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GEORGETOWN HIGH SCHOOL


GEORGETOWN HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI ASOCIATION

The Reunion Committee for GHS met Tuesday Night, Aug 19th.

An Alumni Association is being formed with dues of $5 a year to cover the website

and other expenses that may be incurred.

Charter members are: Donna Barnhill, Pat Beal, Jill and Steve Carr, 

Shela Wall Diamond, Jane Cook Ellington, Margie and Johnny Jones,

Laura Schu and Anne Tucker Hall.

Dues will be due yearly by September 1st.

Many of you have asked that we continue the website and consider a 3rd reunion.

These funds will cover some of those basic expenses.

Please send check to Jane Ellington, 11051 Veterans Memorial Highway, Sharpsburg, Ky. 40974.

Questions may be addressed to any of the above Charter Members.

We will not mail this information.

It will be posted on the website and Facebook, so please spread the word.

 Our Purpose
 
The Georgetown High School Reunion Committee's web site is a great way to keep members informed, and attract a broader audience. We'll use this site to get the word out on our organization and create a better sense of community among our members.

Our Mission

Our goal is to create a place where all graduates, staff and faculty of Georgetown High School can share memories, publicize upcoming events and locate other members.

History of the School

Garth High School was built in 1926 with a donation of land and money from Mr. and Mrs. Garth in memory of their son Claude who was killed in an automobile accident. It contained a gym, which was much needed, a library, a lunchrooom and a large school yard for a playground and a football field.  Grades one through twelve used this building.  In 1957 the Ed Davis School integrated with Garth.  32 classes graduated from this school until 1958, when Georgetown High School was built to handle a rapidly expanding school system.
 
Garth was then used as a school for grades one through eight.  In 1964 a new wing was added on the north side and the seventh and eighth grades were moved to the high school.  In 1973 the two local school boards decided to merge the school systems.  In order to pool their collective resources and hopefully provide an even better education for the students the school consiolidation took place in August of 1975.  The building became a Junior High School and Georgetown High School was no more! 
 
Georgetown High School was unique in that it was only in existence for a little over 17 years.  The first class that attended in 1959 for the last three months of the school year had diplomas that read "graduated from Garth High School". The first diplomas reading "graduated from Georgetown High School" were in 1960.  The building has been remodeled and bears little resemblance to the original school.  Even the entrance has been moved to what was originally considered the"side" of the school and the gymnasium has been turned the opposite direction. But, no matter how it changes this school will always remain special for those who had the privilege of attending. 

Little Known Facts

The first prom was held in the gym in 1963.

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Questions or comments? Get in touch with us at:

webmaster@georgetownhs.com

Mailing Address:
2893 Frankfort Road
Georgetown, KY 40324
Phone: 502-316-2336