(UPDATED FRIDAY MORNING with more photos, including the “official” one!)
(First 5 photos by WSB co-publisher Patrick Sand)
6:43 PM: Beautiful afternoon for photography – especially if you’re up on a ladder for a photograph to document history, as was Jean Sherrard along 59th SW this afternoon!
Hundreds of Alki Elementary students and staff past and present gathered for a group shot as the school’s centennial celebration began, co-sponsored by the Alki Elementary PTA and the Southwest Seattle Historical Society, whose executive director Clay Eals helped get hundreds of participants in place:
Lots of unofficial photographers too – even TV – that’s KING 5′s Lori Matsukawa in the yellow jacket toward the left, with her crew (and on the ladder, it’s official photographer Sherrard):
And inside, lots of memory-sharing and fun:
The celebration continues till 8, and everyone’s welcome.
ADDED 10:10 PM: More photos:
From left, Pathfinder K-8 principal David Dockendorf, who’s a former Alki principal; Chanda Oatis, the current Alki principal; Seattle Public Schools superintendent José Banda; executive director of schools for the district’s Southwest Region, Carmela Dellino. Next, a fun view as a timeless game of marbles was played:
We’re awaiting the official version of the centennial photo and will add when it’s in.
ADDED FRIDAY MORNING: Here it is!
(Photo by Jean Sherrard; click image for larger view)
We also have four more photos from the event, courtesy of John Hinkey - if you’re reading from the home page, click ahead to see them:
A former Alki student shared memories of the 1965 earthquake:
(This photo and next 3 by John Hinkey)
You can’t have a centennial celebration (or any other kind, really) without cake!
More earthquake memories, from a former Alki teacher:
And a crowd in the cafeteria:
John added an extra word of appreciation for Amy Bannister from the Alki PTA, chairperson/organizer for last night’s event!
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