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Mayor awards key to the city to oldest known living Tech High School grad

Photo: Image by Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert

Mayor awards key to the city to oldest known living Tech High School grad

By Marjorie Sturgeon. CREATED Aug 4, 2014

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) - Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert gave a key to the city to the oldest known living graduate of Tech High School Saturday.

Stothert shared pictures Monday, which were taken during the ceremony at the Tech High School reunion over the weekend.

 

Betty Smith Eskesen, 104, graduated from Tech High School in 1927, Stothert wrote.

 

The school closed 30 years ago, but not before some well-known students went there: Heisman trophy winner Johnny Rodgers, actor John Beasley, WWII Medal of Honor recipient Brig. Gen. Kenneth Walker, Johnny Rosenblatt, Bob Boozer and more, according to the Omaha Schools Foundation.

Organizers hoped to set a Guinness World Record for the largest high school reunion.

Marjorie Sturgeon

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