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THE HIGHLIGHTS Reunion XII Edition Delray Beach, Florida Old School Square is Delray’s Cultural Center November 2010 hill – Seacrest High School. And we were going to be joined by the Junior Class-to-be from Boynton High School. By Executive Director, Joe Gillie New projects, expanded classes and a recent Chamber of Commerce Award continue to celebrate Old School Square as Delray’s Cultural Center. We look forward to your visit and want to share what’s been going on at your former Alma Mater! We were going to be groundbreakers. Since it was a brand new school – we would be creating the traditions- the school spirit- the team loyalty. We told you about our strategic plan on the last “Highlights”. We have accomplished many of the goals and objectives of the plan and continue to set goals for the future to ensure the center’s artistic growth as well as preserve these beautiful buildings which are on the National Register of Historic Places. The most important thing was the great friends we became. We joined together – as the class of 1951 – not two separate groups. We talked, we planned- we made memories – two became one and had great fun doing it. The most exciting news is the new park, completed in partnership with the City of Delray Beach. The beautiful interactive “great lawn” features a life-size chess board and kids playground equipment and a place to just relax and enjoy the day. Future plans for the park include a state of the art interactive screen. The park is located where the Pierce Tire Company was located to the east of our grounds. Delray High School (Old School Square) Actual high school reunions may be on the wane, but virtual high school reunions are definitely on the rise. I have learned there is a site for graduates of Seacrest High School 1950-1970. Web site www.seacresths. com went on line in February 2000. The site is a labor of love and a little backhanded jab at the establishment by  Keith Morabeto, Seacrest Class of 1966. OSS continues to be a leader in arts education. We recently added an entire school of fine art photography with over 100 new students coming to the Crest Theatre classrooms. Already the students have been juried into several major art shows regionally and statewide. Six new classes in a variety of media will be added for the fall. We are honored to announce that Old School Square will receive the first Delray Beach Chamber of commerce Non-Profit of the Year award for 2010. Our Center was selected over a strong group of contenders. The award celebrates the economic as well as “Quality of Life” impact that Old School Square provides for the community. We look forward to expanding on these new developments but in the meantime, we would love for you to consider a membership at Old School Square. It’s a great way to support the services we provide and to celebrate the legacy that you all are so much a part of as the original students of Delray High. Don’t forget to stop by the Alumni Hall when you’re here and visit us online at Looking forward to having you home! GOING FROM DELRAY HIGH TO SEACREST HIGH By Pat Gerretson How exciting it was going to be in the fall we would be going to the High School building and were to be joined by the Boca students going into the seventh grade. They became such good friends, such as Billy Cox, what memories Bill created for me. And then in our sophomore year we were looking forward to going to a brand new school – on the Seacrest High School goes online with alumni Web site Seacrest High School “I created in a bit of anger,” e-mails Morabeto his home in Stuart. “I went to to find  Glenn Faurot name (he was the third person to teach me, and the first lead guitarist for the Avengers), and when I clicked on to his e-mail address, it said I had to pay $25 to get it. I felt there should be a place that we could all trade info about each other, for FREE! I have gotten many letters telling me that people have found old friends that they were looking for, and many personal reunions have happened.” Seacrest High School served Delray Beach, Boynton Beach and Boca Raton when it was built in 1949. The last Boca Raton graduating class was 1965, as there was a new (but now deteriorating) high school in Boca Raton. The name was changed to Atlantic High School in 1970, and the community high school continues to serve Delray Beach and Boynton Beach as well as International Baccalaureate students from Boca Raton. “This has nothing to do with me,” insists Morabeto, a Ford Motor Company master mechanic and Internet buff since the beginning. “It’s for everybody. I don’t care if you graduated or not, or if you are involved only through marriage. It’s a site for open communication, and as long as I am involved with it, it will always be free.” Morabeto has his own website, www. which will be of interest to those who were part of the rock ‘n’ roll band scene in the 1960s and 1970s, as Morabeto was. “We’re always looking for photos, yearbooks and other stuff from the era,” says Morabeto..”

Delray High Reunion XII Edition

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