Chance to Keep, Save BHS History as Old Yearbooks to be Sold; Purchased '18 Yearbooks Need Picked Up

By Jeff Toquinto on August 14, 2019 via

It’s not that Bridgeport High School Assistant Principal Mark Jones has anything against history. However, when it comes to his students and the school he helps oversee his priority is the present and the future.
Because of that, some storage space is needed at the cramped school located on Johnson Avenue. And one of the things the school is looking to get rid of are yearbooks – and plenty of them.
Jones said stacks of yearbooks will be sold to the public now through August 21. And he’s hopeful plenty of people will take advantage of them for more than one reason.
“There may be some people in the community who would like to have one from their graduating class of just to have them for the historical value,” said Jones. “The proceeds we make from selling the yearbooks will go to the BHS Food Pantry, which is a weekend meal assistance program we have in place for our students.”
The yearbooks cost $20. In order to get them, enter the school through administrative office wing between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. weekdays and go to the main office.
The yearbook dates are extensive and begin in the 1960s. The years available are 1964, 1968, 1970, 1972, 1973, 1976, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018.
“We have to make room for storage. These take up a lot of space and that’s why we’re doing it,” said Jones. “It’s one of those things that you hate to do because of the memories that people have in those books, but at the same time we have to make sure we’re doing all we can currently to make proper accommodations for the needs of the students that will be here, and space is at a premium.”
Jones also said 2018 yearbooks that were purchased need to be picked up. If not picked up by the August 21 deadline, those books will also be thrown away. According to Jones, the following students have already paid for their yearbooks and have not picked them up: Falon Snodgrass, Connor Robe, Santana Reed, Maxwell Post, Travis Priester, Mason Williams, Jason Lehosit, Kendall Kirk, Kelsi Jones, Trey McAtee, Myndi Tran, Diana Weir, Rhavia Hardman, James Dufford, Laurea Farnsworth, Victoria Harbert and Samuel Cale.
Editor's Note: Shown are a sample of some of the yearbooks that need to be sold.

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