Students, seniors share school spirit
by TP staff
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Tracy High School students and residents of Astoria Gardens care center danced the afternoon away Monday, Sept. 9, during an all-class Tracy High reunion at the care center. Music was provided by Mike Rosenblum’s Jazz Band from Stockton. Sam Matthews/Tracy Press
Tracy High School students and residents of Astoria Gardens care center danced the afternoon away Monday, Sept. 9, during an all-class Tracy High reunion at the care center. Music was provided by Mike Rosenblum’s Jazz Band from Stockton. Sam Matthews/Tracy Press
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Generations were bridged in a blur of green and gold on Monday, Sept. 9, at Astoria Gardens care center.

Senior citizens living at the facility on West Lowell Avenue mingled with Tracy High School students seven decades younger during a Tracy High reunion.

The old-timers, nine of whom are Tracy High graduates, donned “Once a Bulldog, Always a Bulldog” T-shirts to take part in the reunion, which included displays, food and dancing.

The 40 students taking part were members of the THS leadership group and dance team and even Brutus the Bulldog, the school mascot.

Tracy High memorabilia, El Portal yearbooks and photos were on display in the Astoria Gardens reception area.

Outside, Mike Rosenblum’s Jazz Band from Stockton played as seniors and students danced together. The students performed the school line dance, and everyone sang the alma mater.

An original version of the alma mater was sung by Jean Woolever Brown, Class of 1940.

Cindy Salentine, Astoria Gardens program coordinator, called the reunion “a big success.”

• Contact Sam Matthews at 830-4234 or shm@tracypress.com.
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September 13, 2013
The photo in this article is priceless. The smiles on the faces of the Seniors and the Students is so awesome to see. I know that Senior Citizens enjoy the interactions with the younger kids. Way to go THS!


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