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North in preparation for the centennial year

Omaha North High School has been striving for success over the many years it has been open. The 2024-2025 school year will mark the 100th year Omaha North has been opened and assisting students.  

Omaha North High School first opened in September 1924. Originally the school was eighth through twelfth grade. The 1924-1925 year at North had 650 students in attendance with Edward E. McMillian as the first principle according to the Omaha Public Schools website. 

This also means that the seniors graduating from North in 2025 will be the school’s centennial seniors. The soon to be seniors have a lot to look forward to during their senior year. 

“I hope that our senior officers will do something special,” said Moo Law La Soe, 11 one of the soon to be centennial seniors. 

 Students are not the only ones looking forward to next year. Sheila Connor an English and advisement teacher for some of the centennial seniors at Omaha North says that this is the first year that her students seem like they have been able to come back from the pandemic. 

“…it has been really nice to interact with students who want to interact and who are getting more engaged in school activities,” said Connor.  

Although there are many unique opportunities for these students that come with graduating during a special year, stress is also increased. 

“We have to live up to the standard of being this special 100 and I think a lot of people are really stressed about that,” says Moo Law La Soe, 11. 

Even now, preparations for the 100th year are beginning to commence. Sara Bascom, 12, Omaha North High, is one of the students who has begun working on the centennial video. 

 The video is the senior capstone project for the Audio Visual and Technology students. In the video, they will ask Omaha North High alumni questions about their experience at North and how it influenced their future life decisions. The centennial video will be shown to students and teachers once editing is complete. 

 Many preparations have already begun around the school to prepare for the centennial year, but at the moment, most of the current juniors are just excited to be seniors during such a unique year.  

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