Logo by Lauren Dargontina, HHS Graphics II Class

Hibbing High
100th Anniversary

Celebrated July 6-July 13, 2024 - Hibbing, MN

We Honor An Extraordinary Past
Recognize The Impact of the Present
and
Look Forward To A Boundless Future


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SCHEDULED NIGHTLY EVENTS
SEE IT IN PERSON LIVE- FREE!
Begin at 7:00 PM in the HHS Auditorium
Events each night will be LIVE streamed courtesy Ron Wirkkula via Hibbing Public Access TV.
Visit hpat.org
for a list of viewing platforms.

Saturday, July 6

Replay on HPAT.ORG- CLICK HERE
⚓ 7PM: Celebrating the Arts (Auditorium)
Your Emcee: Suzanne Rian (Class of 1995)
⚓ Opening Ceremony- 100th Anniversary
⭐ Star-Spangled Banner by Caroline Rue (Class of 2021)
Proclamation by Hibbing Mayor Pete Hyduke (Class of '75)
Rededication by ISD 701 Superintendent Richard Aldrich (Class of '88), HHS Principal Ranae Seykora & the ISD 701 School Board
Music by the Crescendo Orchestra

Speakers:
Rhonda (Christanson) Wiiliainen (Class of '76)- Growin' Pains: Memories of the Performance
Diana Giombetti / Megan Reynolds / Amy Koivisto with accompaniment by the Community Chamber Orchestra - Songs from Growin' Pains
Mary Palcich Keyes (Class of '75) - The Schools That Did It All
Gary Kuusisto- Former Hibbing High Orchestra Member: HHS Orchestra Memories
Julie Takkunen (Class of '93): Former Hibbing High Orchestra Member: HHS Orchestra Memories

Sunday, July 7

Check re-broadcast information on  HPAT.ORG- CLICK HERE

2PM: GREYHOUND Bus Tour*

⚓ 7PM: Celebrating Athletics (Auditorium)
Your Emcee: John Bazzachini (Class of 1977)
Music- Hibbing High School Band
Hibbing High Cheerleaders- Past & Present

Speakers:
Amber Fryklund (Class of '98) Minnesota State High School tournament record with nine goals in three games in powering the Bluejackets to the state title in 1997.
Bill Grillo Sr (Class of '53)- Our Locker Room Is Special-an original poem
Gail Nucech -record holding Hibbing volleyball coach, multiple Halls Of Fame member
Scott Sandelin (Class of '82)- NCAA Nat'l Champion UMD Men's Hockey Coach
James Plese (Class of '99)- Hibbing Track & CC Coach: Announcement of the 2024 Hibbing Athletic Hall Of Fame inductees.
Kevin McHale (Class of '76)- NBA Basketball Hall of Fame member and regarded as one of the greatest power forwards of all time.

*= The vintage Greyhound is NOT ADA compliant. See Tuesday's and Thursday's Shubat Memory Trip for an ADA compliant ride.

Monday, July 8

Check re-broadcast information on  HPAT.ORG- CLICK HERE

⚓ 7PM: Celebrating Academics (Auditorium)
Your Emcee: Mary Cathryn Ricker (Class of 1987)
Speakers:
Christine Lucente (Class of '69)- The Bellamy Award
Toby Inforzato (Class of '22)- Dylan Songs
Sam Hardy (Class of 2027)- Moving Schools from North Hibbing
Bethany McLean (Class of '88)- Best-selling Author and Journalist. Contributor at Business Insider & CNBC. Known for her writing

on the Enron Scandal & the 2008 Financial Crisis. Recent Co-Author of The Big Fail: What the Pandemic Revealed About Who America Helps and Who it Leaves Behind.
Class Of 2020 Tribute- Celebrate Graduation In Traditional Auditorium Style (Click Here For More Info!)
Vicky Gornick- Pomp and Circumstance
Marissa Versich (Class of '20)- Class Speaker
Presentation of Graduates

Tuesday, July 9

Check re-broadcast information on  HPAT.ORG- CLICK HERE

10:30AM: Shubat Transportation Memory Tour- Relive the past and tour Hibbing on board a Shubat school bus (ADA Accessible)

⚓ 7PM: Celebrating Alumni (Auditorium)
Your Emcee: Jim Eliason
  Music & Memories
Paul Cicmil (Class of '78)- Allentown by Billy Joel. Accompanied by Will Durie (Class of '19)
Charles (Chaz) Wagner, ISD701 Indian Ed. Coord.- Hand Drum Singing & Stories
Mya Petroskey  (Class of 2025)- Musical Solo
Fred McDougal (Class of '60)- Military Vet / Tribal Government / HHS Diving Team
Annika Jivery (Class of '24)- Musical Solo
Will Durie (Class of '19) & Band [Bill Durie -Guitar/ Back-Up Vocals, Riley Krisch -Keyboard/Back-Up Vocals, Clay Koskela -Bass, Will Seykora -Drums]
Songs from their new album Mischief Making

Wednesday, July 10

12N: Vicky Gornick: Organs In Review (Auditorium)
2PM: GREYHOUND Bus Tour*

⚓ 7PM: Celebrating the Auditorium (Auditorium)
Your Emcee:  Kevin Milani (Class of 1974)
Bob Kearney (Class of '66)- History of Hibbing High School Auditorium
Michelle (Buchwitz) Severson (Class of '85)- Memories of the Hibbing Winter Frolic
Bill Buchwitz (Class of'62)- Music Selections from the 50s & 60s
Hibbing City Band, Conducted by Julie Sandstede (Class of '88)-Music
Victoria Lundberg Gornick- History Of The Auditorium Barton Organ
Stefanie (Kearney) Carlson (Class of '85) Memories of the1983 Inauguration of Minnesota Governor Rudy Perpich (Class of '46)

*= The vintage Greyhound is NOT ADA compliant. See Tuesday's and Thursday's Shubat Memory Trip for an ADA compliant ride.

Thursday, July 11

10:30AM: Shubat Transportation Memory Tour- Relive the past and tour Hibbing on board a Shubat school bus (ADA Accessible) CANCELED

⚓ 7PM: Celebrating Music at HHS (Auditorium)
Your Emcee: R.J. Thiel (Class of 1978)
Bill Bauman (Class of '79)- Memories of the HHS Marching Band
McCarthy Beats Band-60s & 70s Classic Music
A Tribute To Jimmy Hyde

Hibbing Chamber of Commerce Jubilee Events- Check their website HERE

Friday, July 12

2PM: GREYHOUND Bus Tour*

⚓ 7PM: Celebrating 100 Years of HHS (Auditorium)
Your Emcees: Derek & Jeri Ann Gabardi (Generational HHS Alumni)
⚓ Closing Ceremony
Recognition of Teachers, Administrators, and Staff ---Past and Present
Hibbing High School Alumni Choir- Music
Roy Berg- Memories of Auditorium Performances R.J. Thiel (Class of '78)- Hibbing Trivia & Lore: History Goes On
Recap of the Week--Final Farewells

Hibbing Chamber of Commerce Jubilee Events- Check their website HERE

*= The vintage Greyhound is NOT ADA compliant. See Tuesday's and Thursday's Shubat Memory Trip for an ADA compliant ride.

Saturday, July 13

⚓ Celebrating Our Hard Work!

Hibbing Chamber of Commerce Jubilee Events- Check their website HERE

 SCHEDULE A TOUR OF THE HIGH SCHOOL:
Call to setup with a guide:
Bob Kearney=  218-966-0336
Craig Hattam= 218-969-7948
Joe Keyes and/or Mary Palcich Keyes=  218-262-5206 

 Tour Bob Dylan's Childhood Home!
Schedule A Private Tour With
Bill Pagel at 608.217.5232

Space is limited- call soon for information and to reserve your spot.

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