Remembering, sharing stories of Lincoln High...

Once a Link, always a Link – and generations of those Links packed into Lincoln High School Sunday afternoon to celebrate the the school's "100 Years on J Street."

The visitors wandered through the school, stopping at the various tour stations along the route. They searched and scoured through old editions of Lincoln High yearbooks to find their class photos – and to share them with kids and grand-kids. They found their place on the 100-year timeline. They filled the Ted Sorensen Theatre to hear Ed Zimmer, a member of the Lincoln Board of Education and the city’s Historic Preservation Planner, talk about the rich history of their school.

And they shared memories – lots of memories.

Current and former Lincoln High teachers, administrators and staff members came. Current and former Lincoln High students came. Community members came.

Lincoln High Principal Mike Wortman, who is retiring at the close of this school year after serving as principal there for 20 years, told TV reporters that Lincoln High held a unique and historic place in the Lincoln community.

“And Links are passionate about this school,” he said. “I think they come here today to share and listen to one another’s stories.

** Lincoln High is more than 140 years old, but has served at its current location for 100 years.

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