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LOWELL HIGH SCHOOL
|"...people who graduated from Lowell High
are uniquely qualified to change the city. "
Marty Barrett, '87
One hundred and fifty years ago this fall, the first Lowell High School graduating class began its senior year. The class of 1841 produced a Massachusetts Governor and a Civil War General. Since then, Lowell High has turned out a number of notable personalities, among them memorable faculty, sports legends, and literary and entertainment stars. But while many Lowell High graduates have been recognized at local, state, and national levels, most are ordinary people who have been helped by their high school experience to live together in a rapidly changing society.
High school athletic contests have long been attended by the Lowell community. The Lowell-Lawrence Thanksgiving Day football game has drawn as many as ten thousand spectators. To this day, many Lowellians cannot sit down to Thanksgiving dinner until the big game is over.
Male sports teams have been a major part of the Lowell High story since the 1800's. Nineteenth century school newspapers carried vivid accounts of schoolboy victories and defeats on the football field, baseball diamond, and the track oval.
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