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Wilson High Turns 50!!!

Celebrating 50 Years In SW Portland September 2006 - June 2007

Yes, it's true! This fall 2006-2007 will be the 50th anniversary of the opening of Woodrow Wilson High. A group of alums and neighbors have decided that this anniversary must not pass without significant celebration! check out what alums are saying!

To see the official Woodrow Wilson High School Alumni website go to:

It has been 50 years since Wilson opened its doors in September, 1956. At some point during that time, the tradition of selecting a Senior Prom King and Queen was started.
Read the details here!

The Original Dedication Program Nov 7, 1956 view/download pdf here

The 50th anniversary celebration was a great success. Coming Soon - photos/article about the celebration. View the write up by The Connection.

Scheduled Events:

April/May 2007...Re-Dedication Ceremony
Possible events include: announcement of the official Woodrow Wilson High School Alumni Association, new campus grounds plan with planting of 50 Trees for 50 Years, Time Capsule, Rose Festival Princess reunion, and much more. Please keep checking back for more details.
Saturday, April 14, 2007...Wilson Sports Auction @ the Multnomah Athletic Club In honor of Wilson's 50th "Golden" Anniversary and the Trojan athletes spirit for achieving excellence, this year's theme for the Wilson Sports Auction is "Go for the GOLD"! Mark your calendars for the 2007 Wilson Sports Auction being held Saturday April 14 at the Multnomah Athletic Club. Ticket Sales will begin in February. More ticket information will be available soon. The Wilson Sports Auction is a great way to raise money for our teams. If you are able to help in any way, make a donation to a team or want more information please contact Ron and Jennifer Stull at or 503 245-3773.
February 15-17 and 22-24, 2007...Kiss Me Kate, the musical
Attention Alumni! Please join the Performing Arts Department at Wilson for our presentation of Cole Porter's classic musical, Kiss Me Kate. This jazzy telling of one theatre company's heartfelt attempt to set William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew to music amid distraction boasts some of Porter's most famous songs, including Too Darn Hot, Another O'pnin'/Another Show, Always True to You in My Fashion, and I Hate Men. A collaborative project between Wilson's Instrumental Music, Vocal Music, and Theatre Arts ensembles, this unique project showcases the great things that result from an increasingly rare entity: a vibrant performing arts program within our public high schools. Dates: February 15-17 & 22-24 @ 7:00PM; February 24 @ 200PM (Matinee). Prices: $10 Reserved/$8 Student, Senior (60+), and Matinee. Contact: Wilson HS @ 503.916.5280. Join us as Wilson puts on its finest for you! See you there!!
November 2006 - June 2007
Monthly 50th Planning Meetings: All are welcome. If you would like to attend, please contact Jack Bertell '58 at

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