RHS commemorates 20 years with fellowship, memories

Rowlett High School recently observed its 20th anniversary with fun, fellowship and mementos. The Eagles commemorated two decades of excellence with former students and staff, a memorabilia exhibit, an alumni advice corner, snacks and a Homecoming celebration in October.

Many special guests attended the celebratory affair, including RHS’ first principal, Marlene Hammerle, and the person who wrote the Eagels’ fight song, Director of Fine Arts George Jones. Long-lost friends reunited and reminisced about the good old days. Former staff members caught up with their colleagues. And, a museum of memories allowed all to peek into the past.

A collection of yearbooks, plaques, T-shirts, spirit gear and other souvenirs was on display in the library. Students were not only able to get a visual sense of history, they were also able to read musings and words of wisdom—courtesy of former Eagles.

“Enjoy your youth and always believe in you,” wrote Rebecca Long Brazell, Class of 1999. “Do not ever let anyone tell you you’re not a shining star.”

“I remember when the doors opened in ’96-’97. That was a special day. I will never forget those four years. Remember, always do your best and treasure those memories,” added D. Nicole Baker, who also graduated in 1999.

The event was topped off with a high-energy pep rally, complete with a VIP alumni seating section and 90s-themed staff dance.

Relive RHS’ 20th anniversary by scrolling through the photos in the slideshow.