PSAA Display at Whitko Career Academy
Pierceton School Memorabilia
We were recently invited to display Pierceton School memorabilia and historical artifacts in a permanent display case at the Larwill Campus of the Whitko Career Academy. [See photos at right.] The first week of October 2020 found Larwill, Pierceton, Sidney, and South Whitley alumni associations working to pack historical treasures from our past into the former trophy cases near the gymnasium.
PSAA has been seeking venues to showcase these treasured items for several years, and the space at the Career Academy represents an incredible opportunity for us to display some of the many items that remind us of our past. We are grateful to Mr. Joe Luce, Academy Director, along with the entire Whitko Career Academy staff, for making this space available and for working with us to help preserve the heritage and legacy of the Pierceton School.
Our first presentation was featured during the recent Whitko Career Academy Open House on October 10, 2020. That viewing brought a flurry of positive responses, so you’ll want to make sure you get over to the Larwill campus to see the PSAA display. Since the Open House, we have added more items, and we hope to soon have enough items that we can rotate the display several times each year.
We encourage you to visit the Academy and visit the display during regular school hours. Just contact the Academy 260-723-5146 for more information and to obtain entry.
In addition to the existing display area, we are talking to the Career Academy leaders about building a new case where each school’s alumni association can display smaller items like papers, books, pins, jewelry, etc. Our goal is to find appropriate settings where alumni and interested parties can get a close look at smaller items that are not easily displayed in the larger cases. We’ll keep you updated as this effort progresses.
Now it’s time for you to share your school memories with the world!
Why not rummage through the attic and the garage to see if you can find any old Pierceton School items – like senior cords, letter jackets, grade cards, diplomas, band instruments, or anything else from the old school? If you would be willing to loan these kinds of items to us for the display, please call Doug Gregory 260-437-9935 for more information. You will still maintain ownership of the items, as you will simply be loaning them to PSAA specifically for the school display at the Larwill campus. (The display area is temperature and humidity-controlled, so your items will be safe!)