Time Travel: BHS Valedictorians, Salutatorian in 2007 and Mountaineer and Pitt Battling it Out Back in 1972

By Dick Duez on September 17, 2023 from History Blog via

This photo is back from 2007 and is when high schools in Harrison County still announced valedictorians and salutatoians. Pictured are valedictorians John Hadjis, Laura Wilson, Ryan SanJulian, Alissa Murphy, Katie Sickman, Alyssa Yankosky, Erik Green, Zach Wright, Ryan Tolley, and Hayley Leight, along with salutatorian Adam Gray. 
The date of this photo is from the West Virginia & Regional History Center is 1972. The game shows West Virginia University and Pitt battling in Pittsburgh in what would turn out to be a 38-20 win for the Mountaineers. The quarterback is Ade Dillon, who played in all 12 games that year behind Bernie Galiffa.
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