Written by Jenny Cummings Friday, 22 November 2013 08:00
November 22, 1963, began as a day of great excitement for the students and staff of Mission High School, as well as the entire city. After months of planning, groundbreaking was taking place for construction of the highly anticipated new high school.
It was a particularly memorable day for the MHS Class of 1964-65 because they would be the first to graduate from the new campus. Class President William Valverde was to represent the future graduates at the ceremony by symbolically shoveling some of the dirt.
Aside from the excitement of the groundbreaking, a Friday night football game was scheduled in Robstown. Football players, band members, the cheering squad, students and fans were looking forward to an out-of-town trip to watch the Eagles play.