What is Dedication Day?
Held each spring, Dedication Day is observed as an anniversary celebration of the 1976 dedication of the Lakeside Campus. We consider Dedication Day to be the “official birthday” of the school. Distinguished Alumni and Honored Faculty are inducted into the Hall of Honor , AHS alumni Veterans are honored, and select Seniors are inducted into the Maroon Society.
The purpose of Dedication Day is to “tie the new school to the old and the past to the present.” When the school was moved to its present lakeside location – in 1975 – students created a movement known as the Hall of Honor Student Steering Committee <link>. The work of the student committee resulted in an annual observance – Dedication Day, and a reason for an annual observance – The Austin High School Hall of Honor, a roll call of distinguished and meritorious Maroons.
Dedication Day events include an archival display, an honoree induction ceremony, and the Grand Assembly. In the Grand Assembly, more than 200 former students, teachers and community guests join over 2000 students and 200 staff members for the coming together of Austin High past, present and future.
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Schedule for Dedication Day: This year’s Dedication Day is on April 20, 2017
8:00-10:00 AM Parking on east side of building*
Registration on 2nd floor east landing
Tour of the Archival Exhibit (on the second floor in the main hall, library, and archive) and
Hall of Honor Exhibit in the Performing Arts Center (first floor, east end of campus)
8:45-9:45 AM Official Installation Ceremonies in the Library
Induction of Distinguished Alumni and Honored Faculty into the Hall of Honor
10:00 AM Guests gather in the Roosevelt C. Nivens Gymnasium
10:30-11:30 AM Grand Assembly in the Gymnasium
*Manned elevator at east entrance to assist guests.