Throughout our lives, no matter which campus attended, we share a bond through our Alma Mater
Las Vegas High School
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The original Las Vegas High School, located at 315 S. 7th Street, was built in the art deco style, and opened in 1930. Although LVHS was not the first high school built in the city (the first one on 4th Street became part of the elementary school and later burned down), it is the oldest one still standing. It is now the Las Vegas Academy and has been classified as a protected historic building. LVHS was built on property previously owned by the Union Pacific Railroad. The railroad deeded it to the city for use as a public school.
This website is for the alumni of our historic school the alumni at the East Sahara campus as well as the current alumni of the original school site now known as the Las Vegas Academy. Las Vegas High School has spawned a wealth of social and political leaders for over seven decades.
George Wilkinson, Class of '53, has put
together a historical documentary covering the late 40s through the late
50s. He started this project by requesting via email information from LVHS
Alumni (classes '47-58) that focused on their memories of growing up in Las
Vegas, LVHS and the Wildcat Lair. It should be of interest to many of our
members and guests.
Here are two great files submitted by Patty
We would like to ask for the help of the alumni
in finding something.
If anyone has any info as to their whereabouts it would be greatly appreciated.
In this photo are Coach
Warren Okelberry (R.I.P. LVHS Coach & Teacher for 30 years-1961-1991) and Richard Bryan
(Class of 1955). (click
photo to enlarge)
(see the reunion picture pages for pictures of the presentation of the pen used to sign this document, to Bryan by Coach Okelberry)
(pictures and school history cut lines copied from Woody Woodward's LVHS-alumni.com)
History is one focus of this association.
Some pictures from the history of Las Vegas High School.
The alumni is asked that they submit pictures of any historical value for inclusion on this page.
Please feel free to submit digital pictures to the webmaster
If you have hard copy pictures that need to be scanned we can do that too. We will return the originals to you, if desired.
Listed below the history pictures are pictures submitted by alumni...enjoy!!
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Las Vegas High School
Here is some memorabilia from earlier years.(click photos to enlarge)
We built a Wildcat float for the Helldorado
A huge wildcat is the main focus, designed by Bruce Langson (class of 1965)
Built on the crane yard owned by Rollie Gibbs (class of 1954)
Our volunteer constructors spanned from the classes of 1954 to 2009.
The old Las Vegas High School Library is now
THE ADA K. CARPENTER LIBRARY
A ceremony was held Sept 10, 2010
dedicated by Judge Lloyd D. George (class of 1948)
(See Judge George's biography under Notable
The Las Vegas High School Centennial
Room/Senior Squares Memorial
was dedicated on February 11, 2009 at the new LVHS campus on East Sahara.
Our own Patty Haack held the ribbon cutting honors.
The Senior Squares memorial was due to the hard work and monetary efforts of:
John Holland, John Bearce and the class of 1953.
This memorial tribute serves to preserve the senior squares,
unadulterated and unweather-worn for many years to come.
The Centennial room is an archival depot of the history of Las Vegas High School.
Everyone is invited to come and see the historical exhibits here.
It is located in the lobby of the Frank Brusa Theater
at the new Las Vegas High School campus at 6500 East Sahara.