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CHANGING TIMES: A CENTURY AND A HALF AT 
LOWELL HIGH SCHOOL
 
"One of the things I'll always remember about Lowell High School is being named MVP in soccer my junior year." 
 
Erica Jutras, '90


Female students' participation in sports was generally limited to drill and calisthenics-type activities until the 1970's.  At that time, Lowell High's young women began to demand sports programs equal to those provided for male students.  By the end of the 1980's, girls' athletics had advanced considerably at Lowell High.

"Here will be found great opportunities for learning in preparation for desirable and useful careers ... to help them develop to the greatest possible extent their inborn possibilities."
 

Supt. Vincent M. McCartin, 1933


Lowell High School is an institution dedicated to enhancing the intellectual development of its students in order that they are better prepared for their role as members of society.  Its curriculum has been designed and redesigned over the past 150 years to respond to the changing times.  Academic excellence has been facilitated and encouraged by the faculty and also by the local business community.

"...to see your name up there and to know that it will be around for years to come ... I feel it is quite an achievement. "
 

Carrie Regan, '89, Carney Medalist


The ultimate symbol of academic achievement at Lowell High School has been the much-coveted Carney medal.  Each year, the top three male and top three female students of the graduating class are presented with this medal.  The award was established in 1858 by James G. Carney, a successful businessman and graduate of Lowell High.

Lowell High School ... an incredibly social 
place.."
 

Rodney Seaforth '87


Lowell High School has always offered opportunities outside the classroom for students to grow and realize their full potential.  For many students, activities such as the school newspaper and the band provide an alternative to participation in athletics.  Student clubs and extracurricular activities have changed as society's tastes and values have changed. In post-World War II times, Lowell High had

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