Tech Alumni Association: Preserving the Past and Ready For the Future [AUDIO]
ST. CLOUD - With the St. Cloud Area School District looking to build a new Tech High School, the Tech Alumni Association is working to preserve the traditions and memories of the current building.
The Association was founded in 1991. They work to preserve historical items and documents from the school and serve school alumni by helping to organize and provide memorabilia for reunion events. They also provide four scholarships to current students every year.
Tech Alumni Association president Jim Dahl says the Association has two rooms inside the building called "The Tiger Den", where they store historical trophies, photographs, yearbooks and anything else of historical significance.
With the future of the current Tech High School uncertain, Dahl says the Association is prepared to move their historical items and will continue to preserve the history of the building if a new Tech is built.
Voters will need to pass a referendum this fall for a new Tech High school to be built along 33rd Street South, and to also remodel of Apollo High school. The district says the estimated cost will be between $120-$160 million.
The district hopes to preserve and repurpose the building if a new Tech is built, but no solid decision has been made on the future of the site.
The Association is also preparing for the 100th birthday of Tech High School in 2017. Dahl says they hope to have a large celebration with alumni groups, local businesses and the St. Cloud community all taking part.
To learn more about the Tech Alumni Association, visit their website.
-Stay tuned tomorrow for an updated story on the Tech Alumni Association and their plan for the future of Clark Field.-