"Chugiak High School Assured"

Wednesday, August 7, 2013 - 19:00

Note: The following article was printed in the Knik Arm Courier on Nov. 7, 1962:


Yesterday, Nov. 6, 1962 Alaskan voters approved a bond issue which included $1,200,000 for construction of a High School in the Chugiak area.

Two years ago a petition was circulated by the Chugiak PTA pointing out among other classroom requirements the need for a High School in this area. Between these two related events, enough action took place to fill a very large book.

Many hours by many people has spread the name “Chugiak” throughout the length and breadth of Alaska. Although the successful culmination of all these efforts is a High School for this area, an interesting by-product developed.

This has also been an experiment in human relations. The 26 church, businesses, social and service type organizations comprising Operation Chugiak High School have proven conclusively that it is possible for the people of this community to work together to achieve a common goal.

The road has been rough at times, but the final victory is attributable to the many people who helped, each in his own way, to make this victory a success.

It has been a pleasure to have been associated with the many fine people of the community on this endeavor, and I wish to thank them all for the willingness and cooperation displayed.


“Down Memory Lane” is provided by the Chugiak-Eagle River Historical Society. Reach them at [email protected] or 694-4706.

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