, alumni are planning a celebration at Southeast, which opened on Sept. 6, 1967, at 2350 E. Ash St., during Homecoming festivities on Friday and Saturday.
Melissa Remolina, president of Southeast’s parent-teacher organization, said the celebration is a way to bring older and newer generations together.
“We wanted to celebrate the Spartan family and showcase what a great school it is and how it’s developed over time,” Remolina said.
At Friday football game at 7 p.m., Remolina said, the school’s first graduating class and former principals will be honored. Alumni from the band, choir, poms and cheer teams also have been invited to join the field, she said.
On Saturday, a celebration is planned at the school from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is free and doesn’t require a RSVP. More information about how to get involved can be found on Southeast’s school website.