Oakland Technical High School in the 1960s
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- The new Auditorium and the Alvin Kyte Athletic Field are completed.
- Two Fires, which were inadvertently started, caused more than $25,000 in damage and required 17 firemen to control the blaze.
- Enrollment in Tech for grades 10 through 12 is 1,832 students and OUSD estimates that enrollment will be 2,663 students in 1973.
- In March of 1962, President Kennedy traveled in a motorcade down Telegraph Ave.
Principal Borum sent a letter home to all parents to inform them that unless they objected, their children would walk with their teachers to Telegraph Ave. to view the Presidential motorcade.
- Scribe News published an article quoting the American Medical Association’s statement to athletes that smoking “cuts the wind of athletes.”
- An Inter-Racial Understanding Club was formed to discuss current civil rights problems.
- The Driveotrainer, a trailer with 12 auto-simulators, was the new classroom for driver’s education.
- A delegation of four Indonesian Educators came to Tech to learn about American high schools.
- The San Francisco Press Club awarded Scott Shearer, a Scribe reporter, first place for feature writing and a $200.00 scholarship. The award was presented by Pierre Salinger, former Presidential Press Secretary. The story for which he won was an interview with a former congressman on the situation in South Viet Nam.
- Scribe News won two National Scholastic Awards.
- Journalism Adviser, Dorry Coppoletta, won the Wall Street Journal’s “High School Journalism Teacher of the Year Award”.
- Tech welcomed an Exchange Student from Uganda.
- The California legislature passes legislation, the Greene Acts, which set deadlines for school compliance with seismic safety laws.
- Students and faculty distributed a petition seeking a student, faculty, community Interviewing Committee to interview and pass a recommendation on for candidates for Superintendent and Principal before anyone was hired.
- A Scribe editorial debated the question of what is “Standard English.”