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Brian Schenk – Archivist Emeritus Jenna McEachern – Archivist Angie Reeve, Librarian From 1925 to 1975, Austin High School was located at 1212 Rio Grande Avenue. Today that location is the Rio Grande Campus of the Austin Community College. The building had actually been built in 1915 as the John Allan Junior High School. Mr. Allen had made a major contribution to Austin schools in the 1890s, and the new building was constructed to provide additional opprtunities for girls and boys. Special programs in “manual training” and “domestic arts” were offered at the Rio Grande site in the early years.
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Congratualtions to the Hall of Honor Recipients
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May 3, 2013



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Thank you to all the students, alumni and faculty participating in the 2013 Dedication Day festivities at Austin High School. The day began at 9:00 in the library where August “Happy” Harris ‘82 along with Delano Womack ‘52 presented 12 scholarships to qualifying seniors. Scott Sayers praised the Hall of Honor and saluted the former head and archivist emeritus Brian Schenk for his hard work and direction in making our archives one of the most complete in the nation.

Faculty honorees this year include Roland H. Johnson, Jr. who was a history teacher and dean of boys in the 50’s and Leyla Colmia, chemistry teacher, who continues to teach and inspire at AHS. In fact this year a wing of the building was named in her honor – the Leyla Colmia Chemistry Wing!

Robin Wilson, class of 1987 was awarded the alumni Hall of Honor medal this year.

Robin Wilson

Robin Wilson

Robin Wilson is an nationally known eco- friendly designer and a designer of the Kennedy Green House Project. Find Robin online at Robin Wilson Home.

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