Celebrating 100 Years of Oakland Technical High School
Donna Kangas Smith ’52
I was the fourth generation of my family to live in Oakland. I was the president of the junior class. As head cheerleader, I was a student body officer. The atmosphere at Tech in the years I was there was very happy. People of all races got along with each other. We used to gather on the front lawn at lunchtime, and big groups would sit together eating lunch and enjoying friendships. I actually met my husband, who was in the class of 1950, at Tech. We’ve been married since 1955 and have had many interesting travels and experiences in our life together.
It’s amazing to think that the school is 100 years old. I hope the current students keep up the Tech Spirit that I remember.