It's been 30 years since Technical High School closed and became the administration building for Omaha Public Schools. For alumni, their memories are still vivid and many have returned this weekend to remember their alma mater.
Walking through the halls Saturday brought back a flood of memories for Curlee Alexander, who graduated in 1965 and returned to teach and coach in 1971. At the reunion, he loved showing off the 1978 state wrestling championship trophy. "Not only the student experience, but the teaching experience, so it's just a true blessing that I was able to do the things that I was able to do here.”
Hundreds of trophies and photos from the old school days were on display. One woman found her old typewriting certificate. It was also a time to reunite with old friends and pick up gear sporting the Tech High Trojans name. "It's a wonderful feeling to come and see my old high school, to see all of the old trophies and all of the people who went to school here,” said 1976 graduate Dwayne Moody.
"I'll tell you, it's just a lot of old memories," said Alexander. "Of course when I run into a lot of my old students they want to know, Mr. Alexander, remember when I did this? Then I run into some of my old friends that graduated with me and so I get both ends of the spectrum."
A sock hop will be held at the CenturyLink Center Saturday night.