Vilas High School - 1935 to 1966
Vilas High School Dedication - January 3, 1935
"The history of Vilas High School in Alstead, New Hampshire begins and ends with a new building. It's tempting to think of it simply in that context, but in doing so, we'd be missing the things that best defined the institution and the special memories its name evokes. Some found a love of learning there. Some of us found the great love of our life there! Most found respect, for themselves and for others, and for the value of sportsmanship and of fairness in all our interactions. All of us found friends, and memories that have sustained us in the years since we graduated.
Measured by today's standards, an institution that graduated 582 students over a span of 32-years doesn't sound very significant. Physically small? Yes . . . but insignificant? For the students who had the good fortune to find themselves surrounded by the warmth of the polished wood and tile, motivated by teachers who took extraordinary pride in the roles they played in shaping a very brief portion of our lives . . . we know better."