I was as nervous as any other student going to “Seinfeld High,” the nickname some have given to Central this year as it is filled with students from both Central and Denfeld high schools. Students from both schools have been told by administrators that this academic year will bring about a new wealth of social, educational and personal opportunities from which everyone — students and staff — will benefit.
Duluth’s Leo Oliver heard of the decision and immediately was alarmed. The football team and other sports teams from Central High School are to play this year under the name Central Trojans. But, as Oliver and just about everyone else around here knows, about half the student body at Central is made up of Denfeld kids because their school is under reconstruction. Next year, that student body, nearly 1,500 students strong, will move permanently from Central into Denfeld, and Central will be closed.
As part of the Duluth East “Hound Pack,” junior Kat LaFleur spent some of her first day at the school helping freshmen learn the ropes. But the former Central student also was finding her own way on Thursday.
Lydia Pelletier and Stephanie Bandelin each had 12 kills and Keely Deadrick totaled 46 set assists as Esko defeated Hermantown 3-1 in a nonconference high school volleyball match Tuesday at Hermantown.
The Duluth School Board is considering a one-year position to minimize conflict between Denfeld and Central high school students next year, and former Duluth Police Chief Roger Waller is on tap for the job.
One of the worst winter storms of 1950 blew through Duluth on Sunday, March 26, but it wasn’t enough to deter hundreds of well-wishers from crowding the Soo Line Passenger Station at Sixth Avenue West and Superior Street.
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