BUDA, Texas - Hays High School will honor its first graduating class, the class of 1969, at Friday's homecoming game.
2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Class of 1969, the "Original Rebels."
In addition to pre-game stadium recognition on October 11, Hays HS will host a special Homecoming tailgate tent for the Class of 1969 near the south end zone at Shelton Stadium. Each member will receive commemorative VIP field passes and get to enjoy the game with friends and classmates.
“We are honored to celebrate this milestone with our original graduates,” Principal David Pierce said in a release. “Fifty years ago, this class set a standard of excellence for our campus that we continue to uphold. They instilled within our school a spirit of community, teamwork, honor, and pride.”
Hays High School was created shortly after the Kyle, Buda, and Wimberley school districts consolidated in the late 1960s. Kyle and Buda high schools merged to form Hays High School and had been strong rivals. The 63 members of the Class of 1969 played a key role in helping to create a unified district, says Hays CISD.