Celebrating 100 Years of Oakland Technical High School
Ron Curtis ’55
Tech was influential in my growing up as I was a blind student and Tech was my first major exposure to sighted people and out of the protected world of the schools for the blind. The sighted students and staff at Tech really set the stage for what the world would be like and what I would have to face. I am sure that it was also quite a learning experience for the sighted students having at times 8 or 9 blind students there. Tech played an important role in the lives of many blind students and did it very well. I lettered all 3 years there in wrestling as did several other blind students, and we were also very active in choral groups and dance band and a few in the chess club.