Class of 1961 donates memorial bench

Bryan Moore and Nate Conner of Capital Monuments, Inc., install the new granite bench given to the California High School by the Class of 1961.

Bryan Moore and Nate Conner of Capital Monuments, Inc., install the new granite bench given to the California High School by the Class of 1961. Photo by David Wilson.

A new granite bench was placed near the entrance to California High School auditorium on the south side of the school facility on Wednesday, May 16. The gift was arranged by the Class of 1961 and placed to best serve those attending performances and other stage events.

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CHS Class of 1961 members, from left, Donna Barry Sterling, Judith Kirchoff and Larry Fletcher with the latest granite bench given by the class to the school. This bench is placed near the entrance to new auditorium on the south side of the school facility.

The bench is engraved "Class of 1961."

This is the second granite bench given to the school by the Class of '61. The first was placed on May 18, 2011, under the arch at the Owen Street campus between the current middle and elementary school facilities.

The first bench is engraved with the image of the school as the Class of 1961 remembers it.

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