Party planners for the milestone occasion are asking the community for any and all types of Edna Hill memorabilia to be included in the history walk, which will chronicle how the school has changed over the years while remaining true to its mission to offer an exceptional education to Brentwood youth.
“Our plan is to have a display table to commemorate each decade,” said Mary Black, former Edna Hill principal and anniversary committee member. “We want this to be really special. We’re looking for pictures, award certificates, shirts, playbills from some of the shows at the Bill Bristow Theater – we want it all.
“I’m sure there are people out there who have Edna Hill artifacts in their garage boxed away. You’d be surprised what people hold on to. We’re asking the public to loan us items or let us make a copy of their photos so we can chronicle the school’s history, and people can see how far the school has come.”
The celebration is scheduled for Thursday, May 16 from 5 to 8 p.m., coinciding with the school’s annual spring open house. Visitors are welcome to reminisce about the good old days while taking a moment to celebrate the school’s most recent achievements.
Edna Hill is one of the Brentwood Union School District’s three middle schools. The school was designated a 2013 National Schools to Watch Model Middle School, an honor Edna Hill has received for three consecutive cycles.
The anniversary celebration will also include performances by current Edna Hill students and speeches, plus awards presented by local dignitaries. Brentwood Rotary and the Edna Hill Parents Club will serve dinner.
Those who would like to donate Edna Hill memorabilia should call Black at 925-206-5087 or e-mail email@example.com.