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High School ready to turn 100

Celebrating 100 years and four generations at Warwick State High School are Tom and Margaret Bryant, and Robyn and Aidan Marsh.
Celebrating 100 years and four generations at Warwick State High School are Tom and Margaret Bryant, and Robyn and Aidan Marsh. Linden Morris

MOST people are lucky to be able to trace their family tree back four generations, but one Warwick State High School (WSHS) senior has the ability to trace his back through the high school year books.

As the last in a long line of family members to have attended WSHS, 16-year-old Aidan Marsh said it was nice to have such a long family connection with the school.

"For now I sit at the bottom of the nice big family food chain, at least until the next generation," Aidan said.

"The scariest part about the whole thing is that one of my teachers taught my mum when she was a student here.

"I have never found any trace of my mum's graffiti around the school though, because it is part of my dad's job as facilities officer to remove it all."

Former student from 1977-1981, Robyn Marsh said it was nice to have that generational connection.

"It is lovely having that connectivity to the school, and once you leave and grow up the teachers become your friends and colleagues and in some cases the teachers of your kids," Mrs Marsh said.

"Warwick is just the sort of place of you grow up, leave for a while, and then come back to raise your own family and they go to school where you did."

Centenary committee member and student from 1952-1956, Margaret Bryant, said her family had spent many decades at the school.

"Both of my parents attended WSHS in the 1920s," Mrs Bryant said.

"I was one of four siblings that all attended, Tom and his two siblings attended, our four daughters all attended from the late 1970 to early 1990s and now Aidan is in Year 12 and his sister Brearne finished in 2009.

"Tom and I have continued to stay in touch with the school by being on the 100th committee and Tom was president of the 75th committee."

Topics:  century, history, warwick state high school




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