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Garfield High School Finally Looks Forward to Celebrating its Centennial 100+ years to be celebrate

Here's our most recent mailing with even more details, including a message from Quincy Jones!

100+ years to be celebrated by community, alumni, and current students

SEATTLE – In 2020, Garfield High School turned 100. The Centennial Committee planned a celebration – then, as our entire community knows, COVID-19 intervened. More than once. But now, on Saturday, August 27, 2022, the City of Seattle, the Central District community and hundreds of Garfield community members, alumni, and current students will rejoice in the Centennial Celebration of Garfield High School.

Highlights of the day will be a variety of musical performances by noted alumni and current students, mini reunions, historical displays, community partner presentations, student displays, food trucks and much, much more. We are honored to have Garfield Alumnus Quincy Jones ’50 as honorary chairman for the event.

Founded in 1920 in a small building as East High, James A. Garfield High School became the permanent name in 1922. The current building was completed in 1923 and an extensive remodel took place between 2006 and 2008.

To ensure the Celebration is all-inclusive, neighbors, community businesses, museums, and religious organizations have been and are being encouraged to participate. Volunteers and donations are being solicited throughout the community to involve as many members as possible.

Date: Saturday, August 27, 2022, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Event: GHS Centennial Celebration - Celebrating 10 Decades of Garfield History & Traditions

Location: Garfield High School, 400 23rd Ave, Seattle, WA 98122 – in our tents on the athletic fields, and, as restrictions allow, inside the gymnasium, Quincy Jones Performing Arts Center, and main building.

Reunion Schedule for Day of Event:

9:30-11 a.m.

40’s and 50’s classes -- Auxiliary Gym 60’s and 70’s classes -- The Commons

80's classes -- In 40' x 40' tent on Athletic Field

90's classes -- In 40' x 40' tent on Athletic Field

2:30-4 p.m.

2000 - 2011 classes -- In 40' x 40' tent on Athletic Field

2012 - 2022 classes -- In 40' x 40' tent on Athletic Field

More information on our Official Website:

Executive Committee: Carver Gayton '56, Barney Hilliard '56, Lynn Jaffe '58, Maureen Hampton Kerschbaum '64, Julie Walker Meacham '60, Pat Bowen Mouton '64, Susan Prince '64, and Eddie Rye, Jr '59

We also thank our School & Community Partners:


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