campus as school reconstruction continued.
The famed Glendale High bell tower, which decorated the cover of
several yearbooks over the years, was torn down. The tower, with its
clock and tiled roof, had been a school symbol since 1924.
The 1967 Stylus said the upheaval on campus brought school sprit down.
" 'The pond in the Senior Glen is dry. That hollow space on Broadway was
our auditorium. That pile of dirt over there used to be our parking lot.
But, those things are gone forever.' Such was the cold reality of life at
Glendale High School this year," wrote Student Body President Steve
DiMundo. In an effort to boost school spirit, old traditions, such as
Bermuda Day and the Beard Growing Contest, were revived. Other projects
included painting "practically every paintable surface" in red and black,
the school's colors.
1968 -- RECONSTRUCTION COMPLETED
The $8-million project was completed in the spring. The new school
included two three-story class buildings, a two-story administration
building with a 20,000-volume library, a boys' gym with seating for 1,600
people and a girls' gym.
There was also a two-story building for business, a science and home
economics class, another building housing the cafeteria and cosmetology
program and a single-story music building.
1968 -- W.A.R. CLUB FORMED
With hundreds of thousands of U.S. troops fighting in the Vietnam War,
students began the "We'll Always Remember," or W.A.R. Club.
K eith Dickenson started the group in which members would correspond
with servicemen from the Glendale area. There were 250 students in the
group during its first year.
High schools and colleges around the nation formed W.A.R. groups based
on Glendale's model.
1971 -- STONES BREAKS RECORD IN HIGH JUMP
Dwight Stones set a state record in the high jump. He would later set
a world record with a jump of 7 feet, 7 1/4 inches and compete in three
1972-73 -- SURFING CLUB FORMED
More than 30 students joined the Surfing Club, which took trips to
local beaches and traveled to Mexico. One of the club's members was