Back to the Future as Nogales High celebrates 50 years in Rowland Unified

Nogales High School
really is going “Back to the Future” as it celebrates its 50th
anniversary this week. The school, which opened in 1962, is undergoing a
massive renovation that will literally transform it into a high school
of the future.

Students and staff have been putting up with work crews who
are gutting old classroom wings to remodel them. Rowland Unified is
spending $8 million to refurbish Nogales High.

The special homecoming week begins with a “Back to the Future – Passport
Through the Decades” social at the school tonight.The evening will feature tours of the campus at 5:30 p.m. Visitors can see
the modernization funded by the last school bond.

A gala will follow from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in the Mack Pace Gymnasium. Guests
will enjoy music and refreshments while they celebrate five decades of memories
and traditions. There will be a special video and speeches by alumni.

The public is invited to attend the special gala. The cost is $15 at the

Read more in Rich Irwin’s story NOBLES.