By Eduardo Barraza
September 19, 2016
Arizona) – Gilbert High School students who graduate in May 2017 will
have a double reason to celebrate: they will be the 100th graduating
series of spectacular and fun events, Gilbert High School officially
kicked off the celebrations to highlight the milestone, which will be
reached next year.
Events included a carnival on Thursday, a parade and a football game on Friday, and the Homecoming dance on Saturday.
parade had the participation of students involved in ROTC, the marching
band, cheerleading, and it included class and club floats.
Public Schools Superintendent Christina Kishimoto attended Friday’s
events along Gilbert Mayor Jenn Daniels, School Board President Lily
Tram and Board Clerk Jill Humpherys.
On Friday, Mayor Daniels issued a proclamation to declare September 16, 2016 as “Gilbert High School Day.”
Also in attendance was Geraldine "Jerry" Johnson Emmett, who at 102-years-old is the oldest living Gilbert High School graduate.
High principal Christopher Stroud said the school will hold other
events throughout the school year, particularly as graduation day
The school is the oldest in the Gilbert Public School district, and it currently has an enrollment of 2,380 students.
Friday’s celebration reached its highest point when the Gilbert Tigers,
the school’s varsity football team, obtained a victory over the Westwood
(L) Gilbert High students taking part in the parade; (C) Students cheer
after a Tigers' touchdown during the football game; (R) Gilbert High
Principal Christopher Stroud, Board President Lily Tram, and Board
Clerk Jill Humpherys, holding the Mayor's Proclamation for Gilbert High School Day.