In 1917 the average price for a box of cereal was .08 cents. The price for a can of Campbell’s Tomato Soup was .10 cents. In 1917 Babe Ruth was a dominant baseball player on the mound and at home plate. In 1917 the United States entered World War I.
1917 is also the year Logan High School was formally founded. This coming year the school will be holding various centennial celebrations but they need help from past alumni.
“We are looking for interesting stories, artifacts, memorabilia from Logan High, pictures, love stories, people who have done wonderful things in their lives that we may not know about,” explains Julie Needham, president of the Logan High School Parent Teacher Association. “I think we know about some of the major ones that are pretty famous, but other people that have done wonderful things in their lives we don’t know. So we’d like to put that together as part of the 100th anniversary celebration.”
Needham says the school would like to include that information in a memory book, at formal events through the year, in displays at the school, and possibly even in a permanent shrine at the school.
“I think it would be cool to gather those artifacts and stories,” says Logan High Studentbody President Alex Lambert, “because I feel like a centennial, a 100 year anniversary, should be focusing not only on what is lying ahead, but it’s major focus should also be what brought us to this point so far.
“It’s physical evidence of what we have had at Logan High to this point, something people will be really interested in seeing.”
Needham and Lambert say those pictures, stories and memorabilia can be from any era or graduating class of Logan High. It can include old letterman jackets, playbills, yearbooks, sports uniforms, trophies, basically anything that had to do with Logan High over the years.
A Logan High Centennial Facebook group has been created as a clearinghouse to help gather information from alumni. Additionally, if an alumnus has something he or she would like to donate or loan to the school, they can bring it to the school’s front office.
In preparing for these centennial celebrations, they have found that very little has been assembled, previously, so it heightens their desire to create a central location to display some of the unique things that illustrate Logan High School through the years.
Besides gathering special memorabilia and stories, Logan High is also planning special events through the year to commemorate the special anniversary. The first is Monday, September 19.
“We do have Quentin Cook coming to speak at Homecoming,” exclaims Lambert. “He graduated from Logan in 1958.”
The time and exact location for Cook’s assembly has not yet been finalized due to ongoing construction at the high school. Cook is currently a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, the second-highest governing body of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
For additional information about the school’s centennial celebrations, contact Logan High School at (435) 755-2380 and ask for studentbody faculty rep Sonia Cardena.